Movement Law Lab seeks a full-time Global Program Associate who lives in, and will work with us from, the global South. This person will be responsible for planning, organizing, and implementing programs and activities for MLL’s Global Programs in coordination with the strategy, vision, and direction of the Global Programs Director.
WHO YOU ARE:
You will thrive in this role if you are the kind of person who is or has:
- A lifelong commitment to racial and gender justice, and global justice in terms of dignity, the economy and the environment;
- Extremely well-organized and detail-oriented;
- A systems-thinker with experience building program management systems from the ground up (including using technology & software tools);
- Deeply curious, and who likes to go down rabbit holes on both micro-issues (what is the best technological platform for global information exchange?) and macro-issues (how must human rights legal institutions transform to meet the problems of our day?);
- Self-motivated and approach challenges with creativity and willingness to problem-solve;
- Highly adaptable and able to pivot nimbly as circumstances may require.
WHAT YOU WILL DO:
- Program development: Plan, coordinate, and execute online programming for a global network of organizers and legal advocates in multiple time zones, countries, and language; assist with planning in-person convenings of our global network; research and keep abreast of issues that are a priority for our global network; draft documents to be used in international human-rights advocacy; develop and use evaluation tools for our program work.
- Network building & membership support: draft regular communications to our membership; prepare materials for the global network’s steering committee; manage language access and translation services to meet the needs of network members; develop multimedia content in collaboration with network members, consultants, and other external partners.
- Administrative: Take meeting notes & migrate tasks into a shared task management system and maintain shared drive and files; work with the MLL Operations Manager and Director of Growth to manage all global program vendors and consultants, and all software tools used in service of the network; track budgets for all global programs; document and compile information for reports and fundraising materials.meetings.
- Minimum Education: Law Degree (JD or LLM) or Masters in International Affairs, Human Rights, Public Administration, or related field.
- Experience: A minimum of 3 years of experience in program management and event planning;
- Location & hours: We are only considering candidates who live in, and will work for us from, a country in the global South. Upon hire, we will negotiate working hours that fit the needs of both MLL and the international employee. Must be available for occasional evening and weekend activities.
- Fluency in English and at least one of the following languages: Spanish, French, Arabic, Portuguese, or Bahasa Indonesian.
- Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should be very comfortable with multiple online software platforms, including, at a minimum, Slack, monday.com, Zoom, and Google Workspace apps; adaptable to learn, use, and then teach others how to use new digital tools.
- Travel: When travel is safe again,must be available to travel at least 3 times per year, with a minimum of 4 days per trip, for overnight events and meetings in the U.S. or other countries.
- Experience with cybersecurity practice, particularly to protect against digital surveillance
- Experience with international human-rights advocacy as a legal advocate or as a grassroots organizer