Current Openings

Only successful candidates will be notified of the outcome of the selection.


Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI) Fellowship

FORUM-ASIA is now accepting applications for an Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI) Fellowship in Bangkok, Thailand. The Fellow will be working under the guidance and supervision of FORUM-ASIA’s NHRI Programme Officer. The ideal candidate should have a Bachelor’s degree or higher in the field of human rights or a related subject such as politics, social sciences, international relations, international law, or Asian studies; a minimum of 1-2 years of working experience on NHRI related issues at national, regional, and/or international levels; understanding of the actual application and implementation of international human rights instruments in a variety of situations; good analytical, communication, and report-writing skills in English and good understanding of the work of FORUM-ASIA, particularly in relation to ANNI. Click here to download for more information on the Fellowship responsibilities and application process.

Interested applicants are requested to send their curriculum vitae (CV) and a motivation letter to applications@forum-asia.org before 5 September 2017, midnight Bangkok Time (UTC+7), stating “ANNI Fellowship Application” in the subject line. Please note that late applications will not be considered.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an online interview approximately 15 – 18 September 2017


National Human Rights Institution (NHRI) Programme Officer

FORUM-ASIA is hiring an NHRI (National Human Rights Institution) Programme Officer for its ANNI (Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions) Programme in Bangkok, Thailand. The ideal candidate should have a Master’s degree in the field of human rights or a related subject such as politics, social sciences, international relations, international law, development studies, or Asian studies; a minimum of 3 years of experience in the field of human rights – preferably with national and regional/international NGOs working in the field of human rights; in-depth understanding of the overall socio-political situation as well as the human rights situation in the Asia region; in-depth knowledge of the work of NHRI in the Asia region and its mechanisms, good report writing ability and organisational strategising and planning, using Result Based Management (RBM) or Logical Framework Analysis (LFA) tools. Click here to download the complete job announcement.

Interested applicants are requested to fill in the Job Application Form and send it by email together with a self-introduction letter and two recommendation letters to applications@forum-asia.org before 24 September 2017, midnight Bangkok Time (UTC+7), stating “NHRI Programme Officer Application” in the subject line. Please note that late applications will not be considered.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an online interview in the week of 9 October. The interview may include a written or practical assessment.


East Asia Programme Associate

FORUM-ASIA is hiring an East Asia Programme Associate for its East Asia and ASEAN Programme in Bangkok, Thailand. The ideal candidate should have a Bachelor’s degree or higher in the field of human rights or a related subject such as politics, social sciences, international relations, international law, development studies or Southeast Asian studies; a minimum of 1-2 years of work experience in the field of human rights and understanding of the overall socio-political situation as well as of the human rights situation in the East Asia region, and good knowledge of the current socio-political situation in Asia; good advocacy and lobbying skills with various stakeholders (government officials, diplomats, NGOs, NHRIs, media and good IT skills. Click here to download the complete job announcement.

Interested applicants are requested to fill in the Job Application Form and send it by email together with a self-introduction letter and two recommendation letters to applications@forum-asia.org before 23 August 2017, midnight Bangkok Time (UTC+7), stating “East Asia Programme Associate Application” in the subject line. Please note that late applications will not be considered.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an online interview after 30 August 2017. The selection process may include a written or practical assessment.


ASEAN Programme Associate

FORUM-ASIA is hiring an ASEAN Programme Associate for its East Asia and ASEAN Programme in Jakarta, Indonesia. The ideal candidate should have a Bachelor’s degree or higher in the field of human rights or a related subject such as politics, social sciences, international relations, international law, development studies or Southeast Asian studies; a minimum of 1-2 years of work experience in the field of human rights and understanding of the overall socio-political situation as well as of the human rights situation in ASEAN, and good knowledge of the current socio-political situation in Asia; good advocacy and lobbying skills with various stakeholders (government officials, diplomats, NGOs, NHRIs, media and good IT skills. Click here to download the complete job announcement.

Interested applicants are requested to fill in the Job Application Form and send it by email together with a self-introduction letter, two recommendation letters, and information on their eligibility to work in Jakarta, Indonesia to applications@forum-asia.org before 23 August 2017, midnight Bangkok Time (UTC+7), stating “ASEAN Programme Associate Application” in the subject line. Please note that late applications will not be considered.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an online interview after 30 August 2017. The selection process may include a written or practical assessment.


Internship Opportunities


Human Rights Defenders Programme Internship

FORUM-ASIA is hiring a Human Rights Defenders (HRD) Intern for its HRD Programme. The ideal candidate should have at least a Bachelor’s degree or advanced degree in international human rights law, political/social sciences, Asia studies or relevant field; some practical knowledge about international human rights standards, mechanisms and practices; experience in online communications, website management as well as graphic design would be an asset. Click here to download a complete job description.

Interested applicants are requested to fill in the Internship Application Form and return it by email together with a resume and cover letter (both in .pdf files) explaining why you are interested in the position to internship@forum-asia.org before 25 August 2017, midnight Bangkok Time (UTC+7), with subject: HRD Programme Internship Application_NAME (i.e. HRD Programme Internship Application_Your Full Name). Late applications will not be considered.


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