Vacancy for Programme Assistant (Grounding the Global)

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 Assistant—Grounding the Global.

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 25 countries and the Secretariat is based in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
The Programme Associate will be responsible for supporting APWLD’s work to strengthen and utilise international and regional human rights processes. She will work closely with the two Programme Officers for Grounding the Global.

Selection Criteria
1. A degree in social sciences, law, human rights or women’s studies;
2. 1 to 3 years experience in development or human rights at the national, regional or international level;
3. Knowledge of international and regional human rights frameworks, particularly in the Asia Pacific;
4. Excellent command of English, both oral and written;
5. Strong interpersonal skills, with an ability to work in a culturally diverse environment;
6. Ability to handle a busy programme of work;
7. Proficient ICT skills;
8. Ability to travel overseas as required.
Desirable: Demonstrated experience and knowledge on ASEAN processes and mechanisms, and alternative regionalism models.
Given APWLD’s extensive programme of work relating to ASEAN, preference may be given to candidates from Southeast Asia.

Salary range commences at THB 27,600 per month. Other benefits include contributions to employment pension fund, housing allowance and relocation allowances for staff residing outside of Thailand.
The contract is for two years, with a probationary period of four months.

How to Apply:
Interested applicants should submit the following:
• Resume
• Application letter that addresses the selection criteria
• Three referees (at least 2 of which must be professional)

These documents are to be submitted to: Ms. Navarat Nophiran (Liaison Officer) [at]

Application deadline: 21 March 2014.