Mar 15, 2018 by Coalition
Start Date: April/May 2018
Location: Asia, Africa or Latin America
Time: 25-40 hrs per week
Compensation: Contractor – US $1800 – $2200 /month full-time equivalent
The Coalition for Human Rights in Development is a global coalition of 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 do so by making sure that communities have the information, power and resources to determine their own development paths and priorities and to hold development finance institutions, governments, and other actors accountable for their impacts on people, peoples and the planet. We are seeking Regional Coordinators for Asia, Africa and Latin America to serve as part of the International Secretariat, supporting member outreach, coordination, and advocacy campaigns to change international development processes and advance human rights. Each Regional Coordinator will be housed at one of our member organizations (rightsindevelopment.org/members).
The Regional Coordinator will serve as the primary contact and Secretariat representative for the assigned region, building relationships with prospective and existing Coalition members, facilitating information sharing between these members and the broader Coalition, developing tools and trainings to boost members’ capacity, and supporting regional advocacy efforts and campaigns. The Regional Coordinator will additionally support the Coalition’s global program areas – organizing collective advocacy and communications campaigns to strengthen social and environmental standards and practice at development finance institutions, supporting our members’ advocacy with their governments to make development decisionmaking more transparent and accountable, or facilitating a system of community engagement partnerships to connect communities with resources to successfully defend their human rights in development contexts.
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, the ability to work across different cultural contexts, and a good sense of humor.
Regional Engagement (Asia, Africa, or Latin America)
The Regional Coordinator will additionally support the Coalition’s global campaigns and working groups, described here: www.rightsindevelopment.org/our-work. Depending on the position’s program focus, tasks may include the following:
Please send a cover letter, resume, and work sample in English to firstname.lastname@example.org, subject line “Regional Coordinator”. Please include in the first paragraph of your cover letter your geographical preference or the city in which you would want to be based, along with your preferred amount of hours. Deadline: Rolling.