Project Director, Mexico

Americas · Mexico City, Mexico
Department Americas
Employment Type Full-time
Minimum Experience Manager/Supervisor
Compensation $5,000 USD / month

This position is considered key personnel and therefore is contingent upon donor approval


Location:    Mexico City (Local Hire)

Deadline to ApplyUntil Filled 


At the Solidarity Center, we believe that all people who work should receive the rewards of their labor—decent paychecks and benefits, safe jobs, respect and fair treatment. We believe that economic and social injustice around the world are neither intractable problems nor acceptable byproducts of a global economy where some can win at the expense of many. Rather, we believe that working women and men can collectively improve their wages and workplaces, call on their governments to uphold laws and protect human rights, and be a force for democracy, shared prosperity and inclusive economic development.


In Mexico, we work with allies to strengthen democratic worker organizations, to increase the organizing and bargaining capacity of unions and grassroots organizations, and to empower workers, especially women, to defend their rights at work and in their communities.


Summary of Position


Solidarity Center seeks a Project Director for Mexico to implement a US Department of Labor (DOL) funded initiative to support effective labor law enforcement in Mexico. The Project Director will be responsible for strategic planning, program coordination, reporting, and executing partnership agreements and subgrants related to this project. The Project Director will collaborate with stakeholders in Mexico and Washington to keep them updated on Solidarity Center’s efforts related to this initiative. This individual will work with the project’s M&E Officer to track progress so as to ensure that Solidarity Center meets anticipated goals while ensuring compliance with budget targets, U.S. Department of Labor grant regulations, Solidarity Center policies, and pertinent host country laws.


Extensive travel within Mexico is required. This position will report to the Country Program Director and will supervise a project monitoring and evaluation (M&E) officer. 

 

Qualifications

 

This position requires strong project management skills and the ability to monitor budgets and outcomes and write results-oriented reports. Knowledge of and/or experience engaging with worker rights is required. This position demands sound judgment, a head for analysis, and a keen political sense. Experience with worker organizing and/or worker issue advocacy in Mexico is highly desirable. 


  • Minimum of five years of experience in non profit project management.
  • Fluency in English and Spanish (written and spoken).
  • Experience establishing and maintaining systems for project operations.
  • Experience in strategic planning and performance measurement, including indicator selection, target setting, reporting, database management, and developing M&E and performance monitoring plans.
  • Proven success in designing, implementing, and operating project M&E systems from project initiation to closeout stages.
  • Ability to work independently while also working within a team.
  • Ability to manage the demands of a dynamic, mission-driven office.
  • Experience building and maintaining working relations with a range of stakeholders.
  • Experience and sensitively working with vulnerable groups.
  • Excellent writing and communications skills with diverse audiences, including drafting project reports and technical documents.


Applications must be submitted in English with a resume of no more than three pages plus a cover letter. 


Applicants must have either citizenship or a valid work permit for Mexico to be eligible for this position. The Solidarity Center will not provide housing, a relocation allowance, or support for a candidate to obtain a work permit for this job. The Solidarity Center offers competitive salaries (based on experience) and generous benefits. 


The Solidarity Center cultivates the values of diversity, equality, and inclusion among its staff and partners. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected under applicable law. Candidates from traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. If you have a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to apply for this position, please contact us at information@solidaritycenter.org

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  • Location
    Mexico City, Mexico
  • Department
    Americas
  • Employment Type
    Full-time
  • Minimum Experience
    Manager/Supervisor
  • Compensation
    $5,000 USD / month