HONDURAS PROGRAM COORDINATOR

The WFP Solidarity Collective is hiring for the position of Honduras Program Coordinator located in Progreso, Honduras for a two-year term of service.

 

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. We work to change U.S. policies that contribute to poverty and oppression in Latin America and the Caribbean. Most notably, we advocate for the passage of the Berta Cacerés Act, a landmark bill calling for the suspension of military aid to Honduras until widespread human rights violations are addressed. The bill is named after the award-winning Honduran environmental defender, Berta Cacerés who was assassinated in 2016. The deadline to apply is November 13th, 2022. Kindly send your cover letter, resume and application (linked below this page) to hiring@solidaritycollective.org

 

General Responsibilities 

Contributes to Long-Range Planning 

  • Regularly participates our weekly all staff call

  • Member of the Communications Committee and serves on no more than one other committee or working group

  • Provides feedback on the projects of other committees and working groups as appropriate

 

Human Rights Observation & Solidarity

  • Responds to partner requests for physical accompaniment, which can include activities like observing marches, protests, assemblies, and other gatherings and documents human rights violations 

  • Maintains and updates internal mapping of regional and national accompaniment needs; monitors public sources of information and is in regular contact with partner organizations and communities 

  • Responds to security threat alerts and contributes to long-term political and media accompaniment efforts 

  • Responsible for investigating and informing partners about US policy and corporate matters that impact grassroots social movements and the communities that we accompany

 

Designs and Organizes Educational Programs 

  • Designs and organizes 7-10 days experiential educational programs for delegations of 8 to 20 U.S. citizens who visit Honduras. 

  • Providing an understanding of the impact of U.S. policies and arranges logistics

  • Assists the Program Director in integrating returning delegates into existing advocacy campaigns 

  • Provides and/or arranges interpretation

 

Arranges Speakers Tours

  • In coordination with WfP Regional Organizers in the U.S., identify speakers from the country site to travel to WfP regions to speak about the impact of U.S. policies. 

  • Assist speakers with immigration processes and in developing their presentation

  • Accompany and interpret for the speakers throughout their time in the U.S.

  • Works with the Program Director for developing strategies for integrating speaker's tours into broader Program objectives and advocacy campaigns 

 

Supports U.S. Campaigns to Change U.S. Policy

  • Responsible for the Program’s contributions to the Solidarity Collective’s social media accounts 

  • Produces one blog posts and contributes to one newsletter, and one Congressional briefing email on a quarterly basis 

  • Works closely with the Program Director, ROs, and other Solidarity Collective staff to organize virtual and other programming and to produce educational materials in line with campaign needs

  • Has the opportunity to contribute to the Solidarity Collective’s podcast and other multimedia material generation depending on interest and capacity 

 

Requires Qualifications 

  • Minimum age of 21

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

  • Spanish fluency. Position requires reading, writing and 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 

  • Experience and interest in planning participatory educational programs for groups

  • Good writing and research skills, and computer literacy 

  • Willingness to live in El Progreso, Honduras, to travel regularly and/or live in sometimes high-security situations

  • Experience and/or interest in consensus decision making

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

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

 

Benefits include a stipend ($1,500 per month), and all work-related transportation costs. After one year of service, volunteers receive a month off and a ticket home. After two years of service, they receive a ticket home. 

 

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. Write to hiring@solidaritycollective.org if you have any questions.

 

Kindly send your cover letter, resume and application to hiring@solidaritycollective.org by November 13th, 2022