Global Consultant: Smart Sex Worker’s Guide: Community-led Responses to COVID-19

NSWP is seeking to appoint a Global Consultant to develop a Smart Sex Worker’s Guide on community-led responses to COVID-19. NSWP will consider applications from individuals based in or outside of the UK.

Sex workers have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The structural, social, and economic barriers, rooted in the criminalisation of sex work in the vast majority of countries, sex workers experienced before the pandemic have been exacerbated – sex workers all over the world have experienced hardship, loss of income, exclusion from social protection and emergency response, increased criminalisation and harassment, negative long-term HIV and other health outcomes and increased inequalities.

As governments failed to provide adequate assistance in their social protection mechanisms and emergency responses, sex worker-led organisations around the world stepped up to support their communities. Emergency and mutual aid funds were set up to provide sex workers with grants and vouchers, and many sex worker-led organisations continued to provide and expand services and support to sex workers by distributing PREP and ARVs directly to sex workers in their homes, along with food and hygiene packages. This Smart Guide will highlight best practices in sex worker-led responses to COVID-19 that will provide models for future health and humanitarian crises.

Please see the full Terms of Reference below for the position.

NOTE FOR INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS: NSWP, as a global member-based organisation, welcomes applications from people worldwide. However, as a small non-governmental organisation, we are not licensed as a sponsoring employer with the UK Home Office for international recruitment. If you are based in the UK NSWP is legally obliged to ask for documentation to validate your right to work in the UK. Applicants based abroad are employed as consultants based in their home countries who will be expected to work remotely. All successful applicants will be asked to provide two pieces of identification as proof of identity and residential address to enable NSWP to meet UK audit regulations.

INTERESTED? All candidates must complete the short application form provided below, outlining experience and skills and send to: secretariat@nswp.orgPlease indicate clearly which position you are applying for. CVs will not be considered.

NSWP values diversity and encourages applications from individuals with sex work experience and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. As a sex worker-led organisation, priority will be given to suitably qualified applicants who have sex work experience.

NSWP encourages applications from individuals who have not previously worked for NSWP.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Sunday 9th January 2022 23.59 hours GMT.

INTERVIEWS: To be held week commencing 24th January 2022 via Zoom.

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