The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) is looking for a full-time Membership Engagement Co-ordinator, to liaise with IPC members in Africa. Deadline: 12 March.

About the IPC

The IPC’s vision is for an inclusive world through Para sport. We believe that Change Starts With Sport, and that the work of the Paralympic Movement is a catalyst for driving social inclusion and advancing the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

The IPC, a purpose-driven non-profit association, is the global governing body of the Paralympic Movement. We oversee the delivery of the Paralympic Games and Paralympic Winter Games and serve as International Federation for six Para sports. We enjoy a positive working relationship with the IPC Governing Board, members of which are democratically elected every four years by the IPC General Assembly. Since 1989, we have been creating change through sport with the Paralympic Games and Paralympic athletes at our core.

The IPC seeks to use the influential global position of the Paralympic Movement and the growing profile of Para athletes to challenge the stigma attached to disability and empower social transformation.


The Membership Engagement Co-ordinator - Africa is accountable to the Membership Engagement Senior Manager and will be responsible for serving as the primary liaison with IPC members in Africa. The role entails coordinating the support for IPC members in Africa and maintaining relationships with stakeholders, including the Africa Paralympic Committee, National Paralympic Committees, and IPC departments, to ensure the needs of African IPC members are well represented. 

Core responsibilities

  • Serve as the primary liaison between the IPC and our members in Africa, developing relationships, providing responsive support, and driving engagement in IPC activities and events
  • Ensure that the needs of IPC members in Africa are well represented within the IPC through close collaboration with relevant IPC departments
  • Work with IPC African members to enhance their governance – helping them build sustainable structures and strategies to support their para athletes, in line with the IPC Handbook and IPC Strategic Plan, with the support of international federations, governments and other key stakeholders
  • Support the coordination of key international events including the IPC General Assembly and membership gathering
  • Execute and support other membership department tasks or projects

Core requirements

We seek an individual who is demonstrably committed to making the world a better place and finds inspiration in the IPC’s vision and aspiration. We are out for someone who thrives under pressure and can complement colleagues in a fast-paced environment with great team mindset.

  • Excellent relationship-building, diplomacy, and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent verbal and written command of English and French, an additional language in particular Portuguese would be an asset
  • Be able to operate multitask in a fast-changing environment under given deadlines
  • Excellent team player and self-starter with a strategic mindset
  • Detail-oriented and meticulous work manner

Desired requirements

  • A university-level degree in a related field, such as Sport Management, International Relations, Political Science
  • At least one year working experience in an intercultural environment, preferably in Africa and/or working with African stakeholders.
  • Proven experience working with governance within National Paralympic Committees, international federations, or similar organisations will be considered an asset
  • Understanding SharePoint or Dynamics365 is an asset

To apply

If you are interested and provide a good match with our requirements, please send your CV and cover letter in English and in pdf to [email protected].

For this position, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, with a final deadline of 12 March 2023.

The IPC is an equal opportunity employer, and we especially encourage individuals with a disability and members of minority groups to apply; we support the relocation process and provide transitional accessible accommodation. For further information on the IPC, please contact us or visit our website under

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