Assess the accessibility of ILGA World communications - invitation to bid for consultancy services


ILGA World - The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association is seeking a consultant to undertake an assessment on how our communications are accessible for people with disabilities, and advise on an action plan on how to improve them.


the Terms of Reference

Deadline to submit your bid:
Sunday 7 March 2021, 23:59 PM Central European Time 

The way in which an organisation communicates with its audience is of fundamental importance, and it is crucial that people with disabilities are able to access the information that organisations share. 

ILGA World’s strategic plan calls for increased efforts to assist members in their use of international human rights norms, and has a continued emphasis on empowering and giving visibility to people of marginalised and diverse sexual orientations, gender identities, gender expressions and sex characteristics.

As ILGA World continues to strive towards making its information more accessible, it will ensure that LGBTI people with disabilities do not face barriers when trying to access the advocacy opportunities, research materials, trainings, and communications outputs that the organisation offers.


Objective of the consultancy

The main objectives of the consultancy are to:

  1. assess the current level of accessibility of ILGA World’s communications
  2. map key interventions to be implemented as a matter of priority
  3. advise on an action plan for future accessibility interventions

Please see the Terms of Reference to learn more about the scope of the consultancy, expected outcomes and deliverables, and key background documents.


Required expertise and qualification

The person responsible for the assignment shall be a freelance consultant whose services will be provided to ILGA World. 

The ideal consultant would have proven experience in assisting non-profits, international organisations or companies in the private sector on improving the accessibility of their communications, as well as an interest in the human rights of LGBTI communities.

LGBTI D/deaf and disabled people; lesbian and bisexual women; intersex persons; trans, gender-diverse, and non-binary persons; and persons from the Global South are especially encouraged to apply, in order to increase representation of people among LGBTI communities in our work. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

We encourage bidders to mention their background and experiences in their application, and we guarantee that all information will be held confidentially.

Application process and time plan

Bids should be sent by 7 March 2021, 23:59 PM Central European Time.
Bidders should provide a quote for the completion of all work with their application.

The bid should contain 

  • the bidder’s curriculum vitae
  • a portfolio of the bidder’s most relevant accessibility assessment works
  • a preliminary assessment (1 Word page maximum) of the most urgent interventions suggested to improve ILGA World communications’ accessibility
  • a full quote for the work (all types of costs shall be given in CHF, excluding VAT).

Joint bids by a group of consultants are also welcome, as long as a leader of the assignment / contact reference is clearly indicated.

Bids are to be submitted by e-mail to Daniele Paletta, ILGA World’s communications coordinator, at [email protected]. Please write “ILGA World accessibility assessment” in the subject line of the email. Any questions can be directed by e-mail to [email protected].

Evaluation criteria for the bids are listed in the Terms of Reference

The successful consultant will be contacted by 14 March 2021.
If you will not receive a reply by that deadline, it means that unfortunately your bid has not been selected. We will not be able to offer any compensation for any of the work included in the bids that will not be selected.

All the elements of the successful consultant’s work will be finalised by 21 May 2021.


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