Law & Human Rights Coordinator - Argentina
Vacancy for: Law & Human Rights Coordinator
Based: Córdoba, Argentina
How to apply: Use ‘Apply’ button on this page. Please do not send applications by email.
Projects Abroad is the leading international volunteer organisation recruiting young people from the UK, Europe, USA, Canada, Australia and Japan to do worthwhile voluntary work overseas.
Annually we send over 10,000 volunteers to 29 developing countries to gain experience in fields such as teaching, medicine, journalism, veterinary science, law and conservation.
We promote volunteering opportunities through our websites, social media accounts and events.
We are looking for someone who is passionate about making a difference, to coordinate our Law and Human Rights projects in Córdoba, Argentina.
Your role as a Law & Human Rights Coordinator:
Plan and coordinate all aspects of the Law & Human Rights Office of Projects Abroad Argentina. The nature of the position entails frequent, timely and effective communication with volunteers and overseas offices. The main objective of this position is to coordinate all aspects of Law & Human Rights area thereby ensuring that volunteers are matched appropriately with placement, that activities for volunteers are clearly worked out, that volunteers understand their roles and responsibilities. It also involves working with placements to fine-tune structure of work being done by volunteers. Also ensure project quality and worthwhileness. At times, you will be asked to assist with other projects and help with airport pickups and orientations. Our fundamental mission is to bring human rights to critical areas and promote a cultural exchange that will benefit both our volunteers and the communities in which they work. The job is busy and can be physically demanding so you should be prepared to work flexible hours and be willing to travel within and outside Argentina when necessary.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Coordinate all activities of the project and ensure they are executed efficiently and effectively.
- Ensure placements are reminded of volunteer’s arrival and that each new volunteer feels welcome and secure in his/her new environment.
- Establish new work placements and projects for future volunteers and strengthen existing ones.
- Ensure the introduction to worthwhileness.
- Develop strategies to ensure that placement activities are worthwhile for volunteers.
- Perform all the specific judicial and administrative procedures needed for the specific intervention that the office is pursuing on behalf of the defense of human rights and delegate responsibilities into volunteers when it's possible, but always with a close supervision which implies: Studying the law and previous judicial cases, interviewing the victims, writing specific legal documents for the particular cases, meeting with Government authorities.
- Organize and facilitate workshops with volunteers and/or placements and weekly meetings with volunteers.
- Facilitate visits to placements and host families for overseas Projects Abroad staff.
- Ensure timetable for each volunteer is completed and filed in the first week of arrival.
- Monitor and evaluate projects to ensure program quality and satisfaction (volunteer and placement).
- Direct specific human rights investigations and articles performed by volunteers.
- Create resources (handbooks, protocols) needed for the daily work of the office.
- Organize the participation of the office on hearings of trials conducted against perpetrators of Human Rights.
- Contribute to other tasks and duties in the office, such as pickups, orientation days and whatever is needed. Also help in the development of other projects different from Human Rights, when needed.
- Be on duty some weekends and long weekends.
- Make sure that the feedback discussion A and B and Online Debriefing of every volunteer are completed.
- Maintain regular contact with volunteers and host families.
- Team work with the rest of the staff of the office in combined activities.
- Organize Community Days and social events.
- Update the internal databases regularly.
- Bachelor's degree in Social Work, Law, or other related fields.
- At least one year experience in the field.
- Fluent English both oral and written.
You will be offered a permanent contract, subject to passing a three-month probationary period. A job offer is dependent upon a successful interview and satisfactory references.
To apply, please complete the online application form and provide:
A one-page cover letter explaining why you would be perfect for this role.
A two-page CV highlighting your relevant experience