Posted by: kyrgyzlabrys | May 30, 2007

vacancies in Labrys

1. Vacancy: Transgender component Coordinator

 

Location: Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Place: Lesbian, Bisexual Women’s and Transgender Organization “Labrys”

Deadline: 15 June 2007

Work period: 1 July – 31 December 2007 (with possibility of extension)

Work load: 20 hours a week

 

A young NGO working with lesbian and bisexual women and transgender people (LBT) in Kyrgyzstan is looking for an open-minded and flexible person to work as a part-time research assistant within ‘Elf’ project. “Labrys” has been officially working since January 2005. Its activities include working with general public on issues of sexual orientation and gender identity and empowerment of LBT community in Bishkek through providing a safe meeting place, publishing a journal, organizing events and trainings for LBT.  The project sponsored by Dutch donor HIVOS.

 

The transgender component of ‘Elf’ project is aimed at providing information on transitioning within post-Soviet context to transgender people and lobbying for transgender rights in Kyrgyzstan.

 

Profile:

 

  • University Degree in Social Sciences (preferred)
  • Experience in lobbying and advocacy
  • Experience of working with vulnerable groups and open-mindedness
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and crisis situations, work over-time
  • Working knowledge of Russian and English preferred

 

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates activities within transgender component (translation of materials, publishing of materials, publication of a brochure on gender identity, advocacy)
  • Communicates with Ministry of Health and various human rights organizations and state bodies about ensuring the possibility of healthy transitioning in Kyrgyzstan
  • Maintains communication with transgender people in Kyrgyzstan and abroad
  • Provides consultation and information on transitioning to transgender people in Kyrgyzstan and abroad via email and in person

 

Women and transgender people are encouraged to apply.

 

To apply:

  • send a cover letter highlighting your experience and your CV to kyrgyzlabrys@yahoo.com with “Transgender Component Coordinator” in the subject line

 2.

Vacancy: Research assistant

 

Location: Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Place: Lesbian, Bisexual Women’s and Transgender Organization “Labrys”

Deadline: 15 June

Work period: 16 July – 16 September 2007

Work load: 20 hours a week

 

A young NGO working with lesbian and bisexual women and transgender people (LBT) in Kyrgyzstan is looking for an open-minded and flexible person to work as a part-time research assistant within ‘Elf’ project. “Labrys” has been officially working since January 2005. Its activities include working with general public on issues of sexual orientation and gender identity and empowerment of LBT community in Bishkek through providing a safe meeting place, publishing a journal, organizing events and trainings for LBT.  The project sponsored by Dutch donor HIVOS.

 

The research component of ‘Elf’ project is aimed to examine the situation of LBT people in Bishkek by using in-depth interviews and observations.

 

Profile:

 

  • University Degree in Social Sciences (sociology preferred but not necessary)
  • 2 years of experience of working with research projects in Kyrgyzstan or conducting an individual research project
  • Experience of working with vulnerable groups and open-mindedness
  • Training in qualitative research methods and data analysis
  • Excellent interviewing skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and crisis situations, work over-time

 

Responsibilities:

  • Assists research coordinator in designing the study
  • Conducts in-depth interviews with LBT community members
  • Transcribes the interviews
  • Assists the research coordinator in producing research report

 

 

Women and transgender people are encouraged to apply.

 

To apply:

  • send a cover letter highlighting your experience and your CV to kyrgyzlabrys@yahoo.com with “Research Assistant” in the subject line

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