Regional Desk Officer for Latin America (HQ)

Regional Desk Officer for Latin America (HQ)

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In People in Need, we believe that people everywhere in the world should have the right to make decisions about their lives and to share the rights expressed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  

PIN is one of the key organizations from the Central European region supporting human rights defenders and independent media within our Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (HRD). The HRD’s primary goal is to support independent individuals and groups in repressive and fragile environments who are the target of persecution, harassment, or arrests because of their opinions or activities, and to strengthen civil society in countries that are going through democratic transformation. 

Although our Latin American (LATAM) program is located in San Jose, Costa Rica, we all belong to the larger HRD team, united by a shared vision and common goals. 

As the Regional Desk Officer, you support the work of the Centre of HRD’s Latin America program, based in Costa Rica. You act as a liaison between HQ in Prague and San Jose, keep a track record of LATAM projects and programs, and help with the submission of proposals, reports, and amendments.  

Duty Station: Prague, Czech Republic  

Department: Centre for Human Rights and Democracy 

Regional Programme: Latin America  

Type of employment: Full-time or part-time (0,75 – 1,0) 

Duration of contract: 12 months with possible extension  

Work model: Hybrid – combines 3 days of in-office and 2 days of remote work 

Line Manager: Director for the Centre of Human Rights and Democracy 

Starting Salary: 44 000 – 47 000 CZK gross per month 


Your duties and responsibilities are:  

  • Act as a liaison between HQ and Costa Rica, ensuring clear flows of communication between the offices, participating in relevant weekly meetings, identifying, addressing, and escalating issues as needed 

  • Assist with logistics and administration of the trips of LATAM colleagues and guests to Europe, including purchasing tickets, accommodation, ensuring per diems and other necessary expenses are covered 

  • Represent LATAM at the relevant meetings at HQ and in Europe in agreement with the LATAM management 

  • Keep a track record of regional projects, and help with the submission of proposals, reports, and amendments (including via electronic systems) 

  • Support with project design and proposal writing, including conducting desk research for LATAM regional program 

  • Support on budget development for proposals, in conjunction with the relevant Financial Manager 


You should possess:  

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, such as international relations or Latin American studies 

  • Languages: High proficiency in English and Spanish and at least communicative knowledge of the Czech language 

  • Experience: Minimum of two year long experience in administrative tasks 

  • Skills: Excellent organizational and communication skills, effective time management and handling multiple assignments 

  • Abilities: Ability to work well under pressure and good organizational skills and to work both independently and as an effective team member 

  • Knowledge: Knowledge and understanding of the human rights landscape in Latin America would be an advantage 

  • Experience: Experience working with multicultural teams is also beneficial 

We offer: 

  • Remuneration: Monthly gross remuneration ranging between 44 000 CZK and 47 000 CZK 

  • Well-established organization: Possibility to work in an NGO with an international outreach 

  • Meaning: The meaningful job in a team of experienced and highly motivated people 

  • Flexibility: Flexible working hours and the possibility to work partly from home (hybrid work model) and 25 days of paid leave per year, 3 sick leave days, and an extra 3 days for self-education 

  • Contract: For one year with the possibility of an extension (depending on funding) 

  • Travels: Work-related trips abroad 

Are you intrigued by this position? Apply here! We look forward to receiving your resume and motivational letter.

Due to vacation, the selection process may be prolonged. Thank you for your patience.