Mar 14, 2018 by Coalition
Start Date: April 2018
Location: Negotiable – Ideally the Associate will be housed within one of our member organizations in Asia, Africa, Latin America, MENA, or Central and Eastern Europe.
Status: Contractor – approx. 30-40 hours per week
Compensation: US $1000-$1300 / Month
The Coalition for Human Rights in Development is a global coalition of over 75 social movements, civil society organizations, and grassroots groups working together to ensure that development is community-led and that it respects, protects, and fulfills human rights. We are looking for a Program and Communications Associate who will serve within the International Secretariat to 1) support Coalition coordination and advocacy efforts and 2) help us tell the stories of our members and their work fighting for rights-respecting development.
The Coalition engages in collective campaigns to change policy and practice at development finance institutions, supports our members’ advocacy with their governments to make development decisionmaking more transparent and democratic, and works with communities to promote self-determined development and to defend human rights. Our present program areas and campaigns include strengthening social and environmental standards and civil society engagement at various development finance institutions, developing tools and methodologies to strengthen use of human rights due diligence, supporting human rights defenders in development processes, and partnering with communities to advance community-led development.
The Program and Communications Associate will ideally be housed within one of our member organizations in Asia, Africa, Latin America, MENA, or Central and Eastern Europe in order to allow greater integration into the work. Remote work may also be considered.
The Program and Communications Associate position is a unique opportunity to put your communications skills to work in an exciting and dynamic field and organization. The Associate will gain expertise on a range of human rights and international development issues, and the opportunity to develop advocacy, organizing, and non-profit management skills. The ideal candidate will have excellent oral and written communication skills, a strong strategic sense, and a keen attention to organization and detail. S/He should be a self-starter with a strong commitment to social justice and a good sense of humor.
Please send a cover letter, resume, and work sample in English to firstname.lastname@example.org, subject line “Program and Communications”. Please include in the first paragraph of your cover letter your geographical preference or the city in which you would want to be based. Deadline: March 30, 2018.