Research Officer, International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association

    Apply by: September 3, 2021
    Organization: International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association
    Location: Bangkok, Thailand

    The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA) Asia is seeking applications for the position of Research Officer.


    • An advanced degree in an area such as social sciences, sociology, research analysis, law, business, political science, economics, or public health – or the demonstrated equivalent level of professional experience – is required;

    • Strong writing skill in English to an academic level is a requirement; proficiency in 1 or 2 other Asian languages is an asset;

    • Strong capacity to independently conduct and oversee complex research projects with varying methodologies

    • Ability to handles substantial amounts of data – both quantitative and qualitative, and produce detailed, and derive actionable insight from, content analytics reports;

    • Ability to deal in a sensitive and understanding manner with a variety of people, including LGBTI survivors of human rights violations and others who may be distressed;

    • Have knowledge of international human rights law and a deep awareness of the nuances and community developments in language and concepts relating to SOGIESC;

    • Strong awareness around gender issues and knowledge of LGBTI movement dynamics is an asset as is experienced in culturally appropriate, community-based or community-led research;

    • Experience of working in a team and understanding of the importance of efficient communications for the coordination and effective functioning of teams;

    • Ability to represent ILGA Asia to external stakeholders; and to communicate ILGA Asia’s concerns, positions and, where relevant, strategies to external and internal stakeholders;

    • Experience in managing conflicting demands, meeting deadlines and adjusting priorities;

    • The first-hand experience, either as a volunteer or an employee, in an LGBTI organization, is highly desirable.

    LGBTIQ D/deaf and disabled people; lesbian and bisexual women; intersex persons; trans, gender-diverse, and non-binary persons; PLHIVs (persons living with HIV) and persons from the Global South are especially encouraged to apply, to increase the representation of people among LGBTI communities in our work.

    Shortlisted applicants will be directly contacted by ILGA Asia for the next steps in the recruitment process. Applicants who are not selected will also be informed by ILGA Asia accordingly. We kindly request applicants to not be in touch with ILGA Asia Secretariat or Board Members and to bear with us as we go through the recruitment process.

    The application for this position must be done online at, along with 3 pieces of writing samples submitted in your application, by 3rd September 2021 (23.59 Indochina Time).

    For more information, please send an email to [email protected] or click here.