Executive Director

at Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development
Published September 12, 2022
Location Bangkok, Thailand
Category Administration  
Job Type Full Time  


Employment Duration: A three-year contract, subject to completing a satisfactory 6-month probationary period and with a possibility of renewal for another three years.


Salary & Benefits


  • A competitive salary in local currency from US$ 70,980 gross per annum (including 13th month salary)


  • Health Insurance


Job Description


As the head of the Secretariat of FORUM-ASIA, the Executive Director (ED) will be responsible to lead and manage all offices, of FORUM-ASIA and serve as ex officio secretary of the Executive Committee (EC)


The Executive Director’s specific roles and responsibilities will include the following.


Strategic Leadership


  1. Ensuring an enabling work culture and collegial and supportive team culture at the Secretariat;


  1. Responsible for ensuring that all the tasks are conducted in a transparent, all-inclusive accountable and professional manner in consonance with the values and policies of FORUM-ASIA; and


  1. Responsible for a strategic and unique positioning of the organization as an umbrella organization of civil society in the region.


Management Leadership


  1. Managing the Secretariat of FORUM-ASIA and all its offices, staff, programmes, and all day-to-day functions of the Secretariat;


  1. Ensure the overall integrity, reputation and positive profile of the organisation, and its Secretariat;


  1. Ensure the full implementation of all policies of FORUM-ASIA, including that in Governance Manual, Staff Handbook, the Financial Rules and Regulations (FRR), the Policy on Sexual and Gender-based harassment and the Environmental Sustainability Policy and Procurement Policy;


  1. To lead and convene the Senior Management Team (SMT), consisting of the Director and other relevant staff in the organisaiton, which will be the decision-making body on all operational and programme-related matters of all offices of FORUM- ASIA. The Executive Director will lead the SMT in consonance with the Terms of Reference and the mandate of SMT and to ensure an all-inclusive decision-making process;


  1. Implementation of all policy decisions taken by the General Assembly (GA), the Executive Committee (EC), in consultation with the Senior Management Team (SMT); and


  1. Convening the EC meetings, according to the direction of the Chair, and providing all necessary logistical and substantive support to the meeting.


Organisational Management


  1. To represent FORUM-ASIA in different settings including high-level meetings with donor organisations and other external partners as well as during advocacy and strategic events;


  1. Developing and maintaining a partnership with all member organisations and strategic partners in consultation with the SMT and providing active leadership in ensuring the participation of its members in the programmes of FORUM-ASIA;


  1. Conduct periodic reviews and reflections of programmes, policies, and overall functioning of the organisation;


  1. Managing the registration of the organisation and other legal issues in consonance with the decision of the Executive Committee and in regular consultation with the Chair of the Executive Committee, and SMT;


  1. Assist the Chair and the Executive Committee in expanding its membership base in present countries or expanding the membership base to other countries in Asia;


  1. Engage and communicate with the members of FORUM-ASIA and support the inclusion and participation of the members across all programmes of the organisation;


  1. Providing leadership, management and programmatic support to all networks hosted or supported by FORUM-ASIA, including but not limited to the Asian NGO Network on NHRIs (ANNI);


  1. Overseeing the financial, programmatic, and organisational reports periodically together with the Director and the Programme Managers;


  1. To ensure the development of staff performance plans, performance assessments and accountability of all staff; and


  1. Approve all publications of the organisation before they are published.


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How to apply

Interested candidates are requested to fill in the Job Application Form, send it by email together with a cover letter and resume, and two recommendation letters, stating Executive Director Application _Your Full NAME” in the subject line.

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