The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) offers the newly created position of a full-time Membership Manager – Refugee Paralympic Team (f/m/x) in an international and multicultural team at the IPC Headquarters in Bonn, Germany, starting in early 2024.


At the IPC, we work as one team, aligned and focused on fulfilling our vision and mission. 

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 Manager– Refugee Paralympic Team is accountable to the Membership Manager of IF and IOSD Relations and will be responsible to support the implementation, monitoring, and reporting of the Refugee Paralympic Team project. This position offers a unique opportunity to contribute to the empowerment and inclusion of Para athletes with refugee status on a global stage while working closely with diverse stakeholders within the Paralympic Movement. 

As this is a project-based position, the term of the contract is limited until 31 December 2024.


  • Assist the co-ordination of all aspects of the Refugee Paralympic Team (RPT) project, ensuring alignment with IPC's mission and goals. 
  • Collaborate closely with International Federations, Paris 2024, and UNHCR (The UN Refugee Agency) to facilitate the participation of Para athletes with refugee status. 
  • Provide comprehensive support to RPT athletes, including logistics, travel arrangements, and access to necessary resources. 
  • Assist the development and execute a detailed plan for the RPT's preparation for the 2024 Paris Paralympic Games, encompassing selection, qualification, and training phases. 
  • Continuously monitor the progress of the project and provide regular updates and reports to relevant stakeholders, including IPC management.


For the Membership Manager – Refugee Paralympic Team position, we are looking for an excellent team player who will thrive in an international and fast-paced environment. The IPC is looking for a candidate who has a strong passion for the IPC’s vision, mission, and values. The successful candidate will have:

  • Previous involvement in the management of major sports events, especially related to the Paralympic Games or other multi-sport competitions, is an asset.
  • Experience working with refugee populations, familiarity with their unique challenges, and understanding of UNHCR guidelines is highly valued.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively within IPC and with external partners, including athletes, officials, and agencies like UNHCR.
  • University degree or equivalent education in sport management, international relations and/or a relevant field.
  • Minimum of 1 year of project management or coordination experience, preferably in the sports or humanitarian sector.
  • Proven ability to manage complex projects with multiple stakeholders and deliver them on time and within budget in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English; fluency in French or another language is highly desirable.
  • Creative and innovative problem-solving skills to address challenges that may arise in supporting refugee athletes.


  • A strong understanding of the Paralympic Movement, its values, and its role in promoting inclusion and diversity in sport.
  • Knowledge of international sports governance structures and the roles of International Federations and National Paralympic Committees.
  • A grasp of humanitarian principles and an awareness of the specific needs and rights of refugees.


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, we will review applications and interview candidates on a rolling basis. 

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

We look forward to your application!

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