Pathways Regional Officer Terms of Reference


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ILGA World seeks a Pathways Regional Officer Terms of Reference

Start of the position: January 2024.

Deadline for applications: Friday, 13 October 2023, 1:00 pm CEST (Central European Summer Time, CEST)

*This is a Remote Position. No relocation services are provided to the selected candidate. Candidates must have the legal right to work in their country of residence.*

Who can apply?
Anyone with dedication to - and experience in regard to - the human rights of persons with diverse sexual orientations, gender identities, gender expressions and sex characteristics who meets the requirements set out below.

ILGA World (the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex Association) and the Global Philanthropy Project (GPP) seek a Regional Officer to support a new global resource mobilizationearch project, “LGBTI Pathways.” The Project will develop credible, reliable, and accurate evidence on the needs, priorities, and funding landscape of the international and regional LGBTI movements. This evidence aims to inform and influence grantmakers to increase the amount and quality of resources directed toward improving the lives of LGBTI persons worldwide.

The Regional Officer plays a pivotal role in ensuring effective coordination between the regional surveys which are central components of LGBTI Pathways and the global coordination of the project.

The ideal candidate is highly skilled in project management, is dedicated and resourceful, can work independently and collaboratively, and is committed to contributing to global LGBTI liberation.

The LGBTI Pathways global research project will:

  • Undertake a comprehensive gap analysis on the state of global funding on LGBTI issues, which: Identifies the specific needs, priorities, and strategies of regional and population-based movements within the international LGBTI movement
  • Identify how movements/civil society organizations (CSOs) are resourced and highlight regional and population-based funding inequities within the international LGBTI movement
  • Inform the funding streams, mechanisms, and practices of the key investors in the international LGBTI movement
  • Offer guidance to grantmakers entering the international LGBTI field, particularly more prominent international development funders and implementers
  • Establish key indicators/ goals and other functions to capacitate share fund mobilization and donor advocacy
  • LGBTI Pathways will be a global research project comprising of regional surveys of the LGBTI movement for Africa, Asia, Oceania/Pacific, Europe and Central Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and North America. It is expected to last for 3.5 years.

    Each survey will be led by a regional organization based within each region and supported by a regional advisory group. The regional survey results will be compared with regional grantmaking data from the Global Resources Report. After the regional data collection, a global meta-analysis of all surveys will be completed and compared with the global LGBTI funding flows documented in the Global Resources Report. The overall global coordination of the project is led by GPP, ILGA World and supported by a global advisory group.


    Important Please read the Responsibilities, Performance of duties and remuneration and benefits, and Requirements sections below before filling out the application form.

    The application should be completed in English. Interviews will also be conducted in English (though other declared language skills may be tested).

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    Late submissions. Please, plan your submission in advance. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.


  • 13 September 2023 - Call for candidates
  • 13 October 2023, 1:00 pm CEST Deadline for applications
  • 23 October 2023 Shortlisted candidates are invited for interviews
  • 24 – 27 October 2023 Interviews with shortlisted candidates
  • 13 November 2023 Offer is made
  • January 2024- Successful candidate takes up position (if notice period allows)

Please direct any question to [email protected].

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