We are seeking our new Executive Director
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Executive Director

Dedicated to achieving global justice and equality

Primary Practice Group: Global Non-Profit and Social Impact Practice
Salary & Benefits: competitive
Closing Date: 09 August 2021
Formal Interview Date: September 2021

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ILGA World – the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association - is a worldwide federation of more than 1,700 organisations from over 160 countries. ILGA’s vision is of a world where the human rights of all are respected and where everyone can live in equality and freedom: a world where global justice and equity are assured and established regardless of sexual orientations, gender identities, gender expressions and sex characteristics (SOGIESC). ILGA supports LGBTI civil society worldwide through advocacy and research and giving grassroots movements a voice within international organisations.

ILGA World is now seeking an authentic, respected and mission-driven individual to join as Executive Director. Reporting to the ILGA World Executive Board, the Executive Director will be responsible for steering the strategy development, executing and monitoring the day-to-day operations of the organisation, driving and sustaining collaboration with strategic partners, and representing the organisation as ILGA’s principal spokesperson.

In this role, ILGA World is seeking an outstanding individual with an excellent strategic vision and an exceptional leadership track record to succeed in a dynamic and internationally impactful organisation. The successful Executive Director will ideally have deep and authentic experience gained working in the Global South, and demonstrated experience working with international human rights organisations and institutions to bring about positive change at a local, national and/or international level.

The successful candidate will possess a collaborative management style, highly effective communication and networking skills, and the ability to motivate and inspire ILGA staff, members, and stakeholders globally. A thorough knowledge of English is a must while proficiency in Spanish, ILGA World’s other language of operation, would be a valuable asset. Most importantly, the Executive Director will demonstrate a genuine alignment with the priorities and values of ILGA World and will be inspired to apply their skills towards achieving its mission and increasing its impact globally.

ILGA World will be supported in this appointment process by the Executive Search Firm Perrett Laver in partnership with Alec Allen.

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, to increase the representation of people among LGBTI communities in our work.

For further details, please visit https://candidates.perrettlaver.com/vacancies/ quoting reference 5200.

To apply, please submit a CV and covering letter, detailing how you fulfil the role description and personal specification to EDrecruitment@ilga.org. The deadline for applications is 9:00 CEST on the 9th of August 2021.

The role is based in Geneva, Switzerland and the salary is competitive and commensurate with the experience required.

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