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Program Officer based in Mexico, preferred location Mexico City, Yucatan Peninsula, or Chiapas

Program officers at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation are responsible for identifying and nurturing opportunities for affecting positive systemic change within communities and executing programming efforts that are aligned with the organizational direction.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a field relevant to assigned area is required and an advanced degree is preferred.
  • Minimum five years of related work experience and demonstrated success in a field or fields relevant to assigned responsibilities. Signification relevant work experience with strong networks and contacts with deep and comprehensive understanding of program design and development, systems, networking and community change is preferred.
  • Experience in the formation or management of effective strategic and operational partnerships with other organizations.
  • Understanding of and experience navigating political systems and processes.
  • Experience working with issues and communities relevant to the programmatic priorities of the foundation.
  • Successful experience working as part of a multidisciplinary and multinational team and working effectively with persons from diverse cultural, social, ethnic and linguistic backgrounds. Displays respect and cultural competence, willingness to engage in ongoing learning about systemic oppression and its impact on self and communities.
  • Knowledge of and work experience with transnational cultures preferred, including knowledge of cultural and social norms within Mexico and Haiti.
  • Fluency in Spanish and English are required. Basic knowledge in at least one indigenous Mexican language of Maya, Tseltal and/or Tsotzil is preferred. Fluency in Haitian Creole, Portuguese, and/or French preferred.

Additional Info

  • Significant relevant local, state, and national education systems experience plus economic, workforce and enterprise development, economic inclusion, and employment equity.
  • Understanding of early childhood education and economic disparities and opportunities in Mexico and related systems and policy landscapes at the local, state, and federal levels.
  • Knowledge of pressing issues, emerging opportunities, leaders, and communities in Mexico.
  • Experience with state and local community organizing and policy advocacy on issues affecting Mexico’s working families with children.
  • Familiarity with legislative and regulatory processes.
  • Relevant work experience in Mexico, including strong networks locally and nationally preferred.

How to Apply

The foundation is partnering with an executive search firm, Daryl Upsall International, to fill this position. To apply for this role, please submit a copy of your CV/resume and a cover letter outlining your interest in the role and how you fulfil the requirements set out in the job announcement by clicking on the following https://www.darylupsall.com/international-charity-recruitment-agency/current-vacancies/. Informing your nearest leader and chapter leader of your application is encouraged and supported.

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