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Program and Forensic Case Associate, North & Central America

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EAAF
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Brooklyn, NY
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Published 11 days ago

The organization: The Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team (EAAF) is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization that applies forensic science to the investigation of human rights violations and humanitarian problems. EAAF formed in 1984 in order to investigate the disappearances under the last Argentine dictatorship (1976-1983). Since its founding, at the request of families of victims of human rights violations, civil society organizations, local and international tribunals, as well as truth commissions and other mechanisms of transitional justice, EAAF has worked in more than 55 countries throughout the world conducting direct investigations, providing training, and working to improve forensic public policy at the national, regional and global level. EAAF maintains its headquarters in Buenos Aires, a team in Mexico City, and a small office in New York.

 

The position: We seek an organized, detail-oriented, highly responsible individual who is interested in human rights issues and has experience working in a professional office to join the organization. In conjunction with the Director of North and Central America programs and appropriate Subcoordinators in New York and Mexico City, the Program and Forensic Case Associate is responsible for coordinating tracking of forensic cases, largely of missing migrants traveling north along the Central America-Mexico-US corridor as well as local disappearances within Mexico. The Associate also provides support for other EAAF programs across North and Central America, including the inter-organizational relationships of our Forensic Border Coalition, a group that EAAF co-founded with forensic scientists, scholars, and human rights partner organizations working to address barriers to identifying remains of missing migrants found along the US-Mexico border. The work involves assisting with documentation and task management for forensic cases, maintaining precise information tracking, scheduling meetings, and communicating with forensic and genetic laboratories, medical examiners offices, and external organizations to assemble and provide needed information. In addition, all staff in the NY Office work as a team to provide support to the organization and project operations and coordinate regularly with team members working in Mexico City and Buenos Aires. This position requires a self-motivated, detail-oriented individual who can bring energy to resolving unforeseen needs, exercise quality control over data, and communicate with sensitivity with a range of people regarding cases that touch on human rights issues, forensic science, and missing persons. Abilities to work as a self-starter and as a member of a multi-location team, to manage multiple deadlines, and to treat all cases with the highest level of care and dignity are essential.

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Tracking of forensic case information, including coordinating shipments and processing of biological samples with an outside DNA laboratory
  • Communicating with the offices of medical examiners located along the U.S.-Mexico border
  • Coordinate management of case data and provide insight on improving data collection and management practices
  • Monitoring team communications regarding cases and assisting with both regular and urgent tasks as requested by case managers, including coordinating with family members and foreign consulates
  • Managing data-sharing systems with remote staff, including maintaining strict file naming conventions
  • Requesting and routing document copies
  • Meeting coordination and task support for the Forensic Border Coalition
  • Creating professional-quality presentation and materials to support the Director
  • Editing and proofreading outgoing materials (letters, reports, etc.) as needed
  • Paperwork scanning/copying and e-filing
  • Assisting with project support tasks as part of the NY Office team
  • Assisting with office email, mail, phone, and messages as part of the NY office team, including communicating appropriately with journalists, peer organizations, consulates and family members
  • Assisting the Director and team members working in Mexico and NY as needed
  • Assist with other tasks as needed in EAAF’s constantly changing work environment

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience with detailed documentation processes
  • Experience in project task management or office support
  • Clear writing and good communication skills
  • Fluency in English and advanced Spanish preferred
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple deadlines
  • Comfort with remote collaboration tools, such as cloud storage and videoconferencing software
  • Proficiency with office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Careful attention to detail
  • Highly responsible and reliable
  • Sensitive to confidentiality and privacy in human rights work
  • Experience with human rights work and/or familiarity with forensic anthropology desirable
  • Ability to adapt to a constantly changing work environment

 

Schedule parameters: Full time, ability to work evening/flexible hours when deadlines arise is essential.

Location: Our office is temporarily remote due to COVID-19, but the team plans to return to our office in Brooklyn. Applicants should be within commuting distance.

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

Benefits: Generous employer contribution to health insurance (in most cases 100% covered). Two weeks of vacation in first year of employment, with an increase to three weeks in the second year.

Start date: ASAP


To apply: Please email a formal cover letter that includes an explanation of your interest in working with EAAF, along with your resume/CV, to EAAF’s NY Office at ny.office@eaaf.org with “Program Associate Position” in the subject line.

Please do not telephone the office in regard to this position. We will not be responding to phone inquiries. Because of limited resources, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.


EAAF is an equal opportunity employer and strongly values a diverse work environment.

The organization: The Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team (EAAF) is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization that applies forensic science to the investigation of human rights violations and humanitarian problems. EAAF formed in…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required

Level of Language Proficiency

Fluency in English and advanced Spanish preferred.

Fluency in English and advanced Spanish preferred.

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Brooklyn, NY
Associated Location
Brooklyn, NY, USA

How to Apply

Please email a formal cover letter that includes an explanation of your interest in working with EAAF, along with your resume/CV, to EAAF’s NY Office at ny.office@eaaf.org with “Program Associate Position” in the subject line. Please do not telephone the office in regard to this position. We will not be responding to phone inquiries. Because of limited resources, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Please email a formal cover letter that includes an explanation of your interest in working with EAAF, along with your resume/CV, to EAAF’s NY Office at ny.office@eaaf.org with “Program…

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