Global Consultant: Briefing Paper on Consequences of Misinformation about Sex Work and Sex Workers

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NSWP is seeking to appoint a Global Consultant to lead the development of a Briefing Paper, with accompanying Community Guide, on the consequences of misinformation on sex work, the role it plays in national and global decision-making processes, and its impacts on sex workers. NSWP will consider applications from individuals based in or outside of the UK.

Misinformation on sex work and sex workers has flourished for centuries, fuelled by stereotypes, myths, and moral judgments which continue to shape policies and public opinions. Combined with the silencing and exclusion of sex workers from decision-making processes, misinformation perpetuates policies and programmes based on erroneous conflations and flawed ‘evidence,’ rather than the lived experiences of sex workers. This paper will examine the most prevalent forms of misinformation surrounding sex work, challenging myths and misconceptions perpetuated within the realms of research, policy, and public discourse. This paper will also examine the impacts of misinformation on sex workers around the world and identify opportunities for sex workers, as experts in their own lives and work, to challenge misinformation.  

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 28th February 2021 23.59 hours GMT.

INTERVIEWS: To be held week commencing 15th March 2021 via Zoom.

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Closing date: 
Sunday, 28 February, 2021 - 23:45