Over 2289 jobs live right now. Start searching to find your next job today.

Team Leader on International Civic Space – Spanish-speaking

£38,100 per year

Using Anonymous Recruitment

This organisation is using Anonymous Recruitment to reduce bias in the first stages of the hiring process. Our system keeps your personal information hidden until the recruiter contacts you.

Job description

Rights & Security International (RSI) is seeking a Team Leader on International Civic Space to help us take our international work to the next level, especially in Latin America and East Africa. The successful candidate will lead our engagement strategy across Global Majority countries while building and supporting coalitions around country-specific projects.

Fluency in Spanish is required.

**You must have a right to work in the UK and plan to be based here.**


Role overview:

After two years of coalition-building with partners, we have developed a network of relationships with human rights activists and groups in El Salvador, Colombia, Brazil, Kenya, Indonesia, the Philippines and elsewhere. We are looking for a strong organiser and human rights advocate to continue building this network and help other groups organise to create impact.

We aim to facilitate civil society groups’ engagement with UN and regional human rights bodies, support grassroots-led research projects through small grants, and facilitate collaborations on shared advocacy projects.

This position reports to the Executive Director and supervises the work of the Eastern Africa Human Rights Assistant (EAHRA).


Person specification:

·      Degree in law, human rights, public policy, international development or another relevant field.

·      Fluency in spoken and written Spanish as well as English.

·      A minimum of 4 years of experience in international human rights advocacy or relevant community organising, including at least some experience in building or leading coalitions.

·      Experience in designing and implementing effective plans to achieve reforms.

·      Familiarity with the social and political landscape of at least one country in Latin America.

·      A record of drafting and publishing human rights analyses or advocacy documents.

·      A strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace, and solid experience of work in multi-cultural environments.  


Optional qualifications:

·      Expertise in one or more of the following areas: counter-terrorism issues, climate justice, migrants’ rights, or technology and privacy.

·      Please tell us if you are fluent in any languages other than English and Spanish.



·      Create and lead advocacy strategies with partners at the national level in countries such as El Salvador, Colombia and Kenya to stop the human rights abuses that governments commit in the name of ‘national security’.

·      Help civil society partners in Global Majority countries take advantage of international advocacy opportunities, including via the Rise Network.

·      Oversee a small research grant programme.

·      Lead RSI’s role in a major international coalition for civil society on counter-terrorism and human rights.

·      Supervise the work of the Eastern Africa Human Rights Assistant.

- Other tasks as assigned by the Director.


To apply: Please submit your CV and complete the application questions on Charity Job.


RSI strives to be diverse, equitable and inclusive. We treat all staff and interns like team members and encourage everyone to bring their full selves to work. We welcome applications from candidates from groups that have historically been underrepresented in the human rights, legal or policy fields, and/or who are from communities that have been directly impacted by the issues we address in our work. We also welcome applications from people who are re-entering the workforce after time away. All applications are considered on an equal-opportunity basis.

By submitting your application, you consent to our processing and retention of your personal data to the extent, and for the time period, necessary to consider the application. We will keep your application on file for no more than six months.

Posted by
Rights and Security International View profile Company size Size: 6 - 10
Refreshed on: 13 June 2024
Closing date: 05 July 2024 at 23:30
Tags: Policy/Research, Project Management, Legal, Advocacy

The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.