IDWF Regional Coordinator – Latin America (Full Time)

The International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF) seeks to hire a Regional Coordinator to strengthen the organizations of the IDWF affiliates (domestic workers’ organizations/trade unions) in Latin America to achieve labour rights and decent work for domestic workers.

Join us and contribute to actions for achieving social, gender, racial and economic justice of millions of domestic workers around the world.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Knowledge of trade unionism and domestic workers issues in the region
  • Experienced working and supporting movement building democratic processes
  • Strong popular education skills and experience as community/labor organizer 
  • Solid understanding of anti-oppression methodologies, gender based violence, womens’ rights, and workers rights
  • At least 5 years relevant working experience, ideally, in working directly with domestic workers, women and workers groups
  • Proven management experience and team player oriented
  • Motivated, proactive and self starter 
  • Excellent communication skills – oral and written
  • Ready to travel in the region and internationally and work with people of diverse culture and backgrounds
  • Strong commitment to the protection and defense of domestic workers rights and gender equality
  • Must be fluent in Spanish and English, both oral and written.  Portuguese is an asset. 
  • Strong project proposal writing and reporting

Main Roles and responsibilities:

  • To develop, coordinate and execute on programs of activities for domestic workers leadership formation and capacity building of their organizations
  • To develop strategic advocacy campaigns at national and regional levels
  • To develop strategies for alliances building with a high diversity of stakeholders and partner
  • To develop strategies for base and leadership building for domestic workers unions in the region 
  • To inform the IDWF on development of policy and legal changes in the region, particularly those impacting domestic workers;
  • To represent the IDWF at meetings of its affiliates, allies or partner organizations as required
  • To lead regional thematic digital campaigns on key priorities for unions
  • The Regional Coordinator supervise Program Officers in the region and reports to General Secretary 

Working hours and location

  • 40 hours per week, able to work a flexible schedule, e.g. during evening, weekends and public holiday, subject to the scheduling of activities and needs of organizations.
  • This position is to work remotely based in the country where the person resides but within the Latin America region


Please send a resume (with relevant experience for the position) and cover letter indicating your availability, current and expected salary in USD, why you want to join IDWF and how you would be an asset to our team. Please send your application in English and Spanish via email to [email protected].

Deadline to apply:

15th December 2023



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