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Call for applications: Consultancy on trans community engagement in SDG processes

We encourage applications from trans, gender diverse and intersex people, Black, indigenous and Latinx people and people of color, D/deaf and disabled people, people from a migrant background, and sex workers.

Application Deadline:12 October 2020, 5:00pm CEST
Location:Home-based / Remote
Language required:English, additional Spanish and/or Russian fluency preferred


Transgender communities are disproportionately affected by issues of health and poverty. Many are forced to, or choose to, work in the informal economy due to social and institutionalised stigma, with issues such as access to basic healthcare and social welfare exacerbating marginalization and exclusion from social justice and human rights. Under the FSP/PITCH project, GATE is working to increase trans community engagement in Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) processes, focusing on SDG1 on poverty and SDG3 on health.

PITCH is a strategic partnership between Aidsfonds, Frontline AIDS and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs working with those most affected by HIV in enabling these groups to transform (inter)national HIV responses by strengthening their advocacy skills and capacities and promoting innovative evidence-informed practice. The Free Space Process (FSP) partnership brings together 11 international civil society, key population networks, and network organizations in an effort to proactively coordinate and collaborate on joint advocacy.

Scope of Work

Consultant will develop a series of technical briefings and toolkits to increase trans community knowledge and future engagement in SDG processes, focusing on SDG1 and SDG3, as well as designing a virtual training to deliver these materials to trans activists from regional networks on SDG accountability and advocacy.
The materials should include a report on poverty within trans communities globally; integration into the briefings of COVID-19-related data and how it affects (inter)national HIV responses in the context of SDG1 and SDG3; and toolkits to include looking at broader opportunities for integration into health services, such as inclusion of Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) in HIV service delivery, and issues of social justice, health access, UHC and human rights as linked to health and poverty indicators.


  • 2 technical briefings, one on SDG1, one on SDG3
  • 1 toolkit on SDGs with a focus on SDG1 and SDG3 from a trans lens
  • 3 webinars on briefings and toolkit


  • In-depth understanding of transgender issues. Specific understanding relating to national and regional HIV responses in Southern Africa and Eastern Europe/Central Asia is an asset.
  • In-depth practical knowledge of Sustainable Development Goals and UN processes, including but not limited to previous engagement with the UN LGBTI stakeholder group and the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF).
  • Knowledge of the global HIV response, particularly regarding engagement of key populations.
  • Ability to work remotely in an independent, responsible and timely way.
  • Experience in developing and delivering briefings, toolkits and online trainings.

Selection Process

GATE will select the consultant based on proposals from interested applicants.

Submit the following to the email listed below with the suggested subject line by 12 October 12 2020 at 5:00 pm CEST:

Email: to:, cc:
Subject line: Surname – SDG Consultancy (e.g. Smith – SDG Consultancy)

    • A letter of interest.
    • Financial proposal.
    • Curriculum Vitae, including name and contact details of two references.

About GATE

GATE is an international organization working on gender identity, gender expressions and sex characteristics. It was founded in 2009, and it is registered in New York (USA). GATE programmatic work is organized around four main areas: Depathologization, HIV, Movement Building and UN, with a cross-cutting emphasis on socio-economic justice.