Call for LGBTQ+ Workplace Inclusivity Handbook Author/Researcher

  1. Introduction:

We are seeking an experienced author/researcher to develop a comprehensive handbook on creating an LGBTQ+ friendly workplace. The aim is to provide practical insights and guidance for organizations looking to foster inclusive environments for individuals of all sexual orientations and gender identities.

  1. Objectives: We invite proposals from individuals with expertise in LGBTQ+ workplace inclusivity to:
  • Develop a handbook outlining best practices and strategies.
  • Provide insights on supporting LGBTQ+ employees through policies, awareness initiatives, and mentorship programs.
  1. Scope:

The selected author/researcher will:

  • Cover a broad range of LGBTQ+ inclusivity topics.
  • Incorporate real-life case studies to illustrate challenges and successful initiatives.
  • Explore the impact of inclusivity across various sectors and job roles.
  1. The handbook may include contents:
  • Introduction
  • Understanding LGBTQ+ Identities
  • Demographics of LGBTQ+ Individuals in the Workplace
  • Importance of Organizational Support
  • Case Study: Overcoming Challenges in LGBTQ+ Recruitment
  • Elements of an LGBTQ+ Friendly Workplace
  • LGBTQ+ Staff Networks
  • Leadership’s Role in Diversity Advocacy
  • Comprehensive Policies and Procedures
  • Equality and Diversity Statements
  • Policies Against Bullying and Harassment
  • Inclusive Sick Leave, Dress Code, and Uniform Policies
  • Gender-Neutral Recruitment Practices
  • Additional Considerations
  • Gender-Segregated Facilities
  • Training HR Staff on LGBTQ+ Awareness
  • Case Study: Supporting Non-Binary Employees
  • Supporting LGBTQ+ Employees
  • Forming Support Teams
  • Information Management and Confidentiality
  • Return-to-Work Procedures
  • Inclusive Facilities
  • Managing Time Off for Gender-Affirming Treatment
  • Case Study: Success in LGBTQ+ Inclusivity
  • Mentoring and Confidence Building
  1. Deliverables:
  • Draft of the handbook with detailed content for each section.
  • Clear and concise language suitable for diverse audiences.
  • Inclusion of practical tools, checklists, and resources where applicable.
  • Workbook Presentation minimum two stakeholder meeting
  1. Qualifications:

Demonstrated expertise in LGBTQ+ workplace inclusivity.

Familiarity with LGBTQ+ issues and challenges.

Proven experience in creating educational materials or handbooks on diversity and inclusion.

  1. Submission Details:

Interested individuals are invited to submit their proposals, including a CV and examples of relevant work, to  by 14 February 2023

  1. Budget: 3000 GEL
  2. Selection Process:

Proposals will be evaluated based on expertise, experience, and the proposed approach. Shortlisted candidates may be invited for an interview.