LGBTIQ+ Safety and Security Trainer
Interested applicants should submit and in one proposal, their CV, Letter of Interest that highlights their relevant experience, and Budget to [email protected] by February 12th, 2023 stating “LGBTQIA+ Safety and Security Trainer” in the subject of the email.
The interview process will be ongoing, and might end upon receiving a qualified candidate for the position.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Applicants who have a personal relationship/association with a CLDH staff member are required to declare it in their email application.
The Lebanese Center for Human Rights (CLDH) is a local non-profit, non-partisan Lebanese human rights organization based in Beirut. CLDH was created in 2006 by the Franco-Lebanese Movement SOLIDA (Support for Lebanese Detained Arbitrarily), which has been active since 1996 in the struggle against arbitrary detention, enforced disappearance and the impunity of those perpetrating gross human rights violations. CLDH monitors the human rights situation in Lebanon, fights enforced disappearance, impunity, arbitrary detention and racism and rehabilitates the victims of torture. CLDH regularly organizes press conferences, workshops and advocacy meetings on human rights issues in Lebanon and collects, records and documents human rights abuses in reports and press releases. CLDH team on the ground supports initiatives aimed at determining the fate of all missing persons in Lebanon. CLDH regularly follows up on numerous cases of arbitrary detention and torture in Lebanon in coordination with Lebanese and international organizations, and with the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention WGAD and the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture. CLDH currently has 4 offices: Dora, Baouchrieh, Beqaa and Tripoli.
Free to Be Me (F2BM) is an inspiring and innovative program that puts rights holders in the driving seat, while supporting the LGBTQI+ movement to an impactful and sustainable fight for its rights. In Lebanon, a vibrant LGBTQI+ scene would lobby and advocate for economic and social justice. Despite progresses, challenges prevail in a highly restrictive legal environment. F2BM-ME will give voice, leadership and bounding to a community of qualified activists fighting to advance a common agenda in Lebanon. The Community of Action (CoA) will foster the growth of grassroots organizations and knowledge-sharing within the community. The program will encompass: i) tailored organizational capacity-building, ii) targeted individual skills development iii) micro-project funding allowing community impact and learning through action. F2BM-ME will be piloted by a project team hosted and benefiting from organizational support from the Lebanese Center for Human Rights (CLDH), designated as the host organization (HO). The program will directly benefit 10 grassroot organizations, a minimum of 15 activists and, indirectly, contribute to uphold the rights of the whole community in the region.
Safety and Security Training Context:
The total number of participants will vary from 15 to 20 members of the COA. The workshop, will be conducted over 3 days by the end of February (Dates TBD). The trainer is expected to draft and share the training agenda and manual (or an outline of manual) prior to the workshop for review by relevant personnel at CLDH, provide a final report after conducting the training, and write a safety and security plan.
The working period, including preparation, training delivery, manual drafting, delivery, and writing a final report of the training, is estimated to 7 days.
1- Workshop Agenda
2-A three days' training with 15 to 20 members
3- A unified safety and security plan/manual
4- A short narrative report on the delivered training
●Excellent knowledge of the LGBTQIA+ context in Lebanon
●Previous training relevant experience in safety and security
●Excellent oral and written communication skills in Arabic and English
To be determined.