Latin America Consortium Coordinator

International Institute on Race, Equality and Human Rights
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Posted
    Oct 12

Position description

The  International Institute on Race, Equality and Human Rights (Race and Equality) is a human rights organization created in 2014 working in partnership with local activists in Latin America to build grassroots movements that promote and protect the rights of populations marginalized because of gender, ethnicity, race, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability.

Race and Equality has a dynamic capacity-building approach to promote human rights and combat discrimination based on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Our work largely focuses on the rights of Afro-Latinos, LGBTI people, indigenous peoples, women and other marginalized communities.  Using a combination of litigation, community mobilization, human rights reporting, research and advocacy methodology at the domestic and international level, we join our partners in developing and implementing strategies for change. We have built a human rights consortium with two other organizations working on human rights in the Americas to increase the capacity of human rights organizations in LAC to document and denounce human rights violations at the regional and universal human rights systems. Our focus will be on the Organization of American States (OAS) and litigation within the Inter-American Human Rights System, in coordination with domestic litigation, policy advocacy and community mobilization, and the Universal System in particular the Treaty Bodies, Special Procedures Mandates, and the Universal Periodic Review.

Job Description: Working in close partnership with LAC Program Officers, the Executive Director and Consortium members, the Latin America Consortium Coordinator will be responsible for the overall coordination and management of the HR Consortium along with two other organizations. The coordinator will ensure quality program implementation, including providing strategic guidance to consortium members and overseeing performance management, M&E and partnership engagement. The Coordinator will be responsible for maintaining regular contact with all consortium partners and with donors; providing strategic guidance in unifying approaches between programs and consortium members; organizing periodic meetings in order to discuss program progress; maintaining open and effective communication amongst the Consortium members; and compiling portions of program narrative and financial progress reports in coordination with financial department, among other duties as assigned.


Advanced university degree in sociology, education, political science, Latin American studies or law. Specialized study of Latin America preferred; 5 to 7  years of experience working in humanitarian, development or human rights or related field in or on Latin America; mature political judgment and knowledge of Latin American political and legal traditions; knowledge/experience in closed societies; work experience in capacity building, community mobilization and monitoring and evaluation; strong writing and advocacy skills; knowledge/experience on the Inter-American and UN Systems preferred; ability to administer programs; fluency in Spanish and English essential; previous consortium experience preferred. Excellent oral/written communication skills in English and Spanish are required. US work authorization required.

Application instructions

Expected Start Date: October 2020 or as soon as the position is filled. 

Salary: Commensurate with experience and scale in non-governmental organizations.

Apply:  No calls please.  Send immediately cover letter, resume, and writing samples in English and Spanish by email to [email protected]

Afro-descendants, women and LGBTI persons are encouraged to apply.

Race and Equality is an equal opportunity employer.