About the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience

The International Coalition of Sites of Conscience (the Coalition) is a rapidly growing consortium of museums, historic sites, organizations and individuals dedicated to creating a more peaceful future through remembering past struggles for justice and addressing their contemporary legacies. Founded in 1999 by heritage and human rights leaders on four continents with core funding from Ford Foundation and Open Society Institute, the Coalition today is a dynamic network of more than 275 members in 65 countries, working in regional and thematic networks in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, Russia, North America and in the Middle East and North Africa. Each year, more than 20 million people visit Sites of Conscience across the globe to engage in uniquely effective public programs that promote civic action by connecting history and memory with contemporary human rights, social justice and transitional justice issues.


Open Positions

Senior Program Manager: Global Initiative for Justice, Truth and Reconciliation    

The Senior Program Manager: Global Transitional Justice Initiative will be based in Washington D.C or at the Coalition’s New York office, providing broad programmatic support for the transitional justice project. S/he reports directly to the Senior Director: Global Transitional Justice Initiative.

Position Description

Through its transitional justice program, the Coalition leads a consortium of nine international organizational partners who, along with members of the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience, develop and implement a range of rapid response program activities utilizing both restorative and retributive approaches to justice and accountability for gross human rights violations.


The activities of the Global Initiative for Justice, Truth and Reconciliation include:
  • Truth-telling, reconciliation, memorialization, and other forms of historical memory;
  • Documenting human rights abuses for transitional justice purposes;
  • Forensic analysis and other efforts related to missing and disappeared persons;
  • Victims’ advocacy such as improving access to justice, psychosocial support and trauma mitigation activities;
  • Providing technical assistance to and building the capacity of civil society activists and organizations to promote and engage on transitional justice processes;
  • Ensuring gender justice in all of these processes; and
  • Reparative justice initiatives.


Specific responsibilities include:
  • Develop, implement and monitor transitional justice projects, taking a lead role on particular projects or parts of a project, such as organizing workshops, trainings, seminars, in-country visits and other meetings
  • Facilitate the development of programs by Consortium partners
  • Assist in the budget development process with Consortium partners
  • Conduct relevant desktop research related to transitional justice and human rights
  • Compile program activity information and assist the Institutional Development team in drafting reports to donors
  • Work with the Program Director, Program Manager, Compliance and Program Liaison and Development Assistant to review and report on program projects for ease of submission of quarterly narrative and financial reports
  • Collaborate with the Finance and Administrative team on maintaining regular expense reports, tracking spending based on program activity, and monitoring funding levels
  • Support the Senior Director and Director of Finance and Administration in budget development and management
  • Prepare and present project briefs, reports, and donor cultivation and solicitation materialsCopy-edit and compile proposal materials for submission
  • Manage staff as required
  • Prepare logistics for project-related activities


  • Four to five years relevant non-profit experience
  • A Master’s degree
  • Familiarity with grant reporting requirements and procedures with attention to detail
  • Experience in project management in a non-profit environment
  • Highly motivated, organized, detail oriented, and able to work effectively both independently and as part of a multinational, decentralized, and project-driven team
  • Interest in international relations, law, human rights, or transitional justice work
  • Knowledge of Spanish, Arabic or French a strong plus


How to Apply

Competitive salary with excellent benefits. Interested candidates please send cover letter, indicating salary requirements along with a resume and writing sample by email only to hr@sitesofconscience.org with the subject line Senior Program Manager: GIJTR. No phone calls, please. The Coalition can respond only to candidates whose experience qualifies them for an interview. This search will remain open until the position is filled.