Offer: Job: Regional Program Coordinator - Latin America and Caribbean, based in Buenos Aires
Regional Program Coordinator - Latin America and Caribbean
The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC). Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC), a twenty-one-year old international human rights organization headquartered in New York and with staff in three regions, seeks a Regional Program Coordinator for its work in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). The position will ideally be based in Argentina.
IGLHRC’s goal is to build strong lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights movements worldwide. Toward this end, it is committed to (1) strengthening capacity for human rights documentation and (2) engaging in and supporting advocacy at regional and global forums. IGLHRC’s core values include depth, feminism and partnerships.
The LAC Regional Program Coordinator conceptualizes and executes the work of the IGLHRC LAC Program.
Strengthen the capacity of activists in Latin America and the Caribbean to document human rights violations based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and/or perceived conduct. Responsibilities include: developing training curricula, coordinating meetings, making presentations, drafting training tools, and writing and editing in support of activists and organizations.
Conduct advocacy and facilitate the advocacy of activists from Latin America and the Caribbean at the Organization of American States (OAS) and the United Nations (UN). Responsibilities include: lobbying state officials and key stakeholders; recruiting, writing and editing written material (i.e. shadow reports, press releases, submissions to special mechanisms, position papers); and monitoring and analyzing opportunities and challenges to increase the accountability of states, non-state actors and inter-governmental bodies on LGBT rights.
Develop and maintain relationships with Latin American and Caribbean human rights defenders, lawyers and academics working on issues such as LGBT rights, women’s rights, indigenous people’s rights, sex worker rights, and HIV/AIDS.
Collaborate with the IGLHRC Development Department to obtain restricted programmatic funds.
Produce writing with the IGLHRC Communications Department, including for the IGLHRC blog, newsletter, and website.
Supervise interns and consultants when needed.
The LAC Regional Program Coordinator will report to the Director of Advocacy.
Knowledge of and experience working in the LAC political context.
Knowledge of and experience working on LGBT rights.
Knowledge of and experience producing credible human rights documentation.
Knowledge of and experience with high-level advocacy.
Experienced writer and editor.
Commitment to the on-going study of political change, cultural norms and movement-building.
Willingness and ability to travel extensively.
Ability to communicate fluently in written and oral Spanish and English.
Advanced degree preferred.
Minimum seven years experience in a related field.
Commitment to the pursuit of liberation from persecution based on sexual orientation or gender identity or expression within the broader quest to eliminate all intersecting forms of oppression.
Send a cover letter, resume and English-language writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Only qualified candidates will be contacted. Please do not call.
IGLHRC is to an equal employment opportunity employer. People of Color, trans and intersex individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.