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Available Positions

  • Myanmar Human Rights Associate
  • Impact Monitoring and Learning Associate
  • Grants Associate
  • Advocacy 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

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’ 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 received direct support from the Regional Director and is an integral member of Fortify Rights’ growing team.

Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the planning, organization, and coordination of Fortify Rights’ 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’ 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’ 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’ activities. 
  • Work closely with Fortify Rights’ 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. 
Impact Monitoring and Learning 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 Impact Monitoring and Learning Associate supports the executive team in understanding the effectiveness of Fortify Rights’ strategies with a view towards maximizing human rights impacts. In coordination with relevant team members, the Impact Monitoring and Learning Associate supports the development and management of systems, tools, and studies to assess and improve the effectiveness of Fortify Rights’ activities. The Impact Monitoring and Learning Associate is responsible for monitoring, tracking, and reporting on the outcomes and impacts of Fortify Rights’ activities and outputs and ensuring the Fortify Rights’ impact database. The Impact Monitoring and Learning Associate also supports the production of quality, comprehensive, and accurate material for donors and prospective donors. The Impact Monitoring and Learning Associate is an integral member of Fortify Rights’ growing team with technical expertise to maximize and scale the organization’s impact. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide overall management to Fortify Rights’ impact monitoring and learning systems. 
  • With support from the executive team and relevant team members, lead the process of developing systems and tools to evaluate and assess the effectiveness of Fortify Rights’ activities. Manage and maintain these and existing systems and tools. 
  • Identify and maintain accurate, complete, and up-to-date information on Fortify Rights’ strategic activities, outputs, outcomes, and impacts. Support Human Rights Specialists and other relevant team members in reporting relevant information.
  • Support the development and management of Fortify Rights’ media library to ensure impact-related media is properly archived and tagged for easy retrieval.
  • Input relevant qualitative and quantitative data into internal systems.
  • Coordinate and support in-house and external independent evaluations of Fortify Rights’ programs and operations.
  • Support the production of quality, comprehensive, and accurate material for donors and prospective donors. Provide necessary qualitative and quantitative data on Fortify Rights’ strategic activities, outputs, and impacts to support the development of grant proposals, grant renewals, fundraising materials, and other material. Identify appropriate impact-related media to support the production of donor-related materials.
  • Develop a sound understanding of Fortify Rights’ work and projects to be able to professionally represent the organization. 
  • Work closely in collaboration with the Fortify Rights team to constructively build the organization, support its expansion, streamline its systems, and ensure its sustainability. 
  • Perform other tasks as requested. 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A degree in relevant fields and/or at least two years of monitoring and evaluation work experience.  
  • Experience working with nonprofit organizations in Asia.
  • Familiarity with human rights issues, preferably within the context of Asia.
  • Strong attention to detail and problem-solving skills. Excellent organization 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 required. Additional language skills preferred. 
  • Applicants from Asia preferred.
  • Data science, data analytics, and/or data visualization experience preferred.
  • Familiarity with Airtable, MicrosoftBI, and/or other monitoring, evaluation, and learning tools preferred. 
Grants Associate

ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW: 

Fortify Rights works to ensure human rights for all. We support human rights defenders, investigate human rights violations, and engage people with power. 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 Grants Associate works closely with the Senior Grants Specialist to ensure adequate resources are available to support the activities of Fortify Rights.  She/he supports the management of grants, including developing grant proposals and renewals and maintaining positive communications with grant-makers. The Grants Associate is also responsible for ensuring compliance with the terms and conditions of grants and will work with relevant Fortify Rights team members to produce high quality periodic reports. The Grants Associate will lead the identification of new funding sources, maintaining accurate, complete, and up-to-date information on prospective grants, and support the development of new funding relationships. Additionally, she/he will coordinate with country-based Human Rights Specialists and work closely with community-based partners to assist them in accessing emergency fund for human rights defenders at risk. The Grants Associate is an integral member of Fortify Rights’ growing team with technical expertise to maximize and scale the organization’s impact. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Support the Senior Grants Specialist on the overall management of Fortify Rights’ fundraising-related activities. 
  • Regularly research and identify prospective grant opportunities that align with Fortify Rights’ mandate and strategic approach. Develop and maintain accurate, complete, and up-to-date information on prospective grants.  
  • Monitor and update deadlines to submit grant proposals, renewals and reports. Work with relevant team members to manage and ensure the timely submission of grant proposals, renewals and reports to ensure organizational compliance with the terms and conditions of grant contracts. 
  • With support from the Senior Grants Specialist, work with  relevant team members to develop clear, complete, and high-quality grant proposal, renewal and report package for submission to donors. Develop draft narrative project descriptions, compile and prepare necessary supporting documentation, and coordinate with relevant team members to finalize grant proposals, renewals and reports.
  • Follow up with donors on pending grant proposals and renewals and coordinate with relevant Fortify Rights team members to prepare and respond to potential requests for additional information or materials.
  • Support the Senior Grants Specialist in liaising and communicating with prospective and current grant donors to Fortify Rights. Support the executive team’s engagement with grant-making individuals and institutions. 
  • Coordinate with country-based Human Rights Specialists and work closely with community-based partners and assist them to access emergency fund for human rights defenders at risk. 
  • Develop a sound understanding of Fortify Rights’ work and projects to be able to professionally represent the organization to donors and other external actors. 
  • Work closely in collaboration with the Fortify Rights team to constructively build the organization, support its expansion, and ensure its sustainability. 
  • Perform other tasks as requested. 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A degree in relevant fields and/or at least two years of work experience managing a grant portfolio.  
  • Experience working with nonprofit organizations in Asia.
  • Familiarity with human rights issues, preferably within the context of Asia.
  • Excellent writing, organization, and time management skills. Strong attention to details and problem-solving 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 required. Additional language skills preferred. 
  • Applicants from Southeast Asia preferred.
Advocacy 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 Advocacy Associate supports Fortify Rights’s advocacy work and engagement with policy-makers, influencers, media, and other key stakeholders to advance strategic objectives. They work closely with Fortify Rights’ country-based Human Rights Specialists, Regional Directors, and the executive team to build and expand the organization’s advocacy capacity, monitor human rights developments, and produce and contribute to strategic outputs. The Advocacy Associate provides ongoing advocacy-focused technical support to team members and partners. They are responsible for developing positive working relationships with strategic stakeholders and allies. They serve as a focal point to represent the organization, communicate credible information on human rights situations, and advance strategic objectives. The Advocacy 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, complement, and amplify Fortify Rights’ advocacy work on strategic objectives to advance human rights. 
  • Monitor human rights developments and serve as a credible, reliable source of human rights information, both internally and externally. 
  • Draft and assist in the development of original written material, including internal or private memorandums, letters to governments or other stakeholders, submissions to the United Nations or other international bodies, op-eds, and other publications in a timely manner.
  • In coordination with relevant team members, build and maintain positive relationships and engage in strategic advocacy with government officials, elected representatives, members of the diplomatic community, representatives of the U.N. and other international agencies, representatives of non-governmental organizations, and other key decision-makers, influencers, and stakeholders.
  • Engage regularly with local and mainstream news media outlets, including online, print, television, radio, and other platforms. Respond in a timely and professional manner to requests for comments, interviews, and assistance from members of the media. 
  • Develop and implement skill-building technical trainings and/or workshops on strategic advocacy to build the capacity of Fortify Rights’s team members and partners. Provide ongoing technical support and facilitate advocacy opportunities for Fortify Rights team members and partners.
  • 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 non-profit organizations in Southeast Asia.
  • Familiarity with human rights issues.
  • 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. 

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