Job Announcement: Human Rights Defenders (HRD) Programme Officer
13 January 2017 12:59 pm
|Human Rights Defenders (HRD) Programme Officer
|Starting from 1 March 2017, 1-year contract with possibility of renewal (subject to a satisfactory performance assessment during the three-month probation period)
|Salary & Benefits
|08 February 2017, midnight Bangkok Time (UTC+7)
|16-20 February 2017
|About the Organisation
The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) is a membership-based regional human rights organisation founded in 1991 with the mission to promote and protect all human rights, including the right to development, through collaboration and cooperation between human rights defenders and organisations in Asia.
With 58 member organisations across 19 countries in Asia, FORUM-ASIA works on a wide range of issues related to human rights, democracy, and the right to development. Its regional secretariat is located in Bangkok, Thailand, and has offices in Jakarta, Geneva, and Kathmandu.
FORUM-ASIA is committed to building a peaceful, just, equitable and ecologically sustainable community of peoples and societies in Asia where all human rights of all individuals, groups and peoples—in particular, poor, marginalised and discriminated people—are fully respected and realised in accordance with internationally accepted human rights norms and standards. FORUM-ASIA advocates human rights issues through engagement with governments, inter-governmental organisations and the United Nations for the better promotion and protection of all human rights.
FORUM-ASIA has special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
|Duties and Responsibilities
The Human Rights Defenders (HRD) Programme advocates and campaigns for the protection of HRDs in Asia, provides support to HRDs at risk, including emergency support and trial observation, facilitates cooperation and solidarity among HRDs in Asia, conducts trainings to build capacity of Asian HRDs, and supports national networks of HRDs to build national HRD protection platforms.
Reporting to the Senior Programme Officer, the HRD Programme Officer will develop and implement strategy and action plan for the HRD Programme in line with FORUM-ASIA’s overall campaign and advocacy strategies.
Specifically, the HRD Programme Officer shall:
|Basic Qualifications and Selection Criteria
| Education:Bachelors degree or higher in the field of human rights or a related subject such as law, politics, social sciences, international relations, development studies or Asia studies.
|Interested applicants are requested to fill in the Job Application Form and return the form by email together with a self-introduction letter, two recommendation letters and a sample of writing to [email protected] before 08 February 2017, midnight Bangkok Time (UTC+7)Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for a Skype interview. Following the interview, a written assessment will be issued as part of a proficiency test.