Thursday, September 13, 2012

SASOD Welcomes New Secretary, Zenita Nicholson

Effective September 3, 2012, the SASOD board of trustees changed leadership in the role of Secretary. The organization bid farewell to one of our founding members, trustee and Secretary, Vidyaratha Kissoon, subsequent to earlier notice of his resignation. Trustees paid glowing tributes to Vidya, as he is affectionately known, for the 9 years of service he gave to the organization. Vidya has left an indelible impression on SASOD and the trustees and members wish him resounding success in his future endeavours. His selfless contributions to the tireless work for human rights and social justice continue to reverberate across Guyana and the region.
Filling this key role as Secretary, SASOD warmly welcomes the energetic and passionate, Zenita Nicholson. Zenita joined SASOD as a Project Coordinator and member in April 2011, and quickly began to make vibrant contributions to the work for equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Guyanese, which could not go unnoticed. Zenita graciously assented to this demanding role, ready and willing to make an even greater contribution to the advocacy for LGBT rights in Guyana. She joins Co-Chairpersons, Namela Baynes-Rowe and Joel Simpson, Treasurer, Jermaine Grant, and Ulelli Verbeke to complete the five-person board of trustees who will lead SASOD in its forward quest for full citizenship of all Guyanese, without exception.  

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Request for Tenders: External Evaluator

Project Title:         Empowering civil society to challenge homophobic laws and discrimination against LGBTI persons
The project was aimed at enabling civil society organisations to combat and strengthen their role in documenting patterns and incidences of discrimination against LGBTI persons, developing their skills to challenge discrimination as violations of the constitutional right to equality and to advocate for legal reform.
The External Evaluator will be required to evaluate the achievements, effectiveness, relevance, and efficiency of the project.

Duration of Appointment:                18 days

Deadline for Letters of Interest:     14th September

Expected Start Date:                          19th September 2012



A university degree at the post-graduate level in the social sciences, law or other relevant field of study.

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in monitoring and evaluation;
  • Solid understanding of and experience working in the Guyanese context;
  • Knowledge and experience of human rights;
  • Competence in sample survey techniques;
  • Excellent analytical and report writing skills;
  • Proven work experience in use of best practice evaluation methods;
  • Demonstrated ability to assess complex situations in order to succinctly and clearly distil critical issues;
  • Must be a self-starter and be able to work independently with excellent demonstrated teamwork, coordination and facilitation skills;
  • Fluency in Microsoft Office

E-mail for Terms of Reference.
Letters of Interest must be submitted by email only to:
Programme Coordinator, Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD).
Email and copy to