CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Human Rights Programme Officer

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I. Qualification and Criteria 

1. Must be in an indigenous person from Asia (non-indigenous need not apply) 

2. At least 3 years of work experience in the field of human rights—preferably at the national and regional/international level, including: 

        – Experienced in human rights monitoring and documentation 
        – Experienced in campaign and advocacy work at least at the national level 
        – Experienced in indigenous peoples human rights issues 

3. Extensive knowledge on human rights issues at the local and national level with at mid-level knowledge on international human rights standards and mechanisms relating to indigenous peoples

4. Excellent writing skills in English with report writing ability 

5. Proficient in use of basic computer applications such as MS Word, MS Excel and Power Point 

6. Highly creative and motivated 

7. Committed to work with indigenous organizations on a long term basis 

8. Mature personality with the ability to work in a team and in a multicultural setting and demanding work environment with cross program coordination 

9. Preference will be given to human rights defender applicants from South Asia and/or indigenous women human rights defenders

 

II. Job description 

Under the direct supervision of the Human Rights Programme Coordinator, the Human Rights Officer (HRO) shall be responsible mainly for UN Advocacy focusing on monitoring developments in the human rights field as they impact on indigenous peoples’ rights, in communicating with the appropriate UN human rights mechanisms, and in planning campaigns and advocacy activities with the members and partners of AIPP. The HRO shall assist in the documentation work, systematize information from the field and transform these into media material,  prepare human rights reports, synthesis documents, briefing papers, articles and other such materials, needed for campaigns and advocacy, undertake networking and alliance work for collaboration and support from non-indigenous civil society organisations and international NGOs. Additionally, the HRO shall work with other members of the HR Team in coordinating activities such as meetings, exchanges, trainings, researches, and publication and documentation, and other tasks as may be needed. 

 

Remuneration: 

1. Minimum salary of Baht 25,000 (approximately 800.00 USD) with a 13th month salary after one year of service. Salary will be reviewed after 6 months of probationary period 

2. Housing and personal communication allowance 

3. Health Insurance 

4. One time settlement allowance for foreign staff 

5. Provident Fund amounting to 5% of the salary 

6. Airfare for annual home visit

All applicants must submit their CVs accompanied by a letter of recommendation
 
 
DEADLINE OF APPLICATION: 15 July 2012
 
Send your application to:
Ms. Joan Carling, Secretary General:joan@aippnet.org
and
Mr. Gam Shimray, Assistant to the Secretary General:shimray@aippnet.org 
Only shortlisted applicants will be notified and interviewed

 

 
 

 * Previous applicants to the call for applications for this position need not apply.