You have an opportunity to make a difference.
ILGA-Europe is a driving force for political, legal and social change at European level. Our vision is of a world where dignity, freedoms and full enjoyment of human rights are protected and ensured to everyone regardless of their actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and sex characteristics. ILGA-Europe are comprised of over 600 member organisations throughout the European Region. From Iceland to Italy and Ukraine to Malta, we work with extraordinary activists to bring about real change for LGBTI people across Europe. Our strong team based in Brussels empowers activists, connects key change actors at European and national levels, leads on thinking and responding to important trends for the European LGBTI movement. And we ensure our people remain our greatest asset. We are willing to offer a strong remuneration package, including pension payments, insurance plans, luncheon vouchers, trainings and much more. We look forward to you joining our team!
Established in 1996, ILGA-Europe has grown from a volunteer-run organisation to a board-run NGO led by a professional staff team based in Brussels. ILGA-Europe has experienced an important period of growth and development over the past decade in terms of staff and budget. As a result, ILGA-Europe needs skilled and highly motivated people to join its dynamic and professional team and to respond to growing demands placed on ILGA-Europe.
The Senior Advocacy Officer will be actively contributing to ILGA-Europe’s advocacy work aimed at bringing legal, political and social change for LGBTI people across Europe, by working with European institutions to leverage their mechanisms for change, by setting benchmarks for national governments on LGBTI equality, by engaging with governments and civil society at national level to strengthen capacity to translate political commitments into concrete measures, and by acting as a thought-leader on strategic issues for the European LGBTI movement.
The tasks of Senior Advocacy Officer will include developing and implementing effective policy and advocacy strategies with regional institutions, government or other relevant actors to respond to priorities identified by the European LGBTI movement; monitoring of developments and assessing opportunities for advocacy of human rights of LGBT people at European level, as well as set out strategies on how to seize these opportunities; developing and implementing capacity building and peer learning for policy-makers, civil society and practitioners at European and national levels on implementation of political commitments into concrete measures; and developing strategic partnerships and coalitions with other NGOs and relevant actors.
Candidates should be strongly committed to working for human rights and equality, and have competencies and demonstrated experience in:
Open ended full-time position subject to continued funding for the post. Salary scale: from 52,584.07 € to 56,547.28 €, starting at the beginning of the scale. The organisation has a generous remuneration package, including contributing to local transportation costs, luncheon vouchers, hospitalisation insurance, a pension scheme for employees and ‘family friendly’ policies. Relocation support to Brussels will be given where appropriate.
Closing date for receipt of applications: Monday, 25 November 2019 (12:00 noon CET). Please submit a signed electronic version of the application pack by e-mail to email@example.com.
Application pack available here: https://www.ilga-europe.org/jobs/senior-advocacy-officer.