Haiti Fellow
Job Details
Washington DC Office - Washington, DC
$67,500.00 Salary/year

The Haiti Fellow will work on U.S. federal policy advocacy on human rights issues in Haiti and facing Haitians across the Americas region. The fulltime fellowship begins May 2022 and requires a one-year commitment (through May 2023). The Haiti Fellow will work with AIUSAs Advocacy and Government Affairs Team and will be supervised by the Americas Advocacy Director. The Haiti Fellow will deepen AIUSAs work on human rights issues facing Haitians both in Haiti and across the Americas region including Haitians on the move. The Fellow will have opportunities for leadership in this area of work by representing AIUSA in coalitions and engaging with Members of Congress and administrative agencies. The Haiti Fellow will work on Haitian human rights issues for 85% of their time and will support the Americas Advocacy Director on other regional human rights issues for15% of their time.

Responsibilities:

  • Developing and implementing advocacy strategies and materials;
  • Liaising with governmental bodies and officials to advance advocacy and legislative goals;
  • Participating in coalitions and advancing advocacy strategies with coalition partners;
  • Conducting research relating to bills, congressional hearings, markups, and committee and floor votes;
  • Attending and reporting on relevant Congressional briefings and hearings and relevant civil society events;
  • Drafting memoranda, briefs, blogs, op-eds, and other short-form analyses;
  • Monitoring and analyzing emergent areas of relevant law and government policy;
  • Representing AIUSA in speaking and media engagements;
  • Building relationship with other civil society actors; and
  • Supporting AIUSAs human rights advocacy agenda.

The Fellow will also have the opportunity to design and implement a long-term project that will be completed over the length of the fellowship. The focus of that project will be developed and determined by the Fellow in conjunction with the Americas Advocacy Director. The fellowship is based in Washington, DC; AIUSA is currently working-from-home, anticipating an in-office return pending COVID safety.

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent combination of advocacy, organizing, and on-the ground experience in Haiti
  • Demonstrated familiarity with human rights in Haiti and facing Haitians on the move;
  • Excellent English-language written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Excellent research, writing, and analytic skills, including demonstrated ability to produce under time pressure;
  • Proactive problem-solving skills and strong attention to detail.
  • Experience with political advocacy and/or grassroots activism is also desirable.

Preferred:

  • Working proficiency (written and oral) in Haitian Creole.
  • Work or volunteer experience in Haiti or with Haitians in the Americas Region.
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