Country Coordinator, Mexico

Solidarity Center
  • Location
    Mexico City, Mexico
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jan 06

Position description

Solidarity Center seeks a Country Coordinator in Mexico to direct a US Government funded project to help workers realize and exercise their rights under landmark labor law reforms enacted in 2017 and 2019. Priority sectors for this project include aerospace, mining, steel, aluminum, industrial bakeries, electronics, and/or call centers. 

The Country Coordinator will be responsible for implementing all aspects of the project, including strategic planning, program coordination, reporting, and executing partnership agreements and subgrants. Extensive travel within Mexico will be required once conditions allow. This position will report to the Country Program Director and will supervise a project monitoring and evaluation (M&E) officer. 

 

The Country Coordinator will collaborate with project stakeholders in Mexico and Washington to keep them updated on Solidarity Center’s efforts related to this initiative. This individual will work with the project’s M&E Officer to track progress so as to ensure that Solidarity Center meets anticipated goals while ensuring compliance with budget targets, U.S. Department of Labor grant regulations, Solidarity Center policies, and pertinent host country laws.

Qualifications

This position requires strong project management skills and the ability to monitor budgets and outcomes and write results-oriented reports. Knowledge of and/or experience engaging with worker rights issues in supply chains is required, including worker rights violations particular to women, such as Gender Based Violence (GBV). This position demands sound judgment, a head for analysis, and a keen political sense. Experience with worker organizing and/or worker issue advocacy in Mexico is highly desirable. 

 

Additional requirements include:

  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in project management, supervision, administration, and implementation of cooperative agreement and/or contract requirements (including meeting deadlines, achieving targets, establishing and maintaining systems for managing project operations, and overseeing the preparation and submission of required reports to donor agencies).  
  • Proven success serving in a leadership role for a project addressing labor issues, specifically the free exercise of worker rights.
  • Experience establishing and maintaining systems to manage project operations. 
  • Clear and thorough understanding of USDOL policies, procedures, and requirements 
  • Knowledge of international relations and trade union and socio-economic and political developments in the U.S. and abroad.
  • Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree, or law or Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree reflecting expertise in areas relevant to this project, such as labor law, public policy, sociology, and project management.  
  • Previous trade union experience.
  • Computer literacy for word processing and simple spreadsheets.
  • Excellent writing and communications skills in the English language; and
  • Oral and written fluency in both English and Spanish. 

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