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 250 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.

Current Openings:

  • Program Director, Global Transitional Justice Initiative
  • Grant Compliance Assistant

 

Program Director, Global Transitional Justice Initiative

The Coalition leads a Global Transitional Justice Initiative consortium (GIJTR), 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;
  • Reparative justice initiatives.

Position Description:

The Global Transitional Justice Initiative Program Director reports directly to the Senior Program Director, Global Transitional Justice Initiative. The position, based in New York City, requires domestic as well as international travel. This position requires a self-starter with proven experience in the field of transitional justice, who prioritizes working collaboratively and is committed to the Coalition’s vision for developing holistic, innovative and effective responses to the needs of both civil society and government in countries in transition. This is a grant-funded position.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and lead regional and thematic transitional justice workshops, trainings and field missions.
  • Develop, implement and monitor transitional justice projects, in collaboration with Consortium partners and the program team.
  • Facilitate the development of programs by Consortium partners.
  • Collaborate with the Manager of Finance and Operations on maintaining regular expense reports, tracking spending based on program activity, and monitoring funding levels
  • Prepare and present project briefs, activity reports, and donor cultivation and solicitation materials.
  • Compile program activity information and assist the Development team in drafting reports to donors.
  • Work with the Program Manager, Compliance and Logistics Associate, Compliance and Program Liaison and Development Assistant to review and report on program projects for ease of submission of quarterly narrative and financial reports.
  • Ensure compliance of spending and coordinate payment activities with the Compliance and Program Liaison. 
  • Collaborate with the communications team to develop organizational and program materials.
  • Manage staff as required.
  • Prepare and manage logistics for project-related activities.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in the social sciences or related field with a strong transitional justice, background
  • Seven to nine years relevant non-profit experience in the field of transitional justice, archives and documentation, peacebuilding or human rights
  • Minimum of seven years experience in field-based program management with specific expertise in developing civil society based initiatives in countries transitioning from conflict or authoritarian rule
  • Minimum of five years experience in community-based workshop facilitation and training
  • Experience with grant reporting requirements and procedures. Familiarity with U.S. government-funded projects is a strong advantage
  • Highly motivated, organized, detail-oriented, and able to work effectively both independently and as part of a multinational, decentralized, and project-driven team
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Fluency in French, Spanish and/or Arabic is a strong advantage.
  • Ability to travel internationally as of hire date is required
  • Flexibility, creativity, resourcefulness and commitment to the mission and vision of the Coalition’s Global Transitional Justice Initiative

Application Instructions: Competitive salary with excellent benefits. Interested candidates please send cover letter indicating salary requirements along with a resume by email only to hr@sitesofconscience.org with the subject line TJ Program Director. 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.

 

Grant Compliance Assistant

Position Description:

The Grant Compliance Assistant reports to the Director of Finance and Operations and works closely with the
Global Initiative for Justice, Truth and Reconciliation (GIJTR) team supporting the day-to-day financial
administration of the program, with a particular focus on maintaining financial records, coordinating logistics in
accordance with program objectives, verifying all direct Program expenditure, and reconciling all accounts for
the Program.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Review and track GIJTR partners’ financial reports.
  • Track all payment requests for consultants, vendors and sub-grantees.
  • Assist with preparation for annual audits and compliance visits.
  • Support the development of quarterly narrative and financial reports for donors
  • Support the reconciliation of staff travel expenses, disbursement of per diems and processing stipends
    for international workshop participants.
  • Perform other administrative duties as requested.

Requirements

  • A proven track record of working in a non-profit environment as a bookkeeper, finance assistant or similar position.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and automated accounting systems is strongly preferred.
  • Numerical competence, attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Good organizational, problem-solving, written and oral communication skills.
  • Fluency in Spanish, French, Russian, or another language from a region where the Coalition does significant work is a plus.

Application Instructions

Competitive salary with excellent benefits. Interested candidates, please send a cover letter indicating salary requirements along with a resume by email only to hr@sitesofconscience.org with the subject line Grant Compliance Assistant.

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.