Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women Job Vacancy: Programme Coordinator – Bangkok, Thailand

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November 28, 2015

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June 19, 2019



Position: Programme Coordinator

Location: GAATW-International Secretariat (Bangkok, Thailand)
Are you passionate about human rights and workers’ rights,
regardless of the gender, nationality, legal status or the sector of

Are you critical of the fact that the anti-trafficking
framework is often used to justify border control and exclude certain
groups of workers?

Are you a good team leader who can provide
substantive supervision to colleagues working on the issues of labour
migration and human trafficking?

Are you ready to join our diverse and dynamic team in Bangkok from early next year?

Then we are looking for you!

About us:
Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women (GAATW)
is a think-tank, and a
progressive and cutting-edge Alliance committed to work for changes in
the political, economic, social and legal systems and structures which
contribute to the persistence of trafficking in persons and other human
rights violations in the context of migratory movements for diverse
purposes, including security of labour and livelihood.

promote a human rights based approach in working towards our mission to
defend the rights and safety of all migrants and their families against
the threats of an increasingly globalised and informal labour market.

have over 100 member organisations based in different parts of the
world. The International Secretariat (GAATW-IS) is based in Bangkok,
Thailand, and has a small and very committed team of people. The
GAATW-IS currently works on themes of Access to Justice, Accountability
and Power in Migration and Work. We also publish a bi-annual peer
reviewed journal, the Anti-Trafficking Review. While member
organisations work with women, children and men, GAATW-IS has always
focussed on the rights of adult women in the context of labour

What we expect from you:
have a critical understanding of the current labour migration regime
and the way it impacts on the rights of all workers, especially women
migrant workers. You have excellent command of the English language,
both oral and written and demonstrated skills to write project reports
and proposals. You have expertise in at least one of the core areas of
GAATW- IS’ work, i.e. Research, Training, Communications or Advocacy.
You are able to work with a team of programme officers and provide them
with substantive supervision as needed. You will support the team in
internal monitoring and carry out performance assessments. In addition
to supervising projects led by Programme Officers, you may have your own
project to lead.

Along with the International Coordinator and
the Organisational Development Officer, you will be responsible for
preparing donor reports and developing project proposals. You will be expected
to represent the organisation at various international and regional
fora and in building the profile of GAATW in external settings, ensuring
that the organisation’s experience and expertise are well communicated
and consistently presented.

As this is a senior position within the GAATW-IS, we expect you to have strong team spirit and leadership qualities.

Key Tasks:
Programme Management
  • Coordinates the implementation of programmes as detailed in the
    GAATW three-year Plan (which includes Research, Training, Communications
    and Advocacy);
  • Works with the Programme Officers and helps them
    develop implementation plans for their projects including plans for
    monitoring and evaluation and publications;
  • Meets with the Programme Officers on a regular basis to ensure that projects are being effectively implemented;
  • Works with the Programme Officers to ensure that reports and publications are of high standard and are completed on time;
  • Ensures effective implementation of the project s/he is responsible for, if applicable.
Programme Development

  • Ensures that new ideas emerging from the current projects and/or
    suggested by members and advisors are developed into feasible proposals;
  • Together with the International Coordinator contacts grant making organisations to discuss partnerships.

  • Together with the Communications and Advocacy Team facilitates the
    development of common advocacy positions and collaborative activities
    with members;
  • Supports members to make strategic interventions in
    regional and international advocacy arenas on women’s rights, human
    trafficking, migration and labour.
Alliance Strengthening & Movement Building

  • Strengthens and builds partnerships with likeminded organisations in
    various parts of the world working on similar issues as GAATW
  • Encourages discussions and dialogues across movements
An estimated breakdown of tasks and the reporting and supervision system:

  • The Programme Coordinator is expected to give 70% of her time to
    Programme Management and Development and the remaining 30% to the other
    tasks. S/he is expected to supervise 6 to 8 Programme Officers. S/he
    will be supported by the International Coordinator and the
    Organisational Development Officer in most of her/his tasks. S/he
    reports to the International Coordinator.
Required Skills and Experience:
  • Post-graduate 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;

  • Three to five years of experience in a senior management or mentoring
    position, preferably in an NGO alliance or international human rights
  • High-level project management skills, including programme planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation; 
  • Experience with providing substantive supervision to colleagues working on issues of labour migration and trafficking;

  • Superior written and oral communications skills and a high level of
    competence in English, with the ability to write analytical reports,
    donor reports and project proposals;
  • Experience in providing support to colleagues working on thematic projects, including content editing their reports;
  • Knowledge of other languages, such as Spanish or Arabic, is an advantage;
  • Knowledge of the UN system is an advantage;
  • Links with relevant civil society organisations and social movements is an advantage;

  • Good interpersonal skills, with ability to network in a
    multi-cultural environment and to develop strong professional
    relationships with members and other stakeholders.
  • Excellent organisational and managerial skills;

  • Ability to analyse, integrate and/or abridge diverse information
    from varied sources and produce crisp and sharp
  • Ability to work strategically and
    respectfully with diverse stakeholders towards a key objective, i.e.
    familiarity with working effectively with both UN 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;

  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment and with people from a
    diversity of regions, professional backgrounds and levels of authority;
  • Willingness to travel, as required.
Term, Remuneration & Benefits
Duration: Minimum 2 years (6 months’ probation period)
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and work experience in the
relevant field.Salary range is from THB 60,000 to 75,000 (approx. USD
1700-2000), and secondary benefits such as Employee Provident Fund,
House Rent Allowance, Medical Benefits, Relocation Allowance if the
person is relocating to Bangkok and Reimbursement of air fare to take up
the position in Bangkok

Recruitment Process
Last date for receiving applications: 20 December, 2015
Shortlisted Candidates will be notified by 20 January, 2016
Interviews will be completed by 31 January, 2016
Position to start: latest by 1 April, 2016
How to apply
send your application (CV, a writing sample, names of two referees who
can be contacted at a later stage and a cover letter detailing why you
are interested in this position and how your experience makes you a
suitable candidate) with the subject line Programme Coordinator by email
to by 20 December 2015.

Only short-listed candidates
will be contacted.

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