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ILGA Executive Director
ILGA seeks to hire Executive Director
04/07/2007
World
World
 
The Executive Director will be responsible for ensuring that ILGA is a forceful and effective advocate for LGBT rights. Candidates should be strongly committed to working for this cause, and have excellent competencies and experience in general management, including development of strategy, planning/execution of work programmes, and staff and financial management. See requirements below.

1. ILGA: who we are
The International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA) is a worldwide association of national and local groups dedicated to achieving equal rights for lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender and intersex people everywhere.

Founded in 1978, the organisation has more than 560 lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex full member groups from over 90 countries and also associate and individual members. ILGA member groups range from small collectives to national groups and individual cities as well as global trade union federations.

2. Background
Over the past decades (since 1978) ILGA has established a membership organisation that works for the equality of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender and intersex people around the world. In 1996 regions were set up. At present there are six regions (Africa, ANZAPI (Aotearoa/ New Zealand/ Australia/ Pacific Islands), Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, and North America) which are represented on the ILGA Executive Board. Most regions have held regional conferences and some have elected regional boards. ILGA-Europe has set up an office thanks to core funding from the European Commission and other funders. The World office is in Brussels.
ILGA provides information and support to its members to achieve the goals of their organisations within their own country. Together ILGA’s 500-plus members are a strong voice in the international arena, such as the United Nations and many other international fora.
ILGA co-operates closely with allies such as international human rights organisations and trade unions.

ILGA strives to be an equal opportunities organisation both in employment practices and its work program.

3. The job
The Executive Director will be responsible for ensuring that ILGA is a forceful and effective advocate for LGBT rights. Candidates should be strongly committed to working for this cause, and have excellent competencies and experience in general management, including development of strategy, planning/execution of work programmes, and staff and financial management.

Other requirements are:
• A good knowledge of human rights and equality issues, particularly as they relate to lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender and intersex people;
• A high standard of written and spoken English and preferably Spanish (or a willingness to learn Spanish);
• A general knowledge of the international institutions.

Useful additional experience/knowledge could include:
• Experience of human rights advocacy, particularly at international level;
• Experience of working in an NGO;
• A working knowledge of French.

Applicants must have or be able to obtain the right to work in the EU.

Gross salary: From Euro 50,000 to 57,000 per annum, depending on experience. Relocation support to Brussels can be negotiated.

Closing date for receipt of applications: Friday, 27th July 2007.

To apply, please download the Application Pack and the Application Form.

ILGA is an equal opportunities employer.


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