Regional Advocacy Officer
The Regional Advocacy Officer will play a significant role in the implementation of IPPF WHR Strategic Plan by coordinating IPPF WHR and its Member Associations advocacy efforts to advance sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in strategic regional bodies, especially the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), maintaining a systematic analysis of the political situation of SRHR and supporting the efforts to strengthen the capacity of IPPF WHR, Member Associations and partner to hold their governmental accountable to political and financial commitments towards sexual and reproductive health and rights. This Officer will work in close collaboration with the entire advocacy team as well as external stakeholders and partners.
IPPF/WHR is a leader in the international movement to secure sexual and reproductive health care as a human right for all. We work with local Member Associations and partners in 40 countries across the Americas and the Caribbean towards a shared mission: to ensure sexual and reproductive rights for all, including universal access to high-quality health services and comprehensive sexuality education.
We connect our local partners to the global movement for sexual and reproductive rights and ensure their long-term sustainability by providing technical assistance in areas such as program planning, organizational development, and fundraising. Together, we build strong institutions and healthy communities throughout the region.
- Coordinate, in collaboration with the Director of Advocacy and International Advocacy Officer the IPPF WHR advocacy efforts to influence strategic entities related with the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), especially the Commission on Population and Development;
- Coordinate IPPF/WHR’s initiative on social monitoring of the Montevideo Consensus, including acting as secretariat for the initiative, supporting and coordinating the Steering Committee and coordinating the development of a regional report on progress towards implementation of the Montevideo Consensus;
- Coordinate regional and national advocacy efforts, in collaboration with Member Association and partners, to use the results of the social monitoring of the Montevideo Consensus to advocate for implementation of the Montevideo Consensus;
- Develop mechanisms to systematically and effectively monitor and measure SRHR public policies in Latin America and the Caribbean, both at the national and regional level, identifying the developments that present threats and opportunities to advance IPPF-WHR´s agenda;
- Collaborate with the Director of Advocacy and the Advocacy Officers in establishing and maintaining strategic partnerships with relevant CSO groups and other key partners;
- Support the development of advocacy strategies to maximize IPPF/WHR’s impact on strategic regional bodies;
- Establish and maintain strategic relationship with staff of key UN entities at the regional level;
- Monitor regional UN reports and technical documents related with SRHR and gender equality;
- Represent IPPF WHR in strategic meetings, as appropriate;
- Support the organization of meetings, conferences and workshops related to IPPF/WHR’s advocacy work;
- Write internal and external reports, including to donors;
- Perform other related tasks as deemed necessary and appropriate by the Director of Advocacy.
- Masters Degree or equivalent in Political Science, Public Policy, Public Health or relevant field, desired.
- Substantive experience in program and project management and coordination;
- Substantive expertice supporting and implementing advocacy initiatives that include regional advocacy and/or social monitoring components;
- Strong commitment to and knowledge of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, especially in Latin American and the Caribbean;
- Experience working with non-profit organizations on advocacy and accountability related issues;
- Experience creating and advancing partnerships with diverse civil society organizations, movements and other relevant stakeholders;
- Proven experience developing methodologies and materials to strengthen civil society capacities;
- Ability to think and plan strategically;
- Excellent analysis, writing and communications skills in both English and Spanish;
- Excellent organizational and administrative skills,
- Excellent interpersonal, networking and inter-cultural skills;
- Abilitiy to generate synergies and collaboration among different project and teams;
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
- Ability to multitask and handle various projects;
- Proficient in MS Office and internet literacy;
- Demonstrate good judgment and be able to think through problems and recommend solutions
Location: This position will be located in the IPPF/WHR Mexico City Office.
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.
IPPF/WHR is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals regardless of HIV/AIDS status, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, and disability.