JOB OFFERED: An LGBTI organisation Looking For Researchers

The Other Foundation is looking for people to work with their research team in their studies on LGBTI Groups and Allies in Southern Africa

The Other Foundation will undertake a series of country based mapping studies about LGBTI groups, their operating environment and programme strategies, as well as potential allies in ten countries in southern Africa. The intention is for the information to be used by LGBTI activists to strengthen strategic planning and implementation, as well as by the Other Foundation as baseline indicators against which to monitor the impact of its work, and to improve its strategies.

The Organisation is looking for individuals who are excited by the possibility of working as part of a team of researchers and who have the capacity to both undertake scholarly ‘desk based’ research, as well as to work with activists in the collection of data.  Applicants will need to be deeply grounded in the southern African context, with experience and interest in human rights within a social justice framing. 

Applicants should preferably:
1.  Live in one of the thirteen countries in which the Other Foundation works: Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. 
2.  Have formal research training, and/or at least ten years research experience with a deep contextual knowledge of human rights, social justice, and gender issues in the country in which they live or work. 
3.   Be at ease working in participatory ways with non-academic partners. 
4.  Be strong writers, with the capacity to summarize complex data and make nuanced arguments with conceptual clarity, and able to present data in innovative ways that are accessible to a wide range of audiences.
Successful applicants will be required to be part of an orientation workshop in Johannesburg scheduled for the 16 March 2016, to be run by the Other Foundation. The workshop will agree on the research frame and methodologies for the work.

Outputs of Mapping and Survey Studies

Researchers will be expected to produce a concise 1 page summary and maximum 15 page scoping study report per country assigned, no later than the 10 April 2016.


Interested candidates should download and read the terms of reference for this scoping study. Please send a brief letter that explains why you are interested in being a part of this project, and summarizes your qualifications and experience to: with “SCOPING STUDY” in the email subject line.  Please also attach a short resume.

Deadline for applications is 9 March 2016.

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