Country Coordinator - HONDURAS

Country: Panama
Organization: Save the Children
Closing date: 12 Sep 2021

Position planned to be based in HONDURAS under National Contract.


Save the Children is currently accepting applications for a Country Coordinator for a Department of Labor-funded project with the objective of increasing collective action in Honduras, to address child labor, forced labor, and other unacceptable conditions of work. The position will be based in Honduras. The project will focus on people of African descent, Garifuna, and indigenous communities, and will work with CSOs to address labor exploitation, including issues of gender and racial discrimination, and workers' organizations that represent the collective interests of formal and/or informal workers, including these target populations. The project will work directly with national and local authorities, the private sector, people of African descent, Garifuna, and indigenous communities, and other critical stakeholders. The project will also help workers' organizations and CSOs to address child labor and other violations of acceptable conditions of work by strengthening their capacities to advance gender and racial equity.

The Country Coordinator will provide operational field support in their respective country, with the main focus in aligning priorities with the other target locations for this project. The coordinator is responsible for the overall logistics, financial, HR, and administrative coordination in these field locations, and will also be responsible for any recruitment or training needs for staff. The Coordinator will also support in the operational planning and supervision of the project teams and work closely with the local authorities, workers' organizations, government bodies, local communities and CSOs to meet the project objectives. The position reports directly to the Project Director.

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of three years of experience in a leadership position working with CSOs and/or workers' organizations;
  • Demonstrated experience in project management and overseeing the work of relevant local staff, consultants, or subcontractors;
  • Experience building coalitions with CSOs, workers' organizations, government agencies, the private sector, and local communities to address labor issues;
  • Understanding of key labor issues, including child labor, forced labor, and other unacceptable conditions of work;
  • Understanding of gender and racial equity issues;
  • Able to meet deadlines, achieve targets, and provide all required inputs to deliverables; and
  • Fluency in Spanish language is required and working knowledge of English and/or relevant local language is preferred.
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Important Remarks:

  • This position is contingent upon donor approval and funding.
  • Closing date for applications: Sunday, September 12th, 2021
  • Position planned to be based in Honduras.
  • Local candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Interested candidates are encouraged to apply promptly as they will evaluated and interviewed throughout the period
  • Due to Covid19 restrictions remote work will be necessary. Travel required

Why you should join the Save the Children Team

The work in Save the Children is challenging but is also immensely rewarding. At Save the Children, you will be in good company, working with talented, like-minded individuals who are determined to ensure that all children survive, learn, and are protected.

We offer a dynamic and supportive work environment with a competitive compensation package and outstanding benefits.

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About Save the Children

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realize the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

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