Protection International is looking for a Latin America Programme Coordinator Assistant (paid internship) to join their office in Brussels.

Terms of reference available here.

Deadline for applications: 20 September 2020.

Start date: 5 October 2020.

Latin America Programme Coordinator Assistant

Job Title: Latin America Programme Coordinator Assistant
Reports to: Latin America Programme Coordinator
Location: Brussels - Belgium ( although this is a mostly remote position)
Duration: 6 months paid internship (Convention Immersion Professionnelle)
Starting date:  5 October 2020
Remuneration: 6 months paid internship (Convention Immersion Professionnelle); Meal Vouchers; STIB card (transport in Brussels).

About Protection International

Protection International (PI) is an international not-for-profit organisation registered in Belgium. In many parts of the world the defence of human rights evokes pressure, threats and attacks from state and non-state actors. PI works with local human rights movements to develop strategies and programmes that prevent and counter such pressure. It researches protection strategies and security management tools that protect human rights defenders, and shares its expertise in this area with people at risk due to their human rights work. PI tailors its approach to context and profile. Currently we work in South-East Asia, Africa, Europe and Latin-America, with presences in Thailand, Indonesia, Kenya, DR Congo, Colombia, Guatemala, Honduras and Belgium.

Job Description

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

Under the direct supervision of the Latin America Programme Coordinator, the Programme Coordinator Assistant support planning, reporting, monitoring and evaluation aspects of projects in the Latin America region (Guatemala, Honduras, Colombia, Brazil). Key functions and responsibilities will be:


  • Participates in the annual planning of the program and its quarterly review, ensuring that the plan reflects the global and regional strategy;
  • Support project teams in developing action plans (and monitoring its implementation) for each project in line with each donor's contractual obligations;
  • Provide general support on operations, if necessary by addressing main legal, administrative, and major logistical requests.


  •  Develop and strengthen donor mapping and donor assessment exercises;
  •  Coordinate with local offices and other units in Brussels for the development of concept notes and project proposals;
  •  Develop communication materials for networking and fundraising visits.

Monitoring / Evaluation

  • Support for the development of a Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning System for the organization and participate in the MEAL working group;
  • Support the preparation of periodic reports to donors to ensure clarity, readability, coherence and logical sequence;
  • Support the Latin America Programme Coordinator in the organisation of proposal design workshops, project launch workshops, mid-term reviews, lessons learned.

Knowledge management

  • Keep abreast of the political and human rights situation in the region;
  • Support the development of communication materials showing the added value of PI in Latin America including country and thematic fact sheets;
  • Undertake other duties as required.

Skills & Experience required :

  • University degree in social sciences, international development or other relevant fields;
  • Strong interest in the human rights and/or international development sector;
  • Strong interest in fundraising;
  • Experience in assisting programme implementation, project development, monitoring & evaluation, and knowledge management is an advantage;
  • Good communication skills and the ability to work in a very culturally diverse team;
  • Knowledge of the contexts of Latin America required; knowledge of Guatemala, Colombia, Brazil and Honduras would be an asset;
  • Ability to work autonomously after initial training and guidance;
  • Sense of priorities and responsibilities;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Fluency in Spanish and English (written and spoken) is required;
  • Stay permit in Belgium is required;
  • Available to take its function as soon as possible.

Application process

PI is committed to being an equal opportunity employer; women professionals are strongly encouraged to apply.

Send your resume, cover letter and contact details of 3 references before 20 September 2020  to the following email: recruitment [at], mentioning “Latin America Programme Coordinator Assistant” in the subject line. Please also include your name in the file name of your application documents, e.g. Lucia_Fernandez_CV.doc. Do not attach any certificates or reference letters at this stage of the recruitment process.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Further information about Protection International can be obtained from