OUTniagara looking to work with Consultants
UPDATE: Submission Deadline Extended to Friday November 25, 2022 at 4:30pm EDT for the following 2 consultant posts:
All post and submission details below.
OUTniagara is a community organization that began in November 2004 with the purpose of uniting Niagara’s sexual and gender-diverse communities so that they are liberated, thriving and proud.
OUTniagara elevates sexual and gender-diverse communities through capacity building, advocacy and partnerships. Working together, we strive to advance anti-oppression, decolonization and liberation for all.
The values that reflect the core beliefs that guide OUTniagara’s policies, decision making and action are:
Learning from our Histories; Solidarity; Accountable to Community; Collaboration; Bold Advocacy & Action
About the Project
The Project which is in Phase 2, Informed, Inclusive, Indivisible: Collectively Advancing 2SLGBTQ+ Equality in Niagara+, will strengthen the capacity and networks of OUTniagara to advance 2SLGBTQQIA+ equity and access in the region. The activities and focus of the project are in response to the findings and recommendations outlined in the 2SLGBTQQIA+ Community Strengths and Needs Assessment Report. These include enhancing organizational health and sustainability through developing funding, communication strategies, and conflict resolution policies; building the skills and capacity of community partners; strengthening networks, collaborations and partnerships; and fostering and strengthening meaningful authentic, and sustained relationships with local communities and organizations, led by people from Indigenous, Black, melanated/racialized communities and/or those who identify with experiences of those of the global majority.
Consultant Requests for Proposals
As next steps in advancing the work of the Project, we are looking to work with consultants in 5 key areas:
- Communications Strategy [view PDF]
- Conflict Prevention and Resolution Policy [view PDF]
- Fund Development Strategy [view PDF]
- QTBIPOC Relations & Capacity Building [view PDF]
- Trans & Intersex Health Research [view PDF]
Key Info & Dates (applicable to all postings):
Deadline for applications: Friday, November 11, 2022 at 4:30pm EDT
Please forward Presentation of Offer to: Kerry Goring, Co-Chair OUTniagara
Tentative Start Date: December 2022
End Date: January 31, 2023 (tentatively)
Location: Niagara region
Position Type: Contract
Questions? Any questions can be directed to Kerry Goring or Jennifer Wallace at email@example.com .
Notification: The Selection Committee will be contacting all applicable candidates for further discussions as necessary and providing decisions as early as November 21, 2022.
Do you accept proposals from freelance consultants? Yes. You do not need to have a formal consulting firm, agency, or business to be considered a qualified candidate for these positions.
Should I submit even if I don’t have all the qualifications you’re seeking? Yes, studies have shown that candidates from historically and currently marginalized and targeted groups are less likely to apply to opportunities unless they meet every single qualification in the posting. OUTniagara is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment so we strongly encourage you to submit even if you don’t believe you meet every single qualification outlined.
Should I submit even if my quote exceeds the budget/time allotted in the post? Yes, as this work is all part of a larger grant amount, we may have access to additional funding. Please include a breakdown of your proposed quote.
Can I submit to more than one posting? Yes, if you have expertise in more than one area that is listed, please submit proposals to all those that apply. You can submit a joint proposal in those cases.
OUTniagara is committed to being an equity driven, volunteer-run organization. In addition to the personal and professional experience within Two Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual/pansexual, transgender, gender non-conforming/ non-binary, queer, questioning, Intersex, and asexual/ demisexual communities, the OUTniagara selection committee will be prioritizing candidates from historically and presently excluded and marginalized communities and identities, such as (but not limited to): Indigenous, Black, melanated/racialized/ those from the global majority, disabled, HIV positive, parents/ caregivers, and people with lived experience of poverty, mental illness, homelessness/ houselessness. We are seeking out the best fit for this project.