Crisis Response Advocacy & Campaigns Officer

at ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights
Published November 20, 2022
Location Naypyidaw, Myanmar
Category Management  
Job Type Full Time  



APHR is looking to hire a Myanmar and Crisis Response Advocacy and Campaigns Officer (ACO) to support the organization's response to major human rights crises and emergencies across the ASEAN region. The Crisis Response ACO will identify advocacy opportunities and implement reactive strategies to empower parliamentarians to respond effectively and in a timely manner to human rights crises and situations of conflict with particular focus on Myanmar. The Myanmar and Crisis Response Advocacy and Campaigns Officer (ACO) will also work on refugees and migrant issues in the region.

Contract duration: 12 months (with 3 months’ probation)

Location: Remote, preferably in Southeast Asian capitals.

Line Management: The Myanmar and Crisis Response ACO will report directly to the Media and Advocacy Director.

Main duties and responsibilities:

Reactive Work:

Lead in the identification, design, and implementation of reactive advocacy, support and campaign strategies to promote the role of parliamentarians in responding to emerging human rights crisis and emergencies in the region;
Develop and draft high quality advocacy and campaign material in response to developing situation in Myanmar and other countries, including issue briefs, public leaflets, open letters, speeches, talking points, written and oral parliamentary questions etc; and
Work closely with the Media and Program teams and to develop reactive media and social media strategies and opportunities in response to crisis.
Myanmar and Regional Advocacy:

Help develop forward-thinking advocacy strategies to leverage ASEAN and its Member States into taking positive and effective action in Myanmar and other crisis and emergency situations;
Help develop concrete policy recommendations and actions ASEAN, its Member States, and key partners can take to help bring an end to the Myanmar’s military violence;
Support the implementation of such strategies by engaging Member States at the highest level, including in parliaments, as well as with key influencers and experts;
Provide IPI and APHR members with the necessary information, analysis, and research to support their continued engagement on Myanmar; and
Coordinate activities to implement Myanmar advocacy strategies and action plans to include: organize meetings, support drafting of material, etc.

Monitor key developments relevant to the portfolio in the region and at the international level through monitoring and analysing of key media outputs, academic papers, UN, NGOs and legal publications, in order to strategically inform APHR’s advocacy and research activities;
Draft and produce internal and external substantive outputs including research reports, issue briefs, advocacy documents, briefing notes for MPs, and others.
Based on research findings, support in developing APHR’s position, policy recommendations, and strategies to respond to political and humanitarian crises in the region.
Portfolio Management:

Support the planning, coordination, implementation, and reporting of project activities relevant to the portfolio;
Support and provide inputs to the organization’s strategic planning and evaluation exercise;
Support the drafting of annual work plan, budgets and activity reports including donor reporting; and
Support in proposal writing and identifying funding opportunities.
Develop and maintain a network of contacts with rights holders, civil society, international organisations, government, and other key stakeholders and beyond relevant to the portfolio and identify potential collaboration; and
Attend relevant meetings, briefings, events, conferences and lectures on behalf of APHR;


Bachelor’s degree in related field


Extensive experience in designing and implementing strategic media and advocacy plans in coordination with a wide range of stakeholders, including with high level officials and ministers.

Experience in working in a crisis setting and emergency situation with particular focus on Myanmar

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