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Purpose of consultancy:             
The overall objective of the assignment is to provide both overall analysis and stakeholder mapping that will support the establishment of the LGBTIQ+ Task-Force and inform its strategic planning for 2022, and forthcoming.

Lebanon is facing an unprecedented multidimensional political, economic, social, and security crisis. All these factors aggravated the vulnerabilities of people of diverse sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex characteristics (SOGIESC)  in Lebanon.  People of diverse SOGIESC in Lebanon are among the most marginalized population/ groups in Lebanon, facing multi-layered structural discrimination and violence.

Diverse international and national actors across the humanitarian, development and peace nexus have been increasingly working on LGBTIQ+ issues, and tackling matters of sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex characteristics (SOGIESC) in Lebanon. In June 2020, the UN released a statement of support and call to action for increased support to LGBTIQ+ communities, including the need for more coordination with stakeholders on this issue.  In May 2021, UN agencies reiterated their commitment to tackling issues of SOGIESC in response to Lebanon’s multi-faceted crises. To build on this momentum and consolidate efforts, on 5 July 2021, the UN launch the first LGBTIQ+ Task-Force with members from UN agencies, international and national organizations, and the donor community. The LGBTIQ+ Task-Force is currently co-chaired by UNFPA and UN Women. To support its establishment, the Task Force is seeking support to map stakeholders and contribute to the task-force’s strategic planning for 2022 and forthcomings the LGBTIQ+ TF is one of the first such coordination forums in the UN system, globally and regionally, there remains a great need for increased institutional and organizational learning on how to approach SOGIESC issues effective within the UN System.

This assignment will provide additional analysis, inclusive insights from key stakeholders in Lebanon to guide this process in an effective way. Key areas of concern remain for the Task-force include: ensuring safety for individual and organizational members, maintaining a complimentary and supportive approach to national LGBTIQ+ organizations, leveraging resources to support scaling up of the UN’s work around SOGIESC issues, and sensitizing stakeholders with limited knowledge and expertise on SOGIESC. The stakeholder mapping identifying and summarizing actors across the Humanitarian and Development Nexus working on SOGIESC issues will be useful to inform membership, joint areas of work, future action planning, and critical gaps.

Scope of work:

Working in close coordination with UNFPA, UN Women and the LGBTIQ+ Task-force members, the consultant is expected to do the following:

1. Conduct a Desk-Review on SOGIESC issues in Lebanon, related to the HDP nexus. 

2. Conduct a SWOT Analysis of LGBTIQ+ Issues in Lebanon, looking at:

  • Strengths: What are benefits of establishing a LGBTIQ+ TF?
  • Weaknesses: What are the limitations of the LGBTIQ+ TF?
  • Opportunities: What are most strategic areas for the LGBTIQ+ TF to focus on?
  • Threats: What are real risks for the LGBTIQ+ TF – to member organizations and individuals, and potential harms that the TF could cause?

3. Conduct a Stakeholder Mapping of actors working in Lebanon, looking at:

  • Analysis should include: Private sector, government institutions, UN agencies, I/NGOs, with a focus on LGBTIQ+ organizations, and community-based initiatives
  • 4. Present Findings to the LGBTIQ+ Task-force for feedback and validation
  • 5. Summarize Findings and Recommendations in a Final Report

Duration and working schedule:             
30 days over two months

Place where services are to be delivered:
Tasks can be performed remotely

Delivery dates and how work will be delivered (e.g. electronic, hard copy etc.):    



Language/ Format


% remuneration

Carry our desk review


Draft Desk Review Report


Desk Review Report



 30 November 2021


Conduct the consultative process

Develop/Review mapping Tool

-Develop draft (and final) mapping report

-Conduct SWOT Analysis

-Develop a brief summary of key findings

-Present the findings in one technical meeting


Mapping Exercise

SWOT Analysis

Presentation of key findings


24 December 2021


Monitoring and progress control, including reporting requirements, periodicity format and deadline:
Final Report to be submitted at the end of the consultancy

Supervisory arrangements:
The consultant reports to the Humanitarian and GBV Coordinator

Expected travel:             
Tasks can be performed remotely

Required expertise, qualifications and competencies, including language requirements:  

  • BS degree in Social Sciences or related fields
  • Minimum of 5 years of work experience in the GBV, Gender, inclusion, SOGIESC related issues 
  • Previous experience in leading policy revies, strategies development,
  • Fluency in oral and written English is essential, Knowledge of Arabic is a plus
  • Familiarity and experience with the LGBTIQ/SOGUESC latest global development
  • Proven experience in conducting desk review and similar exercise
  • Previous experience in conducting mapping and SWOT analysis desired 

Interested candidates may apply online by providing: 

-Most updated CV
- Cover letter mentioning the relevance of past/current experience with the requirements of the consultancy
- Requested fees in USD 

The above documents must be sent to the following email address: by no later than October 24th, 2021

Candidates who fail to submit the required documents above will not be considered for review.
UNFPA Lebanon will only be responsible to respond to those applicants submitting the required documents above and in which there is further interest.

ONLY individual consultants, not companies, are eligible to apply