Programme Officer Research and Advocacy - Latin America

from Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women
Closing date: 10 Nov 2019

Aim of the position: Leading the work in the Latin America (LAC) region, and strengthening the Alliance by engaging members and allies in specific research, advocacy and other projects and activities. Within the broader network of GAATW, the Latin America Programme provides added value through sharing GAATW’s understanding of human trafficking and labour migration, facilitating contacts, brokering relationships, and identifying strategic opportunities in the region. Apart from the work in LAC, the position will support the research and advocacy work of GAATW in other regions as necessary.

Tasks and responsibilities:


  • Work with the Programme Officers and the International Coordinator to ensure synergy with other GAATW programmes and to identify opportunities for complementary programming.
  • Follow political developments and relevant stakeholders in the LAC region.
  • Evaluate progress reports in the respective LAC projects and prepare further proposals accordingly.
  • Prepare a quarterly e-bulletin in Spanish.
  • Maintain regular communication with members from LAC, sharing relevant information on trafficking, human rights and labour migration, grant opportunities and others.
  • Build and maintain relationships with like-minded organisations, including national and regional organisations and networks in LAC and beyond


  • Lead independent or joint research on human trafficking and labour migration in the LAC region and beyond
  • In coordination with member organisations and other staff from the IS, write articles or blogs on issues relevant to GAATW in the LAC region and beyond
  • Support LAC members’ advocacy efforts, and represent LAC membership in advocacy spaces, as necessary.
  • Prepare short summaries of relevant research and policy documents in Spanish.

Required skills and experience:

  • In-depth knowledge and critical understanding of gender, migration, labour and human trafficking from a human rights perspective.
  • In-depth understanding of political and social issues and trends in trafficking, migration, labour and human rights in the LAC region.
  • Familiarity with civil society networks, social movements and activists, especially in the LAC region (experience working in the region is a plus.)
  • Project management experience, including managing consultants and project budgets, is a plus.
  • Knowledge of the UN system and UN mechanisms, as well as regional LAC mechanisms is a plus.


  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Spanish. Fluency in Portuguese is a plus.
  • Excellent inter-personal skills, high emotional intelligence, and empathy.
  • Ability to relate to people across cultures and social strata, and to work in a multicultural environment.
  • Strong organisational, analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Capacity to travel as required.
  • Ability to work independently and to meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrable accountability and the ability to deliver on agreed tasks to a high standard.
    Full-time position with a two-year contract.

Remuneration: Commensurate with education and experience, between 50,000 and 60,000 THB (1,650 – 2,000 USD) per month with additional benefits such as housing allowance, relocation allowance, social security, and medical fund.

How to apply:

Deadline for receiving applications: 10 November 2019

Shortlisted Candidates will be notified by 25 November 2019
Interviews and written exam will be conducted between 25 November and 10 December 2019

Positions to start: January/February 2020 or earlier.

How to apply:

Please send your application with the position title in the subject line by email to by 10 November 2019. In your application, please include a CV, a writing sample, names of two referees who can be contacted at a later stage and a cover letter detailing why you are passionate this position and how you understand the challenges that migrant and trafficked women face today (in your region or the world). Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.