The YQA is inviting applications from suitably qualified candidates who wish to be considered as full-time Social Worker (Trans Empowerment) for the organisation starting June 2024.

A. Candidates should:

  • be passionate about improving the health and well-being of trans and gender-diverse people and communities;
  • have a strong interest in LGBTQIA+ issues, gender, human rights and HIV/AIDS;
  • have a network working with trans and gender-diverse communities;
  • have good communication and interpersonal skills; and
  • be computer literate.

B. Although not required, it would be an advantage if Candidates possess:

  • a diploma in Social Work, Counselling, Psychology, Sociology, Health Care or equivalent/any other qualification acceptable to the organisation; and
  • experience working in community empowerment activities.

The onus to demonstrate the above requirements rests on the candidates.



The incumbent will, inter-alia, be required to:

  • Plan, coordinate, manage and implement safe spaces with trans persons and LGBTQIA+ individuals.
  • Plan and implement trans empowerment activities and mobilise trans communities accordingly.
  • Liaise with resource persons/organisations to provide quality empowerment to trans communities.
  • Identify LGBTQIA+-friendly organisations and companies in Mauritius and network with them to promote a safe and inclusive Mauritius.
  • Provide individual and/or group counselling as and when required.
  • Maintain accurate records and report on beneficiaries’ status.
  • Act as a key worker and cooperate with multidisciplinary teams.
  • Creating digital content and maintaining community linkages through social media.
  • Fully participate in meetings and workshops organised by partner organisations and different Ministries/Departments to promote trans visibility, inclusion and empowerment.
  • Provide peer support to trans people.
  • Act as facilitator/trainer occasionally to share information with beneficiaries and trans communities.

The Social Worker (Trans Empowerment) shall receive a basic salary of MUR 20,000 per month and will additionally be entitled to a transport and phone allowances while performing their duties.


Interested candidates should submit their written application containing personal details together with copies of educational certificates and evidence of experience no later than 12 May 2024 by email to the Young Queer Alliance at info@youngqueeralliance.comCandidates should mention the post for which they are applying.

NOTE: The Young Queer Alliance reserves the right NOT to make any appointment following the advertisement. For additional information, please get in touch with us at (+230) 5802 8357​.

The YQA is an equal opportunities employer and does not discriminate based on one’s age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex characteristics, physical condition, religious or cultural beliefs, ethnicity, marital status, etc.

14 April 2024

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