JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: LGBTI Program Assistant

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: LGBTI Program Assistant

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

LGBTI Program Assistant

International Institute on Race, Equality and Human Rights

Location: US/ Preferred location Washington, DC

Start date: ASAP

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 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 human rights race 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 work with our partners to combat racial discrimination and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) through a holistic multi-faceted approach. 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 crucial for the advancement of human rights, in particular the Treaty Bodies, Special Procedures Mandates, and the Universal Periodic Review. Race and Equality works extensively in the UN system.

Responsibilities: Working in close partnership with our partners, the Executive Director, and the LGBTI Program Officer, the LGBTI Program Assistant will provide administrative, logistical, and financial support to the LGBTI team, which includes officers in diverse countries (60% of the PA’s time). Other duties include supporting LGBTI social media coverage; drafting correspondence; translation of documents into English, Spanish and/or Portuguese; copy-editing and formatting documents; assisting with the publication, revision, and distribution of reports, memos, and press work; assisting with the logistical coordination of public and virtual events, conferences, and delegations; attending OAS meetings and other public events; accompanying LGBTI partners while in Washington D.C.; coordinating travel to and from multiple countries; researching LGBTI funding opportunities; staying informed about SOGI issues in different UN bodies including the Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on SOGI (40% of the PA’s time). Other duties not listed here, include assisting in research projects, which will be assigned depending on the hire’s areas of interests and abilities, and possibility of limited travel.

Qualifications: Entry Level Position-Bachelor’s degree in Latin American Studies, Political Science, Sociology, Psychology, Law, Women’s/Gender Studies or related field. Two years of experience working on LGBTI human rights issues or related field on Latin America. Mature political judgment and knowledge of Latin American. Demonstrated capacity to understand and work on SOGI issues. Knowledge of/experience with LGBTI issues in the region preferred. Highly organized and methodical. Good judgement, ability to quickly problem-solve and work under tight deadlines. Able to collaborate and work well with diverse groups. Fluency in Spanish is essential, strong knowledge of Portuguese is helpful. Must be US citizen or legal resident with work permit.

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.

Job Announcement: Latin America Legal Program Officer

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

LATIN AMERICA LEGAL PROGRAM OFFICER

International Institute on Race, Equality and Human Rights

Location: Washington, DC

Start date: ASAP

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 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 human rights race 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 work with our partners to combat racial discrimination and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) through a holistic multi-faceted approach. 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 crucial for the advancement of human rights, in particular the Treaty Bodies, Special Procedures Mandates, and the Universal Periodic Review. Race and Equality works extensively in the UN system.

Job Description:  Working in close partnership with our partners, the Executive Director, and the Director of Programs, the Legal Program Officer will design and implement innovative programs to build the capacity of human rights activists in Latin America working in very difficult political environments. Duties include organizing/conducting human rights trainings; facilitating international and domestic advocacy and strategic litigation; research on current trends on human rights violations in LAC; preparing written reports of program impact and successes; including administrative and logistical aspects; and report writing to donors and keeping our website updated with information. The Legal Program Officer will also work in designing programs and planning activities.

Qualifications: Advanced university degree in Law or equivalent specialized study of human rights preferred; 3 to 5 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; knowledge/experience on ethnic and racial discrimination, LGBTI issues, and religious freedom issues in the region; demonstrated capacity to understand and work on sexuality and gender-related issues; work experience in capacity building and community mobilization, especially in closed societies; strong writing and advocacy skills; knowledge/experience in the Inter-American and UN Systems required; strategic litigation experience at the national or regional level; ability to work under pressure; ability to travel  internationally; ability to administer programs; experience on use of social media; fluency in Spanish and English essential, knowledge of Portuguese and French helpful. Excellent oral/written communication skills in English and Spanish are required. U.S. work authorization required.

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

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: PROGRAM ASSISTANT

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

Full-time Program Assistant

International Institute on Race, Equality and Human Rights

Location: Washington, D.C. (Hybrid)

Start date: ASAP

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 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 UN CERD and CEDAW Committees. Race and Equality works extensively in the UN system.

Job Description:  Working in close partnership with our partners, Program Officers and the Executive Director in Washington, D.C., this position provides administrative and programmatic support for the organization. In addition to typing, filing and scheduling, performs duties such as financial record keeping, coordination of meetings and conferences, obtaining supplies, coordinating direct mailings, and working on special projects. Also, answers correspondence and assembles highly confidential and sensitive information. Deals with a diverse group of important external callers and visitors. Independent judgment is required to plan, prioritize and organize a diversified workload.

Essential Functions

  • Conducting short-term research assignments on a variety of themes; working independently and within a team on special nonrecurring and ongoing projects;
  • Drafting and editing in Spanish and English a range of correspondence and other documents;
  • Monitoring news and political events in the countries in which Race and Equality works;
  • Attending meetings, events, and conferences related to the work of Race and Equality;
  • Researching on funding opportunities according to Race and Equality’s project areas;
  • Providing logistical and administrative support to field offices and regional staff;
  • Organizing and managing domestic and international travel logistics, meetings, events, and conference calls for Race and Equality staff and partner organizations;
  • General programmatic support, including other duties related to research, writing, and direct advocacy, depending on program needs and candidate abilities

Qualifications: University degree. 1 to 3 years of experience working in human rights or related field in Latin America; mature political judgment and knowledge of Latin American current events and political situation; knowledge of or experience on ethnic and racial discrimination and LGBTI issues in Latin America desirable; knowledge of or experience working on issues related to closed societies desirable; ability to work under pressure; excellent attention to detail; ability to administer programs; knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and experience in internet research; fluency in Spanish and English essential, knowledge of Portuguese and French helpful. Excellent oral/written communication skills in English and Spanish are required. Permission to work in the United States required.

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

Apply:  No calls please.  Send immediately cover letter, resume, writing samples in English and Spanish, and three references with contact information by email to jobs@oldrace.wp.

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

Race and Equality is an equal opportunity employer.

JOB ANNOUCEMENT: Human Resources/Office Manager

The International Institute on Race, Equality and Human Rights (Race and Equality) is an international, human rights capacity-building organization that works side by side with activists in Latin America to enhance their ability to promote and protect the human rights of marginalized and vulnerable people who suffer from discrimination based on their national or ethnic origin, their sexual orientation or gender identity.


Position Summary: This position is part-time and reports to the Executive Director and manages, maintains, and coordinates a variety of projects and office services for our domestic and international program staff.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Administers HR policies and procedures; conducts recruiting and hiring, as well as onboarding and offboarding; manages daily office activities to ensure the smooth operation of day-to-day business; maintains conference room reservation calendars; books conference rooms, sets up and organizes meetings and catering; oversees inventory of supplies for office and orders supplies as needed; provides support to Executive Director and program staff and visitors; prints, scans, faxes and photocopies documents; main POC for building maintenance and landlord relations; general HR administration; payroll and benefits administration (medical, dental, retirement, disability); coordinates and books domestic and international travel and other arrangements as needed; coordinates with the Logistics Officer in Latin America for reservation of hotels and events; prepares executive travel expense reports and arranges for reimbursement; conducts procurement based on USG grants requirements; assists with the preparation of proposals and letters, ensuring that documents are on letterhead and delivered in a timely manner; prepares and maintains general information books and office procedural manuals; greets visitors, screens telephone calls, arrange conference calls, answer general inquiries and handle messages for staff; coordinates daily distribution of incoming/out-going mail, Federal Express, UPS packages, and related services; collects time-sheets, vacation request, travel authorization forms and check request from staff; performs needs assessments, conducts research (via telephone, internet, referrals, etc.) and makes recommendations for new vendors and services; performs other general office duties as assigned.

 

Requirements and Qualification: Bachelor’s degree in Business, Human Resources or equivalent work experience (PHR/SPHR/SHRM-CP preferred); At least 5 years experience in an HR managerial role, office management and administrative support,; knowledge of USG Grants compliance; strong verbal and written communication skills; strong customer service skills; strong organizational and analytical skills; ability to effectively prioritize work and perform multiple tasks simultaneously; ability to work independently, manage various daily requirements and meet strict deadlines; proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and general office equipment; bilingual (English-Spanish) preferred.

 

Start date: Immediate

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

Apply: No calls please. Send immediately cover letter and resume by email to jobs@oldrace.wp.

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

Race and Equality is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Job Announcement: Latin America Program Officer

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

LATIN AMERICA PROGRAM OFFICER

International Institute on Race, Equality and Human Rights

Location: Washington, D.C. (telework until further notice due to COVID-19)

Start date: As soon as possible

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 race 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 work with our partners to combat racial discrimination and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) through a holistic multi-faceted approach. 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 crucial for the advancement of human rights, in particular the Treaty Bodies, Special Procedures Mandates, and the Universal Periodic Review. Race and Equality works extensively in the UN system.

Job Description:  Working in close partnership with our partners, the Executive Director, and the Director of Programs, the Program Officer will design and implement innovative programs to build the capacity of human rights activists in Latin America working in very difficult political environments. Duties include organizing/conducting human rights trainings; facilitating international and domestic advocacy; research on current trends on human rights violations in the region; preparing written reports of program impact and successes; including administrative and logistical aspects; and report writing to donors and keeping our website updated with information. The Program Officer will also work in designing programs and planning activities.

Qualifications: Advanced university degree. Specialized study of human rights preferred; 3 to 5 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; knowledge/experience on ethnic and racial discrimination and LGBTI issues in the region; 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; knowledge/experience in the Inter-American and UN Systems required; ability to work under pressure; ability to travel internationally; ability to administer programs; experience on use of social media; fluency in Spanish and English essential, knowledge of Portuguese and French helpful. 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.  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.

Job Announcement: Program Manager

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

LATIN AMERICA COUNTRY PROGRAM MANAGER

International Institute on Race, Equality and Human Rights

Location: Washington, D.C.
Start date: January 1, 2022

The International Institute on Race, Equality and Human Rights (Race and Equality) is a human rights organization created in 2014 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 human rights race 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 work with our partners to combat racial discrimination and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) through a holistic multi-faceted approach. 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 crucial for the advancement of human rights, in particular the Treaty Bodies, Special Procedures Mandates, and the Universal Periodic Review. Race and Equality works extensively in the UN system.

Job Description: Working in close partnership with our partners, the Executive Director, and the Director of Programs, the Latin America Country Program Manager will oversee the successful implementation of programming in the country to which she/he/they is assigned. This includes aiding in the coordination of the overall strategy for the country, ensuring the timely completion of deliverables in existing projects, and identifying new areas for growth. The Program Manager will be responsible for the development and periodic updating of a strategic plan for the country, taking into account the current country context and Race and Equality’s priority areas of work. These include, but are not limited to: racial and SOGI discrimination; restrictions on civic space and the exercise of related rights; enjoyment of ESCR, especially for historically marginalized groups; and the intersectionality of rights. The Program Manager will also help to design and implement programs to build the capacity of human rights activists in Latin America working in very difficult political environments. In coordination with the Country Team and the Legal Team, she/he/they will organize human rights trainings; facilitate international and domestic advocacy and strategic litigation; conduct research on current trends on human rights violations in the region; and prepare and review written reports of program impact and successes, including administrative and logistical aspects. Finally, the Program Manager will also be tasked d planning of new activities for the country to which she/he/they is assigned.

Qualifications:

Required

    • Advanced university degree
    • 5 to 7 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
    • Significant program/grant management experience
    • Knowledge/experience on ethnic and racial discrimination and LGBTI issues in the region
    • Demonstrated capacity to understand and work on sexuality and gender-related issues
    • Work experience in capacity building and community mobilization
    • Fluency in English and Spanish
    • Excellent oral/written communication skills with an emphasis on advocacy in English and Spanish
    • Knowledge/experience in the Inter-American and UN Systems
    • Strategic litigation experience at the national or regional level
    • Ability to work under pressure
    • Ability to travel internationally
    • Advanced computer skills in MS Office Suite
    • U.S. work authorization

Preferred 

    • Specialized study of human rights and law
    • Experience with closed/undemocratic societies
    • Knowledge of Portuguese and/or French

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.

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Legal Program Officer

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

LATIN AMERICA LEGAL PROGRAM OFFICER

International Institute on Race, Equality and Human Rights

Location: Washington, D.C.

Start date: March 1, 2021

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 race 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 work with our partners to combat racial discrimination and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) through a holistic multi-faceted approach. 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 crucial for the advancement of human rights, in particular the Treaty Bodies, Special Procedures Mandates, and the Universal Periodic Review. Race and Equality works extensively in the UN system.

Job Description:  Working in close partnership with our partners, the Executive Director, and the Director of Programs, the Legal Program Officer will design and implement innovative programs to build the capacity of human rights activists in Latin America working in very difficult political environments. Duties include organizing/conducting human rights trainings; facilitating international and domestic advocacy and strategic litigation; research on current trends on human rights violations in the region; preparing written reports of program impact and successes; including administrative and logistical aspects; and report writing to donors and keeping our website updated with information. The Legal Program Officer will also work in designing programs and planning activities.

Qualifications: Advanced university degree in Law. Specialized study of human rights preferred; 3 to 5 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; knowledge/experience on ethnic and racial discrimination and LGBTI issues in the region; 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; knowledge/experience in the Inter-American and UN Systems required; strategic litigation experience at the national or regional level; ability to work under pressure; ability to travel internationally; ability to administer programs; experience on use of social media; fluency in Spanish and English essential, knowledge of Portuguese and French helpful. 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.  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.

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Latin America Senior Legal Program Officer

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

LATIN AMERICA SENIOR LEGAL PROGRAM OFFICER

International Institute on Race, Equality and Human Rights

Location: Washington, D.C.

Start date: October 1, 2020

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 work with our partners to combat racial discrimination and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) through a holistic multi-faceted approach. 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 crucial for the advancement of human rights, in particular the Treaty Bodies, Special Procedures Mandates, and the Universal Periodic Review. Race and Equality works extensively in the UN system.

Job Description: Working in close partnership with our partners, the Legal Team, and the Executive Director, the Senior Legal Program Officer will design and implement innovative programs to build the capacity of human rights activists in Latin America working in very difficult political environments. Duties include managing and overseeing the work of the Legal Team; facilitating international and domestic advocacy and strategic litigation; developing legal strategies to further the mission and vision of Race and Equality and our partner organizations; organizing/conducting human rights training; research on current trends on human rights violations in the region; preparing written reports of program impact and successes, including administrative and logistical aspects; report writing to donors, and keeping our website updated with information. The Senior Legal Program Officer will also work in designing programs and planning activities.

Qualifications: Advanced university degree in Law. Specialized study of human rights preferred; 5 to 8 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; knowledge/experience on ethnic and racial discrimination and LGBTI issues in the region; demonstrated capacity to understand and work on sexuality and gender-related issues; work experience in capacity building; strong writing and advocacy skills; knowledge/experience in the Inter-American and UN Systems required; strategic litigation experience at the national or regional level; ability to work under pressure; ability to travel internationally; ability to administer programs; fluency in Spanish and English essential, knowledge of Portuguese and French helpful. 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.  Send immediately cover letter, resume, and legal 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.

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT – Office Manager (DC/US)

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

OFFICE MANAGER

International Institute on Race, Equality and Human Rights

Location: Washington, DC

The International Institute on Race, Equality and Human Rights (IIREHR) is an international, human rights capacity-building organization that works side by side with activists in Latin America to enhance their ability to promote and protect the human rights of marginalized and vulnerable people who suffer from discrimination based on their national or ethnic origin, their sexual orientation or gender identity.

Position Summary: This position reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for managing, maintaining, and coordinating a variety of projects and office services for our domestic and international program staff.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Manage daily office activities to ensure the smooth operation of day-to-day business; maintain conference room reservation calendars; book conference rooms, set up and organize meetings and catering; oversee inventory of supplies for office and order supplies as needed; provide support to Executive Director, program staff and visitors; print, scan, fax, photocopy and distribute accordingly; coordinate and book both domestic and international travel and other arrangements as needed; coordinate with the Logistics Officer in Latin America for reservation of hotels and events; prepare executive travel expense reports and arrange for reimbursement; conduct procurement based on USG grants requirements; assist with the preparation of proposals and letters, ensuring that documents are on letterhead and delivered in a timely manner; prepare and maintain general information books and office procedural manuals; greet visitors, screen telephone calls, arrange conference calls, respond to general inquiries and handle messages for staff; coordinate daily distribution of incoming/out-going USPS mail, Federal Express, UPS packages, and related services; collect time-sheets, vacation requests, travel authorization forms and check requests from staff; perform needs assessments, conduct research (via telephone, internet, referrals, etc.) and make recommendations for new vendors and services; other general office duties as assigned.

Requirements and Qualification: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience; 5 or more years experience in office management and administrative support, including experience supporting multiple executives/managers/personnel; knowledge of USG Grants compliance preferred; strong verbal and written communication skills; strong customer service skills; strong organizational and analytical skills; ability to effectively prioritize work and perform multiple tasks simultaneously; ability to work independently, manage various daily requirements and meet strict deadlines; proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and general office equipment; bilingual (English-Spanish) preferred.

Start date: Immediate

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

Apply: No calls please. Send immediately cover letter and resume 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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