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Offer: Programme Officer, Asia Pacific Forum for Women, Law and Development, Thailand

The Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD). Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Closing date: July 11, 2011.
Description:

Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) is currently inviting women from Asia and Pacific Islands with relevant experience and skills to apply for the position of Programme Officer.

APWLD is a regional network of women's organisations and activists in Asia Pacific, committed to enabling women to use law as an instrument of social change for equality, justice and development. APWLD’s members are drawn from 26 countries and the secretariat is based in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

This position will be one of three programme officers and will primarily work on our Women in Power and Feminist Legal Practice programmes. The successful candidate will work closely with APWLD membership, particularly the organising committees responsible for these programme areas, but will report directly to the Regional Coordinator.
Selection Criteria:

Essential

Demonstrated commitment to the promotion of women’s human rights in Asia Pacific;
Experience in coordinating, managing and evaluating training programmes;
A degree in social sciences; law, human rights or women’s studies;
Knowledge of international human rights and development issues in the Asia Pacific;
Minimum of three years experience in development work and women's rights at the national or regional level;
High level project management skills including programme planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation;
Excellent command of English language, both oral and written; and demonstrated ability to write program reports and project proposals;
Good interpersonal skills, with ability to network and liaise in a multi-cultural environment;
Proficient computer skills;
Must be able to travel overseas as required.

Desirable

Knowledge and experience of political processes and an understanding of the barriers and challenges faced by women engaging with the political process;
Knowledge of laws and policies that discriminate against women in the region as well as successful challenges to discriminatory laws and practices.

Key Tasks:

Liaises with focal people and organising committees of members to produce programme plans
Coordinates activities of the programme as detailed in the programme plan (includes training, consultations, campaigns)
Conducts monitoring and evaluation of programmes
Writes programme reports for members and donors
Assists the Finance Officer with the preparation of financial reports related to her programmes;
Assists in the preparation of project proposals and budgetary requirements for donor agencies;
With the communications officer and members developes publications related to her programmes;
Assists in preparing for Regional Council and Programme and Management Committee meetings;
May represent APWLD in regional/international fora as approved by the Regional Coordinator; and
Handles other tasks as Regional Coordinator requires and/or as assigned by the Programme and Management Committee and Task Force members.

Renumeration: Salary range commences at THB 44,850 per month (equivalent to USD 1300 converted at a set rate of THB 34.5). Other benefits include contributions to employment pension fund; housing and relocation allowances for staff residing outside of Thailand.

The contract is for three years, with a probationary period of four months.
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)
a sample of work that demonstrates the applicants knowledge and skills in the area (may be a short narrative piece of work, a report, a programme plan)

These documents are to be submitted to:

Navarat Nophiran
Liaison Officer
Email: navarat@apwld.org
Tel: (66) 53 284527, 284856
Fax: (66) 53 280847

Applications should be received by 11th July 2011.

Website: http://www.apwld.org

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