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Director, Government Relations – LATAM; Regional Migration

Postulaciones: 16/11/2023 - 31/12/2023

Profesiones sugeridas: Magíster en Gobierno y Gerencia Pública

Áreas de conocimiento: Relacionamiento Comunitario

Experiencia: 10 a 30+ Años


Ciudad de México (México)






Propósito del cargo

The Opportunity

Emerson Collective Immigration’s Regional Migration work seeks to advance humane, practical migration policies that respect the dignity of migrants and acknowledge the variety of forces - including climate change - influencing decisions to migrate.


We recognize that irregular migration poses to challenges to sending, transit, and receiving countries, and we seek to promote and help implement regional and sub-regional frameworks for managing migration that expand safe, legal migration pathways and help stabilize and integrate migrant populations in major Latin American host countries.

In close coordination with the Director, Regional Migration & Program Lead for Latin America, the Director of Government Relations, Latin America will manage Emerson’s engagement of governmental leaders at the national and local level in Latin America to advocate for a shared commitment to and shared responsibility for well-managed hemispheric migration systems.

This role will report to the Regional Migration & Program Lead and is based in Latin America, with options for remote work arrangements in the region.

Perfil buscado

Role and Responsibilities

  • Work with the Director, Regional Migration & Program Lead to design and develop an advocacy strategy vis a vis Latin American governments that promotes managed migration in the Americas as well as dignity and safety for migrants.

  • Convene and organize key government officials, civil society leaders, and other partners in the region in support of durable and inclusive solutions to human displacement. 

  • Engage city-level leaders throughout the hemisphere and facilitate collaboration among them to promote and replicate city-led solutions to displacement at scale. 

  • Strengthen relationships and collaboration with relevant regional and multilateral organizations in support of safe legal channels, stabilization efforts for displaced populations, and sustainable policies that support integration.

  • Design and help organize high-level events.

Características que suman puntos

Qualifications, Skills, and Requirements

  • 10+ years’ experience working on LATAM migration issues.

  • Significant experience working with and convening groups of governments (at the national and local levels) in Latin America. Strong relationships with high level leaders in key migration countries.

  • Deep theoretical and on-the-ground expertise of regional, bilateral, national, and local migration policy and governance in Latin America.

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and advance public policy proposals, including legislation.

  • Excellent strategic and analytical skills.

  • Ability to work productively and collaboratively within a remote team environment.

  • Practical attitude and hands-on approach.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills. Spanish and English written and verbal language fluency required.

  • Diplomatic and negotiation skills.

  • Advanced degree in international relations, migration, public policy, or related field.

  • Travel required up to 40%.

  • Interest in Emerson Collective’s mission and alignment with values.

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