Junior consultancy opportunity: Gender Identity & Expression and Sex Characteristics Programme

Junior consultancy opportunity at ILGA World:

International Junior Professionals Programme
seeking a Junior Professional Consultant on Gender Identity, Gender Expression and Sex Characteristics

Duration: 6 (six) months
Deadline for applications: 15 January 2023, 23:59 Central European Time (CET).
Start of Junior Consultancy: 15 February 2023

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ILGA World seeks a Junior Professional Consultant in the area of Gender Identity, Gender Expression & Sex Characteristics.

This is an exciting opportunity to join ILGA World, the global LGBTI membership-based organisation with more than 1,800 member organisations in over 160 countries.

The Junior Consultant will assist and report to ILGA World’s GIESC Programme Manager: Dennis van Wanrooij, and will collaborate with other members of the GIESC team on specific projects. Participating in the GIESC programme is an exciting opportunity to engage with the global trans, gender diverse and intersex movements. We anticipate opportunities for travel to conferences and events.


Who can apply?

  • Given the nature of the work, we highly encourage applicants from diverse gender identities and sex characteristics. Applicants from and based in the Global South are also highly encouraged to apply
  • The main target group for the International Junior Professionals Programme are persons at an early stage of their career who would like to learn more about global advocacy
  • We welcome dedication, experience in human rights and social justice, and a particular interest in working on gender identity, gender expression and sex characteristics issues
  • The junior consultancies in the International Junior Professionals Programme replace ILGA Worlds internship opportunities that we offered in the past
  • As an international programme any person may apply except those living in Switzerland.


Tasks and requirements

All candidates should:

  • have a particular interest in GIESC and anti-gender opposition issues
  • have experience (paid or unpaid) in NGO work, in community or grassroots organising, advocacy or other activist work, preferably in the LGBTI sector
  • be well organised, motivated, and able to work remotely
  • have a good Internet connection during the Junior Consultancy
  • have a very good level of written and spoken English

The successful candidate will be expected to perform the following tasks:

  • Support the GIESC Programme Manager in strengthening the trans and intersex human rights portfolios of the organisation
  • Support the GIESC Programme Manager in organising key events such as CSW, Trans Advocacy Week, and a global expert meeting on anti-gender opposition
  • Work with GIESC Programme Manager in developing GIESC-related research and dissemination initiatives
  • Support trans and intersex rights defenders in engaging with UN mechanisms such as Treaty Bodies, Special Procedures, UPR, Human Rights Council
  • Supporting the Programmes Team staff in relation to issues pertaining to gender identity/expression and sex characteristics
  • Carrying out organisational and administrative tasks together with other UN Programme staff members
  • Participate in activities related to the Free to be Me strategic partnership funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs


Junior Consultancy conditions

  • The Junior Consultancies are virtual; no relocation to Geneva is expected or supported by ILGA World
  • The Junior Consultancies are six months long and require a full-time commitment for their duration (37.5 hours/week), working hours arrangements are flexible
  • The Junior Professional Consultant will be expected to work from their current location
  • The Junior Professional Consultant will receive a compensation of CHF 750 per month for the duration of the consultancy
  • The successful Junior Professional Consultant will have opportunities to work with representatives of LGBTI organisations from around the world and other NGOs virtually and/or in Geneva
  • Due recognition in publications and activities which the Junior Professional Consultant have contributed to will be given.


How to apply

The application for the positions has to be filled out via the online form, which can be found here: https://recruitment.ilga.org/JR_GIESC_application_form. Please do not send us the form in a Word document format, as it will not be considered.

Should there be well found reasons why this was not possible, you may download the application form and submit it by e-mail to recruitment(at)ilga.org. Rename this file SURNAME_Name_IJPP.docx (for instance: SMITH_John_IJPP.docx) before you submit it.

Filling out the application form

In the online application form you will have to provide information on your personal and contact details; language skills; work and other experience; education, degree, and courses; two references.

Answer all questions. Read the questions and written tasks carefully and demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria, as this informs the shortlisting process. The shortlisting process is based on an evaluation of each of the sections

Language. The application pack should be completed in English. Interviews will also be conducted in English (though other declared language skills may be tested)

Other documents or materials. Do not attach a CV, pictures, or any additional document, as they will not be used. Failure to respect this rule will negatively impact your score.


After submitting the application form

Confirmation email. You will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail upon completing the application survey. Should you have completed the survey without having received such confirmation please reach out to recruitment(at)ilga.org.

Late submissions. Please, plan your submission in advance. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.


Key dates

16 December 2022 Call for candidates
15 January 2023, 23:59 CET  Deadline for applications
20 January 2023  Shortlisted candidates notified of results
24 January 2023  Shortlisted candidates notified of results
23-27 January 2023  Interviews with shortlisted candidates
1-3 February 2023  Notification of shortlisted candidates
15 February 2023  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, junior consultants 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 gender-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.

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