Program Coordinator

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Global Rights is seeking candidates who are experienced human rights professionals with a minimum of five (5) years of experience in human rights, particularly in the field, who takes a strategic planning approach to reaching program goals and objectives and possesses superior coordination, interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills.

  • The ideal candidate will be a lawyer or jurist, detail-oriented, highly organized, self-motivated, team player.

  • The candidate will be expected to have specific experience in access to justice related programs, as well as general familiarity with the broader human rights discourse in the areas of women's rights and equality standards.

  • Specific experience pushing for legislative reform related to human rights issues is a plus.

  • In addition, he or she will have previous experience coordinating staff and programs, and providing financial oversight on budgetary spending.

  • The candidate will possess excellent written and spoken French and fluency in English.

    This position requires the ability to coordinate project implementation in a politically and culturally sensitive environment, frequent travel within the DRC, and strong capacity- building skills.

    Prior work experience in the Great Lakes region or similar post-conflict environments in developing countries, are required.

    Candidates should have substantial experience in working with civil society organizations and community-level structures, preferably within an NGO.

    This is an unaccompanied position.

    Candidates should be willing to relocate promptly to Bukavu and to commit to a 1-year contract.

    The candidate will be accommodated in an independent apartment located within Global Rights' guest house.

    Salary: Commensurate with experience.

    Applications: Send cover letter (in French) and resume (in French or English) and contact information for three (3) references via email, before October 29, 2006 to:

    Program Coordinator / DRC (include in "Subject" line of Email)

    Email: (No telephone calls please)

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