All applications should be sent to [email protected] by October 9th, 2023, with “Research Consultant” in the subject line. ALEF will review all applications as they arrive. All applicants must meet the minimum requirements described above, and those unable to meet these requirements will not be considered.
Each application package should include the following:
•Letter of intent (no longer than one page) detailing the consultant’s previous experience and interest for the consultancy;
•Financial proposal; and
•Updated CV including relevant work experience and qualifications.
Background of the Organization
ALEF – act for human rights is a Lebanese non-profit, non-partisan human rights watchdog organization that works on documenting human rights violation and promoting inclusive values in Lebanon. ALEF seeks to strengthen the respect and fulfillment of human rights as a cornerstone of social, economic, and political development. By embracing a comprehensive approach to human right monitoring, protection, and education, ALEF aims to complement and gear all efforts towards the achievement of an influential human rights constituency, and the realization of a durable peace.
Scope of Work
The consultant will be responsible for the following:
✓Provide an overview of the current theories and debate surrounding LGBTQIA+ rights and the standpoints of human rights groups across the political spectrum.
✓Analyse international human rights standards and agreements relevant to LGBTQIA+ rights, to ensure that ALEF's approach aligns with global norms.
✓Engage with a wide range of stakeholders, including LGBTQIA+ organizations, civil society, government officials, religious leaders, and community members, to gather diverse perspectives and opinions.
✓Based on the findings from the assessment and stakeholder consultations, develop a comprehensive balanced rights-based approach that:
• Acknowledges and respects diverse viewpoints on LGBTQIA+ rights, except those promoting homophobia and discrimination.
•Promotes inclusivity and equality..
•Provide clear policy recommendations and practical steps that ALEF can take to implement the balanced rights-based approach in its programs and advocacy work.