ILGA World seeks Junior Professional Consultants on Communications for the year 2023.
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.
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:
Requirements and desired skills
- 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
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
- 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 and Spanish/English 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
- assist in summarising large amounts of information for social media content
- produce creative social media specific content (reels, animated videos and more) for ILGA World social media pages
- 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 via the online form, which can be found here: https://recruitment.ilga.org/ijpp-communications-2023.
We recommend you follow this link to download the application form in Word format, prepare your application, and copy/paste it into the online form.
Only in case of well-found reasons it would 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_Comms2023.docx. For instance: SMITH_Johanna_IJPP_Comms2023.docx before you submit it.