International Institute on Race, Equality and Human Rights
The Institute on Race, Equality and Human Rights is a human rights organization created in 2015 working in partnership with local activists in Latin America to build grass roots 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 the rights of Afro-Latinos, LGBT 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. Critical to this work is expanding the role of NGOs representing marginalized communities at the regional level. Hence our program includes building the capacity of our partners for advocating for the full incorporation of discrimination issues at 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. Using the Universal System is also crucial for the advancement of human rights, in particular the Special Procedures and Treaty Bodies, such as the CERD and CEDAW Committees. Race and Equality works extensively with the UN.
Job Description: Working in close partnership with our partners, the Senior Legal Program Officer, and the Executive Director in Washington D.C., the Consultant will be responsible for the systematization, editing, and review of a human rights report drafted by partners, which they will utilize for advocacy purposes before the UN and OAS human rights bodies.
Qualifications: Advanced university degree in Law or Political Science; specialized study of human rights preferred. 5-10 years of experience working in human rights or related field in Latin America; mature political judgment and knowledge of Latin American political and legal traditions; experience working on human rights in closed societies essential; demonstrated capacity to understand and work on sexuality and gender-related issues; work experience in capacity building and community mobilization; strong writing and advocacy skills; demonstrated experience with human rights violation monitoring and documentation; knowledge/experience on the UN and Inter-American Human Rights Systems preferably; ability to work under pressure; fluency in Spanish and English essential. Excellent oral/written communication skills in English and Spanish are required. The position is for one month only.
Salary: Commensurate with experience and scale in non-governmental organizations.
Apply: No calls please. Send immediately cover letter and resume by email to email@example.com
Afro-descendants, women and LGBTI persons are encouraged to apply.
Race and Equality is an equal opportunity employer.