Colombia Project Support Coordinator

Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) seeks a Project Support Coordinator to support CPT’s Colombia Project in its efforts to amplify the voices of and support Colombian grassroots initiatives, communities and social movements in defending their lands against private and corporate appropriation; as well as in asking for justice while seeking for a sustainable peace after 60 years of internal conflict. 
 
Responsibilities include: 1) supervision of the team's work, as well as of the team members' well-being and assumed responsibilities; 2) coordination of the team members' schedule on project,  orientation process and annual budget; 3)  support the team's strategic planning, advocacy efforts, discussions for new approaches to their work, their plans for developing healthy teamwork, including resources for addressing the team's tensions; 4) connect with the broader CPT organization by reporting about the team activities, participating in the Administrative Team's work and serving as a  bridge between the project and CPT, among others.  This positions involves visits (4 to 6 weeks per year) to the the team located in Barrancabermeja (Santander, Colombia)
 
Candidates should demonstrate education and/or experience and/or familiarity with the Colombian sociopolitical context, relations and alliances, or, at the very least, experience in solidarity work in/for Colombia/Latin America; fluency in English and Spanish, written and spoken; experience working on/with a team and conflict management skills; excellent organizational and time management  skills within flexible work hours in a home-based office setting; and ability to communicate comfortably and effectively through telephone, conference calling, email, and video-conferencing as primary tools of work communication. Applicants must have graduated from CPT training. 
 
Reports to: Program Director
Terms: 50% time, 20 hours/week, three year appointment 
Compensation: $1,000 USD/mo;
Benefits: 100% employer-paid health, dental and vision coverage,  
Location: Home-based
Start Date: December 1st, negotiable
 
Application Deadline: October 21st, 2018
 
To apply: please submit electronically, in Spanish or English, the following to hiring@cpt.org
  • Resume / CV
  • A list of three references with e-mail and daytime telephone numbers
  • Up to two pages statement of motivation explaining why you are interested in the position 
Full job description available upon request.
 
CPT is an international, faith-based, non-profit organization that builds partnerships to transform violence and oppression.  We seek individuals who are capable, responsible and rooted in faith/spirituality to work for peace as members of teams trained in the disciplines of nonviolence.  We are committed to building an organization that reflects the rich diversity of the human family in ability, age, class, ethnicity, gender identity, language, national origin, race and sexual orientation.