Monday, February 4, 2008

Intern, East Asia (Southeast Asia + Northeast Asia) Program

*Intern, East Asia (Southeast Asia + Northeast Asia) Program **โดย :* FORUM-ASIA *เมื่อ : *31/01/2008 12:11 AM
*Position* Intern, East Asia (Southeast Asia + Northeast Asia) Program
*Location *Bangkok, Thailand
*Employment Duration *Mid of February – Mid of July 2008 (six months)
*Allowance* 5,000 baht/ month (after the 2nd month)
*Closing date* 8 February 2008
*Interview Dates *Between 12 April 2008 to 15 April 2008
*About the Organisation* FORUM-ASIA is a membership-based human rights organisation, founded in 1991. FORUM-ASIA presently has 40 member organisations in 15 countries in South Asia, Southeast Asia and Northeast Asia. Its regional Secretariat is located in Bangkok, Thailand. FORUM-ASIA has been an NGO in Consultative Status with the UN ECOSOC since 1994.
East Asia Programme (EAP) carries the objective of the Country Programme Branch (CPB) to take a lead in strengthening the human rights movements in East Asia through effective coordination at the national and sub-regional level. The programme focuses on the advancement of civil, cultural, economic, political and social rights, including the right to development, of all peoples particularly those who are marginalised and vulnerable in political and economic development processes. EAP covers 17 countries, both in Southeast Asia (SEA) and Northeast Asia (NEA): Brunei Darussalam, Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor Leste, and Vietnam (SEA); and China (including Hong Kong), DPRK, Japan, Mongolia, South Korea, Taiwan and Tibet (NEA). There are five programmatic areas that EAP is prioritising over the next three years: (1) enhancing membership and partnership in the EA sub-region, (2) assisting country campaigns and fact-finding missions, (3) strengthening regional advocacy, including ASEAN, (4) building capacity of the members, and (5) maintaining network and coalition-building.
*Duties and Responsibilities of the EA Intern* Within the above objective and priority areas, the intern will work on a full-time basis under the supervision of Programme Officers in EAP to provide:
(1) Daily Monitoring on the Human Rights (DMHR) situation in East Asia. Monitoring reports will cover democratisation, globalisation, peace and security issues, ethnic minorities, indigenous rights, poverty and development issues, women's rights, child rights and more. The intern is also responsible to maintain the filing arrangement for DMHR. From daily monitoring, the intern will consolidate a monthly analysis of the situation within the EAP teamwork to come up with "the reflection of the month". (2) Assistance in drafting statements, urgent appeals, press releases and commentaries related to the selected human rights issues agreed within the EAP team. (3) Assistance in organising forums, preparing lobby missions and coordinating the meetings with other programmes in the Secretariat. (4) Rapid and short-term research based on the request by the team. (5) Support in responding to emergency needs in the country, if necessary. (6) Assistance in preparing information, presentations, publications and articles in collaboration with Information and Communication Programme (ICP).
*Basic Qualifications and Competencies* Candidates are required to have a Bachelor degree in political science, international relations or development studies and/or Southeast Asia studies or Northeast Asia studies. Equivalent work experience in non-governmental organisations or international organisations is desired. Able to communicate in one or more East Asian languages is preferred.
*Core Competencies* 1. Proficiency in English 2. Excellent written and oral communication skills 3. Demonstrated competence with Microsoft Office and related database applications and ability to learn new software programs 4. Strong administrative and organisational skills with a demonstrated ability to set priorities among multiple tasks and requests and make decisions about how to handle them, take initiative, and use sound judgment 5. Ability to analyse and solve problems and research work-related issues 6. Ability to take responsibility for assigned tasks and to achieve intended results 7. Ability to work as a member of a team that has multiple sites of operation and work effectively in multi-cultural settings 8. Understanding of and commitment to the philosophy and work of FORUM-ASIA
*Stipend and Leaves* The intern will receive a stipend of 5,000 Thai Baht per month for housing allowance from the second month onwards if s/he can pass the first month probation. Intern is entitled to local public holidays and one day leave per month.
*Application Procedures* Interested applicants are requested to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae with references, a filled FORUM-ASIA Internship application form ( and a writing sample in English to Please use "EA Internship" as the subject of your email. Only complete applications will be reviewed. Deadline for submission of applications is on 8 February 2008, 5pm (Bangkok time).
***************************************** FORUM-ASIA Secretariate 246 Times Square Building, 12 Fl., Room 12-01 Sukhumvit Road, Between Soi 12-14 Klongton, Klongtoey Bangkok, Thailand
+66 (0)2 653 2940-2 +66 (0)2 653 2943

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