Jobs at APWLD

APWLD Vacancy Call for Multiple Positions

Deadline of Applications: Saturday, 2 January 2021, 6pm (GMT +7)

Join our dynamic and powerful team! 

Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD)is the leading network of feminist organisations and individual activists in Asia Pacific. It has a membership of 252 members representing groups of diverse women from 27 countries in Asia Pacific. Over the past 34 years, APWLD has actively worked towards advancing women’s human rights and feminist development justice. It is an independent, non-governmental, non-profit organisation and holds consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council.

APWLD is currently inviting WOMEN’ in all their diversities, including those belonging to minority and marginalised groups from Asia and the Pacific countries (specifically from the following sub-regions of East, Southeast, South and Central Asia and the Pacific) with relevant experience and skills to apply for the following positions: 

  1. Climate Justice,  Programme Officer 
  2. Human Resources Officer
  3. Deputy Regional Coordinator  

If you are committed to supporting feminist, progressive movements through strengthening knowledge, capacity and advocacy power to challenging structural inequalities; advance women’s human rights and advocate for feminist development justice; and working with a diverse and grounded membership; please apply to join our powerful and dynamic team!

Climate Justice, Programme Officer

Amidst worsening climate crisis, the programme focuses on ​building the capacity of women most affected by climate change and ​collecting evidence on the impacts faced by communities. This is done through the Feminist Participatory Action Research (FPAR) with grassroots women’s organisations and their communities, and mobilise to advance sustainability, ecological justice and women’s human rights. The role of the programme officer is to ensure high levels of programme development is in close coordination with programme members and partners; lead, facilitate and support network and movement building work; and maintain quality reporting and accountability that is mindful of the participation of programme members, partners and how the programme meaningfully contributes to the overarching goals of APWLD.

Selection Criteria

  1. Demonstrated commitment to the promotion of women’s human rights and climate justice in Asia and the Pacific;
  2. Minimum of five (5) years experience in development work and women’s human rights at the national, regional or international level;
  3. In-depth understanding of the political, economic and socio-cultural environments in the region; and experience in policy analysis; 
  4. Knowledge on climate, environment, international human rights and development issues in Asia and the Pacific;
  5. Experience in working with a movement or membership based organisation such as feminist movements, indigenous peoples, farmers, migrants, workers, fisherfolk, dalits, LBTQI+, or other movements is an asset;
  6. High level project management such as programme planning, implementation, budgeting, monitoring and evaluation;
  7. Experience in organising and facilitating training/capacity building activities;
  8. Experience and knowledge of (feminist) participatory action research with grassroots organisations and their communities is an asset;
  9. A degree in law; social and political sciences; human rights, economics, development, environment or women’s studies; 
  10. Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse, membership driven network;
  11. Excellent command of English language, both oral and written and demonstrated ability to write for movements as well as programme reports and project proposals. Proficiency in another language other than English is an asset; 
  12. Good interpersonal skills, with ability to network in a multi-cultural environment and to develop strong professional relationships with members and other stakeholders;
  13. Proficient ICT skills – familiarity in using online shared platforms such as Google Suite, meeting tools like ZOOM, GoToMeeting or Google Meet is preferred;
  14. Must be able to travel overseas when required

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

Programme Management: Ensures high level programme management coordination to effectively plan, implement, monitor and evaluate programme activities according to the programme’s annual work plan and APWLD’s overall strategic plan. Ensuring all of these in close consultation with programme members and partners is an essential practice of programme management for a membership driven network like APWLD. Key tasks and responsibilities include:

  • Conducts strategic planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of Climate Justice programme activities; 
  • Develops publications & resource materials related to the programme; 
  • Assists in the preparation of project proposals and budgetary requirements for donor agencies;
  • Works with programme members and partners at different levels of the programme management;
  • Supervise programme associate, interns, and/or volunteers

Reporting and Accountability: Ensures accountability to APWLD’s members and donors by complying with the quarterly and annual programme reports and respective financial reporting requirements. Key tasks and responsibilities include:

  • Writes and submits annual and programme reports for members and donor agencies;
  • Monitors and reviews programme’s budget spending and performance of the programme with the Finance Officer;
  • Assists the Finance Officer with the preparation of financial reports related to her programme

Advocacy: Plans and implements advocacy plans of the programme as guided by APWLDs overall objectives. Key tasks and responsibilities include:

  • Facilitates the development of common advocacy positions and collaborative activities to advance climate and environmental justice;
  • Supports members to make strategic interventions in regional and international advocacy arenas on women’s human rights, particularly in the context of climate and environmental justice;
  • Supports alternative spaces that amplify grassroots women’s realities and voices for climate justice and accountability through regional and international advocacy spaces

Network Coordination: Guided by APWLD’s overarching organisational objectives and the programme’s strategic direction, the Programme Officer provides leadership and coordiation support to key networks, alliances and coalitions as part of its overall commitment to feminist movement building. Key tasks and responsibilities include:

  • Provides coordination functions to external networks that APWLD may support and lead;
  • Maintains regular and secure communication amongst network members (including email, online conferencing and communication tools, telephone calls, quarterly bulletins, etc)

Remuneration and Compensation

Salary range commences at USD 1,500 per month. Other benefits include health allowance and insurance; contributions to social security and to the employee provident fund; and 13th month salary. This is a full-time position with a two-year (renewable) contract; and a probationary period of four months applies. Staff will be based and work from her home country.

Human Resources Officer

Human Resources Officer is responsible for managing the administration of the Human Resources policies and procedures. She will lead in carrying out the following areas: APWLD’s human resources functional development, recruitment and orientation of new staff, professional training and development (individual and collective), staff salary and benefits, organisational development, job evaluation/analysis, and other employment related functions. She will play an integral role in developing, updating and implementing APWLD’s HR related objectives, policies and procedures based on the principles of human rights, accountability and feminist solidarity building.

Selection Criteria 

  1. Demonstrated commitment to the promotion of women’s human rights and Development Justice in Asia and the Pacific;
  2. Experience in working with membership and/or movement-based organisations with Secretariat staff based in multiple locations (e.g. home countries) is an asset;
  3. Minimum of five (5) years experience as human resources officer or equivalent;
  4. Demonstrated knowledge and experience of overall development and management of human resources policies and procedures; and how it is interlinked with organisational development sustainability, collective and individual staff development;
  5. A degree in human resource management, business administration, organisational development, or women’s studies;
  6. Understanding of HR and labour laws with the capacity to explain/interpret for all staff, management and governmental rules, regulations and procedures and the need for compliance;
  7. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work in a multicultural environment;
  8. Strong Problem-solving and decision-making aptitude;
  9. Proficient ICT skills – familiarity in using online shared platforms such as Google Suite, video-conferencing tools like ZOOM, GoToMeeting or Google Meet  is preferred;
  10. Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse, membership-driven network and its allies;
  11. Excellent command of English language, both oral and written;
  12. Must be able to travel overseas as/when required

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Coordinates recruitment, orientation, professional training and development of staff members;
  • Leads drafting job descriptions in line with established job design and applicable policies;
  • Leads the development, implementation and periodic review of Human Resources policies, procedures and practices;
  • Advises APWLD on employment/labour laws and APWLD’s own employment policies and procedure; and suggests areas of improvement for APWLD.
  • Ensures implementation of HR services in the areas of staff’s salary and benefits;
  • Maintains and updates the HR information system to ensure that all personnel information is properly and accurately captured, effectively managed and maintained at all times;
  • Supports and systematise staff performance and attendance processes;
  • Supports in the conduct of investigations when employee complaints or concerns are brought forth;
  • Supports in the conduct of investigation for disciplinary matters;
  • Supports organisation of staff professional training sessions and activities.

Remuneration and Compensation

Salary range commences at USD 1,500 per month. Other benefits include health allowance and insurance; contributions to social security and to the employee provident fund; and 13th month salary. This is a full-time position with a two-year (renewable) contract; and a probationary period of four months applies. Staff will be based and work from her home country.

Deputy Regional Coordinator

The position of Deputy Regional Coordinator is a critical role within the management and leadership of APWLD, reporting to and working together with the Regional Coordinator.  The post is based in APWLD’s Secretariat office in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Selection Criteria

  1. Demonstrated commitment to the promotion of women’s human rights and Development Justice in Asia and the Pacific;
  2. Minimum of five (5) years of working at a senior level in development work and women’s human rights in a leadership role at the national, regional or international level.  Professional work experience with increasing levels of leadership within an organisation is an asset;
  3. In-depth understanding and strong feminist analysis of the political, economic and socio-cultural environments in the region and the way they impact women’s human rights;
  4. High level experience and skills of management, budgeting, planning and evaluation; impact report writing; and political writings and representation;
  5. Management experience in a relevant field that includes financial management, people management, staff well-being, strategic planning and evaluation;
  6. Demonstrated experience of network coordination and supervising staff from diverse backgrounds, locations and levels of experience ensuring the values and culture of the organisation is maintained;
  7. Demonstrated experience in supporting governance bodies of a membership-based organisation is an asset;
  8. Personal leadership, initiative and proactive. Capable of identifying and resolving potential problems before they arise;
  9. Sound decision making, extremely well organised and structured in approach;
  10. Excellent command of English language, both oral and written and demonstrated ability to write for movements as well as programme reports and project proposals;
  11. Good interpersonal skills with ability to network and liaise in a multicultural environment and develop strong professional relationships with members and other stakeholder;
  12. Proficient computer skills – familiarity in using online shared platforms such as Google Suite and Dropbox is preferred;
  13. Must be able to travel overseas as/when required

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Works with the Regional Coordinator to ensure the successful planning, implementation and evaluation of APWLD’s strategic plan; and fostering a strong, dedicated Secretariat for feminist movements;
  • Ensures the vision, mission and political positions of APWLD are upheld;
  • Stimulates cross-programme implementation and cross-cutting work of APWLD;
  • Oversees preparations and implementation of APWLD’s governance meetings;
  • Supports resource mobilisation in line with APWLD’s strategic plan;
  • Supports the financial and operational management of APWLD;
  • Represents APWLD as deputised by the Regional Coordinator

Remuneration and Compensation

Salary range commences at USD 2,000 per month. Other benefits include health allowance and insurance; contributions to social security and to the employee provident fund; and 13th month salary. This is a full-time position with a two-year (renewable) contract; and a probationary period of four months applies. The position requires the staff to be based in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

How to apply?

Interested applicants for various positions should submit the following:

General Requirements

Specific Requirements

Two samples of written work in English, which demonstrates the applicant’s knowledge and capacity for the position:

  • Climate Justice Programme Officer – reports, research and papers in the area of women, law and climate justice (e.g. an article, report, or programme work plan)
  • Human Resources Officer – staff development plan, organisational policies or other output that is related to human resources or organsational development  
  • Deputy Regional Coordinator – Sample of written work which demonstrates her knowledge and capacity for the position (eg. article, report, organisational workplan)

Online application is preferred but should email submission be easier, please send the documents via email with the subject line “Application for  (Indicate Position, ex: Human Resource Officer)” to Marion Cabrera at recruitment@apwld.org by no later than Saturday, 2 January 2021, 6pm (GMT +7).

Please note that only short-listed applicants will be contacted