CURRENT VACANCIES AT APWLD
Vacancies for Programme Associates
Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) is currently inviting women from Asia Pacific countries with relevant experience and skills to apply for the position of Programme Associates. The successful applicants will work with our committed team and membership to cultivate feminist movements, Development Justice and democratic accountability.
APWLD is a regional network of women’s organisations and activists in Asia Pacific, committed to women’s human rights and feminist movements. APWLD’s members are drawn from 27 countries and the secretariat is based in Chiang Mai, Thailand. If you are deeply committed to supporting feminist, progressive movements and challenging structural globalised inequalities, please consider applying to join our powerful team!
- Demonstrated commitment to the promotion of women’s human rights in Asia Pacific;
- A degree in law; social and political sciences; human rights, economics, communication studies, or women’s studies;
- Experience and knowledge of national, regional and international mechanisms, such as the UN Human Rights Council, or the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (monitoring Sustainable Development Goals accountability);
- In-depth understanding of the political, economic and socio-cultural environments in the region;
- Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse, membership driven network;
- Excellent command of English language, both oral and written, and demonstrated ability to write research or activity reports with proficiency in another language other than English is an asset;
- Good interpersonal skills, with ability to network in a multicultural environment and to develop strong professional relationships with members and other stakeholders;
- Must be able to travel overseas as required;
- Minimum of two years’ experience in development work or women’s rights at the national, regional or international level; experience in working with a constituency-based organisation or network (indigenous peoples, women, farmers, migrants, workers, fisherfolk, dalits, LBTQI, etc) is an asset;
- Experience in desk research, qualitative and quantitative research skills and a proven capacity to analyse and critique economic, social and development policies is an asset;
- Project management skills including programme planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation is an asset;
- Proficient computer skills – familiarity in using online shared platforms such as Google Suite and Dropbox is preferred.
Salary range commences at THB 34,500 (equivalent of USD 1,000) per month. Other benefits include contributions to employment pension fund; education allowance for children, 13th month salary, housing allowance and relocation allowances for staff required to relocate to Chiang Mai.
A probationary period of four months applies.
This is a full-time position with two-years contracts (renewable).
How to apply?
Interested applicants should submit the following:
- Cover letter addressing the selection criteria
- Three referees (at least two of which must be professional)
- A sample of written work that demonstrates the applicant’s knowledge and research and analytical skills particularly in the area of women, law and development (e.g. a report, a programme plan)
Please send these via email with the subject line “Application for PA position” to Visalinee Phuntip at firstname.lastname@example.org, by no later than 2 March 2018.
Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Internships at APWLD
Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) is currently inviting women with a commitment to feminist movement building and capacity to work in a demanding and energetic Secretariat to apply for programme internships.
APWLD is a regional network of women’s organisations and activists in Asia Pacific, committed to building feminist movements and advancing women’s rights. APWLD’s members are drawn from 26 countries and the secretariat is based in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Interns will work with programme staff across at least two programmes, providing research, administrative and communications support to Programme Officers.
Priority will be given to women from the Asia Pacific region but women from outside the region may also be considered.
Rolling Vacancy for Programme Intern
The Internship Programme is for women activists/students who have background of, and/or interest to work with, and be involved in, women’s human rights issues on a regional level.
APWLD encourages women from the region to apply and values the contribution of grassroots women’s knowledge to our work. APWLD makes every effort to provide learning opportunities to women from the Asia Pacific region as a priority. We value the experience of grassroots women equally with the formal eligibility requirements below.
Interns work closely with APWLD secretariat to implement its four broad programs:
Women in Power
Breaking out of Marginalisation
Grounding the Global
Feminist Law and Practice
Work plan may include legal and social research, assistance in developing and writing position papers and generally supporting staff on other projects needs. The programme is for at least six (6) months.
Interested candidates need to be able to work within a team, work well under pressure and be able to handle multiple tasks. Desired qualities include written and oral communication skills in English, while knowledge of other language from the Asia Pacific region is an advantage. It is preferred that they have excellent knowledge of their field of study or the sector they work with, and a working understanding of the issues APWLD deals with.APWLD endeavors to provide the experience that is relevant to the needs and interest of the interns.
APWLD does not have paid internship and does not provide stipends for interns. For interested students, degree in social science or in law is an advantage. For activists/NGO workers, strong background and involvement in human rights and/or women’s movement is an advantage.
Applications should be endorsed by an educational institution/NGO which the intern is currently involved in.Interns are required to have health insurance coverage valid in Thailand during their stay in APWLD.
APWLD accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness incurred during the internship.Interns are responsible for all travel expenses to Thailand and back to their home country. They must obtain necessary visa in compliance with Thai immigration. APWLD will be able to provide a support letter for visa application purpose.Graduate and undergraduate students who intend to work in a field relevant to APWLD activities and program focus.
Fields of Study: Degree in social sciences; degree in law an advantage. Advanced education in the field of social sciences, human rights and feminism an advantage. Current involvement commitments to women’s and/or human rights movement.
Duration: At least six (6) months.
Language: Skills in Asia Pacific languages other than English are desirable.
Endorsement: Applications should be endorsed by either an educational institution or a member reference through a support letter confirming student’s interest.
Travel and Visa: Interns/Volunteers are responsible for all travel expenses to Thailand and back to their home country. Applicants must obtain necessary visa in compliance with Thai immigration. APWLD will be able to provide a support letter to successful applicants for visa application purpose.
Medical Insurance: Interns are required to have health insurance coverage valid in Thailand during their stay at APWLD. APWLD accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and /or illness incurred during the intern/volunteer assignment.
If you interested in applying for an APWLD internship, please fill up our application form and send it to email@example.com with a cover letter that briefly outlines your area of interest, availability and potential references (educational institution or APWLD Member Network), and include a copy of your CV.