Project : Advocacy Toolkit Designer
Location : Home-based
Contract Duration: : August – September 2022
Contract Type : Consultant
Since it was founded in 2009, the Asia Pacific Transgender Network (APTN) has grown to become a credible platform and voice for transgender people in Asia and the Pacific, working to ensure that their needs and rights are represented politically, socially, culturally and economically. APTN addresses trans-specific issues including vulnerability to gender-based violence, stigma and discrimination, risks for HIV infection, and health issues stemming from almost complete lack of access to appropriate health and medical care. The network serves as a platform for trans people to advocate for access to health, legal gender recognition, legislative reform, social justice and human rights and to exchange information and strategies with each other.
APTN has published several key reports, policy and technical briefs that have been used to inform programmes, policy and laws. Legal gender recognition deeply impacts the livelihood of trans and gender diverse people and is critical to ensure their dignity, rights and security. APTN is committed to working to ensure that so long as gender exists as a legal classification, that all people in Asia and the Pacific have access to identity documents that reflect their self-defined gender.
APTN envisions a society that upholds, respects, and protects the diversity, safety, equality, and dignity of trans people; the mission of APTN is to mobilise and advocate for the human rights of trans people in the Asia and the Pacific region.
Under APTN’s healthcare pillars in its 2018-2020 Strategic Plan, APTN will build upon the Asia Pacific Trans Health Blueprint (2015) and the recommendations and road maps developed from the From Barriers to Bridges (FB2B) Conference (2017), to improve access to trans-competent HIV and healthcare services for trans people in the Asia and the Pacific region, and to establish mechanisms and enable advocacy holding governments and healthcare providers accountable for meeting their commitments to rights-based trans-competent healthcare.
Under APTN’s “Amplifying regional collaboration towards transformative gender-affirming healthcare and HIV services for transgender people in Asia Pacific” APTN will develop two advocacy toolkits targeted at transgender organisations and activists to be able to advocate for their health needs.
The two advocacy toolkits are:
- Advocacy toolkit on access to HIV services in the context of trans-competent sexual and reproductive health
- Advocacy toolkit on access to trans-competent gender-affirming care
The toolkits will be short; not more than 5000 words each, and feature information such as guidelines and arguments for advocacy, highlighting international standards and practices, and more. Trans activists, organisations, and allies will be able to use the advocacy toolkits for advocacy with policy makers, health care professionals and institutions, donors, and other stakeholders
This project is funded by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) through the Meeting Targets and Maintaining Epidemic Control (EpiC) Project.
Scope of Work:
APTN will engage a designer to layout and design the two Advocacy Toolkits in an accessible and engaging format. The advocacy toolkits should have similar layouts, formats, and styles.
Tasks and Deliverables include the following:
- Share 2-3 designs proposals for review by APTN
- Draw, design, layout, and format the Advocacy Toolkits
- Submit Print and Web ready versions of the Advocacy Toolkits
|1||APTN to share the non-copy edited version of the toolkits for the consultant to develop the design proposals||1 Sep 2022|
|2||Designer submit 2-3 proposals for APTN to review and select||8 September 2022|
|3||APTN to share the finalized toolkits for design||9 September 2022|
|4||Initiate design including 2 rounds of review by APTN||9 September – 30 September|
|5||Submit all materials for final review and acceptance of APTN||30 September 2022|
Provisions of monitoring and progress updates:
The Consultant(s) will directly report to the APTN team. The Team will communicate and work closely with the Consultant to ensure quality and timely delivery of expected outputs.
- At least 5 years of experience in design and layout
- Consistent and reliable access to internet
- Responsive and communicative with Project Coordinator and APTN team while working remotely
- High level of self-motivation and at ease working independently when necessary
- Committed to the project and serving the community
- Excellent command of both written and spoken English
- Excellent computer skills, proficient in Microsoft Office
APTN is an Equal Opportunities Employer. APTN adheres to a fair recruitment process, regardless of any individual or group characteristics, including gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, sex characteristics, race, age, disability, ability, economic status, national origin, religion, ethnicity, and historical, cultural and geographic experiences.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, intersex persons, transgender and gender non-binary persons, and persons from the Global South are especially encouraged to apply.
Remuneration: THB 45,525 (Approx. USD 1,500) per toolkit for a total of 91,050THB (Approx. 3,000USD)
Exchange rate currently used at FHI 360 Asia Pacific Regional Office for FY22 is 30.35 Thai Baht (THB) to 1 US Dollar (USD).
The appointed consultant(s) must complete a conflict of interest and confidentiality declaration.
How to Apply
Interested applicants to submit their expression of interest, CV/resume,, and pr to email@example.com and cc: firstname.lastname@example.org with the header “RE:Advocacy Toolkit Designer” by August 12th 2022. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.