South Asia Programme Manager

from Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development
Closing date: 25 Oct 2019

Duties and Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Senior Management Team (SMT), the South Asia Programme Manager shall do the following:

  1. Programme Management and Coordination
  2. Planning and Budgeting
  3. Programme Implementation
  4. Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting
  5. Participation and Representation

Basic Qualifications and Criteria


Masters degree in the field of human rights or a related subject such as human rights, politics, social sciences, international relations, international law, development studies, or Asian studies.

Selection Criteria: Essential

  • A minimum of seven years of experience in the field of human rights – preferably with national and regional/international NGOs working in the field of human rights;
  • In-depth understanding of the overall socio-political situation as well as the human rights situation in South Asia;
  • In-depth understanding of the actual application and implementation of international human rights instruments in a variety of situations;
  • Good relationship building, advocacy and lobbying skills with various stakeholders (e.g., SAARC, government officials, diplomats, NGOs, NHRIs, media etc.);
  • Excellent report writing ability and organisational strategising and planning, using Result Based Management (RBM) or Logical Framework Analysis (LFA) tools;
  • Excellent analytical and synthesis abilities;
  • Excellent written and oral English communication skills;
  • Ability to lead a team and collaborate with others in a multicultural and demanding working environment with cross-programme coordination; and
  • Strong intrinsic motivation and positive attitude

Selection Criteria: Desirable

  • Good understanding of the history and work of FORUM-ASIA;
  • Experience in programme management in regional/international NGOs in Asia; and
  • Ability to facilitate forums/workshops and manage group activities.

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How to apply:

Applicants are requested to fill in the Job Application Form and return the form by email together with a self-introduction letter and two recommendation letters to before 25 October 2019, midnight Bangkok Time (UTC+7), stating “South Asia Programme Manager Application_Your Full Name” in the subject line. Late applications will not be considered.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview to be conducted in Bangkok or by Skype. The interview may include a written or practical assessment.