Kaleidoscope Trust is a founding member and host to the Secretariat of The Commonwealth Equality Network (TCEN), the first civil society network to sustainably advocate on behalf of LGBT+ people in the Commonwealth. We are now seeking five research consultants to deliver a body of research in collaboration with the TCEN Secretariat at Kaleidoscope Trust, the TCEN Management Committee, its membership and all other relevant stakeholders.
Under the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office-funded project “Protecting LGBT Rights in the Commonwealth”, Kaleidoscope Trust and TCEN will be working on gathering evidence and data on LGBT+ lived realities in the Commonwealth that could inform both our policy and advocacy efforts to highlight specific challenges faced by LGBT+ people in the Commonwealth – with a particular focus on the upcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), scheduled to take place the week of 21st June 2021 in Rwanda. CHOGM, the Commonwealth highest level political conference, constitutes a unique opportunity for TCEN to continue its advocacy efforts for greater LGBT+ equality across the Commonwealth of Nations.
Kaleidoscope Trust is seeking to engage five research consultants in delivering the above mentioned body of research in collaboration with the TCEN Secretariat at Kaleidoscope Trust, the TCEN Management Committee, its membership and all other relevant stakeholders.
This body of research, to be delivered between now and the end of March 2021, is specifically aimed at 1) filling evidence gaps on a series of up to five priority themes to be defined by TCEN members and 2) informing advocacy and policy efforts at both national level and at CHOGM 2021.
The process will include (but is not limited to):
- validation and analysis of existing data, including desk review and revision of documents and reports
- collection and analysis of new data – as required – through consultations with TCEN members and key stakeholders, and
- writing of a thematic report on the issues assigned and presenting them to Kaleidoscope Trust.
- Development of a thematic report to highlight concerns and realities of LGBT+ people, including those altered by COVID-19, in line with an agreed ethical research approach
- Accurate and comprehensive data collection, including submission of raw data to Kaleidoscope Trust alongside the final report.
- This position is open to suitable candidates, regardless of their current location. Given COVID-related restrictions, there is an assumption that the consultancy will be largely delivered remotely (home-based). However, timing for meetings and deadlines will be set on UK time (GMT).
Total budget available for each research consultancy is between £2,500 and £4,000; the final amount will be negotiated based on the length of the proposed research report.
30 working days between the date of publication and 31 March 2021
How to apply
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The deadline for applications is 23:59 (UK-time), Sunday 28 January 2021.
Interviews will be held via Zoom between 3 and 5 February 2021.