Program Officer for Latin America and the Caribbean

The Program Officer will be responsible for the Family Economic Security portfolio, focused on the Highlands of Chiapas and the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico, as well as contributing to the work of the broader Latin American team portfolios in education and health. In this role, they will be responsible for grantmaking, upholding grantee partnerships, and leveraging the foundation’s role in supporting equitable economies, labor markets and workforce systems.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field is required and an advanced degree is preferred.
  • Fluency in Spanish and English are required. 
  • Basic knowledge in at least one indigenous Mexican language of Maya, Tseltal and/or Tsotsil is preferred. Fluency in Haitian Creole, Portuguese, and/or French is an advantage.

Additional Info

  • Strong political and socio-economical understanding of Mexico, with an understanding of working in the rural and indigenous context in Chiapas and the Yucatan Peninsula. 
  • Significant relevant work experience with strong networks and contacts with deep and comprehensive understanding of program design and development, systems, policy, networking and community change. 
  • Programmatic and policy experience addressing conditions that leave marginalized populations behind (such as access to credit, markets, microfinance, and/or property ownership), as well as economic development, job creation, labor conditions and worker rights.
  • Strategic communicator and partnership-builder who has achieved notable success in the field. 
  • 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, racial, 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.

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How to Apply

Piqued your interest? To apply for this role, please prepare your CV (in English) and a motivation letter (one page) that summarizes how your profile aligns with the key requirements, skills and abilities of this role.

Both files should be submitted as Word documents via this form

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The W.K. Kellogg Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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