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VACANCIES AT APWLD

Vacancy 1: Programme Officer – Climate Justice

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 Officer. The successful applicant will work with our committed team and membership to cultivate feminist movements, environmental and climate justice, democratic accountability and development justice. She will support the use of Feminist Participatory Action Research with grassroots women’s movements impacted by climate change and support their movement building and advocacy strategies.

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 26 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!

Selection Criteria

  1. Demonstrated commitment to the promotion of women’s human rights in Asia Pacific;
  2. Experience and knowledge of organising strategies to cultivate feminist and social movements;
  3. A degree in social sciences; law, human rights or women’s studies;
  4. Knowledge of the relationship between climate change and women’s human rights in Asia Pacific;
  5. In-depth understanding of the political, economic and socio-cultural environments in the region;
  6. Knowledge of participatory action research is an asset;
  7. Minimum of five years experience in development work and women’s rights at the national or regional level;
  8. High level project management skills including programme planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation;
  9. Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse, membership driven network;
  10. Excellent command of English language, 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 multicultural environment and to develop strong professional relationships with members and other stakeholders;
  12. Proficient ICT skills ;
  13. Must be able to travel overseas as required.

Remuneration
Salary range commences at the equivalent of USD 1,500 per month. Other benefits include contributions to employment pension fund; housing allowance and relocation allowances for staff required to re-locate to Chiang Mai.


Vacancy 2: Sub-Grant Coordinator

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 Sub-Grant Coordinator. The successful applicant will work with our committed team and membership to track impact of the support APWLD provides to local movements and support those movements to document their experience and learning.

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 26 countries and the secretariat is based in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Selection Criteria:

    • Demonstrated commitment to women’s rights and supporting grassroots movements in Asia Pacific;
    • A degree in social sciences, women’s studies, international development or similar qualifications;
    • Minimum of five years experience in monitoring and evaluation or project administration at national, regional or international levels.  Working experience with grassroots women’s and other civil society organisations preferred;
    • Demonstrated system management and organisational skills, especially with time-sensitive work;
    • Proficient ICT skills including ability to use diverse subgrant/database/project management tools;
    • Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse, membership driven network;
    • Ability to think and problem-solve creatively;
    • Excellent command of English language, both oral and written;
    • Good interpersonal skills, with ability to work in a multicultural environment and develop strong professional relationships with members and other stakeholders;

Remuneration:

Salary range commences at the equivalent of USD 1,500 per month. Other benefits include contributions to employment pension fund; housing allowance and relocation allowances for staff required to re-locate to Chiang Mai, Thailand


Vacancy 3: Finance and Admin Officer – Malaysia (Re-advertised)

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 Finance and Administration Officer. The successful applicant will work with our committed team and membership to cultivate feminist movements, environmental justice, democratic accountability and development justice.

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 26 countries and the secretariat is based in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

The officer will be based in Penang, Malaysia. The position will work with team members both in Penang and in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The successful candidate will assist us in starting a small office in Penang and provide all office and finance support in the new office.

Essential

  1. A degree in accounting, finance or administration
  2. Minimum of five years experience in an administrative or finance role at the national or regional level;
  3. In-depth understanding of non-profit accounting, finance and grants management;
  4. Commitment to the promotion of women’s human rights in Asia Pacific;
  5. Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse, membership driven network;
  6. Excellent command of English language, both oral and written
  7. Good interpersonal skills, with ability to network in a multicultural environment and to maintain strong professional relationships with members and other stakeholders;
  8. Proficient ICT skills including ability to manage relevant  MS & Google applications and MYOB accounting software;
  9. Must be able to travel overseas as required.

Key tasks:

  • Coordinate administrative and financial transactions for daily office management;
  • submits monthly and quarterly financial reports in order to monitor spending and compliance;
  • assist in preparation and review of financial reports and maintain existing financial systems;
  • support project related work as required;
  • carrying out relevant financial and operations induction with staff;
  • administering general keep of office stock, IT equipment and staff records;
  • other tasks as required by Regional Coordinator.

Remuneration
Salary range commences at the equivalent of USD 1,000 per month. Other benefits include contributions to employment pension fund; housing allowance and relocation allowances for staff required to re-locate.
*A probationary period of four months applies to all positions. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

How to apply?

Interested applicants should submit the following:

  • resume
  • application letter that expressly addresses the selection criteria of the position
  • three referees (at least 2 of which must be professional. References from APWLD members are highly regarded);
  • sample of work that demonstrates the applicant’s knowledge and skills in the area

These documents are to be submitted by 10th July, 2017 to:

Betty Barkha
email: betty@apwld.org
Fax: (66) 53 280847


INTERNSHIPS AT APWLD

APWLD is a regional network of women’s organisations and activists in Asia Pacific, with members from 27 countries in the region. APWLD works to build feminist movements and advancing women’s rights. APWLD is currently planning the 3rd Asia Pacific Feminist Forum, a 3-day event bringing together 300 feminists from the region along with global allies.

Around the organisation of the forum, APWLD is opening three exciting volunteer and internship positions. Women interested in working within a demanding and energetic Secretariat for a period of at least six months (starting July 2017) are invited to apply. Deadline ends on 30th June, 2017. Please click on the links below to find out more about the current opened positions:


Rolling Vacancy for Programme Intern

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


Internships at APWLD

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 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.