Director, Latin America and the Caribbean

Director, Latin America and the Caribbean

Freedom House

Washington, DC, United States

This position is responsible for providing strategic leadership and vision for all Freedom House (FH) activities in and related to Latin America, including policy research, advocacy, and on the ground programming activities in line with FH’s mission and strategic framework. The position requires a candidate with deep knowledge of democracy and governance issues throughout the region, relationships there (including with civil society organizations (CSOs), government entities, the diplomatic community, etc.), and relationships with relevant USG executive and congressional branch entities (including USG donors supporting democracy programs in the region). These qualifications must be combined with a proven record of: designing and carrying out successful policy research and policy advocacy initiatives before the U.S. Congress and executive branch; designing and implementing innovative USG-funded democracy programming throughout the region that produce verifiable results; and effectively leading and managing diverse staff, including overseas operations.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in political science, international relations, or related field;
  • Master’s degree or equivalent in political science, international relations, or related field strongly preferred.

Experience:

  • Mastery of democracy principles and governing domestic and international institutions, instruments, and processes;
  • Expertise in democracy challenges in the Latin America region and in-depth understanding of socio-political, economic, and anthropological factors affecting these challenges in that region;
  • Fifteen or more years of experience working in support of democracy in the Latin America region, including conducting and publishing research and advocacy, and designing, procuring funding for, and implementing donor-funded democracy programs in the region;
  • Proven ability to clearly communicate complex concepts verbally and in writing;
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and Spanish;
  • Existing relationships of trust and collaboration with peer organizations working on democracy issues, local actors across assigned region, and USG agencies and entities;
  • Eight or more years of experience leading and managing staff, including minimum of two years managing senior staff. Proven ability to recruit highly capable staff, manage and motivate personnel, and lead diverse teams. Strong ability to lead by example, with integrity, purpose, and commitment to attainment of FH goals.

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