Protection International (PI) is recruiting a PI Representative in Honduras.

Terms of Reference available in English and Spanish.

Start date: August 2019

Position: Representative for Honduras
Location: Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Duration: Fixed term contract, renewable
Application deadline: 5 July 2019

PI is recruiting a PI country Representative for its work in Honduras. The PI Representative will be based in Tegucigalpa and work under the direct supervision of PI Regional Director for Mesoamérica.

Key Responsibilities

  • Analyze the political context in Honduras and its impact on the work of defenders, identifying new trends and risks affecting W/HRDs and proposing practical
  • interventions geared towards increasing their security;
  • Legal representation and support the process of registration of PI in Honduras.
  • Monitoring and reporting (narrative and financial) on ongoing projects.
  • Supervise the design and implementation of annual work plans and budgets in Honduras in line with PI Global Strategy 2019-2023.
  • Actively seek funding opportunities in Honduras and develop / maintain sound working relations with partners and donors.
  • Facilitate and carry out capacity building, security and needs assessments processes in partnership with defenders, communities and other local partners;
  • Closely collaborate with human rights defenders and organisations on the development of training content aimed at building their capacity in security management and protection;
  • Write reports including any recommendations and follow up to current interventions;
  • Productively engage with relevant stakeholders, including communities, government authorities, diplomatic missions, UN bodies, local and international NGOs, ;
  • Oversee sound information and security management for PI staff in Honduras;
  • Contribute to the development of Honduras security plan, implement it, update it and abide by it;
  • Contribute to PI Global learning and knowledge sharing across the organization;
  • Coordinate with other PI Representatives globally and teams in the region;
  • Coordinate and supervise the compliance of the cooperation agreement with our local partner.



  • Relevant academic background (international law, political sciences, sociology, among others);
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in a similar position or as an Executive Director or programmes coordinator in a national NGO;
  • Sound management experience and a proven record of accomplishment at national level;
  • Extensive experience working with human rights defenders and in close collaboration with civil society actors in Honduras;
  • Eligible to work in Honduras.



  • Commitment to PI’s mission and to the right to defend human rights;
  • Sound knowledge of regional and national mechanisms for the protection of human rights defenders;
  • Excellent knowledge of the Honduran context and extensive network of contacts in the local human rights movement;
  • Entrepreneurship and ability to work in a fluid political environment;
  • A proven ability to plan strategically;
  • Alliance builder;
  • Strong negotiation skills and the ability to influence others;
  • Capacity to motivate colleagues and to assume leadership;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a multi-cultural team with respect for diversity;
  • Fluency in Spanish and good written and oral communication skills in English.
  • Knowledge of ancestral people’s languages will be considered an asset.
  • Ability to travel regionally and overseas;
  • Computer literacy and interest in digital security and IT/communication tools.


One year contract renewable on successful completion of 3 month probation, governed by Honduran law.
Competitive benefits and gross monthly salary in line with the sector, commensurate with skills and experience.

The position is full-time and based in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.


  • Send your resume and motivation letter (English preferred) before July 5th, 2019 to the email: recruitment(at), mentioning “Honduras Representative” in the subject line.
  • Include your name in the file name of your application documents, e.g. Lucia_Fernandez_CV.doc.
  • Submit names and contact details of three references together with your application.
  • Do not attach any certificates or references at this stage of the recruitment process.

Please note: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

PI promotes gender equality and strongly encourages women to apply.