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The WFP Solidarity Collective is hiring for the position of Cuba Program Co Director located in Cuba.


The Witness for Peace Solidarity Collective is a nonprofit organization working in partnership with grassroots organizations, Black, Indigenous and campesino communities, and social movements in Colombia, Cuba, and Honduras to support peace, justice, and sustainable economies in the Americas. In Cuba we work to change U.S. policies that have continued to restrict the movement and opportunity of the Cuban people. We are currently apart of the movement to lift the U.S. blockade on Cuba, as well as organizing to take Cuba off the U.S. state terrorist list. 

Application Process

Interested candidates will be required to submit the following in PDF format:

  • Resume

  • Brief cover letter explaining your qualifications for this position and elaborating on your experience conducting similar responsibilities

  • A writing sample (max 1,000 words)


Should your application be short-listed, we will be in touch to schedule an interview with you and may request further written materials.


Deadline to apply is May 10th by 5pm EST. Interviews will be the last week of May 2024. Start date negotiable but prefer end of August. Kindly send your cover letter, resume, and writing sample to

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Kindly send your cover letter, resume, and writing sample to


General Responsibilities 

Leading Educational Delegations:

Plan and facilitate, and execute with the partner organization (CMMLK) 10-day participatory, experiential educational programs for groups of 10 to 20 people from the US to see first-hand the impact of US policies in the country and the on-going and multiple strategies of resistance carried out by SC’s partner organizations there. This is the primary division of labor of the Cuba co-directors within the WFPSC. Responsibilities include recruiting and working with volunteer delegation coordinators and delegates, arranging logistics, facilitating internal sessions to help delegates understand the impact of US policies, motivating delegates to work for policy changes once they return to the US, while strengthening cross-border solidarity networks and providing some interpretation.


Making and Maintaining Contacts:

The International Teams are currently based in El Progreso, Honduras; Bogotá, Colombia; and Havana, Cuba. A substantial amount of time is spent making and maintaining contact with community leaders, civil society groups, labor and environmental groups, and other NGOs, both in urban and rural areas. These contacts are vital in order to understand the political, economic and social situation, and serve as a basis for planning educational programs and documenting the effects of US policies in the country. In Cuba, our main partner is the Martin Luther King Center (CMMLK in Spanish).


Team members investigate current events in the country as they relate to global economics and US policies, and write articles and short reports, as well as develop educational resources that bring attention to the impact of these policies. Documentation work is mainly articles/blog posts, fact sheets, short videos, action alerts and campaigns to write letters to Congress people to end the blockade.

Speaker Tours with the CMMLK: 

In coordination with SC Regional Organizers in the US, identify speakers from your country site to travel to the US to speak about the impact of US policies. International Team members assist speakers with immigration processes and developing their presentation, and then accompany and interpret for the speaker tour throughout their time in the US.

Supporting Stateside Campaigns to Change US Policies:

While organizing in the US is led by the SC Regional Organizers, IT members are called on to support these efforts through contact with returned delegates, designing educational materials, providing information for campaigns as well as contributing to the website and blog. International Team members participate in internal working groups within the Solidarity Collective and in some cases with external coalition partners.

Office Management:

IT members administer the office, including finances, maintenance, and other tasks.

Fundraising and Participation in Organizational Decisions:

IT members assist with fundraising for SC, as well as participate regularly on committees and in consensus decisions of the organization.


Requires Qualifications 

  • Spanish and English fluency. Position requires speaking, reading, writing and basic interpretation of English to Spanish and Spanish to English. The majority of the work of the International Team occurs in Spanish.

  • Experience working with groups, and excellent communication and interpersonal skills 

  • Highly independent, disciplined self-starter who takes initiative without a lot of oversight

  • Good writing skills, computer literacy

  • Willingness to travel regularly

  • Take part in organizational planning

  • Experience and/or interest in consensus decision making

  • Willingness to travel and/or live in sometimes high-security situations (in Honduras and Colombia - resulting in large part from US militarization) 

  • Ability to provide some language interpretation (as a support to CMLK interpreter) 

  • Experience and interest in planning participatory educational programs for groups

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

  • Commitment to the SC mission/vision and operating principles


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior knowledge and experience with Latin American history and current political and social context

  • Prior experience facilitating delegations, and/or writing policy analysis, providing English-Spanish and Spanish-English interpretation

  • Prior knowledge and experience with global economics and US foreign policy, including economic and military policies, trade and labor issues

Benefits include a stipend of $1,800, and all work-related transportation costs. After one year of service, program co-directors receive a month off and a ticket home. After two years of service, program co-directors receive a ticket home and a rematriation stipend.

Witness for Peace Solidarity Collective is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in its hiring practices and, in order to build the strongest organization possible, actively seeks a diverse applicant pool and strongly encourages individuals from all backgrounds (including race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation) to apply. Persons of color are especially encouraged to apply. Contact Hiring at if you have any questions.


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