Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) is Looking for a Programme Associate for the Feminist Development Justice Programme

Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) is currently inviting WOMEN in all their diversities, including those belonging to minority and marginalised groups from Asia and the Pacific countries with relevant experience and skills to apply as Programme Associate for the Feminist Development Justice Programme 

The successful applicants will work with our committed Secretariat and membership to advance women’s human rights, women’s organising power, strengthening cross-movements solidarity and actions, and advocate for Development Justice. 

If you believe in the power of peoples’ movements to bring about structural change and are committed to supporting feminist progressive movements, please apply to join our team!  

Programme Description & Selection Criteria 

The Feminist Development Justice (FDJ) Programme aims to bring about a shift in development policies and practices at local, national, regional and international levels. It challenges the traditional model of development and promotes ​Development Justice. The programme prioritises developing capacities of women’s rights organisations to monitor and influence development initiatives and policies, including Sustainable Development Goals implementation, and demand accountability. ​

Selection Criteria

  • Demonstrated commitment to the promotion of women’s human rights in Asia and the Pacific. 
  • In depth understanding and knowledge on political, economic, and socio-cultural environments in the region and its impact on women’s human rights.
  • Minimum of two (2) to three (3) years experience in development work, women’s human rights and/or social movements at the national, regional, or international level, and experience in regional or global networks and mechanisms is an advantage.
  • A degree in social and political science, law, human rights, development or women’s studies.
  • Experience in research support via desk, legal, qualitative and quantitative research skills, and capacity to analyse and critique economic, social and development policies. Experience in policy analysis is an asset.
  • Experience in coordinating and producing knowledge, communications and advocacy materials related to development processes is an advantage.
  • Knowledge and experience in engaging with 2030 Agenda/Sustainable Development Goals processes or other sustainable development processes is an asset.
  • Experience and knowledge of participatory data gathering and analysis and participatory facilitation with grassroots organisations and their communities is an asset.
  • Strong coordination/teamwork skills both within and across teams. 
  • Project management skills including programme planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation is an asset, while experience in feminist MEL is an advantage.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse, membership-driven network and its allies.
  • Excellent command of English language, both oral and written; demonstrated ability to write for movements as well as programme reports and project proposals.
  • Good interpersonal skills, with the ability to network in a multicultural environment and to develop strong professional relationships with members and other stakeholders.
  • Proficient computer skills – familiarity in using online shared platforms such as Google Suite, Zoom, Miro preferred. 
  • Must be able to travel overseas as required.

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Key Tasks and Responsibilities

FDJ Programme Associate is an integral part of the Programme team and closely works with the Programme Officer, Programme Organising Committees (POC) members of the programmes as well as other Secretariat members.

Key tasks of the programme association include:

  • Assisting and work closely with Programme Officer to implement, monitor and evaluate programme activities (includes training, documentation, research, consultations, campaigns, advocacy) according to programme’s annual work plan and overall strategic plan; 
  • Providing support to programme organising committee members and partners in engaging with the  programme that includes maintaining regular and secure communication among network members or partners (including email, video calls, telephone calls, etc.);
  • Providing support to coordinate the participation of members and partners attending programme activities (including logistical, visa, airline booking, finance support during meetings); as well as supporting the coordination with members and partners to strengthen advocacy opportunities in regional and international policy spaces;
  • Providing administrative and planning support to the Programme Officer including network coordination relevant to its work in engaging international and regional human rights mechanisms; 
  • Providing support in ensuring the thorough and substantive documentation of the programme’s major activities and ensure that summary evaluation feeds into programme  reports;
  • Providing support in facilitating the publication of key knowledge tools and resources that may be led by the programme or outcomes from cross-programme collaboration;
  • Assisting the Programme Officer in writing programme narrative and financial reports for members and donors.

Remuneration & Compensation

Salary range commences at USD 1,200 per month. Other benefits include monthly work from home allowance (130 USD), health allowance and insurance; contributions to employee provident fund; and 13th month salary. This is a full-time position with a two-year (renewable) contract; and a probationary period of four months applies. Staff will be based and work from her home country. 

How to apply?

Interested applicants should submit the following:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter addressing the selection criteria
  • Reference letter from at least two professional referees attesting to the previous work experience of the applicant 
  • Duly completed online Application Form here
  • A sample of written work that demonstrates the applicant’s knowledge and analytical skills particularly in the area of women’s human rights and/or development policies at the country, sub-regional and regional levels (e.g. an article, research and project/programme report, programme plan, statements)

Please note that only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

If you have any questions please contact us at [email protected] 

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Deadline to apply – 29 March 2024

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