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Witness for Peace International Team/positions in Nicaragua and Honduras

Join the Witness for Peace International Team (IT) and work for positive changes in U.S. policy, in North-South relationships, and in the global economy. Witness for Peace is currently accepting applications for one position on the Nicaragua team and one position in Honduras.

Please see the IT Job Descriptions and FAQ's below for more information about these positions and the hiring time line below.

Also note: if you choose to apply to both positions make sure to look at both applications in detail and to answer the country specific questions for each. Even though Nicaragua and Honduras are neighboring countries and face similar issues, the contexts are very different. For this reason there are some important differences in the job description and application materials. Please make sure to review these carefully.

Witness for Peace (WfP) international programs based in Mexico, Nicaragua, Honduras, and Colombia are staffed with motivated individuals who commit to a two-year term of service with the organization. International Team members design and implement the international programs of Witness for Peace, which include accompaniment, documentation and facilitating educational programs for delegations of U.S. citizens. Programs focus on the impact of U.S. policies and corporate practices on the peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean.

IT members work closely with local civil society partners and with our grassroots network in the United States on issues such as militarism, the root causes of migration in Mexico and Nicaragua, the struggle for peace in Colombia, the effects of free trade agreements, labor rights, and international debt relief in Nicaragua, the impact of military aid in the midst of a human rights crisis in Honduras and the impact of the U.S. embargo in Cuba. Witness for Peace views our International Teams as the engine of growth and creativity for our innovative and inclusive cross-border organizing.

The IT in Nicaragua has also been working in Honduras since the 2009 coup that overthrew the democratically elected president. The focus has been on issues such as U.S. military spending, the effects of mining, and human rights. In July, Witness for Peace will welcome its first Honduras-based IT member, who will work closely with the Nicaragua team on policies affecting the Central American region.

IT members must be U.S. citizens, fluent in Spanish, aged 21 or over, and have a college degree or commensurate experience. WFP provides a monthly stipend ($240 per month), vacation pay, health insurance, dental care, and room and board. After the first year of service, team members receive a round trip ticket to the U.S. and at the end of the two-year term, a re-entry stipend of approximately $1,900, a ticket to the U.S., plus two months of health insurance. Two-year terms are renewable.

Current Openings

Open Position in Nicaragua

WFP is currently accepting applications for one position on the Nicaragua team. The application deadline for this position is April 25. New staff training will take place in Managua, Nicaragua July 2-6, 2012.

Go to Nicaragua IT Job Description
Go to Nicaragua Work FAQ
Go to Nicaragua Work Application

If you have further questions about this position in Nicaragua, please contact Sharon Hostetler, Executive Director at hostetler@witnessforpeace.org.


Open Position in Honduras

WFP is currently accepting applications for one position on the Honduras team. The application deadline for this position is April 25. New staff training will take place in Managua, Nicaragua July 2-6, 2012.

Go to Honduras IT Job Description
Go to Honduras Work FAQ
Go to Honduras Work Application

If you have further questions about this position in Nicaragua, please contact Sharon Hostetler, Executive Director at hostetler@witnessforpeace.org.

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