Thursday, June 27, 2013


Vacancies exist within Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD) for the following positions:

Programme Coordinator

The Programme Coordinator will be responsible for:
  • Leading a small team in the implementation of programme activities according to agreed timelines;
  • Building and maintaining networks of Civil Society Organizations, community, religious and political stakeholders;
  • Supporting the execution of workshops and meetings with stakeholders and partner organizations;
  • Overseeing the delivery of advocacy and awareness related initiatives and activities;
  • Mentoring and supervising the work of contractors;
  • Overseeing the functioning of the SASOD programme office;
  • Working with donor partners in developing content for effective programmes and activities;
  •  Recruiting external contractors as necessary;
  • Reporting to donors and partners on project deliverables;
  • Identifying and mobilizing funding opportunities for SASOD, including writing proposals;
  • Working with SASOD to identify and develop initiatives to promote equality, human rights and access to justice for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) citizens.
 Qualifications and Experience:
  • At least a Bachelor’s Degree in Management, Social Sciences, Communication, English or other relevant discipline;
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar or relevant field;
  • Experience working with and/or demonstrated commitment to marginalized groups, including LGBT communities.
Administrative Assistant

The Administrative Assistant will provide the following services
  • Providing clerical and general office services including filing documents and other materials
  • Taking minutes at meetings
  • Supporting procurement functions of the Finance Assistant and other contractors;
  • Assisting the Advocacy and Communications Officer in media monitoring and other duties;
  • Organising meetings and other events;
  • Providing logistical support to events, meetings, workshops and conferences;
  • Participating in the planning of activities and events;
  • Sharing information and promoting activities utilizing social media and other forms of ICT
  • Delivering and uplifting correspondences and packages as needed
  • Any other administrative duties assigned accordingly.
Qualifications and Experience
  • Minimum of 5 CXC subjects which must include English and Mathematics
  • Relevant tertiary education or training.
  • Experience in a similar post.

Additional Requirements
The Administrative Assistant must have or cover his/her own means of transportation to provide the required services. The monthly contract fee is inclusive of transportation allowance.

How to Apply:
All applications must include: Letter of Interest, Resume and a statement of 150 words on LGBT rights in Guyana for submission via email to

Emails must be titled as follows: 
1. Vacancy: Programme Coordinator 
2. Vacancy: Administrative Assistant 

DEADLINE: 17:00 hrs on Monday, July 1, 2013 via email to sasod_guyana  

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