Job Vacancy – Executive Director


Job Vacancy – Executive Director

APHR is looking for Executive Director who will be responsible for providing strategic vision and directions as well
as overseeing the operational and program implementation of the organization. The Executive Director will also be in charge of fundraising, leadership and governance, partnerships and networking, and team management among others.

Professional Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree in social science, political science, human rights or law. Master’s degree preferred.
  • 10 years or more experience working on human rights and democracy programs and projects in Southeast Asia; ASEAN nationals are preferred.
  • Five or more years working in a senior management capacity position in non-government organization.
  • Transparent and high integrity leadership. High level strategic thinking and planning.
  • Ability to envision and convey the organization’s strategic future and mission to the staff, board, donors, partners and network.
  • Experience working with parliaments and parliamentarians.
  • Experience and skill in working with a Board of Directors and/or membership type of organization.
  • Experience working with ASEAN and ASEAN human rights bodies.
  • Strong gender mainstreaming and human rights based programming knowledge and skills.
  • Strong experience in fundraising and donor grant management. Excellent donor relations skills and understanding of the funding community.
  • Solid management and organizational abilities, including strategic planning, program development, M&E and operations.
  • Strong financial management understanding including budget preparation, analysis, decision making and reporting.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills. Excellent presentation, writing and negotiation skills.
  • Extensive experience in a multicultural setting and demanding work environment.
  • Excellent people skills and ability to motivate staff and team members.

Contract duration: 8 months with possibility of extension

Location: Remote, preferably in Southeast Asian capitals.

Line Management: The Executive Director reports directly to the APHR Chairperson and APHR Board Members

Deadline for applications: Monday, 15 April 2024.

Send your CV and cover letter to with the subject heading “Application: Executive Director”. Apologies in advance that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. ASEAN Nationals are encouraged to apply for this position.

APHR is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce and encourages qualified candidates of all genders from all national, religious, and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply.

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ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) was founded in June 2013 with the objective of promoting democracy and human rights across Southeast Asia. Our founding members include many of the region's most progressive Members of Parliament (MPs), with a proven track record of human rights advocacy work.

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