Program Officer

Mexico City, Mexico
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December 2021 | Fulltime | Remote based in Mexico City, Mexico

Are you passionate about topics such as migration and refugees? Do you have experience or a strong interest in international asylum systems and the inclusion and capacity building of marginalized groups? Are you connected with corporate social responsibility and diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives? Have you got a great attention to detail and an ability to connect multiple stakeholders and programs? If any of this resonates, you may be a good fit for ORAM!
ORAM advocates for the protection of extremely vulnerable refugees and asylum seekers who are fleeing persecution based on sexual orientation and/or gender identity and expression (SOGIE).
Reporting to the Program Manager, this position will give you the opportunity to work directly with LGBTIQ asylum seekers and refugees in Mexico and play an important role in their journey to safety and self-sufficiency.

Duties include, but may not be limited to, the following:
• Work closely with LGBTIQ- and refugee-focused shelters and spaces in Mexico City
• Identify and support LGBTIQ refugees and asylum seekers living both inside and outside of shelters
• Build relationships with key partners, collaborators and stakeholders
• Identify areas and topics for workshops, classes and trainings, based on the needs of the LGBTIQ refugee and asylum seeker community
• Organize, facilitate, and lead workshops, trainings and capacity-building sessions
• Onboard outsourced trainers
• Conduct regular site visits
• Identify additional partners including but not limited to NGOs, government organizations, and corporations in Mexico City and beyond
• Tap into existing networks and coordination groups working on relevant issues, including LGBTIQ and refugee inclusion and integration
• Conduct mappings of LGBTIQ-friendly employers and service providers
• Serve as a focal point and expert for LGBTIQ refugee and asylum seeker issues in Mexico
• Travel to other cities in Mexico to conduct outreach and network with relevant organizations
• Monitor and evaluate the implementation of the projects on the ground
• Provide regular reports to ORAM’s Program Manager
• Act as ORAM’s point person and ambassador in Mexico
• Support other initiatives in the region as needed

These are the “must-haves” when you join ORAM:
• An open heart and open mind.
• Trust.
• Proactiveness and bias towards action.
We are also looking for the following experience and technical competencies:

• Knowledge and understanding of issues facing LGBTIQ asylum seekers and refugees internationally including the asylum system in Mexico;
• Proven ability to work with diverse communities;
• Dedication to inclusion of marginalized communities;
• Familiarity with the NGO/humanitarian sector, specifically in Mexico
• Ability to navigate or well connected to the corporate sector especially social-good, corporate foundations and diversity and inclusion
• Empathy and professionalism
• A self-starter with an enterprising frame-of-mind
• Ability to work independently and part of a team
• Ability to work remotely;
• Strong networking and outreach skills; ability to connect with a wide range of stakeholders
• Experience in teaching/training/mentoring/facilitating
• Good verbal and written communication skills in English
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills in Spanish
• Strong computer skills including MS Word and Excel
• Discipline, strong organizational skills and attention to detail required

ORAM is an Equal Opportunity Employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status. Alight complies with all applicable laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.