Project Coordinator Diversity Under Attack

Amnesty International
  • Location
    Mexico City, Mexico
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Mar 12

Position description

Coordinate and oversee the operational planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting of the project ‘Diversity Under Attack! Empowering At-Risk LGBTI Youth in the Americas’ which aims to create sustainable human rights change for LGBTI youth in Peru, Paraguay, Puerto Rico and Venezuela by supporting and working with and for human rights defenders (HRDs), LGBTI and non-LGBTI youth, LGBTI organizations, and school communities via human rights education and capacity building approaches.

In close collaboration with Amnesty’s sections (Amnesty national implementing entities) in these countries, the post holder’s main responsibility will be the coordination and oversight of education, empowerment and human rights activities at the national and regional levels and taking the lead in planning, monitoring and reporting on consolidated information from all countries involved.

The project will be funded by the Dutch Government’s Human Rights Fund, and a key responsibility will be ensuring compliance with the requirements set out in the Grant Agreement with the donor.

Success in this job will mean a smooth and efficient transition into the second phase of this multi-annual project under a new external donor. The post holder is able to absorb and interpret a lot of complex information, especially in the first few months of work, and to help project countries shift ways of working under new donor requirements and adjust existing instruments and processes for project management.

The post holder successfully oversees the development and design of tailor-made blended online/offline learning courses and other interventions that are contextually relevant and based on needs in the project countries, while also seeking integration of the outputs in other areas of work and section countries of Amnesty International Americas. The relationship with the donor is maintained and strengthened as a result of the collaborative work executed during the course of the project.

The post holder is instrumental in achieving the impact as set out in the project proposal, supporting project countries to lead the participants through interventions that guide them from learning to taking action, fostering connections and exchange between project countries and its young LGBTI defenders and activists and engaging with the wider community in the four project countries as well as more broadly across the region. The post holder plays a key role in enabling young LGBTI HRDs to understand and defend human rights, analyse key patterns and root causes of human rights violations, improve their personal security and implement interventions aimed at bringing about a lasting and sustainable change.


  • At least five years of experience working in/leading on project management and project implementation in the human rights/international development/social sector.
  • Experience managing institutional grants and complex budgets and abilities to draft progress reports and final reports for organizational and funding requirements as appropriate.
  • Experience in PM&E and accountability based on specific evaluation and performance frameworks, including the logical framework approach.
  • Ample experience working in the Americas region, including broad understanding of human rights, sexual and reproductive rights and LGBTI rights at the regional level. Familiarity with the situation young LGBTI people face in the countries where the project will be implemented.
  • Sound understanding and knowledge of human rights education approaches, education in non-formal settings and experience with developing on- and offline learning materials and facilitating workshops using participatory methodologies.
  • Affinity and experience working with young people, young human rights defenders and LGBTI activists.
  • Fluent written and spoken Spanish and English is essential.
  • Able to manage workload effectively, including developing strategies, managing competing demands, meeting deadlines and adjusting priorities and coordination with a wide range of team members and colleagues.
  • Skills in coordinating working groups, teams or networks in a participatory and efficient manner. Ability to work in a team, take initiative and function without the need for permanent supervision.
  • Ability to communicate effectively at different levels and with different audiences and to establish good communication systems within the team. Conflict management skills and ability to maintain good personal relationships in a multicultural and diverse environment.
  • Actively acknowledges and supports Amnesty International’s vision, mission and approaches. Understanding of equal opportunities, cultural diversity, inclusion and gender issues as well as a commitment to apply relevant policies.


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