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Latin America Program Officer

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October 2021.– The International Institute on Race, Equality and Human Rights is a human rights organization created in 2014 working in partnership with local activists in Latin America to build grass roots movements that promote and protect the rights of populations marginalized because of gender, ethnicity, race, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability.

Race and Equality has a dynamic capacity-building approach to promote human rights race and combat discrimination based on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Our work largely focuses on the rights of Afro-Latinos, LGBTI people, indigenous peoples, women and other marginalized communities. Using a combination of litigation, community mobilization, human rights reporting, research and advocacy methodology at the domestic and international level, we join our partners in developing and implementing strategies for change. We work with our partners to combat racial discrimination and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) through a holistic multi-faceted approach. Critical to this work is expanding the role of NGOs representing marginalized communities at the regional level. Hence our program includes building the capacity of our partners for advocating for the full incorporation of discrimination issues at the Organization of American States (OAS) and litigation within the Inter-American Human Rights System, in coordination with domestic litigation, policy advocacy and community mobilization. Using the Universal System is crucial for the advancement of human rights, in particular the Treaty Bodies, Special Procedures Mandates, and the Universal Periodic Review. Race and Equality works extensively in the UN system.

Job Description: Working in close partnership with our partners, the Executive Director, and the Director of Programs, the Program Officer will design and implement innovative programs to build the capacity of human rights activists in Latin America working in very difficult political environments. Duties include organizing/conducting human rights trainings; facilitating international and domestic advocacy; research on current trends on human rights violations in the region; preparing written reports of program impact and successes; including administrative and logistical aspects; and report writing to donors and keeping our website updated with information. The Program Officer will also work in designing programs and planning activities.

October 2021.– The International Institute on Race, Equality and Human Rights is a human rights organization created in 2014 working in partnership with local activists in Latin America to build grass roots movements that promote and…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Application Deadline
    October 31, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

Commensurate with experience and scale in non-governmental organizations.

Benefits

Competitive benefits package details discussed during interview.

Competitive benefits package details discussed during interview.

Level of Language Proficiency

English and Spanish reading & writing proficiency required

Knowledge of French and/or Portuguese helpful

English and Spanish reading & writing proficiency required

Knowledge of French and/or Portuguese helpful

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Washington, DC
Associated Location
1620 I St NW, Washington, DC 20006, USA
Suite 925

How to Apply

No calls please. Send immediately cover letter, resume, and writing samples in English and Spanish by email to jobs@raceandequality.org

Afro-descendants, women and LGBTI persons are encouraged to apply.

Race and Equality is an equal opportunity employer.

No calls please. Send immediately cover letter, resume, and writing samples in English and Spanish by email to jobs@raceandequality.org

Afro-descendants, women and LGBTI persons…

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