Programme Officer Research

from Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women
Closing date: 10 Nov 2019

Aim of the position: GAATW is about to embark on a collaborative project with members and partners in South Asia that aims to amplify the voices and participation of women migrant workers to create sustainable, inclusive, and gender-sensitive labour migration processes. This will be done through the collection of community-based evidence on women’s experiences with labour migration from South Asia and their inclusion in development and monitoring of national and regional labour migration policies. Partners will identify additional actions on the local level.

Key tasks:

  • Plan the project in conjunction with a core team within GAATW, including the various workshops with partners to plan research, methodology training and data analysis;
  • Maintain regular contact with the partner NGOs and provide guidance and supervision during the research phase as needed;
  • Visit partners to provide on-location support as necessary;
  • Coordinate the production of outputs and develop an executive summary and recommendations in consultation with project partners;
  • Develop briefing papers and other materials, based on the research findings, to be used for advocacy at national and international levels;
  • Based on the research outcomes, identify further actions that can be developed for the benefit of migrant women.

Required skills and experience:

  • Degree in social sciences including women’s studies, political science, history sociology and law;
  • In-depth knowledge and critical understanding of gender, migration, labour and human trafficking from a human rights perspective, especially in South Asia;
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills and a high level of competence in English, with the ability to write papers and reports; fluency in languages spoken in South Asia is a plus;
  • Good interpersonal skills, with ability to network in a multi-cultural environment and sensitivity to issues of gender, race and class.
  • Experience in carrying out or coordinating Feminist Participatory Action Research with community based organizations and/or self-organized groups.
  • Understanding of and engagement with social justice movements in the South Asian region including feminist, migrant rights and labour rights movements. Experience in building linkages with civil society organisations and social movements.


  • Ability to analyse, research and/or abridge diverse information from varied sources;
  • Ability to work strategically and respectfully with diverse stakeholders towards a key objective, i.e. familiarity with working effectively with both government representatives as well as grassroots organisations;
  • Accountability and the ability to deliver on agreed tasks to a high standard;
  • Ability to work independently and to meet deadlines;
  • Willingness to travel, as required.

Contract: Full-time positions with a two-year contract.

Remuneration: Commensurate with education and experience, between 50,000 and 60,000 THB (1,650 – 2,000 USD) per month with additional benefits such as housing allowance, relocation allowance, social security, and medical fund.

How to apply:

Deadline for receiving applications: 10 November 2019

Shortlisted Candidates will be notified by 25 November 2019
Interviews and written exam will be conducted between 25 November and 10 December 2019

Positions to start: January/February 2020 or earlier.

How to apply:

Please send your application with the position title in the subject line by email to by 10 November 2019. In your application, please include a CV, a writing sample, names of two referees who can be contacted at a later stage and a cover letter detailing why you are passionate this position and how you understand the challenges that migrant and trafficked women face today (in your region or the world). Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.