Country Representative

Organization
Justice Travel
Location
Mexico, Guatemala, and Colombia
Job Type
Consultant
Deadline for Applications
10/31/2017
Contact Information
info@justice.travel
Tags
Contract

Justice Travel is a social enterprise travel startup, based in the US, which bridges tourism and human rights. We work with groups of human rights activists, NGOs, and journalists to run integrated, immersive tours in several countries around the world. Justice Travel tours raise awareness of serious human rights issues, build global advocacy networks of returned travelers, and directly support the work of our partner activists on issues including women’s rights, LGBT rights, rights to freedom of expression and protection of journalists, rights to land and environmental protection, rights of migrants, and rights of indigenous peoples and minority communities, among others.

Justice Travel seeks three Country Representatives to help launch and manage tour activities in Mexico, Guatemala, and Colombia. This position is ideal for candidates strongly motivated to work on human rights issues and who are interested in joining a startup organization at the ground floor.

Main responsibilities include:

-Coordinate with partners activists, tour operators, and other relevant actors in the country
-Explore and evaluate locations and activities around the country
-Accompany initial tours as primary liaison with partner activists, and lead reflection sessions during tours
-Provide backup logistical support for travelers on initial tours
-Manage pre-tour virtual orientations for travelers, and post-tour communication with returned travelers

Key qualifications for this role:

Required

-Strong knowledge of the political, social, and cultural/historical context of the country
-Excellent management and logistical capacities
-Good interpersonal skills, and the ability to manage large (12-15) groups of people
-Professional fluency in English and Spanish
-Strong interest in human rights issues
-Cultural sensitivity and ability to work with clients and partners from all backgrounds
-Ability to travel within the country
-Self-motivated and able to work as part of a digital team spread around the world
-A sense of humor, sarcastic or otherwise

Not required, but great if you have:

-Experience leading groups of international visitors
-Experience in the human rights sector, or strong familiarity with one or more specific human rights issues
-Experience working in startup/small organizations

This is a consultant position, paid a monthly rate with an additional bonus for each tour that the Country Representative accompanies. Monthly rate will be commensurate with the experience of the candidate.

Interested candidates, please send your CV, letter of interest, and the names of three professional references to info@justice.travel. Documents can be in English or Spanish, although the interview process will be in English.

Thank you for your interest, and we look forward to hearing from you!