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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 have two full time positions and one intern vacancies available for now, for more real-time updates, follow our social media.

Program Officer – Myanmar Team

Closing date: 20 May 2022

Asia Justice and Rights (AJAR) is a non-profit organisation based in Jakarta, Indonesia, working to strengthen accountability and respect for human rights in the Asia Pacific region. AJAR focuses its work in countries attempting to build a stable democratic base following prolonged conflict, dictatorships and authoritarian regimes. AJAR believes that peace and democracy can only be sustained if impunity, corruption, and human rights violations are addressed. We seek to empower those working to end human rights violations and impunity by increasing the skills, knowledge, and resources they need to be successful. More information on: https://www.asia-ajar.org/

Job Overview

AJAR is looking for an experienced Program Officer, with strong project management skills, to help initiate and coordinate a project that primarily focuses on women survivor work and promoting transitional justice in Myanmar. This will include working on human rights documentation, awareness-raising, working with survivors of human rights violations and policy advocacy. The ideal candidate would be someone with strong experience in the field, and is dedicated and passionate about promoting transitional justice in Myanmar. The ideal candidate would be someone that is motivated, able to work both independently and part of a team, and willing to working in a challenging but fulfilling working environment. The ideal candidate must have excellent interpersonal skills and intermediate or above English skills.

Conditions of the Position

  • Location: Chaing Mai/Mae Sot with frequent trip inside Thailand. Work From Home setting but also attend the office in allowable situation by the Thai government’s COVID policy. (Needs to move to Mae Sot as soon as possible if the current location is in Chaing Mai.)
  • Starting date: June 2022 (As Soon As Available)
  • Contract Period: One (1) Year fixed term with a three (3)-month probation period
  • Benefit:
    • Salary to be determined based on the experience of the candidate; range between 900-1000 USD per month.
    • Personal leave (12days), sick-leave (6days) and public holidays (15days) in accordance with AJAR policy.
    • Health insurance will be covered by organization with the existing policy.

Key Duties:

The Program officer shall conduct the following tasks, but not limited to, under the supervision of AJAR’s Senior Management Team:

  • Supporting the management and implementation of a large grant funding programs which support women survivors of conflict and sexual violence.
  • Developing project work plans and designs, including identification of partners and activities.
  • Providing support to subgrant partners before, during, and after their project implementation, such as drafting subgrant documents and contracts.
  • Work with AJAR and partners to design project according to donor requirements.
  • Network with civil society organizations to identify and recruit project partners; and oversee communication and partnerships throughout project.
  • Act as a focal point for AJAR’s existing local civil society partners.
  • Coordinate and oversee the implementation of project activities with partners and external resource persons including organizing training workshops, and meetings.
  • Coordinate with partners to ensure completion of project deliverables such as multimedia reports, videos or awareness-raising initiatives.
  • Assist in identifying and managing resource persons for the project, including documentation specialists, film-makers, artists, and digital media specialists.
  • Oversee the finance and administration of all project activities and subgrants with the support of AJAR financial team, including by producing expense reports.
  • Coordinate project monitoring and evaluation with AJAR and partners.
  • Facilitate communication between AJAR and its local partners, including by providing translation when necessary.
  • Support the publication and production of AJAR reports and multimedia materials, including by providing translation when necessary.
  • Provide input into strategies and work plans for AJAR’s work in Myanmar/Burma.
  • Advise AJAR by providing relevant updated information on the political and legal context in Myanmar/Burma
  • Adopt and comply with AJAR’s online security protocols and support partners to implement and follow all necessary security protocols in order to conduct our work safely and securely.
  • Assist Country Manager in project management activities.

Requirements:

  • Myanmar national or International with good command of written and spoken English and Burmese. Knowledge of one of Myanmar/Burma ethnic languages would be an asset.
  • University degree in a field relevant to AJAR’s work, such as human rights, political science, or similar (Note: AJAR will accept candidates with no university degree when significant relevant experience is demonstrated.)
  • Good understanding of transitional justice principles and human rights.
  • Minimum of 3 years work experience in a similar function, preferably with a network of local CSOs.
  • Excellent networking, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience in project management with demonstrated skills in managing administrative and financial aspects of projects.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others in a team-oriented environment. Also, able to work independently, with minimal supervision given that this position will initially be home-based.
  • Strong commitment to justice, gender equality and human rights for all.
  • Good understanding of Myanmar/Burma’s political context.
  • Sensitivity to ethnic, religious and gender issues relevant to the Myanmar/Burma context.
  • Proactive, flexible, and creative problem solver.
  • Strong respect for AJAR’s policies
  • Must work in AJAR Burma team for at least one year if a person’s performance meets the expectation of the organisation.

Applications:

Please send your application to Human Resources at burma@asia-ajar.org by 20 May 2022 with the email subject: Program Officer_Myanmar (early applications are encouraged as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the position will be filled once the right candidate is identified.

Please include the following;

  • CV (resumé)
  • Two references, including contact details
  • Cover letter explaining your reasons for applying for the position
  • A written sample in English

Note: Only short-listed candidate will be notified.

Program Assistant – Myanmar Team

Asia Justice and Rights (AJAR) is a non-profit organisation based in Jakarta, Indonesia, working to strengthen accountability and respect for human rights in the Asia Pacific region. AJAR focuses its work on countries attempting to build a stable democratic base following the prolonged conflict, dictatorships, and authoritarian regimes. AJAR believes that peace and democracy can only be sustained if impunity, corruption, and human rights violations are addressed. We seek to empower those working to end human rights violations and impunity by increasing the skills, knowledge, and resources they need to be successful. More information on: https://www.asia-ajar.org/.

Job Overview:

AJAR is looking for a Program Assistant with exceptional organisationnel skills to work for AJAR’s program in Myanmar. The ideal candidate would be someone that is motivated, able to work both independently and part of a team, and willing to working in a challenging but fulfilling working environment. The ideal candidate must have excellent interpersonal skills and intermediate or above English skills. International candidate with above skills is preferable.

Conditions of the Position:

  • Location: Mae Sot with frequent trip inside Thailand. Work From Home setting but also attend the office in allowable situation by the government of Thailand’s COVID policy.
  • Starting date: June 2022
  • Contract Period: 1 Year with a 3-month probation

Benefit:

  • Salary to be determined based on the experience of the candidate; Range between 800-900 USD per month.
  • Personal leave (12days), sick leave (6days) and public holidays (15days)in accordance with AJAR policy.
  • Health insurance will be covered according to the organization’s policy.
  • AJAR will cover the local transportation expense (within Thailand) only for the relocation to workstation (Thailand).

Key Duties:

  • Overview and support Administrative and Project assistant’s routine tasks.
  • Support Program Officers, Program Support Lead and Grant Coordinator in reviewing the sub-grants proposals and contract.
  • Support the implementation of AJAR’s programs in Burma/Myanmar and provide assistance to program staff to facilitate the implementation of their work plans.
  • Overview and upgrade google drive to ensure all AJAR’s documents and resources related to Program Assistant are systematically placed for the team to access.
  • Review and framing Project reports to ensure in line with committed activities, output and outcome in project proposal and logical framework for the result of quality report in English version.
  • Participate in Proposal preparation meeting to contribute technical inputs.
  • Participate in relevant AJAR meetings.
  • Strong coordination among the teams in AJAR Burma program and relevant sectors of Regional team.
  • Adopt and comply with AJAR’s online security protocols and support partners to implement and follow all necessary security protocols in order to conduct our work safely and securely.
  • Assist Country Manager in program management activities.
  • Carry out other duties that are necessary to support the AJAR Burma team.

Requirement:

  • International/Myanmar national with excellent command of written and spoken English.
  • University degree in a field relevant to AJAR’s work, such as human rights, political science, or similar.
  • Good understanding of transitional justice principles and human rights.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ work experience in a similar function.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience in program assistance with demonstrated skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others in a team-oriented environment. Also, able to work independently, with minimal supervision given that this position will initially be home based.
  • Strong commitment to justice, gender equality and human rights for all.
  • Good understanding of Myanmar/Burma political context
  • Sensitivity to ethnic, religious and gender issues relevant to the Myanmar/Burma context.
  • Proactive, flexible, and creative problem solver.
  • Strong respect to AJAR’s policies.
  • Must work in AJAR Burma team at least one year if a person’s performance meets to the expectation of organization.

Application:

Please send your application to Human Resources at burma@asia-ajar.org by 25 May 2022 (Early applications are encouraged as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the position will be filled once the right candidate is identified. Please include the following:

  • CV (resumé)
  • Two references, including contact details
  • Cover letter explaining your reasons for applying for the position
  • A written sample in English

Note: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Project Intern – Myanmar Team

Asia Justice and Rights (AJAR) is a non-profit organization based in Jakarta, Indonesia, working to strengthen accountability and respect for human rights in the Asia Pacific region. AJAR focuses its work on countries attempting to build a stable democratic base following prolonged conflict, dictatorships, and authoritarian regimes. AJAR believes that peace and democracy can only be sustained if impunity, corruption, and human rights violations are addressed. We seek to empower those working to end human rights violations and impunity by increasing the skills, knowledge, and resources they need to be successful. More information on: https://www.asia-ajar.org/.

Internship Overview and Responsibilities:

AJAR is looking for a temporary intern with exceptional organisational skills to assist with AJAR’s current projects on women survivor work and transitional justice in Myanmar. This may include, among other responsibilities: collecting information and articles on transitional justice for AJAR’s transitional justice webpage; assisting with the development of the TJ webpage; assisting with planning, organizing, and implementing workshops and trainings on survivor work; assisting the Program Officer and Program Support Lead with ongoing project tasks, as needed.

The ideal candidate will be someone who is highly motivated, able to work independently, possesses strong organizational and communication skills, and is willing to work in a challenging but fulfilling environment. A demonstrated passion for and experience in the field of transitional justice and women, peace and security, and promoting human rights in Myanmar is highly preferred. The ideal candidate must have excellent interpersonal skills and strong English skills.

Conditions of Internship:

  • Location: Remote, work from home/Chiang Mai
  • Internship Period: Three (3) Months (extendable based on the respective Project officer’s review result with the consent of the intern)
  • Remuneration: 7,000 THB for the three-month period
  • Start Date: As Soon as Available

Requirements:

  • Are currently enrolled at universities and are willing to engage in experiential learning in AJAR in return for academic or course credit.
  • Are obtaining relevant work experience that is required for a certain period
  • AJAR gives the opportunity for any potential people to gain valuable experience. Anyone 18 years or older can register to volunteer.
  • AJAR is committed to ensuring individuals are treated consistently and equitably irrespective of their gender, ethnicity, political, religious, physical ability, family status, age, or sexual orientation.

Applications:

Interested candidates should send applications to Human Resources at burma@asia-ajar.org with the email subject: Internship Application_Project Intern (early applications are strongly encouraged as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the position will be filled once the right candidate is identified).

Please include the following:

  • CV (resumé)
  • Two references, including contact details
  • Cover letter explaining your reasons for applying for the position

Note: AJAR reserves the right to not recruit for this position. Thank you for your interest!

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