Call for applications: Programme Coordinator for Indigenous Women’s Empowerment Programme




Chiang Mai, Thailand

Position: Programme Coordinator

Posting: AIPP Regional Secretariat in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Programme: Indigenous Women’s Empowerment programme

Duration:  2 years, including 6 months probation, starting January 2014

Report to: Deputy Secretary General and Secretary General

The Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) is a regional organization of indigenous peoples’ movements in Asia. AIPP is committed to promoting and defending indigenous peoples’ rights, human rights and indigenous women’s rights. AIPP strengthens solidarity and cooperation among indigenous organizations and communities in Asia and participates in global indigenous movements.

AIPP has five strategic programmes to raise awareness and build capacities for advocacy and policy influence about indigenous peoples’ rights and recognition in Asia. The Indigenous Women Programme focuses on building the capacities of indigenous women and advocacy and mainstreaming of the rights, welfare and aspirations of indigenous women in particular and the rights of rights of indigenous peoples in particular. These include advancing the full and effective participation of indigenous women in decision making bodies, mechanisms and processes at all levels relating to indigenous peoples and to women. The programme is being implemented in direct partnership with AIPP member-organizations and network members, and guided by the Indigenous Women Programme Committee as well as the Secretary General.

AIPP is looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic and self-motivated indigenous woman from Asia for the position of ‘Programme Coordinator’ of the Indigenous Women’s Empowerment programme of AIPP.

The coordinator shall be based in Chiang Mai, Thailand and shall be responsible for following tasks and duties:

  • Coordinate with members and partners the implementation of the programme activities.
  • Facilitate and coordinate the conduct of research, cases studies and thematic reports including providing technical support for publication and dissemination
  • Communicate effectively with the IW programme committee and members of AIPP on matters relating to the implementation of programme activities including planning, preparation of proposals etc
  • Coordinate the production and distribution of training and promotional materials of the programme
  • Facilitate networking, collaboration and alliance building with indigenous women organizations, women’s organizations and institutions, indigenous peoples’ organizations and other relevant stakeholders mainly at the regional and international levels
  • Facilitate meetings, exchanges and training sessions, including documenting research and case studies.
  • Prepare monthly workplans, quarterly and annual reports of the programme
  • Oversee and monitor the implementation of the AIPP Gender Policy and the mainstreaming of indigenous women’s issues, concerns and aspirations across the programmes of AIP
  • Prepare proposals and liaise with donors and raise funds for the programme.

The applicant must be Indigenous Woman and possesses most of the following qualifications.

In-depth knowledge and understanding of indigenous women’s issues, concerns and rights in particular and indigenous peoples’ rights in general.

  1. At least 2 years of work experience at the regional or sub-regional level and 3 years of work experience at local or the national level on indigenous issues including issues of indigenous women
  2. Excellent skills in project coordination, implementation, monitoring and report/proposal writing.
  3. Skilled in organizing and coordinating training sessions, workshops, seminars and exposure/exchange visits.
  4. Able to communicate well in written and verbal English.
  5. Proficient in using computers, including word, spreadsheet and presentation applications.
  6. Willing to travel to partner organizations for field visits.
  7. Self-motivated, creative and energetic
  8. Positive attitude to working in a multi-ethnic social environment
  9. Flexible to do multi-tasking and to work under pressure
  10. Committed to the cause of advancing indigenous women and indigenous peoples rights and aspirations

Remuneration and benefits for the coordinator include:

  1. Monthly salary and 13th month pay
  2. Housing and personal communication allowance.
  3. Health Insurance including annual medical check-up
  4. Travel fare for annual home visit (year-end)
  5. One month paid holidays including 2 weeks year-end holiday
  6. Related cost for work permit and visa

Salary rate shall be based on qualifications and on prevailing rates of regional NGOs based in Thailand

AIPP invites qualified candidates for this position to submit their application including CV, references and a cover letter that explains their indigenous ethnicity to these email addresses: and

The deadline for applications is Oct 31, 2013.

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