Junior consultancy opportunity: Communications


Junior consultancy opportunity at ILGA World:

International Junior Professionals Programme

seeking a Junior Professional Consultant on Communications

Duration: 6 months
Deadline for applicationsMonday 21 February 2022, 9 am Central European Time
Start of Junior Consultancy: Monday 21 March 2022

  Monday 6 December 2021, 23.59 CET

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ILGA World seeks a Junior Professional Consultants on Communications.

Who can apply?


  • 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 1,700 member organisations in over 160 countries.

The Junior Professional Consultant will provide assistance to ILGA World’s communications team 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 Communications:

  • 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 and Spanish, and the ability to accurately translate content from one language to the other
  • experience in using the Adobe Suite (especially Premiere, Illustrator, Photoshop, Audition, AfterEffect) or similar graphic/sound/video design tools
  • ability to work independently and collaboratively to produce strong, compelling, and creative visual content
  • 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 well organised, motivated, and able to work remotely;
  • have a good internet connection while participating in the International Junior Professionals Programme

Desired skills

These skills would be considered an asset:

  • a demonstrated interest in keeping oneself updated on LGBTI news from all around the world
  • some experience in managing event apps or platforms for hybrid/virtual events
  • interest and knowledge in how to make communications outputs more accessible to people with disabilities
  • basic comprehension skills of other UN languages (French, Arabic, Chinese and/or Russian)

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 channels, website, and other communication outputs
  • provide timely and accurate English/Spanish translations of articles, social media posts, and other communication outputs, to help ensure that all ILGA World communications are always published in both languages
  • assist the communications team in the planning and development of campaigns - including in the production of audio-visual materials
  • upload content to the digital platforms that ILGA World will employ for its World Conference – ensuring that programme & speaker information, instant messages, and more are always updated, and that user enquiries are promptly answered to
  • attend the 2022 ILGA World Conference (either virtually or in-person in Long Beach, CA, United States, depending on organisational capacity) to provide real-time assistance with enquiries and updates around the conference digital platforms, and with the organisation of communication-related events
  • organise a daily press review to monitor ILGA World’s presence on mainstream media, as well as global LGBTI-related news
  • assist the communications team in the preparation of podcast episodes (organising interviews, assisting with audio editing, transcribing the episodes, translating the transcriptions)


Junior Consultancy conditions

  • The Junior Consultancy is virtual; no relocation to Geneva is expected or supported by ILGA World
  • The Junior Consultancies are six-months long and require a full-time commitment for their 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 which the Junior Professional Consultants have contributed to will be given.


How to apply

The application for the position must be filled out exclusively via the online form, which can be found here: https://recruitment.ilga.org/ijpp-communications-2022
We recommend you download the application form here in Word format, prepare your application, and copy/paste it into the online form.

Should there be well-found reasons why this was not possible, you may submit the application form as well by e-mail to media(at)ilga(dot)org.
Rename this file SURNAME_Name_IJPP_Comms2022.docx. For instance: SMITH_Johanna_IJPP_Comms2022.docx before you submit it.

Filling out the online form

  1. In the online application form you will have to provide information on your
    1. personal and contact details
    2. language skills
    3. work and other experience
    4. education, degrees, and courses
    5. two references
  2. Answer all questions and written tasks
    Read the questions and written tasks carefully and demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria, as this informs the shortlisting process. The shortlisting process is based on an evaluation of each of the sections
  3. Language
    The application pack should be completed in English. Interviews will also be conducted in English (though other declared language skills may be tested)
  4. Other documents or materials
    Do not attach a CV, pictures, or any additional document, as they will not be used. Failure to respect this rule will negatively impact your score.
  5. Confirmation email
    You will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail upon completing the online form. Should you have completed the form without having received such confirmation, please reach out to media(at)ilga(dot)org.
  6. 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 28 February 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 28 February 2022. They will have until 7 March 2022 to deadline to deliver the written task.

Interviews to candidates who will be further shortlisted and admitted to the final stage of the selection process are expected to take place between 15 and 17 March 2022. The interview itself will last approximately 45 minutes.

The selected candidates will be notified around 18 March 2022.


Key dates

1 February 2022 Call for candidates
21 February 2022, 09:00am CET Deadline for applications
28 February 2022 Shortlisted candidates are notified of results, and receive a written task
7 March 2022 Deadline for shortlisted candidates to send the written task
14 March 2022 Shortlisted candidates are notified of results
15-17 March 2022 Interviews with shortlisted candidates
18 March 2022 Notification of selected and not selected candidates
21 March 2022 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 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 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 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.

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