We are hiring a project coordinator!

Job description: Project Coordinator (Full time, 18 months)

Location: Kuwait


Project 189 protects, promotes and improves the rights of migrant workers in the Middle East.a

Our vision is for all migrant workers to be equal and free from all forms of exploitation, discrimination and abuse.


Our mission is to strengthen labor and human rights law in the Middle East through advocacy, awareness, empowerment, innovation, and the promotion of International Standards and best practices.

Project 189 works on the promotion and protection of the rights of all migrant workers in the Middle East so all their rights are respected; where they can live in freedom, free from fear, violence and abuse. We are determined to help build strong institutions that assure – through an appropriate legal frame, practices and policies – justice, protection and promotion of human rights.



We seek to do more than provide a superficial solution. We strive to fix larger systemic problems and empower migrant workers to live a better life.


We understand that we can accomplish more if we work together with and for our community and in collaboration with other NGOs.


We commit not only to protect, promote and improve the lives of migrant workers in the region, but also to do it well.


We are committed to do our work through innovative approaches that will help us overcome society’s problems and overcome challenges.


We are accountable to the resources bequeathed to us and we ensure and demonstrate a good return on the resources available to us. We will operate openly and provide full disclosure on issues around operations and funding practices.


This project seeks to develop the first interactive mapping tool for human trafficking and forced labor in Kuwait. Our team will collect, analyze, visualize data, and report on the status quo of migrant workers in Kuwait. We will also coalesce with like-minded organizations to provide a support network for migrant workers at risk and develop formative workshops/campaigns that promote corporate responsibility within the private sector, awareness among the wider society and enhance harm reduction strategies together with embassies. 


We are looking for a project coordinator who understands the immigration and residency policies and procedures in Kuwait , has knowledge and experience on coordinating projects and understanding of the local context, particularly on the recruitment and employment of migrant workers to Kuwait. An understanding of human trafficking and modern slavery will be an advantage. The project coordinator will be responsible for coordinating the overall project, including coordination of our stakeholders. The project coordinator will collaborate with the project director, project manager and team to ensure in time implementation and delivery of the project. We expect the project coordinator to begin and deliver outcomes on time. 


Our ideal candidate will have the ability to take the needed initiative to ensure the progress and success of the project and work independently. He/she must take responsibility and be able to deliver required results, including needed logistic organizations, reports, surveys and/or summaries. He/she must be reliable, willing to constantly learn and must know how to work in a team. Most important he/she must understand the importance of our work and be able to understand our objectives. 


  • Responsible for the coordination of engagements with all stakeholders
  • Workshop logistics and preparations
  • Media outreach
  • Assisting with the development and implementation of campaigns
  • Coordination of activities with the project director, manager, researcher and campaigner


  • B.A. in Social Sciences or other relevant degree or experience
  • Based in Kuwait 
  • 2 years of experience in project coordination or a related field
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a culturally diverse team
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines
  • Fluency in English


  • Fluency in Arabic
  • Post-graduate degree in related field
  • Familiarity and/or experience working with the NGO sector


1,600 USD per month


Send an email to contactp189@gmail.com with your CV and a cover letter. The cover letter should not be long, but it should include how with your experience and background will you be able to successfully fulfill this role’s expectations and deliverables. 

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