Employment & Internship Opportunities

Opportunities:

Executive Assistant to the President/CEO

About the Fund for Global Human Rights

The Fund for Global Human Rights is a leading supporter of on-the-ground human rights groups around the world. Dedicated to finding and funding the most effective human rights organizations in countries from Africa to South East Asia to Latin America, the Fund for Global Human Rights offers grants and facilitates technical support to ensure the long-term effectiveness and viability of frontline groups working in challenging conditions with scant resources.

Since 2002, the Fund has awarded over $85 million to more than 650 human rights organizations across the globe. Grantees work on a wide range of issues from indigenous land rights in Guatemala, to women’s rights in Morocco, to discrimination against HIV positive people in India.  The Fund currently maintains grants programs for rights groups based in fourteen countries around the world and has offices in the US and the UK.

About the President and CEO

Regan E. Ralph is the President and CEO of the Fund and has served in that capacity since the organization’s founding in 2002. She is a human rights lawyer by training and an activist by inclination and has worked globally and within the U.S. on human rights concerns ranging from violations committed during conflict, to workers’ rights, to refugee rights, to access to health care. Regan has a collaborative leadership style and seeks an executive assistant who will work with her as a team to ensure that the interests of the Fund are being well-served by the executive office. Regan has a busy travel schedule and is typically out of the office 5-10 days per month; her schedule and priorities are often in flux, which requires an adaptive spirit. She is increasingly engaged in public speaking and producing media content to make the case for supporting frontline human rights activism and to raise the profile of the Fund’s work and unique model. To that end, she works with her assistant to optimize how her time is managed, allowing her to spend less time being reactive and more time on strategic priorities. Regan also interacts quite a bit with the Board of Directors, individually, in committees and as a whole and supervises a leadership team of five and keeps up to speed with the activities of the whole organization, even as she has handed much of the day-to-day running of the organization to her team.

About the Position

The Executive Assistant will work with Regan to ensure that multiple initiatives stay on track, that clear priorities for the executive office are set and respected, that the leadership team enjoys strong and productive relationships with the Board of Directors, and that the Fund has the kind of leadership that will help it meet its ambitious goals.

Responsibilities and Scope

Strategic Support

  • Oversee the strategic calendar of the CEO to ensure the timely communication and implementation of initiatives
  • Collaborate with other departments, staff, and external constituents to plan and implement special projects, initiatives and meetings associated with the CEO’s office
  • Work with the leadership team and other senior staff to ensure that issues are triaged and escalated in a timely and appropriate manner and involve the CEO when necessary
  • Partner with the CEO and leadership staff to prioritize the CEO’s time most effectively

Executive and Administrative Support

  • Manage the calendar for the CEO including prioritizing meeting requests, keeping her informed of upcoming commitments and proactively suggesting adjustments and anticipating needs
  • Participate in the development team meetings and handle follow-ups on major donor stewardship and prospecting activities assigned to the CEO
  • Manage the staff and leadership team meetings and retreats, coordinating agenda settings, taking minutes and keeping track of action items
  • Manage the materials and information necessary for the CEO to prepare for presentations, meetings, or calls
  • Manage internal and external communications for the Office of the President
  • Provide research and writing support for the CEO
  • Manage travel arrangements, expense reports and other administrative tasks for the CEO

Board Relations

  • Staffs the board at various level to ensure board work and engagement with staff moves forward in a timely and efficient manner
  • Manage the planning and logistics for the annual calendar of board calls and meetings
  • Coordinate with the Leadership Team and other staff to organize and prepare materials for all board meetings
  • Manage all documentation connected with board relations – meeting minutes, contact lists, terms and renewal dates, summary of board activities, governing policies, procedures, etc
  • Keep CEO informed on all relevant committee work, action items, and agendas and liaise with board committee chairs and senior staff to maintain positive momentum toward goals
  • Coordinate with communications and development staff to ensure organizational website and printed materials include up-to-date board member information
  • Compile and research board candidate profiles and manage master pipeline of board prospects
  • Manage new board member onboarding and orientation

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience AND five years of experience in a senior administrative role providing high-level support to executive level staff and managing relationships with board members
  • Experience coordinating multiple projects, setting realistic deadlines, and managing timelines
  • Experience working with a broad constituency, such as board members, donors, volunteers, vendors, the public, and all levels of staff
  • Experience planning and implementing organization-wide programs, projects, or initiatives
  • Competent in the use of a variety of technologies such as Microsoft Office Suite
  • Legal ability to work in the US without sponsorship or assistance from the Fund

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proven track record of trustworthiness and discretion when working with highly sensitive and confidential information
  • Demonstrated proactive approaches to problem-solving with tact and diplomacy
  • Strong personal presence; high levels of maturity and poise
  • Has strong knowledge of organizations’ bylaws and experience serving as a point person for revisions
  • Experience working in a multicultural environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; grammar, spelling, and proofing skills, attention to detail and accuracy when handling complex information
  • Familiarity with human rights and social justice issues
  • Fluency in a second language

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.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and will be accepted through March 6, 2019. To apply, please visit: https://globalhumanrights.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=17

Director of Human Resources

THE ORGANIZATION

The Fund for Global Human Rights is a leading supporter of on-the-ground human rights groups around the world. Dedicated to finding and funding the most effective human rights organizations in countries from Africa to South East Asia to Latin America, the Fund for Global Human Rights offers grants and facilitates technical support to ensure the long-term effectiveness and viability of frontline groups working in challenging conditions with scant resources.

Since 2002, the Fund has awarded over $85 million to more than 500 human rights organizations across the globe. Grantees work on a wide range of issues from indigenous land rights in Guatemala, to women’s rights in Morocco, to discrimination against HIV positive people in India.  The Fund currently maintains grants programs for rights groups based in fourteen countries around the world and has offices in the US and the UK.

THE POSITION

The Fund seeks a highly qualified applicant who is dynamic, culturally savvy and remarkably wise to direct our Human Resources function and support a team of 40 staff based in seven countries. S/he will be charged with designing and implementing strategies to identify, recruit, and develop highly talented staff, design and maintain a global benefits and compensation program, build a comprehensive strategy for professional development, management coaching, talent development, and performance management, and supervise another HR professional in overseeing the day to day human resources functions of our growing global organization.  While the position is housed in the Operations team and reports to the Vice President for Operations, this staff person will work closely with each department to build an efficient, strategic, and effective staffing structure for the entire organization. The Director of Human Resources will be based in our Washington, DC office.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Manage the annual staff review process, design and implement a robust performance management system, and develop new systems and approaches as neede
  • Maintain and strengthen systems for consistent compensation structures and design a global benefits program that keeps abreast of the benefit and compensation trends in the markets where we have staff
  • Considers equity across departments as well as geographic area
  • Design an organizational strategy for professional development, talent development and succession planning that gives staff opportunities for growth and retains valuable talent and institutional knowledge
  • Design and implement recruitment processes to identify top talent and maintain strong diversity and develop strong onboarding and orientation procedures to quickly integrate staff into the organization
  • Develop strategies to consciously maintain the Fund’s history of strong staff retention and conduct activities to build and maintain positive staff morale
  • Designs and develops HR analyses/reports to recommend initiatives/solutions to the Leadership Team
  • Mentor supervisors on management techniques and provide guidance on developing staff to maximize their contributions to the Fund
  • Provide direction and participate in addressing performance or misconduct concerns
  • Manages programs, policies and procedures to support the organizational culture and models our values and culture.
  • Actively participate in the Fund’s security team focusing on the personal security of staff living or traveling in higher risk areas of the world and the Fund’s responsibility for duty of care
  • Develop and update personnel policies and systems to reflect our growing global organization
  • Oversee personnel records management including tracking leave and liaising with finance staff on payroll changes
  • Maintain up to date knowledge of US and UK labor laws and have/develop a strong understanding of local labor laws in countries where we have staff
  • Design and manage a streamlined system for the drafting and review of all consultant agreements
  • Coordinate consultations with legal counsel and the VP for Operations/President as appropriate

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree and 10+ years of human resources experience with at least 2 years managing the human resources function
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and take initiative
  • Ability to work in a small but growing and fast-paced organization that requires flexibility and a hands-on style
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in order to clearly convey policy, organizational change information, and the nuances inherent in human resources work
  • Legal ability to work in US without sponsorship or assistance from the Fund

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • PHR/SPHR/GPHR or similar credentials
  • Experience implementing leadership/professional/career development and succession planning programs
  • Familiarity with human rights and/or social justice issues
  • Experience with risk management or navigating security issues
  • Experience working in a non-profit environment
  • Fluency in a second language
  • Operational responsibilities in an international organization

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.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.  Deadline to apply is on February 25, 2019.

To apply, visit: https://globalhumanrights.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=16

Technology Officer

About the Fund:

The Fund for Global Human Rights supports courageous activists in over 25 countries around the world. By investing in those on the frontlines of human rights struggles, we help build stronger, more resilient movements that can take on abusive actors—and win. We envision a world where all people live with dignity and can secure their rights.

To help local human rights groups achieve their goals, the Fund provides financial support to sustain them, technical assistance to build their skills, and emergency grants to keep them safe when their security is threatened. We organize convenings where human rights defenders exchange knowledge and brainstorm solutions to common challenges faced across regions. And we create space for activists in international fora by facilitating media interviews, enabling their participation in key summits, and promoting their voices with our community of supporters.

 About the Role:

Reporting to the Director of IT, the Technology Officer assists with the daily management and oversight of all elements of the Fund’s IT infrastructure and initiatives.  Primary responsibilities include Helpdesk management, network/infrastructure/systems management, project management, and departmental administrative tasks.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Primary technical lead for Microsoft Azure AD, Intune MDM + MAM, and Office 365.
  • Implement and monitor security best practices on the windows infrastructure to comply with industry standard frameworks and policies.
  • Provide recommendations and suggestions on areas for improvement
  • Troubleshoot cloud, network, and infrastructure related problems.
  • Act as primary liaison with external managed service provider to ensure helpdesk ticketing system is working efficiently and meeting the needs of the organization and respond to other helpdesk requests not directed to MSP by performing on-site/remote support as needed.
  • Assist with the development of plans for technology and cybersecurity user training in partnership with the Director of IT
  • Provide immediate support to the Director of IT, working on special projects as assigned
  • Maintain the department’s equipment and software inventory
  • Create and maintain systems documentation and user guides
  • Install, maintain, repair and replace IT hardware and software
  • Manage the technology orientation process of new employees
  • Manage IT setup in new offices or when expanding existing offices
  • Provide support to the Communications Team infrastructure by acting as technical resource/additional administrator on WordPress website, Engaging Networks CRM, and Salesforce platforms
  • Maintain current knowledge of latest technology and cybersecurity trends
  • Perform other duties and functions as assigned

Minimum Qualifications (Must Haves):

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, CIS, IT/Engineering, or other relevant field required with at least five years of related experience
  • Experience in Windows 10 and macOS environments.
  • Extensive Experience with Cloud solutions: Microsoft Azure AD, Intune MDM + MAM, and EM+S.
  • Experience with workstation imaging and deployment, Apple iOS, Remote Access, Remote Desktop, VPN.
  • Knowledge of Virtualization (Hyper V, VMware, Xen), Cisco IOS, Firewalls, and Routers.
  • Advanced Microsoft Office Suite skills
  • Ability to operate tools, components, and peripheral accessories
  • Able to read and understand technical manuals, procedural documentation, and OEM guides
  • Ability to conduct research into PC issues and products as required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Interest in Human Rights and Internet Freedom
  • Experience managing and implementing projects
  • Ability to self-direct, manage priorities, and meet deadlines
  • Commitment to service-oriented excellence
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Capable of presenting ideas in user-friendly language to a non-technical audience
  • Superior tactical, analytical, evaluative, and problem-solving abilities
  • Knowledge in additional third-party application, specifically QuickBooks, Xero, Adobe Creative Cloud Suite, Salesforce, Slack, GIFTS Alta, Google Analytics
  • Knowledge in Linux servers administration.
  • Experience in Microsoft SharePoint.
  • Certifications like MCSA, MCSE, CCNA, CISSP, Hyper V .
  • Experience working with NGOs.
  • Fluency in languages other than English.

To apply, visit: https://globalhumanrights.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=15

Development and Communications Intern

The Position
The Fund for Global Human Rights seeks a development and communications intern. The internship will provide a unique opportunity for undergraduate or graduate students to gain experience in fundraising and nonprofit communications. Our internship offers a hands-on experience to students committed to a fundraising, communications, or marketing career, particularly in an international nonprofit setting.

The intern will spend most of his/her time assisting the development team in its efforts to raise this year’s budget. In addition, the intern will support the programmatic team one day of the week with research, administrative tasks, and miscellaneous projects.

General Responsibilities:

 The development and communications intern will work with the Fund’s development team to plan and implement strategies that will help us increase our visibility, branding, and funding. Responsibilities will include:

  • Conducting regular, extensive foundation and individual donor research using development search engines and databases;
  • Maintaining and updating donor records in the organization’s Salesforce database;
  • Crafting and editing content for online and offline audiences in the form of blog posts, social media posts, solicitation letters, LOIs, brochures, cards, and additional marketing materials as needed;
  • Assisting the development team in culling stories, photographs, and video content of grantees for public use;
  • Supporting the team with projects surrounding events and board meetings, such as developing invitations, guest lists, etc.;
  • Attend events related to human rights, fundraising, and communications in the DC metro area;
  • Supporting the programs team with a variety of program-specific projects such as assisting with the Monthly Program Update, updating the Award and Fellowship Database, conducting research to support programmatic initiatives, and other tasks as needed.

Qualifications:

Candidates should have a strong interest in fundraising and communications, especially in relation to a human rights and/or international organization. Additional qualifications include:

  • Coursework in communications, marketing or nonprofit administration
  • Exceptional writing, editing, and communication skills
  • Detail-oriented, organized
  • Fluency in Microsoft office suite
  • Experience working in a database, preferably Salesforce
  • Experience in a CMS, or in coding HTML or CSS preferred, but not required
  • A self-starter able to multi-task and manage competing priorities
  • Language proficiency in Spanish, French, Thai and/or Arabic is desired, but not required

The Fund’s internship is part-time, with exact hours to be discussed when an offer is extended. Expect to spend 16-20 hours on development and communications projects each week, and 8-10 hours on programmatic projects each week. The internship is unpaid, but we do offer a modest travel stipend.

Application Process:

To be considered for an internship, please submit the following materials:

  1. A cover letter and resume outlining your interest and experience
  2. Contact information for 3 references
  3. A short writing sample (no more than three pages) on a topic of your choice; a paper from an academic course is acceptable.

The deadline for applications is rolling. Please submit all application materials via email to jobs@globalhumanrights.org

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, in accordance with federal and state law.

No phone calls please.

Program Intern

FGHR Program Internship

The Fund for Global Human Rights is seeking a Program Intern for Summer 2019. The internship will provide a unique opportunity for undergraduate or graduate students to gain experience in the field of human rights. The intern will spend the majority of her/his time assisting the Fund’s program team and will have the opportunity to learn more about regional human rights work supported by the organization.

The intern and her/his supervisor 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 may also have the opportunity to observe and work in other departments depending on the Fund’s needs and the intern’s interests, and abilities.

The intern’s supervisor will also encourage her/him to search out and attend pertinent events in the area as part of the internship to complement their experience in the office. Desirable candidates will be able to work 15 – 25 hours per week. Work schedules can be flexible with school and other commitments. While this is an unpaid internship, a modest travel stipend is provided.

Primary Responsibilities

The intern’s responsibilities may include the following:

  • Assist with compiling and editing a monthly email report regarding the work of Fund grantees and relevant news updates.
  • Assist with updating and sharing information on award, fellowship and training opportunities that may be of interest to Fund grantees.
  • Assist, on an as needed basis, with research, media monitoring, and editing projects.
  • Attend events related to relevant human rights topics in the DC metro area.
  • Craft blog posts related to the human rights work of Fund grantees.
  • Interns may also be asked to assist with logistical tasks related to Fund events and travel
  • 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.

Qualifications

  • A passion for and eagerness to learn more about the human rights field
  • Coursework in human rights, international relations, or social justice fields
  • Exceptional writing, editing, and communication skills
  • Detail-oriented, organized
  • Fluency in Microsoft office suite
  • A self-starter able to multi-task and manage competing priorities
  • Language proficiency in Spanish, French, Thai and/or Arabic is desired, but not required

How to Apply

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis but candidates are encouraged to submit applications by March 15; start dates are flexible as needed. To be considered for an internship, please submit the following materials:

  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
  1. A resume
  2. The names, phone numbers, and email addresses of three references
  3. A short writing sample (no more than three pages) on a topic of your choice; a paper from an academic course is acceptable.

Please submit all application materials via email to internships@globalhumanrights.org.

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