Counterpart International, Inc.

Human Rights Senior Officer

Job Locations SV-San Salvador
Employment Type
Job Type


Counterpart International is currently seeking a Senior Human Rights Officer to serve as a Human Rights and Victims Subject Matter Expert for the Project. This is a full-time position based in San Salvador, El Salvador. This position will report to the Human Rights Team Lead.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Provide human rights expertise and support to the activities carried out by the Human Rights Team, including activity design, implementation, and monitoring.
  • Support the Human Rights Team with conducting technical review and quality assurance of technical products, such as from sub-grantees, as well as developing and ensuring the quality of the Project’s own human rights technical poducts.
  • Support the Human Rights Team in facilitating communications internally among Project teams and externally, including with government institutions and civil society organizations.
  • Provide legal and technical advice and guidance to victims of human rights violations, victims' associations, and civil society organizations.
  • Provide technical monitoring of consultancy services, products, and results.
  • Design and implement training on human rights and victims' rights issues relevant to the Project's objectives.
  • Conduct needs assessments in trainings matters for civil society organizations and develop and provide specialized trainings.
  • Prepare educational materials on human rights, gender, and victim's rights issues.
  • Facilitate technical coordination with multiple Projectstakeholders, internally and externally.
  • Provide technical assistance and mentoring to internal team members to increase their knowledge of human rights, victims' rights, and related fields.
  • Supervise other members of the Human Rights Team supporting administrative or operational functions.


Qualifications and experience:

  • Master's degree or higher in a relevant subject such as Law, Human Rights, Political Science, preferably with studies in victims’ issues.  
  • Demonstrated experience of a minimum of eight (8) years in human rights and victims' issues, including conducting research and training.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing analytical reports on human rights and victims' rights.
  • Knowledge of the Salvadoran political context, particularly with respect to human rights and relevant policies and reform processes.
  • Experience in Salvadoran legislative processes and specialized knowledge in international human rights law.



  • Spanish professional proficiency required, fluency preferred
  • English professional proficiency required, fluency preferred.
  • Excellent technical writing and computer skills (Microsoft Word, database management, Excel, PowerPoint, digital platforms Teams, Zoom, Outlook).
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
  • Ability to work effectively with civil society organizations, USAID, project staff, public institutions, and other beneficiaries.
  • Experienced in teaching and in participatory methodologies for information gathering.
  • Interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Organizational skills with an attention to detail.
  • Working experience and familiarity with academic environments.



  • Experience and knowledge in penitentiary law, transitional justice, functioning of the Salvadoran justice system, engagement with national and international human rights protection mechanisms
  • Experience working with USAID or other international cooperants.


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