Job Announcement: Latin America Consortium Coordinator




International Institute on Race, Equality and Human Rights

Location: Washington, D.C.

March 2024

The International Institute on Race, Equality and Human Rights 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.


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 the donor; 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;
The coordinator will promote and facilitate activities that allow for the exchange of experiences and knowledge among different actors involved in the Consortium. The coordinator will respond quickly to emerging requests for support that enable the participation of civil society actors linked to the consortium in advocacy activities (rapid response mechanism), among other duties as assigned.


Qualifications: Advanced university degree in sociology, political science, international relations, political affairs, law, social science or related areas. 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.


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


Apply:  No calls please. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Send immediately cover letter, resume, and writing samples in English and Spanish by email to



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