The Gay and Lesbian Victory Institute and Solidarity Foundation are looking for a consultant or a team of consultants for the research project on political participation of LGBTIQ people in India.

Solidarity Foundation (Solidarity) and the Gay & Lesbian Victory Institute (Victory) are commissioning this report as part of their work to learn how to increase political participation of LGBTIQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex and queer people) people in India.

The overall purpose of the research paper is to have an overview of the current situation of the political participation of LGBTIQ people in India and identify entry points for this initiative with political parties and State institutions, to help inform our work.

The majority of the research will rely on qualitative research methods, including semi-structured interviews. The consultant will design an online survey to identify the voting behavior of LGBTIQ people in India. The consultant will also implement a media analysis of instances when political participation of LGBTIQ citizens is mentioned in the media in India. The gathered information will help the consultant, as well, to draw some quantitative conclusions and trends.

The consultant will also be reviewing existing reports and literature. The research product will be a report about Political Participation of LGBTIQ People in India, no less than 12,000 words.

Applicants are required to send a letter of interest, methodology on the approach and implementation of the assignment, personal CV of personnel proposed for this project, 3 work references with contact details and financial proposal indicating consultancy fee and breakdown of expenses. Applicants should fill out the application form by clicking here by October 8, 2016, 11:59 p.m. EST. Find the complete posting here >>

SOURCE: https://victoryinstitute.org/consultant-sought-research-project-lgbtiq-political-participation-india

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