Community Building Officer



  • Career category:Programme/ Project design & management
  • Job type:Job
  • Humanitarian or Development:Development
  • Experience level:0-5 years
  • Organisation type:Civil Society
  • Remote option:No
  • Right to work requirements:Anyone can apply
  • Salary: € 36314 / yearly
  • Work schedule:Part-time/ Pro-rata
  • Length of contract:Temporary/ Fixed-term
  • Deadline:20/12/2023
  • Location:Germany
LGBTQI+ rights/ SOGIESC Trans rights
Key responsibilities​
Supporting TGEU’s community building and member engagement work 

  • Conducting community and member consultations with the SPO
  • Supporting community organisations in Europe and Central Asia, in particular TGEU member organisations, in strengthening community outreach, self-organising, activist well-being and burn-out prevention, organisational development, etc.
  • Building and maintaining relationships with TGEU membership in Europe and Central Asia
  • Developing and holding community and capacity-building trainings for trans organisations in Europe and Central Asia
  • Managing and regularly updating the CRM member database system 
  • Supporting the coordination of the Trans Refugee Network 
  • Supporting the development of the member crisis support information pack and programmes
  • Supporting the organising of the European and Central Asian Trans Council
  • Building relationships and liaising with other community-led trans-led networks and other social justice movement organisations in Europe and Central Asia
  • Facilitating partnerships and collaborations with and between members and other social movements
  • Leading the development and implementation of TGEU’s member engagement strategy

  • Contributing to internal and external reporting
  • Supporting the SPO with other tasks related to community and movement building

Who we are looking for​
For this position, we are looking for a driven, curious, empathetic trans activist who has been involved in local, regional, and/or international trans, LGBTI, and/or queer organising. We are looking for someone who applies a (self-)critical approach to their work, includes intersectional perspectives, and accumulates a set of skills:

  • Fluent knowledge of English (spoken and written)
  • Good knowledge of Russian or other European languages is highly desired
  • Highly comfortable working with community members, partners, and external stakeholders
  • Strong understanding of intersectional justice, including in own work approach and willingness to learn, unlearn, and challenge normative narratives
  • A respectful and ethical approach  to community building with strong listening and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently, manage own time and high workload as well as plan multiple priorities on different timelines
  • Ability to learn quickly when confronting new issues and priorities with a high sense of initiative and ability to manage stressful situations
  • Ability to work in diverse and professional teams
  • Comfortable presenting TGEU’s work to a diverse set of audiences 
  • Events organising and logistical skills
  • Ability to work well and build rapport with colleagues off- and online
  • Good knowledge of current topics and challenges in trans community organising in Europe and Central Asia
  • Commitment to TGEU values and policies, and indisputable work ethics
  • At least 3  years of volunteer or paid community organising or activism on the local, national or international level (including online activism)
  • Work or volunteer experience in LGBTI and/or human rights-related fields is desired.
  • Documented interest or engagement in community organising (trainings and events)

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