Manager, Gender-Based Violence Victims’ Services, Guatemala
Guatemala City (Guatemala)
Democracy International (DI) seeks a Manager for Gender-Based Violence Victims’ Services for the USAID-funded Youth and Gender Justice Project in Guatemala. This Project will complement the Mission’s current rule of law and violence prevention projects by addressing the needs of victims of violence as well as the unique needs of juveniles in conflict with the law. This Project will focus on strengthening the capacity of the Guatemalan government to provide better services to juvenile offenders and victims, gender-based violence (GBV) victims, and trafficking in persons (TIP) victims.
The Manager’s major responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Providing strategic vision and core support for DI’s efforts to implement effective activities related to services for GBV victims;
- Assisting DI and its partners in identifying the most appropriate domestic and international stakeholders at all levels within civil society and Government of Guatemala to collaborate with;
- Supporting the expansion of specialized courts and free legal assistance to victims of GBV;
- Developing effective strategies for engaging partners to advocate for and implement reforms that can improve protection services for victims of GBV, including addressing the limitation of access of indigenous women to the justice system;
- Designing and facilitating trainings for civil society organizations and Guatemalan institutions on expanding and strengthening the legal and psychosocial services available to victims of GBV; and
- Assisting DI’s team and its partners in strengthening the national referral network and in raising public awareness surrounding GBV and its consequences.
- 8+ years of experience working on gender issues and related subjects;
- Experience in Guatemala and/or Latin America;
- Master’s degree in Gender/ Women Studies, social work, international affairs or other appropriate fields preferred or a Bachelor’s degree with additional years of work experience in the field;
- Experience working on victims’ services;
- Experience managing a local national team;
- Experience working with and advising civil society groups and government officials and institutions;
- Ability to organize and interpret data and present findings in both oral and written form;
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including sensitivity to the needs of GBV victims and ability to work in Guatemala’s multilingual and multicultural context;
- Experience with USAID contracts and agreements;
- Professional fluency in English and Spanish; and
- Experience working with indigenous populations preferred.
This position is contingent upon donor award.
Democracy International, Inc. (DI) provides technical assistance, analytical services and project implementation for democracy, human rights, governance and conflict mitigation programs worldwide for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the U.S. State Department and other development partners. Since its founding in 2003, Democracy International has worked with civil society organizations, political parties, election-management bodies, government agencies, legislatures, justice-sector institutions, and others in 70 countries. DI is an equal opportunity employer.
Please submit your resume and cover letter to https://jobs.democracyinternational.com/ by November 4, 2015. We will consider candidates on a rolling basis, so you are encouraged to apply early. We will only contact those candidates who best meet our needs. No phone calls or additional emails please.