Project Coordinator (Human Rights)

San José, Costa Rica
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Project Coordinator (Human Rights)

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Location: San José, Costa Rica

People in Need, Centre for Human Rights and Democracy, Latin American Program is calling for applications for the position of a PROJECT COORDINATOR within Latin American Program of the Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (HRD). The primary goal of People in Need’s Centre for Human Rights and Democracy is to support independent individuals and groups in countries with repressive regimes who are the target of persecution, harassment, or arrests because of their opinions or activities, and to strengthen civil society. The Latin American Program is currently focusing on support of civil society in Cuba, Honduras, Nicaragua, Venezuela and Ecuador. The main programmatic focus includes:

  • Capacity building for civil society organizations and support for their activities
  • Direct aid to politically persecuted individuals
  • International advocacy

For our office in Central America, People in Need (PIN) – Center for Human Rights and Democracy is seeking a Project Coordinator to join our Latin American Team. The Project Coordinator will support our programs in various Latin American countries and will have a chance to work on important human rights projects in the region.

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Remotely monitoring projects in selected Latin American countries
  • Maintaining communication with local partners in Latin America
  • Organizing trips to Latin America and visits and trainings by Latin American partners in Central America
  • Writing project reports and proposals in English and/or Spanish
  • Maintaining social media profiles
  • Completing other tasks related with Latin American Program as required


  • Be Costa Rican, or legal resident with the right to work in Costa Rica
  • Fluent written and spoken Spanish and ability to conduct professional communication in English
  • University degree or relevant experience with working on projects
  • Interest in human rights
  • Good management and coordination skills
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Cultural sensitivity, previous work/travel in countries in the Caribbean, Central and South America is a great advantage
  • Ability to travel regionally and overseas
  • Ability to work full time


  • Full time job contract, 1.350 USD gross per month, with social security benefits and annual severance recognition
  • Participation in the development and execution of meaningful projects
  • Working with the biggest NGO based in Central Europe with branches around the world
  • Gaining in-depth knowledge about the current developments in human rights around Latin America
  • Joining an international team, having the opportunity to interact with civil society actors locally as well as regionally
  • Possibility of extending the contract beyond initial length at the successful conclusion of the contract
  • 25 days of paid leave annually
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