Junior consultancy opportunity at ILGA World:
International Junior Professionals Programme
seeking a Junior Professional Consultant on audio-visual communications and news production
Duration: 6 months
Deadline for applications: Monday, 21 August 2023, 09:00 AM CEST
Start of Junior Consultancy: Monday, 18 September 2023
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ILGA World seeks a Junior Professional Consultant on audio-visual communications and news production..
Who can apply?
- with dedication to - and experience regarding - human rights of and social justice for persons of diverse sexual orientations, gender identities, gender expressions and sex characteristics
- 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 communications team in the production of audio-visual and news content, and will report to Daniele Paletta (Communications Manager) – working in close cooperation with Suelle Anglin (Communications Consultant).
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.
Tasks and requirements for the Junior Consultancy on audio-visual communications and news production:
- undergraduate or graduate degree in communications, graphic/visual communications design, journalism, or another related field, OR/AND previous experience (including volunteer work) in a communications role
- excellent level of written and spoken English
- demonstrable experience in using the Adobe Suite (especially Premiere, Illustrator, Photoshop, Audition, and AfterEffect) or similar graphic/sound/video design tools
- ability to work independently and collaboratively to produce strong, compelling, and creative audio-visual content, as well as accurate and trustworthy news stories
- proficiency with Microsoft Office. Fluency in using social media for advocacy or organising purposes. Interest in exploring emerging technologies
All candidates should also
- have a particular interest in and commitment to LGBTI/SOGIESC human rights
- be creative, well-organised, motivated, extremely attentive to detail, and able to work remotely
- have a good internet connection while participating in the International Junior Professionals Programme
A proficient level of written Spanish, and the ability to accurately translate content from English into this language, will be considered a strong asset.
In addition, these skills would be considered an asset:
- a demonstrated interest in keeping oneself updated on LGBTI news from all around the world
- interest and knowledge in how to make communications outputs more accessible to people with disabilities
The successful candidate will be expected to perform the following tasks:
- produce visual materials (images, videos, infographics, and more) for ILGA World’s social media, website, and other communication channels
- gather information and stories on LGBTI issues across the world, and work together with the communications team to produce news content in multiple formats for ILGA World’s social media and website
- assist the communications team in the planning and development of campaigns - including in the production of audio-visual materials
- organise a daily press review to monitor ILGA World’s presence in mainstream media, as well as global LGBTI-related news
- assist the communications team in the preparation of podcast episodes (including by organising interviews, assisting with audio editing, and transcribing the episodes)
- provide technical moderation for webinars and online events organised by ILGA World staff
- assist the Communications team with translating content from English into Spanish
Junior Consultancy conditions
- The Junior Consultancy is virtual; no relocation to Geneva is expected or supported by ILGA World
- The Junior Consultancy is six months long and requires a full-time commitment for its duration (37.5 hours/week). Working hours arrangements are flexible
- The Junior Professional Consultant will be expected to work from their current location
- The Junior Professional Consultant will receive a compensation of CHF 750 per month for the duration of the consultancy
- The successful Junior Professional Consultant will have opportunities to work with representatives of LGBTI organisations from around the world and other NGOs virtually and/or in Geneva
- Due recognition in publications and activities to which the Junior Professional Consultants have contributed will be given.
How to apply
Filling the online application form
The application for the position must be filled out via the online form, which can be found here: https://forms.office.com/e/B38tNY2bjW.
We recommend you download the application form here in Word format, prepare your application and copy/paste it into the online form.
Only in case of well-found reasons would it not be possible for you to fill in the online application form, you may submit the application form in Word by e-mail to media(at)ilga.org. Should this be the case, please rename this file SURNAME_Name_IJPP_AVComms2023.docx. For instance: SMITH_Johanna_IJPP_AVComms2023.docx before you submit it.
The application must be submitted in English.
Instructions to fill out the application form
In the online application form, you will have to submit
- your CV, which must include information on
- personal and contact details
- language skills
- work and other experience
- education, degrees, and courses
The CV should be no longer than 2 pages long: please focus on information that is relevant to this position.
- the link to your portfolio showcasing a selection of your work
- your video introduction, which would help demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria, as this informs the shortlisting process.
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
- If your experience in life is one that brings different experiences of diversity and/or exclusion and/or marginalisation, please share how you would bring this perspective to the 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. If applicable, you can include small parts of the video in Spanish to show your fluency in that language.
Only in case of well-found reasons it would not be possible for you to record a video presentation, please contact us at media(at)ilga.org and we will provide you with alternative means to convey to us the information you’d have included in the video presentation.
The application form should be completed in English. Interviews will also be conducted in English (though declared Spanish language skills will be tested).
Process after application
After submitting your application, you will see a 'thank you' message confirming that you have submitted your responses. You will also be able to see a link to print or download a PDF of your responses. Should you have completed the form without having seen such 'thank you' message, please reach out to media(at)ilga.org.
Please, plan your submission in advance. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
1 August 2023 Call for candidates
21 August 2023, 09:00 AM CEST: Deadline for applications
28/29 August 2023 Shortlisted candidates are notified of results and receive a written task
4 September 2023 Deadline for shortlisted candidates to send the written task
8 September 2023 Shortlisted candidates are notified of results
11-12 September 2023 Interviews with shortlisted candidates
15 September 2023 Notification of selected and not selected candidates
Monday, 18 September 2023 The successful candidate takes up the 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 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, Junior Professional 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 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.