THIS IS AN EXPATRIATE POSITION. ALL WORK WILL BE DONE REMOTELY FOR THE DURATION OF THE GLOBAL HEALTH CRISIS. ONCE TRAVEL AND RELOCATION ARE PERMITTED AND CONFIRMED TO BE SAFE, THE COUNTRY PROGRAM DIRECTOR WILL BE DEPLOYED TO THE COUNTRY OF ASSIGNMENT.
The Solidarity Center is the largest U.S.-based international worker rights organization. Its programs are based on the principle that, by exercising their right to freedom of association and forming trade unions and democratic worker rights organizations, working people can collectively improve their workplaces, call on governments to uphold laws and protect human rights, and be a force for democracy, social justice and inclusive economic development. Its programs in more than 60 countries focus on human and worker rights awareness, union skills, occupational safety and health, gender equality, migration and human trafficking and pro-legal strategies, bolstering workers in an increasingly informal economy. Founded in 1997 by the AFL-CIO to tackle the enormous challenges workers face in the global economy, the Solidarity Center works to promote democratic rights and respect for workers; raise public awareness about abuses of the world’s most vulnerable workers; and, above all, help the world’s workers secure a voice in their societies and the global economy.
Summary of Position: The Senior Specialist for Organizing in Mexico will coordinate the organizing and bargaining work in country and will manage relationships with appropriate stakeholders. This individual will be responsible for coordinating and supporting organizing and bargaining programs, including multinational campaigns, with national partner-union activists, staff and leadership, with the Country Program Directors (CPDs) and regional department to which they are assigned. The Senior Specialist for Organizing will coordinate the development and implementation of Solidarity Center trade union strengthening programs, often in partnership with the AFL-CIO, US unions and the Global Union Federations (GUFs).
This individual must be thoroughly conversant in all aspects of organizing and bargaining as well as regional program activities and events relevant to the political, economic, social and trade union developments in the country or region. The Senior Specialist must have sound judgment and political sense that facilitate decision-making, particularly when managing relationships with stakeholders. They will need to have a working knowledge of and experience in US Government regulations and procedures related to the funding and management of grants.
The Senior Specialist will design and implement organizing and bargaining programs. This individual will monitor programs to measure and evaluate progress and ensure budgetary compliance. They will inform the CPD about significant organizing and bargaining developments in the country through meetings, reports and other communication as required.
The Senior Specialist will coordinate organizing and bargaining work with the CPD, US unions, the ITUC and its regional organizations, and global union federations. This individual also will coordinate with field office staff to provide logistical support for organizing and bargaining visitors from the Solidarity Center, AFL-CIO, US unions, GUFs, the donor agency and/or other organizations. They will represent accurately and effectively the organizing and bargaining programs of the Solidarity Center and the AFL-CIO in public and private meetings with partners, and other national and international organizations, and, if required, donor organizations in coordination with the CPD. The Senior Specialist will be required to travel extensively within the country and may be reassigned to another country in the region as the need for organizing and bargaining expertise shifts.
Supervisor: The Regional Program Director, based in Washington, DC
As a field-based assignment, this position includes compensation to expatriate hires for housing, relocation, home leave, and education for dependents, in addition to the annual salary and standard benefits. Field assignments typically last from three to six years, with the option to transfer to another post at the end of the assignment.
The Solidarity Center is an equal employment opportunity employer that does not discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on 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. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
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