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

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

Closing date: August 29, 2011.

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 Associate.

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.

The Programme Associate will be responsible for two areas of work: Development Effectiveness and Feminist Organisational Development. In 2011 she will work with members and programme staff to prepare for the High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Busan, Korea. She will coordinate the Women’s Forum which will proceed the HLF. She will also work directly with the regional coordinator to ensure the Secretariat’s sustainability, internal communications and governance.
Selection Criteria:


Demonstrated commitment to the promotion of women’s human rights in Asia Pacific;
A degree in social sciences; law, human rights or women’s studies;
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
Ability to handle multi-tasking, problem solving and planning skills.
Excellent command of English language, both oral and written; and demonstrated ability to write minutes, reports;
Good interpersonal skills, with ability to network and liaise in a multi-cultural environment;
Proficient computer skills;
Ability to maintain well organized and documented files.
Be able to travel overseas as required.

Desirable: An understanding of development architecture and its impact on women’s human rights
Scope of Work:

Collaborating with APWLD members and global partners to coordinate the Women’s Forum in Busan;
Preparing materials relating to Development Effectiveness;
Office Management: Assisting in preparations for governance meetings and other organization matters; monitoring and evaluation: monthly programme work plans, setting up and monitoring biannual programme monitoring frameworks and overall logframes, calendar of activities;
Assisting in office management, including following up staff on pending and forthcoming tasks;
Providing secretarial support to the Regional Coordinator , including staff meetings , staff assessment, documents and maintain records of meetings, filing documents, drafting correspondence.
Work with Regional Coordinator and Secretariat on strategic activities such as external evaluations, strategic planning etc.
Perform any other task that may be assigned to her by the Regional Coordinator

Salary range commences at THB 34,500 per month (equivalent to USD1,000 converted at a set rate of THB34.5). Other benefits include contributions to employment pension fund; housing allowance and relocation allowances for staff residing outside of Thailand.

The contract is for one year, with a probationary period of four months.
To Apply:

Interested applicants should submit the following:

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:

Email: before closing date of 29 August, 2011.
Tel: (66) 53 284527, 284856

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