IWGIA is looking for a Programme Manager
Do you have previous experience from managing a complex EU consortium involving several partners? Do you have hands on experience with project work in Latin American and indigenous peoples’ rights? And are you fluent in English and Spanish?
If yes, perhaps you are our new Programme Manager for the Global Indigenous Navigator Programme.
The Navigator Programme is funded by the EU and consists of three interrelated projects managed through an EU contract and two ILO contracts. It aims at empowering indigenous peoples by giving them tools to monitor their own situation. A key element of the programme is a data portal through which indigenous communities compare their situation to that of others, based on rights stipulated in the UN Declaration for the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and other instruments such as the Sustainable Development Goals. See: nav.indigenousnavigator.com
As Programme Manager you will be overall responsible for coordinating the successful implementation of the project components that IWGIA is responsible for, including coordinating internally with your colleagues, driving key processes with consortium partners and ensuring successful compliance with donor regulations.
Your main tasks are:
- Oversee and coordinate internally all IWGIA’s responsibilities, and closely collaborate with colleagues attached to the programme
- Ensure successful implementation of the programme by liaising closely with partners and donors
- Support partners in Latin America with project implementation, planning and advocacy
- Implement concrete activities as specified in the project documents
- Ensure timely narrative and budgetary report to donors
- Support the global communication of the project
- Drive the development of the programme after the current funding period (end 2020)
We are looking for a colleague that:
- Has managed large complex consortium programmes before and has seven to 10 years of experience with programme management in developing countries
- Has solid experience with EU as a donor and preferably also the ILO, and has previously been responsible for EU donor compliance
- Is experienced in developing and monitoring budgets
- Has a good understanding of the importance of quantitative data for indigenous peoples’ rights
- Collaborates easily with others, and drive processes forward in an effective and engaging manner
- Is structured, well-organised and always keep the overview
- Has a positive and constructive way to approach challenges
- Speaks and writes English fluently and understands Spanish
It is desirable if you
- Understand the situations of indigenous peoples in Bolivia, Peru and Colombia and have worked with local organisations in those countries
- Have worked rights-based before and have a good understanding of the Sustainable Development Goals
- Have solid knowledge about quantitative data in a development context.
You will be part of a Global Governance team and work closely with other colleagues on the programme. You will refer to IWGIA’s Executive Director.
Working hours are 37 hours a week, including ½ an hour for lunch. Work location is Copenhagen. IWGIA follows the state’s salary levels.
Application process: We are interviewing candidates as we receive interesting applications and close the process when the right candidate has been found. Job start: August or as soon as possible.
IWGIA is an international human rights organisation promoting, protecting and defending indigenous peoples’ rights. We document indigenous peoples’ situations, the violations of their rights and analyze trends; we empower indigenous peoples through organizational support and projects on the ground and by supporting human rights institutions to advance indigenous peoples’ rights; and we conduct advocacy with and in support of indigenous peoples towards key duty bearers at international, regional and national levels.