Junior consultancy opportunity: Events and Logistics

 

Junior consultancy opportunity at ILGA World:

International Junior Professionals Programme

seeking a Junior Professional Consultant on Events and Logistics

Duration: 6 months
Deadline for applicationsMonday 14 November 2022 at 09:00am CET (Central European Time)
Start of Junior Consultancy: 15 January – 15 July 2023; 1 July – 15 December 2023

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and offers details about the opportunity, deadline to apply, and who can apply. The ILGA World logo sits at the bottom centre of the image.

 

ILGA World seeks a Junior Professional Consultant on Events and Logistics.

Who can apply?

Anyone

  • with dedication to - and experience in regard to communications and to supporting campaigning for the human and social rights of persons of diverse sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, and sex characteristics (SOGIESC)
  • who meets the requirements set out below

is welcome to apply.

The main target group for the International Junior Professionals Programme are persons who are at an early stage of their career. The junior consultancies in the International Junior Professionals Programme replace ILGA World’s internship opportunities that we offered in the past. As an international programme, any person may apply except those living in Switzerland.

 

Outline, responsibilities and conditions of the Junior Consultancy position

This is an exciting opportunity to join ILGA World, the global LGBTI membership-based organisation with more than 1,800 member organisations in over 160 countries.

The Junior Professional Consultant will provide assistance to ILGA World’s operations team and will report to Paula Klik (Events Senior Officer).

The International Junior Professionals Programme of ILGA World is a great opportunity for somebody who has an interest in human rights and LGBTI issues and wants to gain experience in working for an international human rights organisation that represents LGBTI organisations, communities, and movements on a global stage. They are aimed at LGBTI human rights activists who are at an early stage of their career.

The junior consultancy is six months long and will start either on the 15th of January or 1st of July 2023. The junior consultancy is virtual, and the junior consultant can be based anywhere (apart from Switzerland) with good internet connection. This specific junior consultancy might require the junior consultant to travel to Geneva or another location during the consultancy (all costs related to the travel and stay will be covered by ILGA World). The exact working hours and dates can be flexible, but a candidate should be available to work full-time (37.5 hours/week). The junior consultant receives a financial compensation of CHF 750 per month.

The successful candidate must

  • have a particular interest in and commitment to LGBTI/SOGIESC human rights;
  • demonstrate clear commitment and enthusiasm for organisational values, goals and policies, including those related to equality
  • have experience (paid or unpaid) in NGO work, in community or grassroots organising, advocacy or other activist work - preferably in the LGBTI sector;
  • be well organised, motivated and able to work remotely;
  • have a good internet connection during the junior consultancy;
  • have a very good level of written and spoken English;

and preferably should also:

  • speak and write in another UN language at a good level (Spanish is particularly welcome);

The successful candidate must:

  • be able to write and speak to the internal and external partners in English
  • demonstrate event and logistics organising skills
  • demonstrate cultural and LGBTI-specific sensitivity
  • demonstrate the skills related to procurement of products and services
  • have the capacity to work in a team and autonomously; ability to follow-up on time and multitask; be able to manage their own time and meet internal deadlines
  • be organised and have high attention to detail
  • have administrative and IT skills and be proficient with Microsoft Office
  • have a proactive and enthusiastic approach
  • have good interpersonal skills and customer-oriented attitude.

The successful candidate will be expected to perform the following tasks:

  • assisting with responding to general event queries
  • assisting with data checks
  • assisting with liaison with guests, board members and staff
  • assisting events’ participants with visa and other logistical enquiries
  • show initiative and anticipate specific needs of guests, staff and Board
  • on the day event support (if needed)
  • if time allows, carry out background procurement research, database organisation and support other areas of ILGA World’s work requirements 

Junior Consultancy conditions

  • The junior consultancy is virtual; no relocation to Geneva is expected or supported by ILGA World.
  • The junior consultant will be expected to work from their current location (travel to event location might be required; ILGA World will cover any expenses related to such travel).
  • The junior consultancy is six-months long and will start in January or July 2023. The exact working hours and dates can be flexible, but a candidate should be available to work full-time (37.5 hours/week).
  • The junior consultant will receive a compensation of CHF 750 per month for the duration of the junior consultancy.
  • The successful junior consultants will have opportunities to work with representatives of LGBTI organisations from around the world and other NGOs virtually.
  • Due recognition in publications and activities which the junior consultants have contributed to will be given. 

 

How to apply

The application for the position of the Events and Logistics Junior Consultant consists of two items: CV and video introduction. Please read the detailed instructions about each item below.

Applications process

Please submit your CV in the PDF format through the form available via this link.

 

Your CV should include the following:

  1. your personal and contact details
  2. your language skills
  3. your relevant work and other experience
  4. your education, degrees, and courses

Please focus on information that is relevant to this position. The CV should be no longer than 2 pages long.

You will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail upon submitting the CV to the form available through this link. Should you have submitted the form without having received such confirmation, please check your junk/spam mailbox and if necessary reach out to [email protected].

Submit your video introduction by sending it to our Skype account – Paula Klik ILGA World (find this profile by clicking this link) by:
  1. sending a video as a file OR
  2. recording a video message and sending it to our Skype account OR
  3. Send a link to your video to our Skype account (if you're sharing a link to a cloud drive, make sure you set the settings to public, so we can view it)

 What should you cover in your video introduction:

  • introduce yourself
  • explain why you're applying for this position
  • explain how your skills fit the job description and ILGA World
  • why are you a great candidate for this position

IMPORTANT: Your video should be 2-3 minutes long (longer videos will be penalised). Your audio and video should be clear, so we can understand what you're saying. Your video should be in English. You can include small parts of the video in other languages to show your fluency.

Other documents or materials

Do not attach pictures, or any additional document, as they will not be used. Failure to respect this rule will negatively impact your score.
Both the CV as well as the introduction video should be provided in English. Interviews will also be conducted in English (though other declared language skills may be tested).

Important! 

Please read the Job description and Performance of duties, remuneration and benefits sections above in order to submit relevant answers.
Should there be a well-found reasons (e.g. accessibility) why you are unable to provide the recruitment requirements in the prerequisite format, please contact us at [email protected] to figure out a way how we can accept your application. 

Late submissions

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

Process after application

We expect to communicate our decision to shortlist candidates by 22 November 2022. Please bear in mind that, if you have not been contacted after this date, this means that you have not been shortlisted for the position.

Shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete a written task that will be sent on 22 November 2022. They will have until 29 November 2022 to deliver the written task.

Interviews of candidates who will be further shortlisted and admitted to the final stage of the selection process are expected to take place between 6 and 8 December 2022. The interview itself will last approximately 45 minutes and will be conducted in English.

The selected candidates will be notified around 12 December 2022.

Key dates

21 October 2022 Call for candidates
14 November 2022, 09:00am CET Deadline for applications
22 November 2022 Shortlisted candidates are notified of results, and receive a written task
29 November 2022 Deadline for shortlisted candidates to send the written task
6-8 December 2022 Interviews with shortlisted candidates
12 December 2022 Notification of selected and not selected candidates
15 January or 1 July 2023 Successful candidates take up position

 

Privacy policy

Your data will be stored according to our privacy policy, which you can consult here. We will not share your information with third parties without your consent.

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, junior consultants 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 marginalized and/or underrepresented groups.

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