Call for Application: Human Rights Campaign and Policy Advocacy Programme Officer

Position: Human Rights Campaign and Policy Advocacy Programme Officer

Team Duration of the Contract: 1 year and more (subjected to availability of funding)

Probation period: 3 months. The contract will be renewed annually subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funds

Reports to: Human Rights Campaign and Policy and Advocacy (HRCPA) Programme Coordinator

Station: AIPP Regional Secretariat, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Application call date: July 9, 2019

Application deadline: July 25, 2019

Interview: Only shortlisted candidates will be informed for interview.

Background: The Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) is a regional organization established in 19 by indigenous peoples’ movements. AIPP is committed to the cause of promoting and defending indigenous peoples’ rights and human rights and articulating issues of relevance to indigenous peoples. For details visit www.aippnet.org

Over-all Tasks and Responsibilities of the Human Rights Programme Officer:

  1. European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR)
  2. Handle the overall EIDHR project including the financial aspect with guidance from and reporting to the programme coordinator of the Human Rights Campaign Policy Advocacy Programme (HRCPA)
  3. Regularly take updates and support the partners of the project in implementation of the activities
  4. Support the partners in strengthening the IPHRD Network in each country in consultation with the programme coordinator
  5.  Good understanding of the political landscape in each of the country partners under the project
  6. Human Rights mechanisms and advocacy
  7. Assist indigenous peoples to engage with human rights mechanisms and processes at the national, regional and international levels including finalizing and submitting communications and petitions to relevant human rights mechanisms and processes at all levels
  8. Monitor developments and updates from the various human rights mechanisms and processes, including summarizing and providing analysis and sharing the information with the IPHRD network members and programme committee members among other
  9. Follow-up reports of AIPP facilitated/funded participants to advocacy events including the monitoring of their advocacy activities on the ground and follow-up of commitments
  10. Main support of the Programme Coordinator in the lobby and advocacy tasks of the HRCPA Programme in various mechanisms and processes, including providing assistance in linking relevant and related works of other programmes of AIPP
  • Indigenous Peoples Human Rights Defenders Network
  • Assist the HRCPA Coordinator in keeping the IPHRD Network website and social networking sites of the HRCPA Programme updated and ensuring the visibility of the Programme’s work with the Communication programme
  • Prepare and regularly update the M&E of the HRCPA for reporting and information sharing whenever needed
  • Support the Coordinator in developing the human rights advocacy plan in consultation with the Programme Committee and members/partners of AIPP and ensure the implementation of the plan
  • Network with other human rights organizations and maintain regular records and communications to generate broad support for indigenous peoples rights and issues
  • Assist in the strengthening of the IPHRD Network
  • Coordinate assigned project(s)/tasks in close collaboration with the HRCPA Programme Coordinator, Programme Committee and AIPP members/partners
  • Assist program coordinator to prepare annual monthly work plan and reports.
  • Assist the HRCPA Programme Coordinator in the finance management of the IPHRD funds
  •  Other tasks, as appropriate, as assigned by the Programme Coordinator, DSG and SG.
  • Skills and qualifications
  • At least bachelor’s degree or equivalent to a degree in social sciences or other streams with relevant 3 years of experience in development organizations. A masters degree and above will be an added value. Prior experience of handling human rights or movement based project will be added advantage.
  • Excellent report writing skills (in English) and knowledge of donor reporting procedures.
  • Ability to understand the budget and financial reporting requirements of the donor.
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with respect for diversity and to carry team members with him/her.
  • Ability to work independently and under pressure in a rapidly changing professional environment with the ability to remain calm and in good humor.

Salary rate shall be based on the salary criteria approved by the Executive Council of AIPP.

Interested indigenous persons from Asia (applicants from member-countries will be given a priority: India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, Timor Leste, Indonesia, Malaysia, Japan, Taiwan/China) can submit application (indicating indigenous group) together with updated CV with at least two references with complete contact details (including email address and, phone number) and two reference letters following email addresses: Ms. chanda@aippnet.org and guangchunliu@aippnet.org.

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