Monday, March 31, 2008
The Ford Foundation is currently seeking qualified applicants for the Migrant and Refugee Rights Program Officer position. For the job description and contact information, see Download migrant_refugee_rights_posn_postingfinal_draft.doc
The Program Officer will develop and manage a portfolio of grants in the field of migrant and refugee rights that strive to promote the consistent protection of the rights of migrants and refugees as well as effective sustained advocacy on their behalf. The Program Officer will build on current work with a network of grantees that work toward the aforementioned goals from a variety of angles, including litigation, community development and policy creation and analysis, and share a commitment to securing the protection of human rights of migrant and refugee communities. The position is based in New York City; grants will be made primarily in the United States and in select other regions in which the Ford Foundation has offices. Additionally, the Program Officer will be expected to support the development of a diverse, unified and effective migrant and refugee rights movement that includes advocacy for the most vulnerable, as well as provide intellectual leadership in the field of migrant and refugee rights. The Program Officer will work closely with other Program Officers throughout the Foundation on issues of common concern. QUALIFICATIONS: Advanced training in law or public policy, or other relevant field; substantial professional experience working on immigrant/refugee rights issues in the U.S. and internationally; and excellent analytical, oral presentation, writing, and interpersonal skills are required. Also desirable are fluency in a second language and familiarity with philanthropy and nonprofit sector issues in the U.S. and developing countries. The ability to work closely with colleagues and grantees of diverse backgrounds and perspectives is critical. Excellent people skills, high energy and commitment level are required. To nominate candidates, please contact Janet Graber: firstname.lastname@example.org, (v) 212-573-5262 or (f) 212-351-3644. Applicants should visit www.fordfound.org/employment or send full application materials (consisting of substantive cover letter, C.V., and a 5-20 page sole-authored writing sample) by April 30, 2008 to Ms. Janet Graber at 320 E. 43rd Street, New York, NY 10017.