RFSL Seeks a Training Program Manager

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RFSL, the Swedish Federation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Rights, is a non-profit, member-based organisation founded in 1950. RFSL’s vision is a society where diversity, and respect for diversity, is the norm. The federation has around 7.000 members, 36 local chapters all over Sweden and a broad national program. RFSL strives to be a diverse and inclusive working place.

Our international work is deeply rooted in long time experience from advancing LGBTQ rights nationally. RFSL’s International Unit has a broad capacity building program and is engaged in advocacy work within the United Nations. We support organisations in Eastern Europe, Southeast Asia, Southern Africa and Eastern Africa in their work on national and regional level. In such partnerships RFSL contributes to capacity strengthening, experience exchange and accessing international platforms.

As our international work is expanding we are recruiting a Training Program Manager that will organise and manage some of the international trainings that RFSL is conducting. The Training Program Manager will be working in the International Unit at the Stockholm office and report to the Director of International programs. The Training Program Manager will be responsible for implementation and follow up of the international Rainbow Academy (including Advocacy) Trainings.

Main tasks

  • Prepare, coordinate, implement and follow-up the international Rainbow Academy Trainings.
  • Prepare, coordinate, implement and follow-up the international Advocacy Trainings.
  • Monitor and be responsible for the budget of the respective training programs.
  • Handle and follow-up on the small advocacy grants connected to the Advocacy Trainings.
  • Contribute to the training related parts of donor applications and reports.


Qualifications and experience

  • Degree in international relations, human rights law, or other social sciences or equivalent qualifications obtained through relevant work experience in the field.
  • Project management experience, including budget responsibility, in international settings.
  • Experience in organising trainings or capacity-building workshops.
  • Work or volunteer experience in global, international or regional LGBTI activism.
  • Experience of managing grants forwarded to other organisations.
  • Sound knowledge of UN human rights mechanisms is highly desired.
  • Excellent knowledge of English (spoken and written).
  • Willingness and ability to travel extensively.
  • Permission to work in Sweden is an advantage.



The position is based in Stockholm although extensive travelling will be expected.

We offer an open ended full-time position, with a 6 months probation period.

A collective agreement is in place.

Representative from the Union: Lars Jonsson lars.jonsson@rfsl.se.

Interviews will be held mid March and ideally candidates would be available as of mid April 2018.

If you have any questions about the position you are welcome to e-mail our Director of International programs, Marie Månson: marie.manson@rfsl.se

How to apply

We welcome your application with a cover letter and a CV (max 3 pages) by March 7, 2018. Use the email address: jobb@rfsl.se and mark the mail with TRAINING PROGRAM MANAGER.