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Available Positions

  • Investigations Associate
  • Operations Associate
  • Communications Associate
  • Thailand Human Rights Associate
  • Myanmar Human Rights Associate
Working Environment To be discussed with short-listed candidates. Compensation & Benefits Fortify Rights seeks exceptional applicants and offers a competitive compensation and benefits package. Equal Opportunity Employer: Fortify Rights is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in its hiring practices and, in order to build the strongest possible team, actively seeks a diverse pool of applicants.

How to Apply:

Email your resume and cover letter to: recruitment@fortifyrights.org with the position in the subject line. For Visual Design Associate, email also your portfolio.

This post will remain open until filled.

Location: Southeast Asia

Contract: 1 year, renewable

Investigations Associate

ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW: 

Fortify Rights works to ensure human rights for all. We investigate human rights violations, engage people with power, and strengthen the work of human rights defenders and affected communities. We believe in the influence of evidence-based research, the power of strategic truth telling, and the importance of working in close collaboration with individuals, communities, and movements pushing for change. Fortify Rights is an independent, nonprofit organization based in Southeast Asia and registered in the United States and Switzerland. 

POSITION OVERVIEW: 

The Investigations Associate supports Fortify Rights’s independent human rights research and documentation by providing technical support to Fortify Rights team members and partners. The Investigations Associate works closely with Fortify Rights’s country-based Human Rights Specialists, Regional Directors, and the executive team to build and expand the organization’s capacity to conduct thorough, credible, and well-analyzed investigations into human rights violations. They serve as a knowledgeable and experienced resource on conducting human rights research and legal analysis and are responsible for supporting and contributing to strategic investigations in coordination with Fortify Rights’s country teams. The Investigations Associate receives support from the Executive Director and strategic direction and technical oversight from the Chief Executive Officer. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • In collaboration with Fortify Rights’s country-based Human Rights Specialists, Regional Director, executive team, and other team members, support, strengthen, and contribute to Fortify Rights’s investigation work on strategic objectives to advance human rights. 
  • Provide hands-on practical guidance and technical support to ensure that fact-finding processes are methodologically sound and conducted ethically, securely, and in line with international best practices. 
  • Assist Human Rights Specialists and other relevant team members in facilitating investigations on priority human rights issues. Provide research assistance to support the process of conducting interviews, focus group discussions, site visits, document collection, secondary research, and other forms of both qualitative and quantitative evidence collection. 
  • Ensure Fortify Rights’s documentation and human rights legal analysis is accurate, thorough, credible, and well-analyzed. Assist with preparing, drafting, editing, and analyzing documentation and publications, including news releases, op-eds, briefing papers, open letters, reports, multi-media productions, web content, etc.
  • Monitor developments in and serve as a resource on international law and standards, including human rights law and humanitarian law. Support the sound analysis of research findings within the framework of international human rights and humanitarian law, ensuring concrete recommendations to address specific violations.
  • Develop and implement skill-building technical trainings and/or workshops on investigation skills, including interviewing skills, documentation skills, and analyticial skills, to build the capacity of Fortify Rights’s team members and partners. Provide ongoing technical support and facilitate technical learning opportunities for Fortify Rights team members and partners.
  • Work closely with Fortify Rights’s development team to contribute to fundraising and monitoring and evaluation processes. Contribute to timely reporting through regular monitoring and reporting on project activities and support the development team in tracking and gathering data to evaluate the progress of projects.
  • Work closely in collaboration with the Fortify Rights team to ensure effectiveness, scale the organization’s impact, and ensure sustainability. 
  • Perform other tasks as requested. 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A degree in relevant fields and/or comparable work experience. Law degree preferred. 
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct human rights research and produce high quality written material in a timely manner. 
  • Strong understanding of human rights and humanitarian law, and ability to apply legal frameworks to documented situations of abuse.
  • Familiarity with human rights issues in Southeast Asia.
  • Strong creative-thinking, organizational, problem-solving, and time management skills. 
  • Ability to self-manage and work efficiently in a fast-paced but flexible environment. 
  • Excellent interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills, and experience in a multi-ethnic team. 
  • Sound judgment and ability to take initiative.
  • Willingness to travel. 
  • Fluency in written and verbal English. Additional language skills preferred. 
Operations Associate

ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW: 

Fortify Rights works to ensure human rights for all. We investigate human rights violations, engage people with power, and strengthen the work of human rights defenders and affected communities. We believe in the influence of evidence-based research, the power of strategic truth telling, and the importance of working in close collaboration with individuals, communities, and movements pushing for change. Fortify Rights is an independent, nonprofit organization based in Southeast Asia. 

POSITION OVERVIEW: 

The Operations Associate provides strategic operational support to the Fortify Rights team and our workspaces. This position works closely with Fortify Rights’s Operations Specialist to maximize the impact and efficiency of Fortify Rights’s activities and operationsThe Operations Associate is also responsible for facilitating registration processes, government reporting, visa applications, and providing administrative and other support to Fortify Rights team members. The Operations Associate receives direct support from the Operations Specialist. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Serve as a contact point for internal and external organizational communications and appropriately process and/or respond to incoming inquiries.
  • Ensure compliance with registration requirements. Create and submit to appropriate agencies annual reports, regulation change requests, and other related documents as required to maintain the good standing of Fortify Rights. 
  • Support the development and maintenance of a shared workspace and event venue in coordination with Fortify Rights team members. 
  • Support the logistics and administrative implementation of activities by Fortify Rights members and our partners, such as exhibitions, press conferences, report launches, and other related activities.
  • Provide human resource support to the Fortify Rights team, including facilitating recruitment processes, payroll and payment requests, necessary visas, work permits, and other documentation.
  • Provide financial management support to ensure all payments are provided on a timely and accurate basis, and maintain financial tracking processes, including annual audits, account closings, monthly and annual tax filings.
  • Manage and maintain assets and ensure Fortify Rights workspaces and its assets are in good working condition.
  • Support the Operations Specialist in providing day-to-day support to Fortify Rights’s team members, such as scheduling meetings, making travel arrangements, booking venues, preparing and taking minutes at meetings, creating and maintaining filing systems, making purchase of assets, and responding to requests for information.
  • Carry out other duties as requested.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Degree in relevant fields or comparable experience.
  • Excellent writing, organizational, and time management skills. 
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team. Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, cross-cultural communication, and experience in a multi-ethnic team. 
  • Sound judgment, ability to take initiative and provide constructive feedback, and strong problem-solving skills.
  • Fluency in English and Thai required. Additional language skills preferred. Strong computer skills (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint).
  • Thai nationals preferred.
Communications Associate

Organization Overview: 

Fortify Rights works to ensure and defend human rights for all. We investigate human rights violations, engage people with power on solutions, and strengthen human rights defenders. We believe in the influence of evidence-based research, the power of strategic truth telling, and the importance of working in close collaboration with individuals, communities, and movements pushing for change. Fortify Rights is an independent, nonprofit organization registered in the United States and Switzerland.  

Position Overview: 

The Communications Associate plays a key role to maximize Fortify Rights’s audience outreach. The Communications Associate ensures the effective coordination and implementation of Fortify Rights’s communication activities. They will work together with relevant team members to manage Fortify Rights’s online presence and develop innovative platforms to increase audience engagement. The Communications Associate may also be asked to contribute to skill-building activities for Fortify Rights’s partners. The Communications Associate reports to the Executive Director and receives strategic direction and technical oversight from the Chief Executive Officer.  

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with Fortify Rights’ executive team to develop and implement Fortify Rights’ communications plans and policies, including social media and outreach strategies.
  • In coordination with Fortify Rights’ relevant team members, produce compelling content for newsletters and online engagement with specific audiences. 
  • Update and manage Fortify Rights’ online media platforms (e.g., website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.) to ensure information is posted, regularly, accurately, and in an engaging manner.
  • Assist in the design and development of Fortify Rights’ publications, annual reports, newsletters, and other materials.
  • In coordination with the Graphic & Digital Design Associate, support the development and management of Fortify Rights’ media library.
  • Manage and update Fortify Rights’ mailing and contact lists to ensure proper cleaning, segmentation, and distribution of content.
  • Work closely with Fortify Rights’ executive team to develop guidelines to support Fortify Rights’ staff, consultants, fellows, partners, Board members, and advisors in their communications work. 
  • In coordination with Fortify Rights’ country-based teams, contribute to tailored workshops and participatory trainings for Fortify Rights’ partners including human rights defenders and affected communities, on effective communications’ strategies and tools. 
  • Work with relevant team members to contribute to fundraising initiatives and monitoring and evaluation processes. Contribute to the timely reporting of project activities, expenses, and impacts. 
  • Perform other tasks as requested

Qualifications:

  • Degree in relevant fields or comparable work experience in communications, journalism, and/or marketing.
  • Demonstrated experience creatively telling stories using multiple means and platforms. 
  • Strong writing/editing skills and attention to detail. 
  • Experience working with nonprofit organizations in Asia.
  • Familiarity with human rights issues, preferably within the context of Asia.
  • Ability to self-manage and work efficiently in a fast-paced but flexible environment. A willingness to learn and contribute to a positive team environment. A desire for innovation and creative solutions to complex problems.
  • Willingness to travel within Asia. This may include travel to remote and potentially insecure areas.  
  • Fluency in written and verbal English required. Additional language skills preferred. 
  • Applicants from Asia preferred.
Thailand Human Rights Associate

Organization Overview

Fortify Rights works to ensure human rights for all. We support human rights defenders and affected communities, investigate human rights violations, and engage people with power on solutions. We believe in the influence of evidence-based research, the power of strategic truth telling, and the importance of working in close collaboration with individuals, communities, and movements pushing for change. Fortify Rights is an independent, nonprofit organization based in Southeast Asia and registered in the United States and Switzerland. 

Position Overview:

The Human Rights Associate supports the work of Fortify Rights’s Human Rights Specialists, the technical team, and other relevant team members by providing research, logistical, and administrative assistance. They work closely with the Human Rights Specialist to monitor human rights developments, assist in the production of outputs, and coordinate Fortify Rights activities. They are also responsible for facilitating timely and accurate interpretation and translation support. The Human Rights Associate receives direct support from the Regional Director and is an integral member of Fortify Rights’s growing team.

Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the planning, organization, and coordination of Fortify Rights’s work to support human rights defenders and affected communities, investigate human rights violations, engage with people in power on solutions.
  • Monitor human rights developments in Thailand and serve as a credible, reliable source of human rights information, both internally and externally.
  • Provide research assistance to the Senior Thailand Human Rights Specialist and other relevant team members by identifying potential candidates for interviews and collecting evidence of violations.
  • Assist with preparing, drafting, editing, formatting, translation, and distributing publications, such as press releases, op-eds, briefing papers, open letters, reports, multi-media productions, web content, etc.
  • Support Fortify Rights’s strategic advocacy with government officials, elected representatives, members of the diplomatic community, representatives of U.N. and other international agencies, representatives of non-governmental organizations, and other key decision-makers, influencers, and stakeholders.
  • Develop positive and supportive relationships with human rights defenders, organizations, and affected communities. In collaboration with the Senior Thailand Human Rights Specialist, identify key partners to work with on a sustained basis to strengthen local responses to human rights violations.
  • In coordination with relevant team members, contribute to tailored trainings or participatory workshops, assist with research and documentation efforts, and implement other tasks to respond to the needs identified by partners.
  • In coordination with the Operations Associate, provide logistical and administrative support for Fortify Rights activities. This may include assisting with the coordination of research trips, delegation visits, workshops and trainings, and other activities.
  • Facilitate the timely and accurate translation of written documents including interview transcripts, publications, research material, etc. Facilitate necessary interpretation to support Fortify Rights’s activities.
  • Work closely with Fortify Rights’s development team to contribute to fundraising and monitoring and evaluation processes. Contribute to timely reporting through regular monitoring and reporting on project activities and support the development team in tracking and gathering data to evaluate the progress of projects.
  • Work closely in collaboration with the Fortify Rights team to ensure effectiveness, scale the organization’s impact, and ensure sustainability.
  • Perform other tasks as requested.

Qualifications:

  • A degree in relevant fields or comparable work experience.
  • Experience working with nonprofit organizations in Southeast Asia.
  • Familiarity with human rights issues in Thailand.
  • Strong creative-thinking, organization, problem-solving, and time management skills.
  • Ability to self-manage and work efficiently in a fast-paced but flexible environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, cross-cultural communication, and experience in a multi-ethnic team.
  • Sound judgment and ability to take initiative.
  • Willingness to travel.
  • Fluency in written and verbal English and Thai language required. Additional language skills preferred.
  • Thai nationals preferred.

Myanmar Human Rights Associate

Organization Overview

Fortify Rights works to ensure human rights for all. We investigate human rights violations, engage people with power, and strengthen the work of human rights defenders and affected communities. We believe in the influence of evidence-based research, the power of strategic truth telling, and the importance of working in close collaboration with individuals, communities, and movements pushing for change. Fortify Rights is an independent, nonprofit organization based in Southeast Asia and registered in the United States and Switzerland. 

Position Overview:

The Human Rights Associate supports the work of Fortify Rights’s Human Rights Specialists, the technical team, and other relevant team members by providing research, logistical, and administrative assistance. They work closely with the Human Rights Specialist to monitor human rights developments, assist in the production of outputs, and coordinate Fortify Rights activities. They are also responsible for facilitating timely and accurate interpretation and translation support. The Human Rights Associate receives direct support from the Regional Director and is an integral member of Fortify Rights’s growing team.

Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the planning, organization, and coordination of Fortify Rights’s work to support human rights defenders and affected communities, investigate human rights violations, engage with people in power on solutions.
  • Monitor human rights developments and serve as a credible, reliable source of human rights information, both internally and externally. 
  • Provide research assistance to the Human Rights Specialists and other relevant team members by identifying potential candidates for interviews and collecting evidence of violations. 
  • Assist with preparing, drafting, editing, formatting, translation, and distributing publications, such as press releases, op-eds, briefing papers, open letters, reports, multi-media productions, web content, etc.
  • Support Fortify Rights’s strategic advocacy with government officials, elected representatives, members of the diplomatic community, representatives of U.N. and other international agencies, representatives of non-governmental organizations, and other key decision-makers, influencers, and stakeholders.
  • Develop positive and supportive relationships with human rights defenders, organizations, and affected communities. In collaboration with Fortify Rights’s Human Rights Specialists, identify key partners to work with on a sustained basis to strengthen local responses to human rights violations.
  • In coordination with relevant team members, contribute to tailored trainings or participatory workshops, assist with research and documentation efforts, and implement other tasks to respond to the needs identified by partners. 
  • In coordination with the Operations Associate, provide logistical and administrative support for Fortify Rights activities. This may include assisting with the coordination of research trips, delegation visits, workshops and trainings, and other activities.
  • Facilitate the timely and accurate translation of written documents including interview transcripts, publications, research material, etc. Facilitate necessary interpretation to support Fortify Rights’s activities. 
  • Work closely with Fortify Rights’s development team to contribute to fundraising and monitoring and evaluation processes. Contribute to timely reporting through regular monitoring and reporting on project activities and support the development team in tracking and gathering data to evaluate the progress of projects.
  • Work closely in collaboration with the Fortify Rights team to ensure effectiveness, scale the organization’s impact, and ensure sustainability. 
  • Perform other tasks as requested. 

Qualifications:

  • A degree in relevant fields and/or two years’ work experience.  
  • Experience working with nonprofit organizations in Southeast Asia.
  • Familiarity with human rights issues.
  • Strong creative-thinking, organization, problem-solving, and time management skills. 
  • Ability to self-manage and work efficiently in a fast-paced but flexible environment. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, cross-cultural communication, and experience in a multi-ethnic team. 
  • Sound judgment and ability to take initiative.
  • Willingness to travel. 
  • Fluency in written and verbal English and relevant country language required. Additional language skills preferred. 

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