Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Project Director - Human Trafficking, Freedom House, Guatemala

From Idealist:

Through research, effective advocacy, and programs directly supporting frontline activists, Freedom House supports the spread of freedom and democracy throughout the world. Freedom House has been a leader in identifying threats to freedom through its highly regarded analytic reports, including Freedom in the World. Its diverse programs have supported the work of civic activists and human rights defenders in over 40 countries. Advocacy and outreach are aimed at encouraging democratic governments, including the United States, to adopt and implement policies that effectively advance human rights and democracy at home and abroad. Freedom House’s annual budget is $18 million, with 13 field offices, and two U.S. offices. Freedom House seeks a Director for its Human Trafficking project to be based on Guatemala City, Guatemala.

Essential Duties:
The Project Director will take the lead role in directing and implementing the Anti-Human Trafficking Program in Guatemala. The Project Director will be responsible for program implementation and development, financial management, general oversight of daily office management, public relations, procuring technical assistance and training, developing partnerships with local counterparts, and assisting in all fundraising efforts. The Project involves some in-country travel.

Candidate Requirements:
The appropriate candidate should have a minimum of seven years experience in human rights. Previous experience working on human trafficking or other human rights issues in Latin America is required. Project management and experience living and working in Latin America is a must. An advanced degree in, international relations, international development, political science, human rights, or related field, are highly desired. Spanish and English fluency are required.

How to Apply:
Please submit resume, cover letter, and salary expectations by e-mail or fax to: Yolanda Abner Human Resources Manager humanresources@freedomhouse.org Fax: (202) 822-3893 Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. If a candidate does not submit all required information, he or she will not be considered. Candidates are also requested to state where they viewed the job advertisement in their applications. Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be notified. No phone calls, please. EOE, M/F/D/V

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