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Current Opportunities:


Deputy Director of Programs


The Fund is creating a new position for an experienced manager to work with the Vice President/Director of Programs to direct the organization’s grant-making and capacity-building program and to supervise a team of seven program officers based in six countries.  As the Fund enters a period of aggressive growth, we expect to make additional program hires over the next two years.


The Deputy Director of Programs will be based in Washington, DC.



Supervise program staff

  • Provide ongoing daily supervision to approximately half of the Fund’s seven program officers
  • Edit materials, including grant recommendations, written by the program officers
  • Assist program staff in identifying and achieving professional development goals
  • Orient new program staff members to their day-to-day tasks and the philosophy, approach, and policies surrounding the Fund’s grant-making activities
  • Conduct annual performance reviews


Facilitate learning and collaboration among program staff

  • Lead bi-weekly meetings of the full program team
  • Oversee two of the Fund’s thematic initiatives and facilitate coordination among program staff on those issues
  • Design and facilitate an annual program staff retreat


Conduct program evaluation and planning

  • Take the lead on monitoring and evaluation by developing systems and tools to measure and document the impact of the Fund’s grant-making and capacity-building programs
  • Liaise with development staff to ensure program evaluation is also used to demonstrate impact to the Fund’s donors
  • Help set priorities and direction for the grant-making program by staying apprised of trends in human rights and identifying new countries, regions, thematic initiatives, and/or strategic partnerships that will help the Fund achieve its mission


Represent the Fund with colleague organizations, grantees, donors, and prospective funders

  • Participate in colleague networks and affinity groups
  • Speak on behalf of the Fund at meetings, conferences, and other venues
  • Participate in the development and maintenance of donor relationships


    The Fund for Global Human Rights encourages candidates of all racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds to apply.  Personnel are chosen on the basis of ability without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression, in accordance with federal and state law.



    • BA required and 7-10+ years experience in international grant-making and/or human rights advocacy
    • Experience working with frontline human rights and social justice activists and an understanding of the context in which they work
    • Experience in managing and supervising staff
    • Excellent writing and editing skills
    • Strong interpersonal and intercultural skills
    • Fluency in one or more of the following languages highly desirable: Spanish, French, Arabic, Burmese, Thai
    • Authorization to work in the U.S.


    How to Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to: Please mention “Deputy Director of Programs” in the subject line.


    No phone calls please.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible.  No applications will be accepted after August 31, 2014.  Salary is commensurate with experience.  Generous benefits package.  Target start date is early Fall 2014.


    Operations Associate


    The Fund is creating a new position for a staff member whose skills can support the administrative and financial operations of the organization.  The winning candidate will work closely with the Vice President for Operations and have the opportunity to learn the full scope of organizational operations.

    Essential Duties of the Position: Office Administration

    • Working with the operations team, develop and implement systems to

    make the organization run smoothly, effectively and efficiently

    • Maintain positive and cost effective relationships with vendors
    • Ensure compliance for organizational filings related to insurance and business regulations
    • Assist with office relocation preparations and management


    Financial Management

    • Carry out routine bookkeeping duties
    • Maintain strong systems for on-going accounts payable, vendor invoices, and petty cash
    • Conduct monthly reconciliation of accounting and grant-making database
    • Manage the organizational credit card accountants and receipt tracking systems
    • Liaise with development and program staff on budgetary questions and financial reporting for donors
    • Complete charitable registrations filings for each required state
      • Assist in the development of new accounting systems related to the Fund’s UK office


    The Fund for Global Human Rights encourages candidates of all racial, ethnic and religious backgrounds to apply.  Personnel are chosen on the basis of ability without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, marital status or sexual orientation, in accordance with federal and state law.



    • Strong commitment to human rights
    • Associates degree or higher or equivalent work experience
    • 3+ years of administrative experience
    • Finance/accounting background or bookkeeping experience
    • Excellent interpersonal, team building and communication skills
    • Ability to successfully manage multiple responsibilities and deadlines
    • Highly skilled at problem solving and trouble shooting
    • Demonstrated experience in project management
      • Proven track record of discretion when working with highly sensitive and confidential information
      • Adept in Windows and other typical software systems required; strong database skills preferred, especially Quickbooks, Salesforce and GIFTS
      • Fluency in written and spoken English required. Additional fluency in one of the following languages a plus but not required: Arabic, Thai, Russian, French, or Spanish


    Additional Qualifications:

    • Sense of initiative and humor
    • Sensitive to multi-cultural issues
    • Ability to work in a small, fast-paced organization that requires flexibility and a hands-on style


    How to Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to: Mention “Operations Associate” in the subject line.


    No phone calls please. No applications will be accepted after Thursday, September 18th.


    Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible.  Salary is commensurate with experience. Generous benefits package.  Target start date is November 3rd or earlier if possible.


    Fall Undergraduate Internship

    The Fund for Global Human Rights seeks to strengthen human rights movements globally through grant-making to local, national, and regional human rights organizations across the globe. Over the past decade, efforts to promote human rights have proliferated around the world, with activists often working under adverse and even dangerous conditions. Despite this critical work by local human rights activists and increasing attention to human rights issues, many organizations on the front lines of the human rights struggle have little or no access to the financial resources they need to expand the scope and impact of their work. The Fund is devoted to meeting the needs of these organizations by facilitating support for them where the need is great and the resources are limited.


    The Fund currently makes grants in the following countries: Uganda, Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Pakistan, Burma, Thailand, and the Philippines.



    The Fund for Global Human Rights is seeking an undergraduate intern for the fal lof 2014 (with an expected start date in late August-early September). The intern and his or her supervisors will work together to design a work plan that complements the Fund's needs and the intern's interests, abilities, and desired career path. Since we are a relatively small organization, the intern will have the opportunity to observe and work in all departments and gain an understanding of how a non-profit foundation operates. The intern's supervisors will also encourage him or her to search out and attend pertinent events in the area as part of the internship to complement their experience in the office.


    The desirable candidate will be able to work between fifteen and twenty hours per week. Work schedules can be flexible with school commitments. While this is an unpaid internship, we can work with students to gain academic credit for their internship experience.


    The intern's responsibilities may include the following:

    • Research projects on programmatic topics
    • Coordinating international events and programming
    • Writing projects with the development and communications teams
    • Preparation for board meetings
    • Organizing files and updating grantee records
    • Translating materials (depending on skill level)


    We consider this to be a hands-on, active learning internship. As such, the intern's work will be approximately 40 percent administrative. The Fund encourages international and minority students to apply. In general, the internship program is not open to graduate students or students who have already graduated as they are generally looking for something more substantive in nature.



    Candidates should have a strong interest in human rights and/or international affairs, and should also be interested in learning about non-profit operations, communications, and fundraising. We are looking for someone who can readily handle multiple responsibilities, take the initiative, and take ownership of his or her work. Desirable candidates will be able to display independence, maturity, and an understanding of strict confidentiality. We also value individuals with a strong attention to detail and the ability to follow through on projects. Experience working in a Microsoft Windows environment and language proficiency in Spanish, French, Thai, and/or Arabic is highly desirable.



    To be considered for an internship, please forward the following materials by August 1, 2014:

    1. A cover letter in which you state:

    • that you understand the internship is unpaid
    • where you found the internship posting
    • your specific dates of availability
    • the number of hours you will be able to work each week
    • why you would like to intern at the Fund, your specific interests related to human rights work, and your language abilities

    2. A resume

    3. The names, phone numbers, and email addresses of at least three references

    4. A short writing sample (no more than three pages) on a topic of your choice; a paper from an academic course is acceptable.


    Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please submit all application materials via email to



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