UN Programme Officer: National Advocacy Engagement
Deadline for applications: Monday 18 April 2022, 1pm Central European Summer Time (CEST)
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ILGA World seeks a Programme Officer to join our United Nations team to support our members and other local LGBTI groups engaging with UN human rights mechanisms and organising national activities aimed at follow-up on and implementation of UN SOGIESC recommendations.
- with dedication to - and experience in regard to - the human and social rights of persons with diverse sexual orientations, gender identities, gender expressions and sex characteristics (SOGIESC)
- who meets the requirements set out below
is welcome to apply.
ILGA World seeks a Programme Officer to join our United Nations Team to support our members and other local LGBTI groups engaging with UN human rights mechanisms and organising national activities aimed at follow-up on and implementation of UN SOGIESC recommendations.
ILGA World’s advocacy and policy work in these contexts is highly collaborative with our members and LGBTI human rights defenders from a national level and seeks to connect national level activists and global level UN human rights mechanisms. The successful candidate will have to be able to navigate multicultural environments, different sectors of civil society, and UN spaces alike.
The Programme Officer will work in close collaboration with other members of ILGA World’s UN team focussing on certain human rights mechanisms, such as UN Treaty Bodies, Special Procedures, Universal Periodic Review and Sustainable Development Goals. The Programme Officer will be a focal point for other UN Team members on local contacts for UN advocacy opportunities.
The Programme Officer will also collaborate closely with other international NGOs working on SOGIESC human rights advocacy and activists on national level – providing technical and other assistance to them in the context of UN mechanisms.
The Programme Officer reports to the Manager of the UN Programme.
The ideal candidate will start working on 1 June 2022.
- Provide technical support to local LGBTI groups in data collection for advocacy purposes and report drafting;
- Develop, conduct and coordinate online and offline training events on data collection, reporting to UN human rights mechanisms, follow-up on and implementation of UN SOGIESC recommendations;
- Provide technical support to local LGBTI groups in organising and implementing strategies aimed at follow-up on and implementation of UN SOGIESC recommendations;
- Coordinate annual cohorts of local LGBTI activists receiving training, technical and finance support in their advocacy strategies;
- Collect, document, systematise and analyse good practices on follow-up on and implementation of UN SOGIESC recommendations;
- Carry out some tasks related to the functioning of the national advocacy engagement component of the ILGA World’s UN Programme, such as: participating in meeting with donors and partners, planning and budgeting and reporting;
- Carry out other UN-related activities as agreed with the Director of Programmes and UN Programme Manager.
- Attend conferences, seminars and meetings on behalf of ILGA World.
- Work as a part of the ILGA World staff team.
- ILGA World is currently introducing a flexible workplace regime – under the new rules this position can be implemented remotely and does not require relocation to Geneva
- ILGA World remunerates under a three-tiered salary matrix structure. The annual salary being offered for the post ranges between CHF 60,000 and CHF 75,600 for a 100% position depending on location.
- In addition, ILGA World offers 25 days annual leave and contributions to health care costs
- ILGA World operates under the flexible working system, that among others include flexible working hours
- The weekly working time is 37.5 hours on a 100% position
- The position is advertised for an initial period of 18 months/until December 2023 with the possibility of extension if funding permits
The successful candidate
- has at least 2 years of experience in advocacy and/or policy work on local or national levels;
- has good knowledge of UN human rights mechanisms and NGO opportunities within them;
- has at least some experience with human rights monitoring, reporting and/or investigation;
- has at least some experience with programme and project coordination, including planning, budgeting and reporting;
- has good understanding of living realities of different LGBTI communities around the globe;
- must be able to communicate in English with high proficiency;
- is able to communicate with the working level of proficiency in at least one language widely used in countries outside of the Global North, such as Spanish, French, Russian, Arabic, Portuguese or Swahili;
- is able to navigate multicultural, challenging and sensitive environments;
- shares ILGA World’s mission.
The successful candidate ideally
- has a degree in law, human rights, political science, international relations, social sciences or related field;
- has some experience in developing and implementing training programmes;
- has some experience of engaging with UN human rights mechanisms, preferably on behalf of local human rights groups;
- has some experience with activities aimed at follow-up on and implementation of international human rights recommendations;
- has direct experience within LGBTI or sister movements, such as those focussing on feminism, anti-racism, (dis)ability, etc;
- has relevant experience in working in international and multicultural teams.
We encourage applications from persons with diverse SOGIESC and from persons living in the Global South.
How to apply
The application for this position needs to be submitted online here: https://recruitment.ilga.org/Programme_Officer_National_Advocacy_Engagement.
We recommend you follow this link to download the application form in Word format, prepare your application and copy paste it into the application form.
Should there be well found reasons why this was not possible, you may submit the application form as well by e-mail to [email protected].
Rename this file SURNAME_Name_NAE.docx. For instance: SMITH_Anna_NAE.docx before you submit it.
Should you have questions in regard to this call, please reach out to [email protected].
Deadline for applications: Monday, 18 April 2022, 1:00 PM CEST.
8 March 2022 Call for candidates
18 April 2022, 1:00 PM CEST Deadline for applications
2 May 2022 Shortlisted candidates for the second stage (written task) notified of results
2-9 May 2022 Skills exercise is sent to shortlisted candidates with a 7-day deadline to complete
13 May 2022 Shortlisted candidates for the third stage (interview) notified of results
Week of 16-20 May 2022 Interviews with shortlisted candidates
Week of 23-27 May 2022 Offer is made
1 June 2022 Successful candidate takes up position
ILGA World equal opportunities policy
ILGA World is an Equal Opportunities Employer.
ILGA World is committed to social justice, regardless of any individual or group characteristics, including gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, sex characteristics, race, age, disability, ability, economic status, national origin, religion, ethnicity, and historical, cultural and geographic experiences, nonetheless recognizing the unique challenges faced by individuals with each of these characteristics and by those with intersecting identities.
We offer fair treatment to all current and potential employees, interns and contractors and aim to ensure that all such individuals receive equal treatment (including access to employment, training and opportunities for promotion, as relevant) regardless of any personal attribute as listed above.
ILGA World promotes gender and equality mainstreaming and it actively promotes equality in all policies and actions. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
Lesbian and bisexual women, intersex persons, trans and non-binary persons, and persons from the Global South are especially encouraged to apply. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.
If more than one applicant is considered to be equally qualified for the position, priority will be given to applicants coming from marginalized and/or underrepresented groups.