Location : San José, Costa Rica
People in Need, Centre for Human Rights and Democracy, Latin American Program is calling for applications for the position of a PROJECT COORDINATOR JUNIOR within Latin American Program of the Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (HRD).
The primary goal of People in Need's Centre for Human Rights and Democracy is to support independent individuals and groups in countries with repressive regimes who are the target of persecution, harassment, or arrests because of their opinions or activities, and to strengthen civil society.
The Latin American Program is currently focusing on support of civil society in Cuba, Honduras, Nicaragua, Venezuela and Ecuador.
The main programmatic focus includes :
Capacity building for civil society organizations and support for their activities
Direct aid to Human Rights Defenders
International advocacy For our office in Central America, People in Need (PIN) - Center for Human Rights and Democracy is seeking a Project Coordinator Junior to join our Latin American Team.
The Project Coordinator will support our programs in various Latin American countries and will have a chance to work on important human rights projects in the region.
Main Duties & Responsibilities :
Remotely monitoring projects in selected Latin American countries
Maintaining communication with local partners in Latin America
Organizing trips to Latin America and visits and trainings by Latin American partners in Central America
Writing project reports and proposals in English and / or Spanish
Maintaining social media profiles
Completing other tasks related with Latin American Program as require
Be Costa Rican, or legal resident with the right to work in Costa Rica
Fluent written and spoken Spanish and ability to conduct communications in English
University degree or relevant experience with working on projects
Interest in human rights
Good management and coordination skills
Analytical and problem solving skills
Ability to work independently
Excellent interpersonal skills
Ability to work under pressure
Cultural sensitivity, previous work / travel in countries in the Caribbean, Central and South America is a great advantage
Ability to travel regionally and overseas
Ability to work full time
Full time job contract, 1.100 USD gross per month, with social security benefits and annual severance recognition
Participation in the development and execution of meaningful projects
Working with the biggest NGO based in Central Europe with branches around the world
Gaining in-depth knowledge about the current developments in human rights around Latin America
Joining an international team, having the opportunity to interact with civil society actors locally as well as regionally
Possibility of extending the contract beyond initial length at the successful conclusion of the contract
25 days of paid leave annually