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Project Officers (two positions)

Organisation Name Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions
Location Australia (remote)
Date Posted 2022-08-01
Job Type Permanent / Full Time
Job Number 945251
  • Work for the leading human rights organisation in the Asia Pacific region
  • Contribute to building a region where everyone can enjoy human rights
  • 3-year employment contracts, with a possibility of extension; both remotely base


The Organisation
The Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions (APF) is the leading human rights organisation in the region. Established in 1996, it is a coalition of 25 national human rights institutions (NHRIs) across the Pacific, South-East, South, North, Central and West Asia. The APF provides practical support and advice to its member institutions to help them to be as effective as possible.

Benefits & Culture
Work within a small and flexible team to support the vision of the APF.
Australia-based, remote roles; flexible location within Australia. Local work and residency rights essential.

The Roles

The APF is seeking two Projects Officers to join their team to manage projects and activities relating to Human Rights Defenders, capacity development activities across the region, particularly in the Pacific, and support to APF members on NHRI accreditation.
The first position will focus on a range of capacity development activities with a particular, but not exclusive, focus on the Pacific region.  
The second position will focus on projects related to Human Rights Defenders and the provision of accreditation assistance to APF members.
Core duties for both positions will include:
  • Project implementation including monitoring and evaluation of project activities
  • Research and advocacy
  • Administrative and logistic coordination
  • Managing budgets and activity reports
  • Representing APF at meetings and other forums
  • Working collaboratively, coordinating with APF staff, consultants, key stakeholders, and networks
Skills Required
You are currently a projects officer/manager with qualifications in human rights, law, international development, or a related discipline.
For the first position, ideally, you have experience in implementing human rights capacity development projects and in monitoring and evaluation reporting within the Asia Pacific region.
For the second position, ideally, you have project management experience in the area of Human Rights Defenders and you have a legal background/experience.

Both positions additionally require:
  • Good understanding/experience of human rights and regional political institutions in the Asia Pacific
  • The proven ability to work effectively remotely
  • Strong stakeholder management and public speaking/presenting abilities
  • The ability to travel in the region as required
  • Excellent English language skills; fluency in another language spoken in the Asia Pacific would be highly regarded
  • Local working and residency rights for Australia, where you are now based

If building stronger NHRIs and promoting fair and inclusive communities is of interest to you, and you meet the skills and experience above, please apply with a cover letter addressing the skills required. Alternatively, please call Divya Parmar on 02 8243 0570 to discuss your interest. 

Please note there is no formal closing date for this role, if you are interested we would encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

Please be advised you can upload two attachments, including your resume and covering letter when submitting your application.