Project Director, Mexico

Americas · Mexico City, Mexico
Department Americas
Employment Type Local Hire
Minimum Experience Experienced

Project Director, Mexico

This position is contingent upon donor approval


Location: Mexico City

Deadline for Application: When filled

For the duration of the global health crisis, all work for this position will be done remotely. Travel within Mexico will be contingent upon the lifting of government restrictions and confirmation of safe conditions on the ground.  

Solidarity Center seeks a Project Director in Mexico to implement a US Government funded initiatve to help workers realize and exercise their rights under landmark labor law reforms enacted in 2017 and 2019. Priority sectors for this project include aerospace, mining, steel, aluminum, industrial bakeries, electronics, and/or call centers. 

The Project Director will be responsible for strategic planning, program coordination, reporting, and executing partnership agreements and subgrants related to this project. Extensive travel within Mexico will be required once conditions allow. This position will report to the Country Program Director, who oversees the entire Mexico portfolio, and will supervise a project monitoring and evaluation (M&E) officer. 

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.



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 issues in supply chains is required, including worker rights violations particular to women, such as Gender Based Violence (GBV). 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. 

Additional requirements include:

  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in project management, supervision, administration, and implementation of cooperative agreement and/or contract requirements (including meeting deadlines, achieving targets, establishing and maintaining systems for managing project operations, and overseeing the preparation and submission of required reports to donor agencies).  
  • Proven success serving in a leadership role for a project addressing labor issues, specifically the free exercise of worker rights.
  • Experience establishing and maintaining systems to manage project operations. 
  • Clear and thorough understanding of USDOL policies, procedures, and requirements 
  • Knowledge of international relations and trade union and socio-economic and political developments in the U.S. and abroad.
  • Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree, or law or Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree reflecting expertise in areas relevant to this project, such as labor law, public policy, sociology, and project management.  
  • Previous trade union experience.
  • Computer literacy for word processing and simple spreadsheets.
  • Excellent writing and communications skills in the English language; and
  • Oral and written fluency in both English and Spanish. 


This position is open to anyone, but high priority will be given to Mexican citizens. The Solidarity Center offers competitive salaries based on experience and generous benefits but will not provide housing, a relocation allowance, or support for a candidate to obtain a work permit for this job.

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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  • Location
    Mexico City, Mexico
  • Department
  • Employment Type
    Local Hire
  • Minimum Experience