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Vacancy: Country Director Colombia for the Norwegian Human Rights Fund

The Norwegian Human Rights Fund (NHRF) (Fondo Noruego para los Derechos Humanos - FNDH) is searching for a Country Director to lead our operations in Colombia. The Country Director will be based in Bogota, Colombia and will report to the Executive Director of the NHRF based in Oslo, Norway.

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New report about attacks against land and environmental defenders

Environmental and land defenders are at risk in all world regions and their security situation is becoming increasingly precarious, reaching the point where many of them have been killed. Latin America has been particularly dangerous, with Mexico occupying first place and Colombia second in the rankings of defenders killed in 2021.

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Pakistan Floods: the importance of building back better

"The new infrastructure must not only be climate sensitive and climate resilient, but also be constructed in a participatory manner taking into consideration the local needs", says Zulfiqar Shah, our local consultant in Pakistan.

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NHRF’s new five-year strategy: Strengthening the human rights movement together

In this new strategy period the NHRF will continue to place the rights of marginalized and vulnerable groups and individuals at the center of our main objective and strategic priorities, while also expanding our work on and support to networking, advocacy and communications as we work to strengthen our focus in these areas.

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Our work in Colombia

The NHRF has been increasing its support to civil society organizations in Colombia through a new donor agreement with the Norwegian Embassy in Bogotá and with the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad). In the spring of 2020, the NHRF Colombia Office opened, which has enabled us to increase close monitoring and follow-up of the grantees and to ensure targeted, fit-for-purpose capacity building.

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