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The two-year role will focus on building ties between NHRIs and intergovernmental mechanisms in South East Asia and the Pacific.

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The APF is looking for a project manager for an EU-funded project that seeks to build ties between national human rights institutions (NHRIs) and representatives of two key intergovernmental mechanisms: the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights and the Pacific Islands Forum.

The position is offered on the basis of a fixed, two-year contract


Based remotely or in the APF's Sydney office, you will report to the Development Manager to coordinate and administer an EU grant to increase the engagement of intergovernmental mechanisms (IGMs) in South-East Asia and the Pacific, to address key human rights issues.

You will increase the capacity of the National Human Rights Institutions within the sub-regions to engage with regional IGMs and by providing opportunities.

Your duties will include baseline assessments and research, coordinating blended learning courses and online communities of practice, implementing and managing a small grants program and providing focal points for engagement with IGMs.

You will also coordinate roundtable dialogues in South-East Asia and the Pacific and joint policy papers on key human rights issues, supporting the relationships between NHRIs and IGMs.

Skills required

You are currently a project manager with qualifications in human rights, international development, politics, or a related discipline.


  • You will be based either in Australia, or within two hours of the Sydney, Australia time zone (AEST).
  • You have a strong understanding, and practical working experience, of human rights and regional political institutions in the Asia Pacific region.
  • You have ideally managed or coordinated an EU-funded project and worked with the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) and/or the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF).
  • You are independently motivated with a proven ability to work effectively remotely and use remote communication technologies.
  • You are a strong relationship builder and stakeholder manager.
  • You are able to travel in the region as required between 4 to 8 times p.a.
  • Excellent English language skills are required; fluency in an Asia Pacific language would be highly regarded.

If building stronger national human rights institutions, and promoting fair and inclusive communities is of interest to you, please apply with a cover letter, addressing the skills required, and resume in MS Word format quoting reference #581813 to cv@ngorecruitment.com. Alternatively, please call Lois Freeke on +61 2 8243 0570.

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