Grants Coordinator (Americas)

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Grants Coordinator (Americas)

Front Line Defenders

Dublin, Ireland

Front Line Defenders is seeking an exceptional candidate for the post of Grants Coordinator (Americas) to be based in the Front Line Defenders office in Blackrock, Co. Dublin. This role will support Front Line Defenders to deliver upon its core objective of protecting HRDs at risk and the mandate of Front Line Defenders to deliver protection grants focused on prevention and resilience for HRDs and their families, organisations and movements. The Grants Coordinators engage in assessment of applications, communication with human rights defenders, engagement with international and regional partners, making recommendations on grant approvals, documentation of applications statuses, contracting and reporting, as well as providing reports and analysis of activities undertaken and support provided, and assessing the overall impact of the grants programme.

Background:

Front Line Defenders, The International Foundation for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders (www.frontlinedefenders.org) was founded in Dublin in 2001 with the aim of providing practical assistance and protecting human rights defenders (HRDs) at risk - people who work, non-violently, for any or all of the rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Front Line Defenders maintains its headquarters in Dublin, an advocacy office in Brussels, and regionally based field staff in all world regions.

The purpose of the Protection Grants team is to provide fast, flexible and effective responses to the protection needs of HRDs at immediate risk who are requesting practical security measures such as legal support, medical support, emergency relocation support and other expressed needs for themselves and their families, organisations and movements. The team consists of Head of Protection Grants and regional Protection Grants Coordinators.

Knowledge and Skills:

Essential:

  • Fluency (written & oral) in English and Spanish. These languages are essential to the posts and there will be no exceptions;
  • Knowledge of key human rights trends in the Americas region and their impact on human rights defenders and their movements; ability to demonstrate a nuanced understanding of contexts in which local HRD communities operate;
  • Ability to deliver accurate and objective written information in a high pressure environment dictated by the need to respond urgently to threats against human rights defenders;
  • Ability to work well with a wide range of people from different cultures, backgrounds and experiences, with empathy and clear boundaries, including when unfavourable decisions need to be delivered to applicants;
  • Proven ability to work in fast paced environment handling emergencies.

Desirable:

  • Good understanding of particular risks and challenges faced by marginalized HRDs, including women, LGBTQI+ rights defenders, Disability rights defenders, Indigenous and Environmental rights defenders and HRDs who do not have a high public profile;
  • Ability to read/communicate in Portuguese.

Experience:

Essential:

  • Experience with managing collaborative projects inside organisations and with external partners;
  • Experience working with spreadsheets, databases and other information management tools;
  • Experience working with diverse teams, especially in emergency settings.

Desirable:

  • At least 2 years of experience working with a diverse range of human rights defenders;
  • Experience of developing gender responsive, intersectional protection strategies;
  • Experience of managing your well-being in a high pressure environment dictated by the need to respond urgently to threats against human rights defenders.

For full role profile: https://www.frontlinedefenders.org/sites/default/files/grants_coordinator_role_profile.pdf.

Remuneration:

The salary range for this role begins at €36,340 per annum, progressing in an additional nine annual increments. Salary to be agreed on appointment.

21 days of annual leave per year in addition to public holidays in Ireland and three special leave days which will be specified each year between 25 and 31 December. A separate document outlining all benefits is available on request.

Benefits include: matching pension contributions, a contribution to private health insurance, death in service benefit, income protection and an employee assistance programme.

Application Process:

If this sounds like the role for you please submit your CV and Cover letter via the ''Apply now'' link below. Please include your CV and cover letter in the same attachment and title it with: the position you are applying for, and your last name. Applications should be addressed to Caitriona Rice, Head of Protection Grants and the deadline is 9am Dublin time on Tuesday 1st November 2022.

For additional information or queries please contact recruit@frontlinedefenders.org with the title of the role you are querying. Please do not send your application to this email address.

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