Deadline: 30 June 2016
Open to: candidates with excellent knowledge of the UN System, especially in relation to the Treaty Bodies and Special Procedures, ideally accompanied by direct experience in working for a relevant government
Remuneration: CHF 60,000 – 66,000 gross annual, depending on experience
ILGA is the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association, an umbrella organisation of more than 1200 member organisations in all continents and articulated in six regions. Established in 1978, ILGA enjoys consultative status at the UN, publishes an annual world report and a map on legislation criminalising or protecting people on the basis of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity or recognising their relationships.
- Monitor the work of Treaty Bodies and Special Procedures for developments and opportunities relevant for LGBTI communities;
- Support ILGA member organisations in their submissions to and advocacy with the various Treaty Bodies and Special Procedures on LGBTI issues, both electronically and in person in Geneva;
- Work collaboratively with those other organisations working on LGBTI human rights within the UN;
- Assist in advocacy and coordination at the UN Human Rights Council, including facilitating the drafting of statements, arranging awareness-raising side events, and supporting engagement in interactive dialogues and general debate.
Main Job requirements:
- Excellent knowledge of the UN System, especially in relation to the Treaty Bodies and Special Procedures, ideally accompanied by direct experience in working for a relevant government department, NGO or UN Agency. Knowledge of the Human Rights Council is an asset;
- Knowledge of the international LGBTI movement and related human rights issues. First-hand experience in an LGBTI organization is highly desirable;
- Fluent in English, both written and oral. Fluency in Spanish and French are also highly desirable. Other UN languages an asset;
- Availability for international travels related to the implementation of the programme.
The salary scale for the post is in the region CHF 60,000 – 66,000 (gross annual salary including holiday pay) depending on experience. The organisation offers 25 days annual leave, a contribution to lunch expenses, and covers local transport. Some relocation support to Geneva is also possible.
How to apply?
The application must be submitted using the Application Pack. Deadline for applying is 30 June 2016.
For more information please visit the official website.