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Consultancy Opportunity: Strategic Planning Consultant, ILGA-NAC 

  • Deadline to apply: Friday, 12 January 2024, 5 PM EST

About the organisation

ILGA-NAC is one of the six regions that comprise the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex Association and is made up of LGBTIA+ and Associate organizations from Canada, the Caribbean, and the United States of America. As a regional non-government organization, ILGA-NAC seeks to (a) collectively work for the equality of, the end of violence against, and the liberation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people, including 2 Spirit persons; (b) inform member organizations about and integrate members into a global network of LGBTI activists and, (c) act as a partner within the framework of the aims and objectives of ILGA and other regions.

 

The opportunity

The consultant will closely work with the Board of Directors and the Regional Program Manager to lead the process and development of a new strategic plan for the period January 2024 – 2026/28 and will also advise on the most efficient organisational structure and monitoring and evaluation system to execute this plan.

This role will see you turning your hard to a variety of responsibilities, including:

  • Define the scope of the Strategic Plan Development (SPD) process by meeting with ILGA-NAC’s Board and Regional Program Manager
  • Review ILGA-NAC’s key documents to gain an organizational perspective
  • Define ILGA-NAC’s network proposition, strategic priorities and action plans to achieve these priorities.
  • Conduct consultative forums with the Board of Directors, the RPM, members, and key stakeholders to synthesize ILGA-NAC’s key learnings and identify strategic opportunities with a focus to understanding “Where do we want to be and How will we get there?”
  • Develop an effective internal evaluation mechanism to assess ILGA-NAC’s progress in achieving its strategic goals.
  • Meaningfully engage ILGA-NAC’s Board of Directors, management, and key stakeholders, especially the membership, in the process of defining the mission, vision, values, objectives, and priorities of the organization.
  • Conduct a needs assessment and situational analysis of the Organization to identify constraints and opportunities for growth and development.
  • Develop plans and strategies with clear deliverables, indicators and tools that address the constraints and create the needed support systems and incentives.
  • Draft the Strategic Plan and present it to the Board of Directors and key stakeholders for validation and approval after necessary revisions.
  • Develop, validate, finalize, and cost the strategic plan, including outcome mapping for monitoring and evaluation, detailed implementation for 2024-2025, and general activities for 2026/2028.
  • Recommend methodology and tools for evaluating outcomes and develop monitoring and communication strategy.
  • Collect, evaluate, and lead the presentation and validation process. Some elements may be included in the final document as an appendix or cited as separate literature.

 

About you

You have a deep commitment to human rights and social justice and experience in working with marginalised groups in the NAC region.  You must be from the region and have expertise and an intimate knowledge of human rights issues impacting LGBTIQ+ communities.

  • A master’s degree with 7 years of professional experience or a bachelor’s degree with 10 years of professional experience in organizational, project or any other management role requiring strategy formulation and implementation.
  • Sound understanding and knowledge of standard management tools and techniques to schedule, plan, and measure performance.
  • Experience working on sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and sex characteristics (SOGIESC) related issues.
  • Excellent research skills, including desk research, interviewing skills and focus group facilitation.
  • Confident professional with the ability to engage and work effectively with diverse opinion leaders.

 

Interested candidates should submit their CV, via email to Sharon Mottley, Regional Program Manage at rpm.ilga.nac@gmail by January 12th, 5:00 pm (EST). Email subject line must include “Strategic Planning Consultant”. We appreciate all interest in this opportunity, but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Closing date:  5:00 PM (17:00) EST Monday, 12 January 2024.