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Call for external consultant – researcher on sexuality education (European Women’s Lobby)

[Brussels, 02 August 2019]
Do you want to do research and develop a framework of principles for feminist sexuality and relationship education in Europe? If yes, this research opportunity is for you!

The European Women’s Lobby (EWL) is the largest umbrella organisation of women’s associations in the European Union, gathering over 2000 women’s associations. The EWL has members in all 28 EU Member States and three of the candidate countries. The EWL campaigns for a feminist Europe, which promotes women’s rights and equality between women and men in the European Union in line with our organisational strategic framework “Together For A Feminist Europe!”.

The EWL is looking for an experienced and senior consultant to compile a report on EWL’s Feminist Principles on Sexuality Education by consolidating existing research previously conducted with our members across Europe along with updated information, comparative review of relevant research and documentation, and limited follow up with key stakeholders; write an analysis report which will set out our Principles and will lay-out a series of recommendations to be considered in order to establish a best-practice model of feminist sexuality and relationship education across Europe.

We are looking for an outstanding professional with a high level of writing skills and an understanding of the political and cultural context in which feminist sexuality and relationship education must be considered. We are seeking to build a feminist Europe that represents Europe in all of its diversity. As such, people/women of colour and from ethnic minority groups, people with disabilities, people from the LGBT+ community and people coming from marginalised groups are especially encouraged to apply.

Purpose, task, scope & methodology

Create a report setting out EWL’s Feminist Principles in Sexuality and Relationship Education. This report will contribute for the design of EWL’s position on sexuality education by defining EWL’s vision and strategy and by setting a consensus on the language that should be utilised across Europe by our full members.

For the details about the project, its purpose, scope and methodology as well as tasks and deliverables, please read the call for applications here.


We are looking for an individual who has experience and can demonstrate the following:

  • Strong commitment to women’s rights and feminism from an intersectionality framework;
  • Deep respect for diversity, and demonstrated commitment to the promotion of a diverse and inclusive Europe;
  • Knowledge of sexuality education practices in Europe;
  • Experience in political advocacy or policy development;
  • Ability to work efficiently and responsively within a multicultural environment;
  • Ability to write clearly and produce quality work in English and synthesise a range of other research within a deadline; and
  • Experienced communicator and in working virtually.

How to apply

Interested candidates are requested to submit an application to the European Women’s Lobby via email to catriona.graham@womenlobby.org along with a
• one-page cover letter explaining your motivation and alignment with our research needs;
• copy of your CV; and
• 2-page proposal for how this work will be carried out, detailing the timing and the methodology.
Please include in the e-mail subject line: “Application for Research Consultant: EWL’s Feminist Principles in Sexuality Education, and YOUR NAME”.

See the full call for applications here.

Closing date for applications is 14 August 2019 at midnight CET.

Applications not respecting the instructions will not be considered. Interviews of shortlisted candidates will be held the week of 19 August 2019. Interviews through Skype are possible for candidates who are not able to come to Brussels in person. The ideal candidate should be able to start as soon as possible.