Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development Job Vacancies: Research and Publication Associate & Programme Associate, Malaysia

Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) is currently inviting women from Asia Pacific countries (specifically from the sub-regions of the Pacific, East Asia, Central Asia, South Asia and Southeast Asia) with relevant experience and skills to apply for the following positions:
  1. Research and Publication Associate
  2. Programme Associate
The successful applicants will work with our committed Secretariat to support a powerful network of women’s rights organisations, movements and activists across the region.
APWLD is a regional network of women’s organisations and activists in Asia Pacific, committed to women’s human rights and feminist movements. APWLD’s members are drawn from 27 countries and the Secretariat is based in Chiang Mai, Thailand with a satellite office based in Penang, Malaysia. If you are deeply committed to supporting feminist, progressive movements and challenging structural inequalities, please consider applying to join our powerful team!

Selection Criteria for Research and Publication Associate and Programme Associate
  • Demonstrated commitment to the promotion of women’s human rights in Asia Pacific;
  • A degree in law; social and political sciences; human rights, development, communication, or women’s studies;
  • Minimum of two years’ experience in development work or women’s human rights at the national, regional or international level. Experience in working with grassroots women human rights defenders and/or their network is an asset;
  • Experience in desk research, legal research, qualitative and quantitative research skills, and capacity to analyse and critique economic, social and development policies;
  • Experience and knowledge of (Feminist) Participatory Action Research (PAR) and participatory facilitation with grassroots organisations and their communities is an asset;
  • Knowledge of project management such as programme planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation is an asset;
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse, membership driven network;
  • Excellent command of English language, both oral and written and demonstrated ability to write research or activity reports. Proficiency in another language other than English is an asset;
  • Good interpersonal skills, with ability to network in a multi-cultural environment and to develop strong professional relationships with members and other stakeholders;
  • Proficient ICT skills – familiarity in using online shared platforms such as Google Suite and Dropbox is preferred;
  • Must be able to travel overseas as required.
Salary range commences at THB 34,500 (equivalent of USD 1,000) per month. Other benefits include contributions to employment pension fund; education allowance for children, 13th month salary, housing allowance and relocation allowances for staff required to relocate to Chiang Mai, Thailand or Penang, Malaysia.

A probationary period of four months applies.

This is a full-time position with two-years contracts (renewable).

How to apply?
Interested applicants should submit the following:
  • Completed Application Form (click to download)
  • Resume / Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover letter addressing the selection criteria
  • A sample of written work in English, which demonstrates the applicant’s knowledge, research and analytical skills particularly in the area of women, law and development (e.g. an article, report, or programme workplan)
Please send these via email with the subject line “Application for APWLD Vacancies” to Kim Nguyen at, by no later than 22 January 2019.
Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.