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Monday, February 2, 2015

Program Officer (Research and Training), Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women, Thailand

Programme Officer (Research & Training)

The Programme Officer (Research and Training) is responsible for carrying out and/or coordinating the research activities of the GAATW-IS, preparing communications materials based on the research for use in training workshops of advocacy fora.
Deadline:          February 20, 2015
Location:          Bangkok, Thailand
Organization:    Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women
Monthly salary: from THB 45,000 per month (approx. USD 1400), and secondary benefits (provident fund, medical fund, house rent allowance, annual home trip ticket, relocation allowance and maternity leave).
Duration of the contract: 1 year (3 months’ probation) with possibility of extension depending on the availability of funds.
Location: GAATW-International Secretariat (Bangkok, Thailand)
Date for posting the position: 30 January 2015
Closing date for applications: 20 February 2015
Interviews: Work days between 12-18 March 2015
Start date for the applicant: Preferably 1 May 2015 (Negotiable)
The Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women (GAATW) is an international Alliance of more than 100 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) working on women's rights, human trafficking, labour migration and other human rights issues.
GAATW's International Secretariat (IS) is based in Bangkok, Thailand. Its core functions are:
 Carrying out or coordinating both desk- and field-based research in conjunction with member organisations or partners, or independently;
 Carrying out international advocacy in conjunction with members or independently;
 Building, facilitating and maintaining mutual exchanges, communications and learning among Alliance members;
 Supporting member organisations’ activities by collecting, processing anddistributing essential documents on human trafficking, labour migration as well as generally relevant information;
 Making local issues internationally visible, and supporting members in their advocacy efforts;
 Facilitating research methodology and conceptual clarity workshops on migration and trafficking for Alliance members as well as non-members upon request.
Aim of the Position
The Programme Officer (Research and Training) is responsible for carrying out and/or coordinating the research activities of the GAATW-IS, preparing communications materials based on the research for use in training workshops of advocacy fora. S/he is also responsible for Alliance-strengthening via online communications/discussions with member organisations and other like-minded organisations on specific issues.
Functional Contacts
With the IS-International Coordinator on overall supervision, with the International Advocacy Officer on coordination of advocacy strategy with research findings and joint research, with the Communications Officers on publications, distribution of research findings and producing communications outputs (such as op-eds or films) and with the Finance Officer on budget management. In addition, contact will need to be maintained with member organisations and partners for implementation of activities, exchange of information and opinion.
Tasks and Responsibilities
 Researching and writing GAATW Working papers, op-eds and other outputs
 Analyse wider perspective gained from those movements and link it to GAATW’s programme and work
 Providing conceptual input to other GAATW events, including advocacy activities and regional/international consultations
 Strengthening relationships with gender, migration, labour rights and other relevant organisations and contacts
 Ensuring the wide distribution of GAATW research findings and recommendations, together with the communications unit
 Designing and implementing trainings for GAATW members and partners
 Advising GAATW staff on participatory research methodology
 Supporting GAATW to incorporate a wider contextual perspective gained from sister movements
 Representing GAATW in external meetings as agreed
Knowledge and abilities
The Programme Officer (Research and Training) should have the following key competencies:
 In-depth knowledge and understanding of migration, labour, and human trafficking from a women’s rights perspective
 Post-graduate degree in social sciences, political and/or international affairs (i.e. human rights, gender / women's studies, migration), international development or related technical field
 Experience in designing, implementing and coordinating research projects
 Experience in desk and field research and various research methodologies
 Ability to synthesise information from multiple sources accurately
 Experience in facilitating training and discussion workshops
 Experience working with women's organisations or human rights organisations desirable
 Excellent English oral and written communications skills
 Maturity, ability to take decisions under pressure and to deal with matters that are politically or culturally sensitive
 Ability to work independently
 Ability to work in a multicultural environment
 Capacity to travel as required.
How to apply:
Please send your application (CV, including references, written sample in English and letter, not more than two pages, detailing why you are interested and how your experience makes you suitable for the position) with the title: Programme Officer (Research & Training) to the GAATW International Coordinator at
Please let us know where you saw the post advertised. Thai nationals and Thailand-based applicants are particularly encouraged to apply for this position. Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
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