Project Management Specialist - P03

Grade: P03
Type of Appointment: Series A - Short Term
Duration of Contract: 12 months
Secretary/Department/Off.: IACHR - Office of the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression
Announcement Number: EO/10/23
Duty Station: US - Washington D.C.
Job Family: Human Rights Commission
Job Category: Professionals and Higher Categories
Recruitment Type: External
Employment Schedule: Full time
Publication Date: 4/21/23
Closing Date: 5/5/23
# of Openings: 1

  Annual Basic Salary (net of taxes):

Basic Salary: US$64,121

 Annual Post Adjustment (net of taxes):

Post Adjustment: US$ 40,717


Duties and responsibilities:

Under the direct supervision of the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression, the Office and Project Manager Specialist has the following responsibilities:

  1. Design, organize and plan the writing and management of projects that support to obtaining financial resources to sustain the office, considering the strategic lines and priority work strategies and the mechanisms and transversal axes included in the Triennial Plan of the Office.  
  2. Coordinate the preparation and submission of projects proposals with special attention to the writing of reports, monitoring of indicators and sources of verification. To this end, it will coordinate the technical team involved in each project, paying attention to the manner and deadlines for obtaining data and results.  
  3. Identify external financing opportunities and once validated and approved, oversee leading the dialogue with the donor, monitoring, and coordinating the project and the technical team involved in the project, paying attention to the form, deadlines and reporting to the Donor.  
  4. Guarantee the correct execution of the office operations and compliance with the policies and processes of the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression and the GS/OAS.  
  5. Provide general guidance on HR related matters within the GS/OAS to the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression and coordinate the hiring process of its workforce.  
  6. Planning of financial resources (budget design) and their execution to guarantee the availability and efficient management of funds, aligned with the Strategic Plan and the Annual Work Plan.  
  7. Analyze the financial needs of the office and design an annual fundraising strategy to cover these needs together with the stable financing already granted, planning and guaranteeing financial resources for the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression.  Prepare and monitor the annual Budget of the Office.  
  8. Coordinate the administrative aspects of the Rapporteur's Office to ensure proper execution, provide cross-cutting support to its workforce, and facilitate the appropriate application of GS/OAS rules and regulations.  


Education & Experience  :  

Essential:  First University Degree (Bachelor) in Political Science, Law, International Relations, Business Administration, Economics, Social Sciences, Humanities, Development studies or a related field issued by a duly accredited institution and 7 years of relevant experience at the national and/or international level OR Advanced University Degree (Master) in one of the fields listed above issued by a duly accredited institution and 4 years of relevant experience OR Doctorate and 1 year of relevant experience. Experience in project management, including administrative management, planning, budgeting, execution and control of plans and projects.

Desirable:    Experience or knowledge of the OAS mandate and priorities as related to the area of work and/or the dynamics of the Inter-American agenda and system.

Computer Skills:  Ability to effectively work using Microsoft Office (e.g. Outlook, Word, and Excel), and other software applicable to the area of work.


Essential – Proficient in at least two of the official languages of the OAS (read, write and communicate). 

Desirable – Working knowledge of other two OAS official languages.

Personal Competencies: Client Orientation, Knowledge Sharing, Teamwork, Interpersonal Skills. Ability to clearly communicate in the languages required for the post.

The GS/OAS embraces equality, diversity and inclusion. Thus, the GS/OAS, in accordance with its rules and regulations, is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment, achieving a diverse staff, and will take into account a wide geographic representation, as well as gender equity and equality, in the selection of candidates.

In accordance with paragraph f. of Article 44 of the General Standards, the official languages of the Organization are English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish.  No candidate for a position in the General Secretariat subject to the competition requirement shall be contracted until he/she has passed language proficiency exams administered by the DHR in at least two of the official languages. Nevertheless, i) Any candidate, including staff member whose native language is one of those four languages shall only be required to demonstrate proficiency on an exam in one of the others; and (ii) Persons applying for G-1 and G-2 positions at Headquarters and G-3 driver/clerk positions in those Offices of the General Secretariat in the Member States where the language requirement unduly restricts the recruitment of otherwise qualified staff shall be exempt from this language proficiency requirement for as long as they occupy those positions. Subsequently, in order to be eligible to compete for a higher-level position, any staff member who has benefited from this exemption must demonstrate proficiency in a second official language of the Organization. (iii) A person selected as the best candidate may receive a fixed-term contract, which will be considered to have lapsed in case the person does not pass the required language examination within the 36 months following the appointment.

Please note that the mandatory retirement age for staff members at the General Secretariat of the OAS is 65.

Upon hiring, the GS/OAS expects all workforce members in Washington, DC to be  up-to-date with their COVID-19 vaccines unless there is a medical reason not to do so. When you obtain a vaccination, you will greatly reduce the risk to yourself and those with whom you interact. Vaccines are highly effective and are widely available throughout the Washington, D.C., area.