Program Coordinator – Human Rights

Organization Description:  Vital Voices Global Partnership is a leading international non-governmental organization committed to working with women throughout the world to provide them with the support and tools they need to have a positive impact in their communities. Through mentoring programs, leadership trainings and individualized support, Vital Voices provides credibility, builds capacity and enhances connections for emerging and established women leaders internationally.

Vital Voices Global Partnership, a leading international non-governmental organization committed to advancing women’s leadership in the areas of economic empowerment, human rights, and political participation, seeks a talented professional with strong program development and implementation skills for the position of Program Coordinator, Human Rights.

 

Position Description: Vital Voices Global Partnership, a leading international non-governmental organization committed to advancing women’s leadership in the areas of economic empowerment, human rights, and political participation, seeks a talented professional with strong program development and implementation skills for the position of Program Coordinator, Human Rights.

 

The Program Coordinator will support the Voices Against Violence Initiative (VAV), with specific focus on providing gender based-violence (GBV) case management for the emergency financial assistance component of the program. The Coordinator will also provide French linguistic expertise for GBV programs. The Program Coordinator’s work will include cross-team collaboration, including, but not limited to, contributions to sustainable support for local partners. This position is based in Washington, DC and reports to the  Program Manager for Urgent Assistance.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Program Development and Implementation:  Provide case management for urgent financial assistance component of the VAV program. Apply regional and linguistic expertise to manage cases referred by partners in Sub-Saharan Africa. Collaborate with the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Program Coordinator to provide French linguistic expertise for French cases referred from the MENA region
  • Language: Provide linguistic expertise in French  for other programs led by the Human Rights team, when needed. This may include partner outreach and identification, document translation, assistance for developing communications materials and other related activities.
  • Reporting:  Contribute to required reports on program activities, as requested.;
  • Contractor and Sub-Grantee Management: Provide support for management of partner relationships, including sub-grantees, contractor agreements and organizations engaged in letters of agreement. This includes, but is not limited to, reviewing proposals, contracts, financial and programmatic vetting documentation, budgets and program and financial reports.
  • Financial Management: Assist with drafting program budgets, updating forecasts, and tracking project spending. Working with the Vital Voices Finance team to process invoices and expense reports.
  • Relationship Management: Identify and liaise with key stakeholders and partners, particularly related to the emergency financial assistance program. Maintain and strengthen contact and relationships with organizations, individuals and participants on VV’s behalf. Maintain database of program participants, experts, partners and vendors.
  • Communications: Support the creation of one-pagers, concept notes, other communications documents for Human Rights team and specific program. Develop and edit program descriptions on VV website and other print or electronic media.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Required Experience, Skills and Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree in international relations or a related field plus two – four years of work experience required, OR Graduate degree in in international relations or a related field, plus one – three years of work experience required.
  • Strong demonstrated interest in global women’s issues and human rights, particularly gender-based violence;
  • Experience providing case management in the context of direct service provision strongly preferred, with preference for GBV case management experience;
  • Experience living, working and/or studying in Sub Saharan Africa, strongly preferred;
  • Advanced French language proficiency required;
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills;
  • Strong research and analytical skills, with an emphasis on keen editing skills and attention to detail;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a dynamic team is key;
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, swiftly shift priorities, and work in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines, sometimes in difficult conditions, is necessary;
  • Experience with database management;
  • Demonstrated cultural sensitivity required;
  • Strong computer skills including MS Office applications, social networking tools, and database software (i.e. Salesforce).

 

The Human Rights Program Coordinator position is a full-time, exempt position based in Washington, DC. Domestic and international travel up to 10% may be required for the position. Evening, weekend and holiday working hours rotation are required for the urgent financial assistance portion of the program. Vital Voices does not provide work visa sponsorship or relocation assistance for this position.

 

 

Vital Voices provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Vital Voices complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

 

Vital Voices expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Vital Voices’ employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

 

How to Apply:

Click the following link:  https://jobso.id/ctko

 

Applications that do not include the following will not be considered for review:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Salary expectations
  • Three references with contact information

 

Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. NO CALLS PLEASE. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.