Job Title: Programme Officer - Women Work and Migration in Asia
Organisation: Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women (GAATW)
Location: Bangkok, Thailand), OR remote (preference for locations within a three-hour time zone to Bangkok)
Closing Date: 30 November 2020
Salary: THB 50,000 per month
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Working Pattern: Full Time
Sponsors international candidates? Due to the pandemic, GAATW-IS is not is a position to sponsor visas currently. For candidates outside Thailand, the work contract will begin on a remote basis for the first six months at least. When travel restrictions ease and we are able to apply for your visa, we will be happy to support your relocation to Bangkok. A reimbursement of one-way airfare to take up the position in Bangkok will be provided in this case, along with a relocation allowance.
Women, Work, and Migration is the core thematic programme of GAATW-IS. The programme currently has a number of multi-year projects focussing on Asia, Europe and Latin America. Two of those projects seek to support a rights-based approach to the social and economic inclusion of South and Southeast Asian women migrant workers who are returning from destination countries in West Asia, and Europe respectively. Utilising feminist participatory action research (FPAR) methodology, both projects work with partners in South and Southeast Asia to carry out in collaborative research and advocacy with returnee women migrant workers.
The Programme Officer will be responsible for the smooth implementation of the two projects, working in cooperation with other GAATW-IS colleagues who are involved in them.
For the first six months of this role, the work will be desk-based. Later on, as and when travel restrictions ease, some project travel will be necessary in the two Asian sub-regions.
Role and Responsibilities
It is anticipated that 50% of the Programme Officer’s time will be devoted to desk-based research activities and 50% on programme coordination.
Carry out desk research, and literature reviews on the labour migration frameworks in South and Southeast Asia, particularly related to the return and reintegration of women migrant workers (South Asia – West Asia migration corridor; Southeast Asia – Europe migration corridor)
Coordinate and support project partners in South and Southeast Asia in their FPAR and ensure that they implement their activities in line with the project objectives
Support the programme coordinators in drafting concept notes and background papers, programme agendas for online meetings and webinars
Develop and deliver capacity enhancement workshops on research methods, and advocacy strategies in cooperation with other IS colleagues and external partners
Organise and lead webinars/online roundtables on topics related to labour migration and anti-trafficking
Support the logistical and financial aspects of project implementation and reporting, particularly in the documentation of the project progress and updates
Represent GAATW at public events/online fora, as needed
Support GAATW-IS in communications and coordination with members, project partners, and allies
Contribute to other projects and activities, as needed.
Experience, Skills and Qualifications
In-depth knowledge and critical understanding of gender, migration, labour and human trafficking issues from a human rights perspective, especially as they apply to the South and/or Southeast Asia contexts (knowledge of at least one region required, both preferred)
Demonstrated experience in carrying out desk research and analysis, writing concept papers, literature reviews, workshop reports etc
Experienced in utilising qualitative research methodology
Superior written and oral communications skills and a high level of competence in writing papers and analytical pieces in English
Project management experience including organising events
Keeping track of budgets and reporting to donors, preferably in an NGO setting.
Knowledge of the socio-political and economic context in South and Southeast Asia
Experience of working with civil society networks and social movements in South and Southeast Asia
Experienced in planning and implementing project activities online
Experienced in utilising feminist participatory action research methodology (FPAR)
Experience in facilitating or providing trainings
Knowledge of a South or Southeast Asian language
Knowledge of or an interest to learn about international and regional policy processes on labour migration (GCM, GFMD, ILC, CSW).
Please apply for this position online via: https://form.jotform.com/202920395705051
In addition to the questions asked in the online form, you will also be required to upload the following documents (so please keep these ready when you are filling in the form, as you will not be able to save the application).
An unedited writing sample of your work (preferably 2-4 pages max; if you do not have shorter pieces to share, consider providing an extract of your longer work)
The names and contact details of two professional referees who can be contacted at a later stage should you be offered the position. Referees will only be contacted with your permission. Referees should be unrelated to you.
Applications should be submitted by 5pm ICT on 30 November 2020 at the latest. Applications will be reviewed regularly, and we may begin interviewing candidates ahead of the closing date, so we encourage you to apply early.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
If you are unable to complete the online form, or if you need any assistance in completing the online application, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Programme Officer (Women, Work and Migration in Asia) – Assistance needed”. Unless we ask you to do so, please do not send your application via email.
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