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Legal and Advocacy Advisor, Latin America and the Caribbean


Compañía: Equality Now

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Descripción de funciones: TITLE: Legal and Advocacy Advisor, Latin America and the CaribbeanREPORTS TO: Regional Representative, Latin America and the CaribbeanLOCATION: This is a remote/home working position based in BoliviaCONTRACT: one year – part-time (3 days a week) contract with the possibility of extensionREMUNERATION: In Equality Now we strive for global pay parity and offer a competitive salary in line with the candidate’s experience and location. The salary for this role in Bolivia would be from $28,185 – $35,232 USD pro-rata for 3 days per week (Level 2 role).
DEADLINE: May 24th, 2024ABOUT USFounded in 1992, Equality Now is an international human rights organization that works to protect and promote the rights of all women and girls around the world. Our campaigns are centered on four program areas: Legal Equality, End Sexual Violence, End Harmful Practices, and End Sexual Exploitation, with a cross-cutting focus on the unique needs of adolescent girls. Equality Now combines grassroots activism with international, regional, and national legal advocacy to achieve legal and systemic change to benefit all women and girls and works to ensure that governments enact and enforce laws and policies that uphold their rights. Equality Now is a global organization with partners and members all around the world. You’ll find our 70+ team across the world in places such as Benin, Beirut, Delhi, London, Geneva, San Jose, Brazil, Argentina, México, Nairobi, Tbilisi, New York and Washington DC among others. For more information, visit equalitynow.org.POSITION SUMMARYThe Legal and Advocacy Advisor will play a pivotal role in Equality Now’s campaigns in Bolivia and at the regional level of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), on the issues of sex/gender equality in the law, including sexual violence laws and family, religious and customary laws; and enabling access to justice for victims and survivors of gender-based discrimination and abuse.KEY RESPONSIBILITIESLeadership:

  • Support in strategizing, implementing, and evaluating Equality Now’s campaigns to promote legal equality and an end to sexual violence, with particular responsibility for the Bolivia campaign;
  • Identify and lead on opportunities to lever change through international and regional law in Bolivia and the Region;
  • Represent Equality Now in national coalitions and at conferences and meetings;

Legal and Advocacy:

  • Together with Equality Now staff, conducting training on international and local/regional human rights standards relating to women’s rights and violence against women;
  • Contributing to the drafting of submissions to UN Treaty Bodies, UPR and other global and regional mechanisms;
  • Litigating and/or supporting the litigation of cases locally and at regional and international mechanisms;
  • Working closely with local partners to assist with legal drafting and litigation strategy;
  • Developing advocacy strategies with local partners on violence against women, including sexual violence;
  • Contributing to the drafting of Equality Now’s reports and thought products;
  • Participating in drafting recommendations for Governments on legal and policy changes on violence against women, particularly sexual violence.
  • Map out clear advocacy strategies, monitor progress, and advise on adaptation depending on national and regional context
  • Contribute key messages for communications, actions, alerts and reports and letters to key influencers and government authorities
  • Engage through correspondence and meetings with relevant national government and agency officials on active campaigns and leverage the support of global and regional actors


  • Develop and maintain close ties with a range of legal actors and civil society partners in Bolivia and the Region to share information, seek input and/or encourage joint action


  • Assist the Regional Representative in the development of program strategies, campaign documents, work plans and budgets as necessary
  • Monitor the work of implementing partners in tracking and following up on work plans, budgets and deliverables for each assigned campaign
  • Generate, collect and collate evidence to demonstrate the efficacy of the work, the challenges, the adaptations and the impact
  • Supervise consultants, fellows and interns as required
  • Provide translation or proofreading as needed


  • At least 5 years of experience working on human rights issues and violence against women in Bolivia with proven expertise in creating programs and maintaining movement building. Having this experience in other LAC countries or regional work is desirable;
  • A law degree or a master’s degree in gender/women’s rights, international law/human rights law, or equivalent experience;
  • Experience in working with survivors and providing legal assistance;
  • Knowledge of local laws, policies and procedures on women’s rights and violence against women;
  • Experience in advocacy and litigation on women’s rights locally;
  • Experience in litigation at the Interamerica System or UN Treaty Bodies is desirable;
  • Experience in drafting analytical reports and studies on women’s rights and violence against women;
  • Experience coordinating a coalition of legal experts is desirable;
  • Demonstrated commitment to and knowledge of intersectional feminist approaches, including understanding the experiences and needs of girls, adolescents, young people, indigenous, black, and migrant girls, and girls and women with disabilities;
  • Fluent written and spoken Spanish (native level fluency) and intermediate English required; Portuguese is desirable;
  • Strong organizational and planning skills with a drive for results;
  • Strong experience in monitoring, evaluation and learning.


  • Ability to work effectively online in a dispersed organization;
  • Ability to work as part of a team and across teams and collaborate respectfully to achieve shared goals;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work under pressure in a multicultural environment;
  • Organize, creative and detail-oriented skills;
  • Diligent in documentation and reporting, with an eye for effective knowledge management and information accessibility;
  • Willingness and ability to travel internationally, depending on the pandemic situation;
  • Willingness and ability to engage in public speaking and to represent Equality Now at external meetings and in the media, in traditional and social media;
  • Support capacity building initiatives, including designing of training materials and training, is desirable.

APPLICATION PROCESSTo apply: Please visit: and submit a resume/CV, cover letter, and a writing sample in research, advocacy report, or advocacy letters.No calls, please. Please note that this role is remote/home working based in Bolivia.The deadline for applications is May 24. Due to the volume of applicants anticipated for this role, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.Equality Now is strong because it is diverse. We actively seek a diverse applicant pool and encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply. Equality Now offers a competitive compensation package, including base salary, savings, health and vacation benefits, and is an Equal Opportunity employer. Equality Now employees are selected on the basis of ability without regard to race, colour, religious beliefs, sex, gender identity and expression, language, political or other opinion, nationality, ethnic or social origin, disability, pregnancy, mental status, HIV status, age, marital status, or sexual orientation. We welcome all kinds of diversity. Candidates are selected on the basis of ability, in accordance with all country and location specific laws.We take your privacy very seriously and we are committed to protecting your personal information online. See our for more details.Powered by JazzHR


Ubicación: Bolivia

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