Executive Director

at Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development
Published November 17, 2022
Location Bangkok, Thailand
Category Administration  
Job Type Full Time  
Base Salary US$ 70,980
Salary Units Year


The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) is looking for a dynamic, inspirational, and experienced professional committed to human rights, democracy, and sustainable development to lead our organisation with offices in Bangkok, Geneva, Jakarta, and Kathmandu as its Executive Director.

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.

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

Ensuring an enabling work culture and collegial and supportive team culture at the Secretariat;
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
Responsible for a strategic and unique positioning of the organization as an umbrella organization of civil society in the region.
Management Leadership

Managing the Secretariat of FORUM-ASIA and all its offices, staff, programmes, and all day-to-day functions of the Secretariat;
Ensure the overall integrity, reputation and positive profile of the organisation, and its Secretariat;
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;
To lead and convene the Senior Management Team (SMT), consisting of the Director and other relevant staff in the organisation, 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;

Resource Mobilization, Donor Relations, Representation and Financial Management

Maintaining financial resources from existing donors and approaching and establishing partnerships with new donors to ensure the long-term sustainability of the organisation;
Ensuring long-term strategic and financial sustainability for FORUM-ASIA, including raising funds for the work of the Secretariat;
Effective management of programme, finances and human resources of the organisation;
To ensure the fiscal sustainability and integrity of FORUM-ASIA and for submission to the EC of a proposed annual budget and monthly financial statements, which accurately reflect the financial condition of the organisation;
To take lead in donor relations, donor reporting and effective delivery of the programmes and projects in consonance with donor agreements and contracts;

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