Vacancy: SEAPA Program Manager, Program Assistant, and Advocacy Officer

SEAPA is looking for a Program Manager, a Program Assistant, and an Advocacy Officer. The positions are open to eligible and qualified nationals of Southeast Asia to be based at its Secretariat office in Bangkok, Thailand.

Private Job Opening: Program Manager 

General Description 

SEAPA’s Program Manager is responsible for monitoring the planning and conduct, as well as outcomes of SEAPA’s programs and all other initiatives aimed at promoting press freedom and freedom of expression  in Southeast Asia.

The Program Manager will see to it that programs are on track, corresponding  schedules are adhered to, and that donor requirements are met and submitted on time.

He or she will be specifically tasked to:

  1. Oversee the monitoring and evaluation of all SEAPA programs while ensuring that these initiatives are on track.
  2. Liaise and facilitate cooperation between SEAPA and its member organizations and partners in and outside the region on specific program advocacies that are aligned with SEAPA’s strategic plan.
  3. Ensure that efficient and prompt communication with partners and the rest of Seapa’s network is firmly in place.
  4. Coordinate and lead or monitor the drafting and ensure the timely submission of reports to donors and partners.
  5. Supervise program assistants and/or interns, as applicable

The Program Manager will be under the direct supervision of the Executive Director.

Term: Full-time, Regular Staff position: 3-month probation, initial one-year contract, and renewable 2-year contracts.
Qualifications

Education and work experience

  • University degree, preferably in the field of international relations, social science, journalism, or communication. (Extensive work relevant to the post, as advertised, may be considered in lieu of a formal degree).
  • At least 5 years of experience in program monitoring and/or campaigns dealing with human rights or civil liberties, particularly on freedom of expression and press freedom
  • Demonstrated ability to monitor and evaluate programs
  • Regional (i.e., Southeast Asia) experience is highly preferred
  • In-depth understanding of issues related to the media, press freedom and freedom of expression, including significant experience in this field in at least one country in Southeast Asia
  • Must be willing to be based in Bangkok, Thailand, where the SEAPA Secretariat is located.
  • Must be willing to travel throughout the region to carry out regular and assigned tasks.

Skills

  • Strong program or project management skills, including demonstrable ability to administer and coordinate specific SEAPA initiatives or engagements, and assess project status, and communicate specific outcomes and relevant matters
  • Strong interpersonal skills, as well as written and oral communication skills in English and at least one other language in Southeast Asia.
  • Familiarity with the use of digital tools for communications (including social media, website content management systems, data visualization, and databases) or be a quick learner in the use and application of these tools.
  • Strong networking skills 1) to coordinate relations among members and partners in the Seapa network; and 2) to maintain good relations with the media.

SEAPA is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce, representative of the region’s diversity. We encourage women to apply.

 

Salary and Benefits

SEAPA offers a competitive salary and benefits package including work permit, health, life and travel insurance, social security benefits and a provident fund.

 

Application Procedure

  • Interested applicants are requested to send in an application letter together with an updated resume; a personal statement; a description of a recent relevant undertaking that demonstrates one’s experience and capacity to assume the above-mentioned post (max. of 400 words) and its outcomes; and two letters of recommendation. Please send to seapa@seapa.org by the 20th of August  2018.
  • Applications should be written in English.
  • Shortlisted applicants will be notified by the 27th of August 2018; interviews will conducted and a decision made by 12 September 2018.
  • Applicants must be available to start by the 1st of October 2018, or earlier as the case may be.
Job Opening: Program Assistant 

General Description 

SEAPA’s Program Assistant is responsible for assisting the Program Manager in monitoring the planning and conduct, as well as outcomes of SEAPA’s programs and all other initiatives aimed at promoting press freedom and freedom of expression in Southeast Asia.

The Program Assistant will perform administrative support duties, manage program or office documentation, and coordinate activities spearheaded by or involving Seapa. He or she will likewise coordinate with Seapa’s program as well as advocacy managers as well as officers on all matters relating to programs or activities of Seapa.

The successful candidate will also assist the Program Manager in discharging the following tasks:

  1. Oversee the monitoring and evaluation of all SEAPA programs while ensuring that these initiatives are on track.
  2. Liaise and facilitate cooperation between SEAPA and its member organizations and partners in and outside the region on specific program advocacies that are aligned with SEAPA’s strategic plan.
  3. Ensure that efficient and prompt communication with partners and the rest of Seapa’s network is firmly in place.

The Program Assistant will be under the direct supervision of the Program  Manager.

Term: Full-time, Regular Staff position: 3-month probation, initial one-year contract, and renewable 2-year contracts.

 

Qualifications

Education and work experience

  • University degree, preferably in the field of social science, journalism, or communication.
  • At least three years of experience in program monitoring and/or campaigns dealing with human rights or civil liberties, particularly on freedom of expression and press freedom
  • Demonstrated ability to assist in monitoring and evaluating programs
  • Familiarity with issues relating to the media, press freedom and freedom of expression in Southeast Asia
  • Must be based in Bangkok, Thailand, where the SEAPA Secretariat is located.

Skills

  • Demonstrable ability to provide assistance in administering and coordinating specific organizational initiatives or engagements
  • Strong interpersonal skills, as well as written and oral communication skills in English and at least one other language in Southeast Asia.
  • Familiarity with the use of digital tools for communications (including social media, website content management systems, data visualization, and databases) or be a quick learner in the use and application of these tools.
  • Strong networking skills 1) to coordinate relations among members and partners in the Seapa network; and 2) to maintain good relations with the media.

SEAPA is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce, representative of the region’s diversity. We encourage women to apply.

 

Salary and Benefits

SEAPA offers a competitive salary and benefits package including work permit, health, life and travel insurance, social security benefits and a provident fund.

Application Procedure

  • Interested applicants are requested to send in an application letter together with an updated resume; a personal statement; and two letters of recommendation. Please send to seapa@seapa.org by the 20th of August  2018.
  • Applications should be written in English.
  • Shortlisted applicants will be notified by the 27th of August 2018; interviews will be conducted and a decision made by 12 September 2018.
  • The successful candidate must be available to start by the 1st of October 2018, or earlier as the case may be.
Private Job Opening: Advocacy Officer

General Description 

 SEAPA’s Advocacy Officer is responsible for overseeing SEAPA’s advocacy efforts to promote press freedom and freedom of expression, including online freedom of expression alongside digital rights, in Southeast Asia. The Advocacy Officer leads the development of appropriate responses from the organization to engage national, regional and international mechanisms in line with SEAPA’s organizational strategies and in coordination with various partners.

The Advocacy officer, who is directly under the supervision of the Advocacy Manager, is also responsible for carrying out SEAPA’s advocacy to promote online freedom of expression. The successful candidate will be a key  member of SEAPA’s Campaigns team that ensures that activities are carried out as planned.

Term: Full-time, Regular Staff position: 3-month probation, initial one-year contract, and renewable two-year contracts.

 

Specific Responsibilities

  • Coordinate SEAPA engagement of national, regional, and international mechanisms to promote press freedom and freedom of expression in Southeast Asia.
  • Liaise and coordinate with national, regional, and international partners of SEAPA to facilitate the conduct of regional advocacy activities.
  • Oversee organizational advocacies and campaigns on online freedom of expression.
  • Write reports, including news and analyses, and help draft SEAPA statements on issues around the organization’s advocacies.
  • Monitor issues and liaise with SEAPA’s member organizations and country or regional partners.

 

General Responsibilities:

The Advocacy Officer is a regular position with the following tasks:

  • Efficient coordination of assigned SEAPA programs, including formulation of responses, strategies, activities, and project proposals.
  • Taking the lead in the implementation and review, including monitoring and evaluation documentation, of specific programs and other initiatives.
  • Overseeing program communication, including through the use of social media
  • Maintaining coordination with other program officers and project managers and the Executive Director of SEAPA and among SEAPA members
  • Supervision of program assistants and/or interns as applicable
  • Assist in the conceptualization, planning, implementation, and assessment of other SEAPA programs and activities
  • Other tasks assigned by the Executive Director

 

Qualifications

Education and work experience

  • University degree, preferably in the field of international relations, law, political science journalism, or communication.. (Extensive work may be considered in lieu of a formal degree).
  • A masteral degree in any of these fields will be an added advantage
  • At least 5 years of experience in advocacy and campaigns for human rights or civil liberties, particularly on freedom of expression and press freedom. Journalistic and/or regional level experience will be considered an advantage
  • In-depth understanding of issues related to the media, press freedom and freedom of expression, including demonstrable experience in this field in at least one country in Southeast Asia

Skills

  • Strong written and oral communication skills in English and at least one of languages in Southeast Asia.
  • Strong analytical skills with demonstrated ability to rapidly analyse information from diverse sources and formulate an appropriate response.
  • Familiarity with the use of digital tools for communications (including social media, website content management systems, data visualization, and databases) or be a quick learner in the use and application of these tools.
  • Strong networking skills to coordinate relationships among members in a network and to maintain good relations with the media.
  • Must be willing to be based in the SEAPA Secretariat office in Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Must be willing to travel to carry out regular and assigned regional tasks.

 

SEAPA is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce, representative of the region’s diversity. We encourage women to apply.

For this position, SEAPA gives priority to applicants from Malaysia, Indonesia, and Vietnam in the interest of promoting the language capability of the Secretariat. Interestied applicants from other parts of Southeast Asia are still welcome to apply.

 

Salary and Benefits

SEAPA offers a competitive salary and benefits package including work permit, health, life and travel insurance, social security benefits and a provident fund.

 

Application Procedure

  • Interested applicants are requested to send in an application letter together with an updated resume, a personal statement, at least two samples of your writing, and two letters of recommendation to seapa@seapa.org by the 20th of August  2018.
  • Applications should be written in English (sample articles in the local languages must be translated).
  • Shortlisted applicants will be notified by the 27th of August 2018; interviews will conducted and a decision made on 12 September 2018.

Applicants must be available to start by the 1st of October 2018

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