Closing Date : 2017-08-23
Duty Station : Bangkok, Thailand
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Organization: Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development
Country: Thailand
Closing date: 23 Aug 2017


East Asia Programme Associate


Bangkok, Thailand

Employment Duration

Start date: 25 September 2017

2-year contract with possibility of renewal (subject to a satisfactory performance assessment during the three-month probation period)

Salary & Benefits

A competitive salary in local currency from USD 25,935 gross per annum

Health, Dental, and Accident Insurance

Interview Dates

31 August 1 September 2017 **

Summary of the Programme

The East Asia and ASEAN Programme provides support for and facilitates communication and cooperation among member organisations in Southeast Asia and Northeast Asia on human rights related issues and ASEAN s human rights mechanisms. In addition, the Programme conducts and coordinates thematic and country campaigns and advocacy in cooperation with other related programmes within the Secretariat, focusing on freedom of expression, association, assembly, and democratisation.

The East Asia Programme Associate is tasked to enhance the synergy of different activities/projects within the East Asia and ASEAN Programme, including ASEAN advocacy, as well as inter-programme coordination within the Secretariat and with members for effective advocacy, campaigning, and networking.

Duties and Responsibilities

Reporting directly to the East Asia and ASEAN Programme Manager, the East Asia Programme Associate will assist the development of and implement FORUM-ASIA s overall campaign and advocacy strategies to respond to the human rights situation/challenges in the East Asia region.

In particular the East Asia Programme Associate shall perform the following duties:

Assist in programme management (planning and budgeting, implementation, monitoring and evaluating, and reporting);

Support the implementation and coordination of the programme and project(s) under his/her responsibility to include membership services and development in the East Asia region;

Monitor regularly and respond to the human rights situation and issues in the East Asia region whenever necessary;

Communicate with member and partner organisations and respond to their requests;

Assist in the organisation of forums, trainings, meetings, etc., in cooperation with other programmes concerned;

Organise advocacy and/or fact-finding missions;

Prepare public statements, commentaries, and/or articles for FORUM-ASIA publications;

Report regularly to the Programme Manager about programme developments.

Contribute to the regular monitoring and evaluation of the programme s plans and budgets;

Produce and coordinate the production of reports on missions under the programme.

Other tasks as assigned by the East Asia and ASEAN Programme Manager.

Basic Qualifications and Essential and Desirable Selection Criteria

Essential selection criteria:

1.Bachelor s degree or higher in the field of human rights or a related subject such as politics, social sciences, international relations, international law, development studies or Southeast Asia studies.

Minimum 1-2 years work experience in the field of human rights.

Understanding of the overall socio-political situation as well as human rights situation in the East Asia region and good knowledge of the current socio-political situation in Asia.

Understanding of the actual application and implementation of international human rights instruments in a variety of situations.

Ability to work successfully as a team member in a multicultural and demanding working environment with cross-programme coordination.

Project co-ordination skills.

Ability to work under pressure, multi-task and manage team deadlines.

Good advocacy and lobbying skills with various stakeholders (government officials, diplomats, NGOs, NHRIs, media, etc.).

Analytical skills.

Good communication skills in English. 11. Good report-writing skills.

Good IT skills.

Desirable selection criteria:

Experience of working in national or regional/international NGOs in the field of human rights.

Good understanding about the history and work of FORUM-ASIA.

Knowledge in the workings of UN Human Rights Council and its mechanisms.

Understanding of research methodology.

How to apply:

Applicants are requested to fill in the Job Application Formand send it by email together with a self-introduction letter and two recommendation lettersto applications@forum-asia.orgbefore 23 August 2017, midnight Bangkok Time (UTC+7), stating **East Asia Programme Associate Application** in the subject line. Please note that late applications will not be considered.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an online interview after 30 August 2017. The selection process may include a written or practical assessment.

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