Regional Coordinator for Migration Programs

Americas · Mexico City, Mexico
Department Americas
Employment Type Local Hire
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation $3,000 USD/month

Location: Mexico City (local hire)

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 and the Americas region will be contingent upon the lifting of government restrictions and confirmation of safe conditions on the ground.  


Solidarity Center seeks a Regional Coordinator for Migration Programs for the Americas region, based in Mexico City, to implement programs that promote migrant worker rights and influence labor migration policy. Activities will include supporting partner organizations to engage in and influence regional migration policy bodies and forums in the Americas, and supporting the capacity building of coalitions of trade unions and other civil society organizations (CSOs) in such policy work. The Regional Coordinator for Migration Programs will support partners in influencing the implementation of the Global Compact for Migration and regional migration agreements. This individual will interact and/or collaborate with the United Nations Network for Migration (UNNM) and other relevant UN agencies, Global Union Federations (GUFs) and their affiliates, US unions, and other stakeholders. The Regional Coordinator for Migration Programs will promote the inclusion of international labor standards for migrants in policy and governance.


The Regional Coordinator for Migration Programs will be responsible for strategic planning, program coordination, reporting, executing partnership agreements and subgrants related to this program, and program implementation. Travel within the Americas region will be required once conditions allow. This individual will report to the Mexico Country Program Director and will coordinate their work directly with the Global Lead for Migration and Human Trafficking based in Washington, DC.




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 migrant worker rights issues on both the policy and grassroots level in the Americas region is required. This position demands sound judgment, a head for analysis, and a keen political sense. Demonstrated ability to write proposals and reports in English for US government agencies or other donor organizations is desirable. Experience with organizing and/or issue advocacy (for migrant workers and/or other sectors of workers) in Mexico or Latin America is highly desirable. 


Additional Requirements:


  • 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 migrant worker rights issues.
  • Experience establishing and maintaining systems to manage project operations. 
  • Clear and thorough understanding of donor policies, procedures, and requirements.
  • Experience developing training curriculum/modules, implementing popular education training workshops, and facilitating training workshops. 
  • Knowledge of international relations and trade union and socio-economic and political developments in the region.
  • 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, international development, sociology, and project management.  
  • Previous trade union experience (desirable).
  • Computer literacy for word processing and simple spreadsheets.
  • Excellent writing and communications skills in the English language.
  • Oral and written fluency in both English and Spanish. 




This position is open to citizens of Mexico onlyThe Solidarity Center offers competitive salaries based on experience and a generous benefits package. The duration of this position, as with all positions at the Solidarity Center, is contingent upon continued grant funding. 

For Candidates Applying from the AFL-CIO: Please be advised that we will inform the AFL-CIO when any of its current employees apply for positions with Solidarity Center. This notification is a matter of policy for all candidates, regardless of each individual’s qualifications and competitiveness for a specific opportunity.

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. Candidates from traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

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  • Location
    Mexico City, Mexico
  • Department
  • Employment Type
    Local Hire
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    $3,000 USD/month