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Research Consultant

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The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) is an international non-profit organization promoting liberal democracy, human rights, good governance, economic freedom, and digital transformation.

In order to promote cooperation and understanding between South Asia and the European Countries on LGBTQIA+ community, the FNF aims to write an overview paper that covers the following domain areas:

  • Legal status of the community in South Asian countries
  • Political environment in the region
  • Social challenges faced
  • Educational prospects
  • Job opportunities
  • Relationship and cooperation between South Asian region with Europe

Scope of work:

The researcher will be responsible for the following deliverables:

  • Draft an imperative paper in South Asian context summarizing the status of LGBTQIA+ community in various stated domains
  • Total length of paper 2,500 – 3,000 words (exclusive of citations, references, organisation profile, and author’s profile)


  • Relevant work experience of at least 5 years in the field of Human Rights, LGBTQIA+ community, International Relations, and other related fields
  • Knowledge of the South Asian policy processes and political landscape
  • Experience in primary and secondary research projects independently
  • Demonstrated proficiency in high-quality succinct error-free writing in English
  • Ability to articulate research content to varying audiences in English
  • Ability to process vast amounts of information and generate useful insights quickly
  • Ability to communicate ideas in a clear and concise manner and adapt messages to different interlocutors, including government partners, policy influencers, team members, researchers, partner organisations and donors

Time period:

The researcher will be engaged from 1st March – 10th April 2023.

How to apply:

Please send your quotations to by 25th February 2023. Only selected people will be contacted.