Colombia Project Coordinator

Job Type

Full Time Contract




121 W. 27th Street Room 301
New York
United States


MADRE seeks an energetic Colombia Project Coordinator to coordinate the implementation of activities under a new project in Colombia entitled the Afro-Colombian Community Initiative for Sustainable and Inclusive Peace. This project aims to help achieve full, gender-responsive implementation of the Ethnic Chapter and related Peace Accord provisions in Afro-descendant territories. The project will work to increase meaningful consultation of Afro-Colombian communities, and especially women in peace implementation processes; enhance communication between Afro-Colombian organizations and authorities and transitional justice, truth and reconciliation, and historical memory mechanisms; and improve security measures that incorporate an ethno-racial gender perspective in four focus areas in Colombia.

The Colombia Project Coordinator will work closely with MADRE’s Colombian implementing partner and consultants to ensure timely and effective implementation of project activities and objectives. She/he will play an integral role to the overall success of the project.


Responsibilities for this position include:

  • Provide ongoing technical assistance to and coordinate the day to day functions of the project’s implementing partner in Colombia to assist with successful completion of activities, trouble shoot challenges and maximize overall project success;
  • Work with the Project M&E Director to develop a robust system for monitoring and evaluation and reporting to identify and document project progress, successes, challenges and lessons learned;
  • Coordinate the implementation of this plan and the M&E activities of the Colombian implementing partner and consultants and ensure their timely data collection and submission of progress reports, including narrative and financial reporting to MADRE;
  • Draft periodic reports to project funder on MADRE and the Colombian implementing partners activities and progress;  
  • With MADRE, plan and carry out organizational capacity building trainings in Colombia to build capacity of local Colombian implementing partner;
  • Liaise with and facilitate communication between MADRE and local Colombian implementing partner;
  • Manage the collection and reconciliation of financial documentation and correspondence as needed;
  • Conduct research and analysis on human rights issues affecting Afro-Colombians, and in Colombia more generally, as deemed necessary;
  • Draft internal research and program memoranda as needed;
  • Work with interns and consultants in project assignments;
  • Perform other relevant tasks as assigned.


  • Demonstrated commitment to human rights and MADRE’s mission and vision;
  • Familiarity with human rights issues in Latin America and in Colombia in particular;
  • Excellent communication, writing and editing skills including dynamic public speaking ability, and the ability to articulate human rights issues persuasively, particularly with people of different national and cultural backgrounds;
  • Experience developing advocacy and messaging strategies, including outreach with local media and social media is preferred;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively within external partners;
  • Ability to multi-task effectively, including having good planning and organizing skills and ability to work under pressure are required;
  • Master’s Degree (or equivalent) in law, human rights or a related field;
  • Applicant must be willing to travel internationally about 5% of the time;
  • Experience developing and implementing effective monitoring and evaluation systems a plus;
  • Fluency in English and Spanish is required.

This position requires a one-year commitment with the possibility of renewal. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Citizens of all nationalities are encouraged to apply.

MADRE is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in its hiring practices based on a person's race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, age, disability and other status, and in order to build the strongest possible workforce, actively seeks a diverse applicant pool.

Level of Language Proficiency

  • Fluency in English and Spanish is required.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

Master's degree

How To Apply

Please send a resume and cover letter to Applications deadline March 15, 2018.