Senior Programme Officer:
UN Special Procedures and Sustainable Development Goals
Deadline for applications: 25 October 2021 (1 PM, Central European Time)
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Deadline for applications: Monday 25 October 2021 1pm CET". The ILGA World logo sits at the bottom left of the image.
ILGA World seeks a Senior Programme Officer: UN Special Procedures and Sustainable Development Goalsto develop its UN advocacy and policy work in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as well as to lead our engagement with UN Special Procedures. In addition, the position will also include leading ILGA World’s engagement on the thematic of Business, Workplace and LGBTI Equality.
Anyone with dedication to - and experience in regard to - the human and social rights of persons of diverse sexual orientations, gender identities, gender expressions and sex characteristics who meets the requirements set out below is welcome to apply.
ILGA seeks a Senior Programme Officer: UN Special Procedures and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs and SPs) to develop its UN advocacy and policy work in the context of the SDGs, as well as to lead ILGA World’s engagement with UN Special Procedures. In addition, the position will also include leading ILGA World’s engagement on the thematic of Business, Workplace and LGBTI Equality.
ILGA’s advocacy and policy work in these contexts is highly collaborative with our members and LGBTI human rights defenders from national level and seeks to connect national level activists and global level UN human rights mechanisms. The successful candidate will have to be able to navigate diplomatic, government, civil society and UN spaces alike. The person will work in close collaboration with the UN institutions, permanent missions, other civil society actors and activists on national level – providing technical and other assistance to them in the context of UN mechanisms.
The Senior Programme Officer report to the Manager of the UN Programme.
The ideal candidate will start working on 1 January 2022.
- Develop and implement a strategy on SOGIESC-focused advocacy and policy work in the context of SDGs, including:
- Identifying opportunities for SOGIESC inclusion in SDGs processes;
- Identify and address thematic opportunities for SOGIESC advocacy in the context of SDGs;
- Provide technical and other support to ILGA World members and other groups participating in SDGs processes, such as in the High Level Political Forum and in Voluntary National Reviews, including by supporting CSOs reporting on SDGs at regional and the global levels;
- Develop and implement training courses, conduct research write and publish guides and other materials on SDGs;
- Represent ILGA World in meetings of NGOs and other stakeholders in the context of SDGs, such as the LGBTI Stakeholder Group;
- Collaborate with other actors on global in the context of SDGs
- Lead ILGA World’s engagements with UN Special Procedures, including:
- Monitor, collect and share with ILGA World members and other groups information about upcoming opportunities related to UN Special Procedures;
- Provide technical and other support to ILGA World members and other groups engaging with UN Special Procedures, including through country visits, communications and statements for interactive dialogues;
- Write and submit, in coordination with ILGA World members and other groups, inputs to UN Special Procedures thematic reports;
- Coordinate preparation and delivery of statements for interactive dialogues with UN Special Procedures;
- Monitor, collect, systematize and analyse UN Special Procedures’ references to SOGIESC, and write and publish reports and other materials based on this analysis;
- Identify and address thematic opportunities for SOGIESC advocacy in the context of UN Special Procedures, including with a focus on business and human rights;
- Develop and implement training courses on UN Special Procedures;
- Maintain relations with UN Special Procedures mandate holders and OHCHR officers supporting their work;
- Contribute to organization of side events with participation of UN Special Procedures by ILGA World;
- Represent ILGA World in meetings on UN Special Procedures with other NGOs, diplomats, UN officials and other stakeholders;
- Collaborate with other actors on global level in engaging with the UN human rights system with a focus on UN Special Procedures.
- Carry out some tasks related to the functioning of the SDGs and UN Special Procedures components of the ILGA World’s UN Programme, such as: participating in meeting with donors and partners, planning and budgeting and reporting.
- Represent ILGA World in spaces addressing business, workplace and LGBTI equality, including engaging with the ILO, the UN Forum for Business and Human Rights and other occasions.
- Carry out other UN related activities as agreed with the Director of Programmes and UN Programme Manager.
- Attend conferences, seminars and meetings on behalf of ILGA World.
- Work as a part of the ILGA World staff team.
- The Senior Programme Officer is required to work from ILGA World’s head office in Geneva
- ILGA World operates under the flexible working system, that among others include flexible working hours and flexible remote work arrangements
- The weekly working time is 37.5 hours on a 100% position
- ILGA World remunerates under a salary matrix structure. The annual salary being offered for the post is CHF 76,800 based on a 100% position based in Geneva
- In addition, ILGA World offers 25 days annual leave, an annual Geneva travel pass and a contribution to lunch expenses
- Some relocation support is offered by ILGA World: this includes limited financial support for moving expenses and, if applicable, obtaining a work permit for the successful candidate.
The successful candidate
- has at least 3 years of direct experience in advocacy and/or policy work on local, national, regional or international levels
- has at least one year of engaging with UN human rights mechanisms, preferably direct experience with SDGs and/or UN Special Procedures
- has some experience with programme and project coordination, including planning, budgeting and reporting
- must be able to communicate in English with high proficiency
- able to navigate challenging and sensitive environments
- shares ILGA World’s mission
The successful candidate ideally
- has a degree in Law, Human Rights, Political Science, International Relations or any related field
- has some experience in developing and implementing training programmes
- has some experience in the field of business and human rights
- has good knowledge of a UN language other than English
- has direct experience with LGBTI or feminist activism
- has direct experience of working in the Global South contexts
- has relevant experience in working in international teams
Knowledge of Spanish is an asset.
How to apply
The application for this position needs to be submitted online here: https://recruitment.ilga.org/Senior_Programme_Officer_UN_Special_Procedures_and_Sustainable_Development_Goals.
We recommend you download the application form here in Word format, prepare your application and copy paste it into the application form.
Deadline for applications: Monday 25 October 2021, 1:00pm Central European Time (CET).
Should there be well found reasons why this was not possible, you may submit the application form as well by e-mail to [email protected].
Rename this file SURNAME_Name_SDG.docx. For instance: SMITH_John_SDG.docx before you submit it.
Should you have questions in regard to this call, pleaase reach out to [email protected].
22 September 2021: Call for candidates
25 October 2021, 1:00 pm CET: Deadline for applications
Beginning of November 2021: Shortlisted candidates for second stage notified of results
Mid-November 2021: Skills exercise is sent to shortlisted candidates with a 7-day deadline to complete
Week of 6-10 December 2021: Interviews with shortlisted candidates
December 2022: Offer is made
January 2022: 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, 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 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 marginalised and/or underrepresented groups.