Africa Program Coordinator

The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC)

The Africa Regional Office researches and monitors human rights violations based on sexual orientation and gender identity, convenes trainings and strategy meetings to promote decriminalization of homosexuality, advocates for legal protections for LGBT people, and works for an end to anti-LGBT violence and discrimination. The Coordinator will manage a staff of 3--two Program Associates and an administrative officer.

The successful candidate will have evidence of a commitment to working for social justice in Africa. The position requires at least three years of practical experience working within the human rights field in Africa. The successful candidate will hold a Masters, Honours, or similar degree. Fluency in English and at least one other relevant language is required. Substantial experience in proposal development, project and fiscal management, project monitoring, evaluation and reporting is required. A commitment to partnerships and leadership development is a must.

IGLHRC will begin reviewing applicants on February 20, 2009 and continue until a suitable candidate is identified. E-mail cover letter outlining your specific skills and experience relative to the position and a current CV to bchapman@iglhrc.org. Please put the words Africa Program Coordinator in the subject line. Only applicants under consideration will be contacted. IGLHRC is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and multicultural work environment.