Senior Programmes Officer

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ILGA-Europe

  • Career category:Programme/ Project design & management
  • Job type:Job
  • Experience level:Other (specified in job description)
  • Organisation type:Civil Society
  • Remote option:No
  • Right to work requirements:Anyone can apply
  • Salary: € 64099-67741 / yearly
  • Work schedule:Full-time
  • Length of contract:Temporary/ Fixed-term
  • Deadline:24/06/2024
  • Location:Belgium
LGBTQI+ rights/ SOGIESC
ABOUT ILGA-EUROPE

ILGA-Europe is a driving force for political, legal and social change at European and Central Asian 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.

WHAT ARE THE MAIN JOB FUNCTIONS OF THE SENIOR PROGRAMMES OFFICER?
STRATEGY AND PROGRAMME DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION

  • To develop and implement strategies and activities in support of the work of LGBTI groups and organisations in specific countries;
  • To develop and carry out participatory consultation and assessment processes aimed at identifying and better understanding the strategies and needs of LGBTI groups and organisations;
  • To monitor and evaluate the overall programmatic framework and its specific activities, and to contribute with the outcomes of monitoring and evaluation to future planning;

STRENGTHENING CAPACITY OF LGBTI ORGANISATIONS

  • To develop and implement calls for proposals that enable LGBTI organisations to advance their goals in innovative and strategic ways, incl. carrying out risk assessments;
  • To develop and implement strategizing, coordination and learning activities with and for LGBTI organisations and groups;
  • To support and monitor the implementation of projects supported by ILGA-Europe and provide advice to grantees in regards to the implementation of their projects;
  • To monitor developments in assigned countries and cooperate with colleagues from different teams to ensure an appropriate and timely response or support from ILGA-Europe, as well as cooperation with key stakeholders, where necessary;
SUPPORTING ORGANISATIONAL LEARNING

  • To harness expertise and experience emerging from ILGA-Europe’s programmes and from the wider LGBTI movement and to translate it into shareable resources or activities that make it as accessible to LGBTI organisations and other stakeholders;
  • To support ongoing organisational learning at ILGA-Europe, especially in relation to our grant-making practices in high-risk contexts with a view of ensuring that it remains relevant, accessible and meets the needs of activists;
  • To support awareness raising activities and engagement of European institutions, governments and relevant allies through liaising with other staff about relevant developments in specific countries.
WHAT SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

At ILGA-Europe we understand that not all individuals have the same opportunities to engage in paid work within the LGBTI movement, and value the experience brought in from other areas of work and life. To fit this role well, you should be strongly committed to working for human rights and equality, and have competencies and demonstrated experience in:

  • Strategizing creatively about how social, legal and political change can be achieved for LGBTI people, especially in high-risk or rapidly changing environments;
  • Developing and implementing funding and learning programmes and activities;
  • Experience in designing and hosting collaborative coordination and strategizing activities;
  • Managing projects and budgets;
  • Managing risks and effectively responding to unforeseen or crisis developments.
Due to the focus of the role, proficiency in both English and Russian is a requirement.

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