Consultant for Toolkit Creation Workshop
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, Zalka, 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 progress, 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.
Description of the Toolkit Creation Activity:
The hired consultant will develop a toolkit related on community leaders, team leaders, community mobilization, resource mobilization, security measures within the Lebanese queer contexts. The toolkit will be created in an interactive approach where a 2-day workshop will be held with the CoA members.
This toolkit aims to provide the LGBTQI+ individuals and SOGIE rights organizations and key actors with the knowledge and tools required to advocate for LGBTQI+ rights and well-being, and building strong community networks, while understanding the safety & security principles.
2-days sessions with CoA initiatives focal points will be held to help them do the assessments, brainstorm together and contribute to the toolkit creation with the help of the consultant who will also be the facilitator.
The consultant should have a background in working with LGBTQI+ individuals and causes, well-tailored methods in communication and toolkit creation. It is also the responsibility of the consultant to create, finalize the toolkit and support the relevant team members in maintaining a safe environment. This process will be supported by the Free to Be Me Team.
Toolkit Creation Context:
The total number of participants in the sessions will be up to 10 members of the COA. The workshop, delivered by the consultant, will be conducted throughout December 2023. The consultant is expected to draft and share the agenda with a detailed outline prior to the start of the sessions for review by relevant personnel at CLDH and a final report after conducting the session and creating the toolkit. The working period, including preparation, delivery of toolkit and final report summary of the process is 8 days.
- Workshop Agenda and detailed outline
- Pre and Post test results and analysis
- First Draft of Toolkit
- Finalized Toolkit for dissemination
- Brief Narrative Report (including details of session, details of toolkit creation, number of participants, observations, recommendations for upcoming activities with the COAs).
Good understanding of the LGBTQI+ context.
Previous experience in toolkit development or the development of relevant material
The exact training location will be determined at a later stage, while it is expected to take place in person in Beirut.
How to apply
Application deadline for consultants:
Interested individuals should send their CV and a proposal including the financial proposal by email to
[email protected] indicating in the subject line “Toolkit Creation – Consultant” by no later than December 7,2023
interviews will be held with shortlisted candidates. 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.منتهية الصلاحية