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CURRENT VACANCIES AT APWLD

Central Asia Feminist Participatory Action Research (FPAR) Coordinator

Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) is currently inviting women from the Central Asia countries 1 with relevant experience and skills to apply for the position of Central Asia Feminist Participatory Action Research (FPAR) Coordinator.  The successful applicant will work with our committed team and membership to advance women’s human rights and women’s organising power through Feminist Participatory Action Research.

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 with a satellite office in Penang, Malaysia. If you are deeply committed to supporting feminist, progressive movements and challenging structural globalised inequalities, please consider applying to join our powerful team!

Selection Criteria

  1. Demonstrated commitment to the promotion of women’s human rights in Asia Pacific;
  2. Experience and knowledge of (feminist) participatory action research with grassroots organisations and their communities;
  3. A degree in social sciences, law, human rights or women’s studies;
  4. Knowledge of international human rights and development issues in Asia Pacific;
  5. In-depth understanding of the political, economic and socio-cultural environments in Central Asia;
  6. Minimum of five years experience in development work and women’s human rights at the national or regional level;
  7. High level project management skills including programme planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation;
  8. Experience in sub-grant management is an asset;
  9. Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse, membership driven network;
  10. Excellent command of English and Russian languages, both oral and written and demonstrated ability to write for movements as well as program reports and project proposals;
  11. Good interpersonal skills, with ability to network in a multi-cultural environment and to develop strong professional relationships with members and other stakeholders;
  12. Proficient ICT skills – familiarity in using online shared platforms such as Google Suite and Dropbox is preferred;
  13. Must be able to travel overseas as required.

Remuneration
Salary range commences at THB 51,750 (equivalent of USD 1500) 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 a 2-year contract (renewable); and will be based in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

How to apply?
Interested applicants should submit the following:

  • Resume
  • 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 in Central Asia (e.g. a report, a programme plan)

Please send these via email with the subject line “Application for CA-FPAR Coordinator position” to Kim Nguyen at kim@apwld.org by no later than 10 August 2018.

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

[1] Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan.


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.

INTERNSHIP APPLICATION FORM


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 nine broad programs:

Women in Power
Breaking out of Marginalisation
Grounding the Global
Feminist Law and Practice
Climate Justice
Women Interrogating Trade & Corporate Hegemony
Feminist Development Justice
Labour & Migration
Research & Communications

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 are interested in applying for an APWLD internship, please fill up our application form and send it to apwld@apwld.org 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.