Job advert: Project manager, North Africa and Southeast Asia

LGBT+ Denmark is looking for an experienced project manager who will be responsible for project implementation and development of LGBT+ Denmark’s activities in the SWANA region (South West Asia/North Africa), including LGBT+ Denmark’s contribution to DAPP, Danish Arab Partnership Programme. 

LGBT+ Denmark currently collaborates with partners in Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia under our SWANA projects. 

For LGBT+ Denmark, collaboration, sustainability and solidarity are essential values in the global fight for LGBT+ equality, and the organisation’s activities aim for change to come first and foremost from local actors. LGBT+ Denmark thus works through supportive partnerships with local organizations, groups and activists in the global south to strengthen local competences, support local community building and increase local influence – all based on the needs and prerequisites of the partner organisation. 

You will be trained in LGBT+ Denmark’s methodical approach to rights-based development work.  

LGBT+ Denmark works teambased and you must be prepared for close cooperation with colleagues in your team, as well as having an eye for collaboration with other teams when relevant. The position is placed in our international team. 

As project manager, your base and daily workplace will be in Copenhagen. 

LGBT+ Denmark is a nationwide organisation that protects the political interests of LGBT+ people in Denmark and internationally. The overall goal of the organisation is to bring about lasting political and social change for the benefit of LGBT+ people and increase well-being among LGBT+ people – domestically and globally. The organisation is undergoing an exciting period of growth in both national and international activities. 


In a position at LGBT+ Denmark, we offer:

  • A job where you and your competencies will come into play to a great extent, where knowledge sharing and development are prioritised and where there will be ample opportunity to develop new competencies. 
  • Introduction to norm-critical and intersectional working methods focusing on minority identities. 
  • Good opportunity to self-organise and manage your own time. 
  • A workplace where you, your gender identity and your pronouns are recognised and used.  
  • A place in a secretariat of about 20 employees and many volunteers working dedicated to improving the rights of LGBT+ people at home and abroad. 
  • A position in an evolving organisation. 
  • Salary conditions similar to those of academics employed by the state. 


Your key functions and responsibilities:

  • Daily project management of all LGBT+ Denmark’s project collaborations in the SWANA region. 
  • Maintain close contact with local and international partners relevant to the program’s strategic objectives – including offering adapted support to local organisations, groups and activists in the region 
  • Monitoring, evaluating and learning of implemented projects. 
  • Partake closely in design, project formulation and fundraising for new focus areas in the region. 
  • Financial reporting on project implementation both internally and externally. 
  • Supporting project assistant in your team in LGBT+ Denmark. 
  • Participation in relevant professional forums in various networks both nationally and internationally. 


We expect that you:

  • Have at least 5 years of documented professional experience with project management and development work 
  • Have experience from working learning-based and have knowledge of continuous monitoring and evaluation of both large and small projects.  
  • Have knowledge and preferably experience with both Danish and international donors as well as reporting to them. 
  • Are interested in international political advocacy in relation to donors, relevant decision-makers and global actors. 
  • Have a professional insight into LGBT+ matters and the agendas that are being worked on and need to be promoted to ensure the well-being and rights of LGBT+ people internationally. 
  • Are diplomatic and think strategically. 
  • Have intercultural skills that you can bring into play. 
  • Possess strong collaborative skills, which you use working with both external partners and colleagues. 
  • Facilitate engaging meetings, workshops and processes. 
  • Speak and write fluent English and Arabic; mastery of French will be an advantage. 
  • Are prepared to work from a norm-critical perspective. 


Terms and recruitment process

Recruitment will take place with expected start-up as soon as possible, no later than April 1. This is a fixed 37-hour position. A great deal of travel must be expected, compensated with flexibility in the organising of working time. The salary structure follows the agreement of academics employed by the state academic.  

For further information, please contact Head of Secretariat Susanne Branner Jespersen at [email protected] or by phone 27452773. Please send motivated application and resumé to the same email by 15 February 2022. Interviews are expected to take place in weeks 10 and 11. There will potentially be two rounds of interviews and a possible second round will be based on a professional case. 

LGBT+ Denmark encourages all qualified people to apply for the position.