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Programme Officer – Impact Stories and Sustainability – IWRAW AP

By 1 February 2019

The Programme Officer will work closely with the Executive Director and management team to develop a workable internal system for monitoring the impact of IWRAW AP’s work and a fundraising/organisational resourcing strategy. They will also support the programme team to identify and monitor impacts of their programmatic portfolios and their networking and advocacy activities, as well as fundraise for their portfolios. Suitable candidates will have 3–5 years’ work experience in a similar position in a civil society organisation working on women’s human rights or comparable issues, and/or institutional marketing. They will have worked in a developing country context and have a legal or social science degree, or comparable professional qualification, from a recognised university. The Programme Officer will be part of an international team, and experience in the MENA and Africa regions would be a definite advantage. They will have proven digital technology skills and be able to motivate others. Experience of fundraising and donor liaison is highly desirable.

If you are interested in joining a dynamic small team of committed women’s rights activists, please send your CV, a covering letter telling us what you will bring to the job, and the names of two referees to recruitment@iwraw-ap.org by 20 February, 2019.

IWRAW Asia Pacific offers a competitive salary and a stimulating and supportive working environment. We are looking for individuals with a commitment to social justice and human rights, who can work independently and under pressure, are team players, and have the ability to work in English.

IWRAW – AP
IWRAW AP – International Women’s Rights Action Watch Asia Pacific – is an international women’s human rights organisation based in Kuala Lumpur. We work with women’s rights organisations and a range of other institutions to bridge the gap between the promise of women’s human rights articulated in the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and the actual realisation of these rights.

IWRAW AP – International Women’s Rights Action Watch Asia Pacific – is an international women’s human rights organisation based in Kuala Lumpur. We work with women’s rights organisations and a range of other institutions to bridge the gap between the promise of women’s human rights articulated in the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and the actual realisation of these rights.

IWRAW Asia Pacific works through a team of 12 people based in Kuala Lumpur, and a network of women’s rights activists who act as resource persons for the organisation’s work.

All team members are expected to have an active personal and professional commitment to the advancement of women’s human rights, and to subscribe to IWRAW Asia Pacific’s core values of diversity and inclusion, equality and non-discrimination, respect, integrity, and intersectionality.

The position of Programme Officer, Impact Stories and Sustainability, is a new one and straddles the areas of programmatic engagement, communications, and finance.

Key Responsibilities
The Programme Officer will report directly to IWRAW Asia Pacific’s Executive Director and will work closely with other members of the team, especially the Communications Officer and the Finance Manager.

1. Contribute to the conceptualisation, planning, coordination and follow-up of the overall strategy of IWRAW Asia Pacific.

2. As and when necessary, serve as a resource person on behalf of IWRAW Asia Pacific in the organisation’s convenings, capacity-building activities, advocacy and knowledge creation work, as well as represent, when required, the organisation at conferences, workshops, meetings and other networking events.

3. Undertake any other programmes assigned by the organisation such as contributing to other Programme Officers’ areas of work where required or jointly coordinating activities that are assigned with other Programme Officers.

4. Contribute to the development of programme proposals for fundraising, as well as writing reports to donors, reports on assigned projects, annual report and writing of minutes of meetings.

5. Work with internal advisory groups which provide strategic input into the advocacy and capacity-building strategies of the organisation.

6. Be prepared to travel outside Malaysia.

7. Contribute to IWRAW Asia Pacific’s From Global to Local (G2L) programme.

8. Contribute to the overall management and development of the organisation.

9. Coordinate with the Finance and Administration Manager in monitoring and keeping track of programme budgets, ensuring that the spending of programme expenses are in line with donor’s approved budget.

10. Be willing to take on other responsibilities as requested by the Executive Director.

Qualifications

  • Legal or Social Science degree from a recognised university or comparable professional qualifications.
  • Qualifications in monitoring and evaluation/institutional marketing preferred.

Knowledge and skills

  • Excellent communication skills in English. Knowledge of other languages an advantage.
  • Knowledge of the human rights architecture and of CEDAW principles.
  • Proven skills in fundraising.
  • Demonstrable understanding of monitoring, evaluation  and learning principles.

Personal

  • Proven team working skills
  • Proven digital technology skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to motivate others
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Sense of humour