Raoul Wallenberg Institute Job Vacancies 2020
The Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (RWI) is an independent academic institution established in 1984. Since 1990, RWI has carried out a wide range of research, academic education, and institutional capacity development programs internationally in the human rights field, mainly with the support of Swedish Development Cooperation.
RWI’s global thematic foci are economic globalization, inclusive societies, people on the move, and fair and efficient justice.
RWI’s office in Jakarta coordinates the institute’s programs and activities in the Asia Pacific region. RWI has been active in different countries across Asia since the 1990s and has coordinated regional programs since 2007. Our regional focus has been to strengthen the capacities of National Human Rights Institutes (NHRI) and academic institutions to be actors of change for human rights implementation and their promotion across the region.
From 2017, the Jakarta office commenced a five-year regional program focusing on the linkages between human rights and environment, climate change, and sustainable development. The program supports research, synergies between sectors, and RWI’s thematic foci. The program is supported by the Swedish Development Cooperation.
RWI is seeking applications to fill the position of a Program Officer for its Inclusive Societies theme across the region. The position is full-time and subject to funding, with an immediate starting date. The initial contract will be for 12 months, with possible extensions based on performance.
The program officer’s primary role is to proactively manage the planning, coordination, communication, and implementation of RWI’s activities relating to Inclusive Societies in its regional Asia Pacific programs.
The position reports to the Institute’s Office Director in Jakarta and works in close coordination with the head of the Inclusive Societies thematic area in our Lund, Sweden, headquarters.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Develop and implement activities as outlined in approved work plans, including: developing terms of reference and agreements; developing agendas and materials; securing resource persons and other necessary inputs for activities, making necessary logistical arrangements (travel, accommodations, etc.); and coordinating completion of activity deliverables.
- Represents RWI’s Inclusive Societies thematic focus in the Asia Pacific region, in close coordination and liaison with the Head of Inclusive Societies Thematic Area in Lund, Sweden. This includes delivery of workshop sessions, active involvement in working groups, coordinating bodies, and/or conferences.
- Contribute to the articulation and contextualization of RWI’s Inclusive Societies thematic strategy in the Asia Pacific region.
- Develop and monitor program budgets, ensuring that budgetary resources are efficiently utilized to achieve expected results.
- Regularly assess and monitor program development and results.
- Stay informed of relevant geographic/thematic/political developments to successfully carry out the duties and responsibilities of the position.
- Prepare and contribute to analytical narrative reports.
- Assess new program opportunities within the mandate and priorities of RWI, and when relevant, develop concept notes and contribute to proposals for new programs.
- Develop working methodologies and MEAL tools for the improvement of programs.
- Conduct relevant research that informs and enhances the quality of programs and RWI’s thematic profile.
- Periodic travel to program activity sites to successfully monitor and implement the duties above.
Actively engage and contribute to a team environment, through the regular sharing of his/her areas of responsibility, research or the challenges faced.
- Provable experience/knowledge about the interconnectedness of human rights, gender, environment and SDGs;
- Master’s degree or higher by thesis in human rights law, development studies, social sciences with applied experience of gender, social inclusion and diversity in development;
- Minimum of six years of relevant program management and technical support, preferably with emphasis on human rights, gender, diversity, and social inclusion;
- Knowledge of and experience with established regional/sub-regional human rights, gender or diversity working groups, networks or UN coordination bodies within the Asia Pacific Region;
- Knowledge of the means and methods of international development cooperation work;
- Proven experience of working with MEAL and communication obligations within programs;
- Ability to manage program budgets and produce reports;
- Ability to manage multiple tasks and maintain attention to detail;
- Excellent analytical skills;
- Fluency in English with excellent English language writing skills
- Experience working with Swedish development cooperation (Sida)
- Knowledge of other languages relevant to working in the region
Please note that we only accept applications via the RWI website.
Please provide your curriculum vitae, a cover letter addressing the essential criterion (max. 2 pages), and a sample of your English writing capacities. Submit the documents by clicking on “Apply” and following the instructions.
The deadline for applications is 13 September 2020.
For further information about the position, please contact Jason Squire, Director of the Jakarta Office at Jason.firstname.lastname@example.org and for the recruitment process, Nina Blidfors Frykman, Head of Human Resources at email@example.com