Strategic Alliances & Coalitions Senior Officer

ILGA World


The Strategic Alliance & Coalitions Senior Officer is part of ILGA Worlds Gender Identity, Gender Expression and Sex Characteristics (GIESC) programme. They will be the main responsible for our work responding to anti-rights and anti-gender actors; coordinating our Unearthing Human Rights Narratives project, a collaborative project with GATE and CREA; and working towards deepening collaboration and coordination with global feminist, SRHR movement actors, and other key stakeholders.


The Strategic Alliances & Coalitions Senior Officer supports and reports to the Gender Identity, Gender Expression and Sex Characteristics Manager, in the implementation of the GIESC programmes. This includes:

Specific to the position

  • Coordinate ILGA World’s work responding to anti-rights and anti-gender actors and ensure collaboration with other movement actors and stakeholders including in feminist and SRHR movements
  • Implement ILGA World’s “Unearthing Human Rights Narratives” in coordination with ILGA World’s project partners:
    • Develop and implement activities that strengthen and support cross-movement relationships and actions by LGBTI and feminist-led organisations.
    • Organise and implement a global convening of women’s and LGBTI organisations, activists, governments, and other actors at the 2024 ILGA World Conference
    • Support the building of the capacity of local and national groups, LGBTI-led CSOs and regional organisations to develop, lead and implement more strategic campaigns
    • Organise and deliver training for the level of campaigning, policy and advocacy work for national, regional and global stakeholders
    • Identify and build strategic partnerships and alliances between stakeholders and movements
    • Research and document good practice on connecting SOGIESC issues with feminist foreign policies
  • Coordinating the partnership with CREA and GATE:
    • Oversight and monitor compliance with the partnership agreements
    • Submission of partner reports
  • Carry out or contribute to projects from development and planning through to implementation and oversight of the project, ensuring the overall quality of deliverables, including
    • Drafting quarterly donor reports
    • Monitoring the project budget & workplan
    • Ensure compliance with donor agreement
  • Work together with colleagues from the UN, Research, Projects/Regions, and Communications team in coordinating project activities, & the MEL team in reporting on project implementation.


  • Actively contribute to promoting and achieving the organisation’s objectives
  • Ensure that all activities are carried out with full regard to ILGA World policies
  • Attend and contribute to conferences, seminars and meetings on behalf of ILGA World
  • Work as a part of the ILGA World staff team
  • Perform other duties as required.

Relationship with colleagues

ILGA values creative and inclusive approaches to work and management that have been achieved through cross-service area working and the participation of staff at all levels in the organisation. Staff have line management arrangements and specific key relationships, which are detailed in their job descriptions, but they will also need to work collaboratively with their colleagues in order to achieve their agreed targets and outcomes to the required standards.


Education and qualifications

  • A master’s university degree or equivalent in international gender studies, international law, sociology, social sciences, or a related field combined with 5 years of relevant work experience
  • A first-level university degree in combination with 7 years of relevant and qualifying experience
  • 10 years of relevant and qualifying experience in lieu of a master’s or first-level degree


  • 5-10 years of relevant and qualifying experience designing, managing international projects, countering the anti-gender/anti-democracy/anti-right rhetoric
  • 5 years of experience coordinating cross-movement partnerships/consortiums
  • Demonstrated experience working in multicultural and international programmes
  • Managing large budgets and grant partnerships
  • Working with national Governments on anti-rights actors and issues
  • Experience working closely with and supporting trans, gender-diverse, intersex, and/or LBQ-led organisations and groups, particularly in the Global South

Technical requirements

  • Seasoned knowledge in anti-right actors, strategies, and how to counter them
  • Demonstrated knowledge of multilateral institutions, including the United Nations human rights mechanisms
  • Extensive technical knowledge and expertise on gender identity, gender expression programmes, policy analysis, capacity building and extensive experience in strategic planning, drafting reports, policy briefs and documents
  • Working and building partnerships with member organisations, stakeholders, governments, multilateral institutions, and allied civil society movements
  • Demonstrate rooted connections with allied and intersectional feminist movements

Other requirements

  • Strong communication skills, able to communicate clearly and effectively
  • Tailoring language, tone, style, and format to the audience
  • Ability to work in proficient English (mandatory) and ideally Spanish. Other UN languages — more specifically, French, Arabic, Russian or Mandarin — are also welcome
  • Adherence to, and alignment with, the ILGA World Code of Conduct

Performance of duties, remuneration, and benefits

  • ILGA World is currently introducing a flexible workplace regime – under the new rules, this position can be implemented remotely and does not require relocation to Geneva, Switzerland
  • The position is advertised at 100% of a full-time position
  • ILGA World remunerates under a three-tiered salary matrix structure. The annual salary being offered for the post ranges between 65,520 CHF and 82,800 CHF for the 100% position, depending on location
  • In addition, ILGA World offers 35 days between legal holidays and annual leave and contributions to health care costs
  • ILGA World operates under a flexible working system that – among others – includes flexible working hours
  • The weekly working time is 37.5 hours on a 100% position.

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How to apply

The application for this position needs to be submitted online here:

We recommend you download the application form in Word format from here, prepare your application and copy/paste it into the application form.

Should there be well-founded reasons why this was not possible, you may submit the application form as well by e-mail to recruitment Rename this file SURNAME_Name_SAC_SO.docx (for instance: SMITH_John_SAC_SO.docx) before you submit it. Should you have questions in regard to this call, please reach out to recruitment

Key dates

6 February 2024 Call for candidates
6 March 2024, 23:59 CET Deadline for applications
13 March 2024 Shortlisted candidates are invited for interviews
18 March – 22 March 2024 Interviews with shortlisted candidates and skills exercise
25 March 2024 Offer is made
Mid- April/1 May 2024 Successful candidate takes up position (if notice period allows)

Deadline: 6-Mar-24

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