Job opportunity: Pathways Regional Officer

  • Deadline for applications: Friday, 13 October 2023 – 1 PM (Central European Summer Time)
  • Start of the position: January 2024

Who can apply?


  • with dedication – and experience in regard – to the human 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.

LGBTI Pathways

ILGA World (the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex Association) and the Global Philanthropy Project (GPP) seek a Regional Officer to support a new global resource mobilisation project, “LGBTI Pathways.” The Project will develop credible, reliable, and accurate evidence on the needs, priorities, and funding landscape of the international and regional LGBTI movements. This evidence aims to inform and influence grantmakers to increase the amount and quality of resources directed toward improving the lives of LGBTI persons worldwide.

The Regional Officer plays a pivotal role in ensuring effective coordination between the regional surveys, which are central components of LGBTI Pathways, and the global coordination of the project.

The ideal candidate is highly skilled in project management, is dedicated and resourceful, can work independently and collaboratively, and is committed to contributing to global LGBTI liberation.

The LGBTI Pathways global research project will:

  • undertake a comprehensive gap analysis on the state of global funding on LGBTI issues, which identifies the specific needs, priorities, and strategies of regional and population-based movements within the international LGBTI movement;
  • identify how movements/civil society organisations (CSOs) are resourced and highlight regional and population-based funding inequities within the international LGBTI movement;
  • inform the funding streams, mechanisms, and practices of the key investors in the international LGBTI movement;
  • offer guidance to grantmakers entering the international LGBTI field, particularly more prominent international development funders and implementers, and
  • establish key indicators/ goals and other functions to capacitate share fund mobilisation and donor advocacy.

LGBTI Pathways will be a global research project comprising of regional surveys of the LGBTI movement for Africa, Asia, Oceania/Pacific, Europe and Central Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and North America. It is expected to last for 3.5 years.

Each survey will be led by an organisation based within each region and supported by a regional advisory group. The regional survey results will be compared with regional grantmaking data from the Global Resources Report. After the regional data collection, a global meta-analysis of all surveys will be completed and compared with the global LGBTI funding flows documented in the Global Resources Report. The overall global coordination of the project is led by GPP, ILGA World and supported by a global advisory group.

The Pathways Regional Officer position

ILGA World seeks a Pathways Regional Officer to

  • support the Regional Lead Organisations in each region in their inception, preparatory and implementation phase establishment and ongoing operations of each of the regional projects (6 to 7), including through the provision of capacity-building where needed;
  • support coordination between regional projects for the purpose of information and skills sharing;
  • work with the Global Coordinator to develop and implement a process for applications to lead regional surveys, including criteria for assessment;
  • ensure that funding agreements are properly acquitted where ILGA World is the principal recipient and support the Global Coordinator to ensure that GPP properly acquits funding agreements where it is the principal recipient;
  • manage sub-contracting agreements between ILGA World and the lead organisation in each region;
  • work with the Global Coordinator and Global Advisory Group in identifying suitable candidates to be approached to apply for the regional advisory groups;
  • support the engagement of the ILGA regions, either as regional leads or on a relevant regional advisory board;
  • attend in-person Regional Advisory Group meetings with the Global Coordinator and technical consultants to support the following: determine survey questions, review survey design, determine recruitment strategy, and review survey analysis and report structure;
  • support Regional Lead Organisations in their logistics planning of Regional Advisory Group meetings;
  • work with the Global Coordinator, GPP and ILGA World to develop and maintain a highly functional working structure of the project within the two partner organisations;
  • support the Global Coordinator in communicating the progress and outcomes of the LGBTI Pathways Project to external stakeholders, and
  • undertake other relevant duties/tasks designated by the Global Coordinator & ILGA World Director of Programme.

The Pathways Regional Officer will report to ILGA World’s Director of Programmes, with a secondary line of reporting to the LGBT Pathways’ Global Coordinator.

The ideal candidate will start working in January 2024.


Relationships with colleagues

ILGA World values creative and inclusive approaches to work and management that have been achieved through cross-service area working and the participation of staff at all levels in the organisation. Staff have line management arrangements and specific key relationships, which are detailed in their job descriptions, but they will also need to work collaboratively with their colleagues in order to achieve their agreed targets and outcomes to the required standards.


Performance of duties, remuneration, and benefits

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, Switzerland. We are currently not hiring in Geneva for this post.

  • The position is advertised at 100% of a full-time position.
  • ILGA World remunerates under a three-tiered salary matrix structure. The annual salary being offered for the post ranges between 60,000 CHF and 75,600 CHF for the 100% position, depending on location.
  • In addition, ILGA World offers 25 days of annual leave and contributions to health care costs.
  • ILGA World operates under a flexible working system that – among others – includes flexible working hours.
  • The weekly working time is 37.5 hours on a 100% position.



Education & qualifications

  • Advanced degree in relevant fields such as international development, human rights, social sciences, or philanthropic studies.
  • A first-level university degree in combination with 5 years of relevant and qualifying experience
  • 7 years of relevant and qualifying experience in lieu of a master’s or first-level degree
  • Project Management Qualifications e.g. Scrum, Agile, Prince II, are an asset


  • Experience successfully managing or working in multi-stakeholder, movement-focused projects, preferably at a global and/or multi-regional scale.
  • Solid understanding of LGBTI movements at the regional level, through experience working or volunteering in organisations operating across a region or across regional collectives
  • A minimum of five years of relevant experience in project and stakeholder relationship management, ideally focused on research.

Technical requirements

  • Demonstrated knowledge of at least one regional LGBTI human rights and development landscape.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of a regional or the global LGBTI philanthropic landscape.
  • Proficient with the following technology platforms: Google Workspace, Zoom, Asana, Microsoft Office Suite, and Expensify.
  • Strong database management, analytical, writing, and editing skills.
  • Experience in survey methodology and designing research materials e.g. surveys, interview depth-guides, focus group guides. using Qualtrics, Survey Monkey, SAS, SPSS or similar systems.
  • Experience in qualitative data collection and analysis.
  • Experience in using financial reporting mechanisms for complex grant structures

Other requirements

  • Excellent English written and oral communication skills.
  • Stakeholder engagement skills and ability to work collaboratively with multiple constituencies and audiences.
  • Ability to work asynchronously with global staff and stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the work and values of the Global Philanthropy Project and ILGA World.

How to apply

The application for this position needs to be submitted online here: https://recruitment.ilga.org/Pathways_TOR_application

We recommend you download the application form in Word format from here, prepare your application and copy/paste it into the application form. Please note that the survey cannot be saved.

Should there be well-found reasons why this was not possible, you may submit the application form as well by e-mail to recruitment @ilga.org.

Rename this file SURNAME_Name_Pathways_TOR.docx (for instance: SMITH_John_Pathways_TOR.docx) before you submit it. Should you have questions in regard to this call, please reach out to recruitment @ilga.org.

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


Key dates

13 September  Call for candidates
13 October 2023, 1:00 pm CEST Deadline for applications
23 October 2023 Shortlisted candidates are invited for interviews
24 – 27 October 2023 Interviews with shortlisted candidates
13  November 2023 Offer is made
January 2024 Successful candidate takes up position (if notice period allows)


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 recognising 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 marginalised and/or underrepresented groups.