Power Programme Officer

Vacancy Call for Women in Power Programme Officer

Deadline for Applications: Monday, 11th October 2021, 6PM (GMT+7)


Join our dynamic and powerful team! 

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 Officer for the Women in Power 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’ movement to bring about structural change and committed to support feminist progressive movements through strengthening capacity and leadership of grassroots women, please apply to join our team!

Programme Description & Selection Criteria

The Women in Power Programme aims to strengthen women’s political leadership and democratic participation of women in the decision making processes.  It provides feminist political training to women leaders, supports political organising of women through the formation of women’s political agenda ( “Womanifestoes”), supports progressive women parliamentarians and facilitate engagement with women’s rights movements to advance participatory democracy.

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 five (5) years experience in development work, women’s human rights and/or social movements at the national, regional or international level.
  • Proven experience in women’s political organising and electoral processes is an asset.
  • Experience in working with a movement-based organisation such as feminist movements, indigenous peoples, farmers, migrants, workers, fisherfolk, Dalits, LBTQI or other movements is an asset.
  • A degree in social and political science, law, human rights, development or women’s studies.
  • Experience in research skills, and capacity to analyse and critique economic, social and development policies.
  • 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. 
  • Knowledge of project management such as programme planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
  • 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 ICT, writing and editing skills including the ability to coordinate publication work from programme content to production work in various forms and media. Familiarity in using online shared platforms such as Google Suite and Dropbox is preferred.
  • Must be able to travel overseas as required.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

Programme Management:  Ensures high-level programme management coordination to effectively plan, implement, monitor and evaluate programme activities according to the programme’s annual work plan and APWLD’s overall strategic plan.

  • Management of the programme workplan and budget, according to APWLD’s strategic plan, financial policies, and guidelines. 
  • Implement, monitor and evaluate programme activities (includes training, documentation, research, consultations, political organising through “Womanifesto”, campaigns, advocacy) according to programme’s annual work plan and overall strategic plan. 
  • Provide support to programme organising committee members and partners in engaging with the programme, including through maintaining regular and secure communication among network members or partners (including email, video calls, telephone calls, etc).
  • Manage and 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.
  • Facilitate the publication of key knowledge tools and resources that may be led by the WiP programme or conducted in collaboration with other programmes.
  • Mentor and supervise interns, volunteers and support staff for programme and staff’s professional development.

Reporting and Accountability: Ensures accountability to APWLD’s members and donors by complying with the quarterly and annual programme reports and respective financial reporting requirements.  Key tasks and responsibilities include:

  • Write and submit annual and programme reports for members and donor agencies.
  • Assist the Finance Officer with the preparation of financial reports related to her programme.

Advocacy:  Plans and implements advocacy plans of the programme as guided by APWLDs overall objectives.  Key tasks and responsibilities include:

  • Facilitate the development of common advocacy positions and collaborative activities to strive towards women’s democratic rights,  transformative leadership and participatory democracy at all levels of society. 
  • Support members to make strategic interventions in regional and international advocacy arenas on women’s human rights, particularly in the context of gender and politics. 
  • Supports alternative spaces that amplify grassroots women’s realities and voices and accountability through regional and international advocacy spaces.

Network Coordination:  Guided by APWLD’s overarching organisational objectives and the programme’s strategic direction, the Programme Officer provides leadership and coordination support to key networks, alliances, and coalitions as part of its overall commitment to feminist movement building. Key tasks and responsibilities include:

  • Provide coordination functions to external networks that APWLD may support and lead.
  • Maintain regular and secure communication amongst network members (including email, online conferencing and communication tools, telephone calls, quarterly bulletins, etc.).

Remuneration & Compensation

Salary range commences at USD 1,500 per month. Other benefits include monthly office allowance, health allowance and insurance; contributions to social security and to the 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
  • Duly completed online Application Form 
  • A sample of written work that demonstrates the applicant’s knowledge and analytical skills particularly in the area of women’s human rights, political participation and/or participatory democracy at the country, sub-regional and regional levels (e.g. an article, research and project/programme report, programme plan, statements)

Deadline to apply: 11th October  2021 6pm BKK (GMT+7)

If you have any questions please contact us at recruitment@apwld.org. For more information visit www.apwld.org.

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

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