FORUM-ASIA is looking for a Fellow for its South Asia Programme in Kathmandu.
The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) is the largest membership-based human rights and development organization in Asia. FORUM-ASIA works to promote and protect human rights for all, including the right to development, through collaboration and cooperation among human rights organizations and defenders in Asia and beyond. FORUM-ASIA seeks to strengthen international solidarity in partnership with organizations and networks in the global South. FORUM-ASIA was founded in 1991 and established its Secretariat in Bangkok in 1992. Since then, other sub-regional offices have been opened in Geneva, Jakarta, and Kathmandu. FORUM-ASIA has consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC Status) and a consultative relationship with the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR).
Position: South Asia Programme (SAP) Fellow
Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
(Unless already based in Nepal, the fellow is expected to work remotely from their home country, until the travel restrictions are eased)
Fellowship Duration: 6 months, starting 1 April 2021
Remuneration: USD 1000 stipend per month
Closing date: 5 March 2021, midnight Bangkok Time (UTC+7)
Interview Dates: From 11 March 2021
Summary of the Programme
South Asia Programme, as one of the two sub-regional country programmes, provides support for and facilitates communication and cooperation among member organisations in South Asia. Besides, the Programme conducts and coordinates thematic and country campaigns and advocacy at the South Asian level in cooperation with other related programmes within the FORUM-ASIA Secretariat.
Roles and Responsibilities
General tasks and activities of Fellowship
Basic Qualifications and Criteria
Bachelor’s degree or advanced degree in international law, political/social sciences, development or relevant field.
Interested applicants are requested to submit the following:
Completed applications must be sent to [email protected] before 5 March 2021, midnight Bangkok Time (UTC+7), with the subject: South Asia Fellowship Application_NAME” (e.g. South Asia Fellowship Application_Your Full Name) in the subject line.
Late applications will not be considered, and only shortlisted candidates will be notified of the outcome of the selection.