Call for Applications for Regional Co-Researchers for a Global COVID-19 Impact Study

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GCRI-SOGI are now seeking the support of four (4) Regional Co-Researchers based in Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America.

Application Deadline: 21st May 2021, 1:00 pm CEST.

About the Award: In light of the current global COVID-19 pandemic, 21 LGBTQ+ organisations have come together and formed the Global COVID-19 Research Initiative on SOGI (GCRI-SOGI) and  are working to develop and conduct a global study on the effects of the pandemic on LGBTQ+ organisations and individuals. Now in Phase 2 of its implementation, this study seeks to conduct quantitative and qualitative data collection exercises across the globe to understand the repercussions of pandemic on target populations. 

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The study aims to answer five primary research questions to achieve the following objectives: 

  1. To assess the domain-level impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and implemented measures on LGBTQ+ communities.
    • Domains: Political, Institutional & Systemic, Economic & Human Resource, and Biopsychosocial & Interpersonal
  2. To identify key global and region-specific trends in LGBTQ+ communities’ experiences.
  3. To determine what supportive and risk factors are associated with LGBTQ+ communities’ experiences during the pandemic.
  4. To investigate the predictive nature of intersecting vulnerable/marginalised identities on LGBTQ+ communities’ experiences during the pandemic.

Type: Research

Eligibility: Consultants also possessing experience in quantitative research methodologies are strongly encouraged to apply. Members of the LGBTQ+ community are also strongly encouraged to apply. 

The successful candidate must:

  • Thorough experience working in the field of advancing human rights, LGBTQ+ rights and/or SRHR locally, regionally and internationally;
  • Proven skills and track-record in social science research, including qualitative and participatory methodologies—expertise in quantitative is an asset;
  • Support efforts to recruit participants from respective regions;
  • Full professional working proficiency in English;
  • Abilities to work on the basis of an intersectional approach with cultural and LGBTQ-specific sensitivity, especially within the context of your region;
  • Have the capacity to work in a team and autonomously; ability to follow-up on time and multitask; be able to manage their own time and meet internal deadlines.
  • Good skills on security, (digital-) safety, sensitivity and well-being of activists;
  • Be organised and have high attention to detail;
  • Work well under pressure and tight deadlines;
  • Have administrative and IT skills and be proficient with Microsoft Office and/or Google Suite; and
  • Have strong interpersonal skills.

The successful candidate ideally:

  • Possesses the ability to speak and write in any of the following languages (in addition to English): 
  • Spanish, French, Russian, Arabic, Portuguese, Swahili, Mandarin (Simplified and Traditional), and Hindi;
  • Has direct experience with LGBTQ+ and/or intersectional feminist activism;
  • Has direct experience in advocacy and policy work;
  • Has relevant experience in working in international teams;

Number of Awards: 4

Value of Award:

  • The position is virtual; no relocation is expected or will be supported by ILGA World or its affiliates.
  • The consultants will be expected to work from their current location and attend virtual meetings in support of project activities.
  • The consultant will be expected to work for 30 days until November 2021. The exact working hours and days can be flexible, but a candidate should be available to work during regular full-time working hours.
  • Consultants will receive a compensation of USD 6,000 for the duration of the consultancy.
  • Successful consultants will be required to work closely with the Lead Researcher as well as representatives of LGBTQ+ organisations from around the world.
  • Based on differences in time zones, successful consultants may be required to be available for meetings outside of regular working hours to support project activities. 
  • There may be a possibility of extension based on the availability of funding, which would mean that the contract could be extended.

Duration of Award: The consultants will be expected to work 30 days full-time to split into 25 days for Phase 2 (data Collection) and 5 days for Phase 3 (Analysis) over the course of six months, primarily to support the qualitative component of the study.

The ideal candidate will begin in June 2021.

How to Apply: Materials Required for Application: 

  • Cover letter including information on why you are interested in conducting this research and your experience in LGBTQ+ activism/advocacy and conducting research. 
  • Methodological approach to implementing survey design and analysis, with a timeline of activities. 
  • CV
  • Two to three references

Interested applicants are requested to email your interest and requirements to [email protected].


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