The International 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, 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. 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 to advocate 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 UN CERD and CEDAW Committees. Race and Equality works extensively in the UN system.

Job Description:  Working in close partnership with our partners, the Executive Director, and the Legal Team, the Development and Grant Writing officer will conduct research to identify, cultivate and solicit new grants from private foundations and governments; write grant proposals and reports to donors in coordination with Program Officers, and coordinate fundraising activities. Other duties include working with the Communications Officer to highlight projects’ successes.

Qualifications: Bachelor Degree in Latin American studies, Journalism, Political Science or relevant field; 2 to 4 years of Development experience working on human rights; mature political judgment and knowledge of Latin American political situation; some advocacy experience preferred; knowledge/experience in the Inter-American and UN Systems preferred; ability to work under pressure; experience on the use of social media; excellent interpersonal and organizational skills; excellent oral/written communication skills in English and Spanish are required. Location is flexible, but if US-based, work authorization required.

Start date: ASAP

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 jobs@oldrace.wp.

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

Race and Equality is an equal opportunity employer.

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