Human Rights Defenders Programme Associate, FORUM-ASIA

    Apply by: August 27, 2021
    Organization: Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development

    The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) is now accepting applicants for the position of Human Rights Defenders (HRD) Programme Associate (Myanmar Project). The deadline for submission of applications is on August 27, 2021 (midnight Bangkok/Jakarta Time). 

    Education: Bachelor’s degree or advanced degree in human rights, law, politics, social sciences, international relations, development studies or other relevant fields.


    1. Mature personality with ability to work in a multicultural and demanding working
      environment with cross-programme coordination;
    2. Ability to work under pressure and manage competing deadlines;
    3. High-level of self-motivated, positive attitude, strategic thinking and multi-tasking
      ability; and
    4. Good team player.


    1. Minimum three years’ work experience in the field of human right, preferably in the
      context of both national and regional/international NGOs, with at least two years of
      this experience specific to HRD programme/project in Myanmar;
    2. Working experience with HRDs/WHRDs at risk, including experience of rapid
      emergency assistance to cases of HRDs/WHRDs at risk;
    3. Comprehensive knowledge of human rights issues in Myanmar. Knowledge on issues
      in neighboring countries is a plus;
    4. Ability to assess and address the security issues of threatened HRDs/WHRDs in Asia
      and familiarity with physical, digital security issues and tools as well as psycho-social
      well-being issues; and
    5. Preferably, good understanding of the work and history of FORUM-ASIA.


    1. Candidates must have native or near-native fluency in English and Burmese. Other
      local languages used in Myanmar is a plus.
    2. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and ability to rapidly analyse and
      integrate diverse information from varied sources into a concise analysis;
    3. Strong ability to harness and maintain good relations with various stakeholders such
      as FORUM-ASIA members, partners, government officials, diplomats, NGOs, NHRIs,
      media and other relevant institutions and civil society organisation; and
    4. Strong technical aptitude and expertise with MS Office tools

    Interested applicants must submit the following:

      1. A copy of your completed Application Form;
      2. A resume and a cover letter (Both in PDF file) explaining interest in the position.

    Completed applications must be sent by email to FORUM-ASIA at [email protected] by 27 August 2021, midnight Bangkok Time (UTC +7), stating “Human Rights Defenders Programme Associate Position (Myanmar project)” in the subject line. Please note that late applications will not be considered.

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