LGBTI equality and human rights in Europe and Central Asia

Litigation Fellow

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ILGA-Europe are seeking a Litigation Fellow for a six-month period to work with the staff team in Brussels. This is a paid fellowship.

  • Closing date for receipt of applications: Monday, 2 September (9.00 am CET)
  • Only properly completed application forms will be accepted. We will not accept CVs.

ILGA-Europe are a driving force for political, legal and social change at European 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. ILGA-Europe are comprised of over 600 member organisations throughout the Europe and Central Asia Region. From Iceland to Turkey and Ukraine to Malta, we work with extraordinary activists to bring about real change for LGBTI people across the region. Our strong team based in Brussels empowers activists, connects key change actors at European and national levels, leads on thinking and responding to important trends for the European LGBTI movement. Therefore, at ILGA-Europe, we value and encourage our employees. We understand that the movement is only as strong at its people. And we ensure our people remain our greatest asset. We look forward to you joining our team!


Responsibilities

General support to ILGA-Europe’s litigation activities, including:

  • Undertaking research in international and comparative law;
  • Assistance in preparation and wherever possible drafting of third party interventions or briefing documents;
  • Monitoring relevant legal developments at national, European and International levels;
  • Assistance with litigation capacity building activities organised by ILGA-Europe.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will have:

  • Knowledge of human rights, international and European standards and equality issues;
  • Experience in conducting legal research;
  • Experience in working on litigation at national and/or European levels would be an asset;
  • Knowledge of the human rights situation of LGBTI people in Europe would be an asset;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills - fluency in English is essential, other languages are an asset;
  • The capacity to work in a team and independently; ability to follow-up on time and multitask;
  • Computer literacy and excellent IT skills, including use of web and social media;
  • Demonstrated clear commitment to organisational values, goals and policies, including those related to equality.
  • Demonstrated cultural sensitivity

Other requirements

The successful applicant should be available to relocate to Brussels.


Conditions

The fellowship is a full-time position (37.5 hours/week) for 6 months. The gross salary is set at 1900.00 € per month. The organisation has a generous remuneration package, including contributing to local transportation costs, luncheon vouchers, hospitalisation insurance and annual holiday pay. Relocation support to Brussels will be given where appropriate.


Applications

Please send us the completed application form. Note that no CVs will be accepted.

The application should be sent to recruitment@ilga-europe.org (Ref: Litigation Fellowship) by Monday, 2 September (9.00 am CET)​. Phone interviews will be conducted with short-listed candidates in mid-September.  Short-listed applicants will be asked to complete a short home assignment prior to the interview.

We apologise in advance that we can only respond to applicants that make it to the interview stage.


EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES STATEMENT

ILGA-Europe are an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to opposing direct and indirect discrimination on grounds of disability, ethnicity or national origin, colour, race, creed, gender, marital status, domestic circumstances, age, HIV status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, sex characteristics, or any other grounds.

Trans/gender-variant individuals, as well as people from ethnic and racial minority backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

ILGA-Europe’s equal opportunity policy applies both to ILGA-Europe’s implementation of its work programme, and its employment practices. We will do all within our power to apply the above policies in our day-to-day operations and in our employment practices.