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AJAR (Asia Justice and Rights) is made up of a team with a variety of expertise united by our passion and commitment for human rights, justice, and accountability. We operate from our main office in Bali, Indonesia, but our team is distributed across the Asia-Pacific region.

We welcome diversity and do not discriminate on any basis, including age, gender identity, nationality or sexual orientation, and we seek to create a supportive working environment.

We currently have one available position for now. For more real-time updates, follow our social media.

Staff

Regional Program Officer
(Preferably location: Jakarta, Indonesia)

About Asia Justice and Rights

Asia and the Pacific are at a crossroads. As the most populous and diverse region, home to four of the world’s seven billion people, it is struggling to emerge from a history of mass atrocities, conflict and impunity. Pluralist societies are under threat, as ethno-religious identities are manipulated for political and economic gain. Authoritarian regimes, dominated by cronyism and a lack of accountability, are re-emerging in a range of contexts. Economic advances are accompanied by the destruction of natural resources on a massive scale, resulting in human rights violations and the suppression of voices calling for transparency and accountability.

Asia Justice and Rights is a regional NGO working to strengthen accountability and human rights in Asia-Pasific. AJAR believes that peace and democracy can only be sustained if impunity, corruption, denial of the truth about past violations is addressed. We aim to equip both local and national actors with the necessary skills, knowledge and resources for their long-term effort to strengthen accountability. AJAR is increasingly active at the regional level, bringing together and sharing experiences and lessons from different contexts for more effective and impactful programming. In particular, AJAR is working to expand its advocacy and campaigning efforts for positive change and sustainable peace across the region.

The Regional Program Officer will work under AJAR’s Regional team, which designs, develops and implements multi-country learning agendas of exchanges, advocacy, campaigns and research, while supporting advocacy and campaign efforts both in country and at the regional and international levels.

AJAR is committed to building peaceful and nonviolent societies, where human rights for all are respected in accordance with international human rights norms, especially those of marginalized and discriminated groups. All qualified individuals regardless of ethic and race; color, gender orientation, religion and national origin are encouraged to apply.

Further information: www.asia-ajar.org

Tasks and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Regional Program Manager, the Regional Program Officer will carry out the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and support program activities and administration, including financial aspects;
  • Support and implement strategic advocacy and campaigning efforts with selected country offices, and at the regional and international levels;
  • Assist with regional training, communications and monitoring, and participate in advocacy and campaigning at national levels;
  • Assist with project management and provide logistical support to the regional and country teams, including providing inputs to reports;
  • Assist with report writing as required, and coordinate financial supervision;
  • Together with partners, support the design and implementation program;
  • Any other tasks as required.

Selection criteria

Skill and experienced required:

  • Experience in program coordination at the national and regional levels in Asia;
  • Good understanding and familiarity with project cycle and results-based management;
  • Good understanding and applications of monitoring, evaluation and learning methodologies;
  • Excellent oral and written English language skills;
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills, a good team player, good time management, and a willingness to work with diverse teams;
  • Ability to travel and work in conflict-affected areas

Desirable abilities:

  • Proficiency in one of these languages: Indonesian/Tetun/Burmese is considered an advantage;
  • Knowledge of project management;
  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in politics, social sciences, law, international relations, development or other related subjects;

Remuneration

  • The position starts as soon as possible.
  • Compensation will be commensurate with Indonesian rates.

How to apply

Applicants are requested to send the application by email together with a cover letter to recruitment_regional@asia-ajar.org before 20 November 2022 with “Regional Program Officer Application” in the subject line.

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Volunteer

We currently have volunteering opportunities in our team. Should you wish to volunteer at AJAR, you may be asked to assist our work through things such as research tasks, translating, monitoring the international press, and content creating.

If you are interested in volunteering with AJAR, send us your CV to contact@asia-ajar.org