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 VACANCIES AT APWLD

Vacancy for Finance and Administration Associate

Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) is currently inviting women from Malaysia with relevant experience and skills to apply for the position of Finance and Administration Associate.   This is an exciting opportunity that would allow the successful applicants to be part of strengthening APWLD’s institutional structure and presence in Malaysia; and be part of a strong movement of women to advance women’s human rights and Development Justice.   

APWLD is a regional network of women’s organisations and activists in Asia Pacific, committed to women’s rights and feminist movements. APWLD’s members are drawn from 27 countries and our Secretariat is based in Chiang Mai, Thailand and Penang, Malaysia.   

The successful candidates will work closely with APWLD’s Finance and Administration team and Programme Officers.  The position will report directly to the Regional Coordinator of APWLD, and will be based in Penang, Malaysia.    

Selection Criteria

Essential

  1. A degree in accounting, finance or administration.
  2. Minimum of two years’ experience in finance and administrative role at national or regional level.  Working experience with women’s and other civil society organisations preferred.  
  3. Commitment to the promotion of women’s human rights in Asia Pacific.
  4. Excellent command of English language, both oral and written.
  5. Good interpersonal skills, with ability to network in a multi-cultural environment and to maintain strong professional relationships with members and other stakeholders.
  6. Proficient ICT skills including ability to manage relevant MS & Google applications and accounting software.
  7. Must be able to travel overseas as required.

Remuneration
Salary range commences at the equivalent of USD 1,000 per month. Other benefits include contributions to employment pension fund; housing allowance, education allowance for children, 13th month salary and relocation allowances for staff required to re-locate to Penang, Malaysia.
A probationary period of four months applies.

How to apply?

Interested applicants should submit the following:

  • Resume
  • Application letter that expressly addresses the selection criteria
  • Three referees (at least two of which must be professional with preference that one is an APWLD member)
  • A sample of work that demonstrates the applicant’s knowledge and skills in the area (may be a short narrative, a report, a workplan).

These documents are to be submitted with the subject line “Application for Finance and Administration Associate” to:

Betty Barkha
email: betty@apwld.org
Tel: (66) 53 284527, 284856
Fax: (66) 53 280847

Applications should be received by 17th April 2017.

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


Vacancy for Event Coordinator

Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) is currently inviting women from Asia Pacific countries with relevant event organising experience and skills to apply for the position of Event Coordinator.  This is an exciting opportunity that would allow the successful applicants to be part of organising the 3rd Asia Pacific Feminist Forum (APFF) for collective feminist power and solidarity.   

APWLD is a regional network of women’s organisations and activists in Asia Pacific, committed to women’s rights and feminist movements. APWLD’s members are drawn from 27 countries and the Secretariat is based in Chiang Mai, Thailand and Penang, Malaysia.

The successful candidate will work closely with APWLD’s member committees for APFF and other Secretariat staff members.  The position will directly report to the Regional Coordinator of APWLD, and will be based either in Chiang Mai or in Penang.  

Selection Criteria

Essential

  1. A degree in gender, development and related studies.  
  2. Commitment to advance women’s human rights in Asia Pacific.
  3. Demonstrated experience in event coordination at national, regional or international level.  Working experience with diverse and membership-based women’s and other civil society organisations preferred.  
  4. High level event management skills including project and budget planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation with detailed attention on logistical arrangements.
  5. Excellent command of English language, both oral and written;
  6. Good interpersonal skills, with ability to network in a multi-cultural environment and to develop strong professional relationships with members, staff, participants and other stakeholders.
  7. Proficient ICT skills including ability to manage social media.
  8. Must be able to travel overseas as required.

Remuneration and contract period

Salary will be at the equivalent of USD 1,500 per month.  Other benefits include housing allowance and relocation allowances for staff required to re-locate to Chiang Mai or to Penang.
The appointment is for a fixed term of eight months starting as soon as May 2017.


How to apply?

Interested applicants should submit the following:

  • Resume
  • Application letter that expressly addresses the selection criteria
  • Three referees (at least two of which must be professional with preference that one is an APWLD member)
  • A sample of work that demonstrates the applicant’s experience and skills in the area (may be a short narrative piece of work, a report, a programme plan).

These documents are to be submitted with the subject line “Application for Event Coordinator” to:

Betty Barkha
email: betty@apwld.org
Tel: (66) 53 284527, 284856
Fax: (66) 53 280847

Applications should be received by 17th April 2017.

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


 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.