22 January 2013

International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (IRCT), Copenhagen, Latin America, Multiple Countries
Regional Coordinator for Latin America

Deadline for application: 11 February 2013

The IRCT is a health-based umbrella organization, which supports the rehabilitation of torture victims and prevention of torture worldwide. Its members currently include 144 independent organizations in 73 countries.Today, IRCT is the are the organization with the largest number of members from civil society that are working in the field of rehabilitation and prevention of torture.

IRCT is currently employing a Regional Coordinator for Latin Amerika.
The International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (IRCT) is currently recruiting a Regional Coordinator for Latin America, to support and strengthen the development of the IRCT members in the region. This post is part of the Membership Team of the IRCT Secretariat and will be based in the region, after an initial induction period in Copenhagen.

The position
As Regional Coordinator, your role will be to support the membership and the network of partners in the region in the development and implementation of the strategy for the work in the region. You will ensure that the knowledge and experience in the region in the field of rehabilitation of torture are systematized, and as a strong communicator you will ensure that they are shared. You have a key role in the management of projects in the region, and in the support to carry out our international work against torture in the areas of capacity building, organizational development, advocacy, communications and fundraising.

Key responsibilities

• Support the development of a regional membership strategy.
• Support centres with capacity building, organizational development and fundraising, according to a review of these.
• Assess the needs and support the creation of new centres/programs in the region.
• Identify and contact potential donors and relevant counterparts for political, institutional and professional collaboration.
• Project Management and Development.
• Main coordination of thematic projects, both national and regional.
• Representation and external relations in the region.
• Facilitate exchanges between the centres from the region and of the whole network.

Knowledge and experience

• At least 5 years of work experience in the region, in international development, humanitarian response and /or human rights issues.
• Knowledge of the region and of the key challenges to address the prevention of torture and rehabilitation of survivors of torture.
• Experience in capacity building and training.
• Experience in coordinating of major projects and in managing significant budgets;
• Experience in working with cross-cultural teams;
• Experience in communications and advocacy, and in communications approaches relevant to work in an organization with multiple locations and limited resources.
• Knowledge of project planning and logical framework analysis, and/or other project planning tools and monitoring.
• Experience in network management that ensures the development of the LA network in its totality.

Personal and communication skills
• Excellent working capacity in a diverse and international environment;
• Ability to work remotely and independently with an understanding of working in a multi-site environment;
• Open Personal style and excellent interpersonal skills; 

• Strong skills in planning and prioritization, and ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously.
• Fluency in English and Spanish, both spoken and written;
• Ability to think strategically and consider all relevant operational aspects;
• Interest in the work area of the IRCT.

Other requirements
• University degree in development, health, law, or social sciences.

The Regional Coordinator will be offered a competitive salary commensurate with the nature of the post and a 3-year contract with an option for renewal.

How to apply
Send a letter of application and CV (format available here
) by e-mail to hu-res@irct.org. Please make sure that in your letter of application (of no more than 2 pages) you clearly state how your experience relates the responsibilities, knowledge and personal skills that are key to the position. Only candidates who meet these formal requirements will be considered.
Deadline: Monday 11 February, 2013 8 am (Copenhagen time). Interviews are expected to take place at the end of February 2013.
For more information, please consult our website where you will find a Spanish version of the job ad, the complete job description and the CV format. For questions about the position, please call Leanne MacMillan, Head of the Membership Team, at +45 36 93 87 04.

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