At RECOFTC, we believe in a future where people live equitably and sustainably in and beside healthy, resilient forests. We take a long-term, landscape-based and inclusive approach to supporting local communities to secure their land and resource rights, stop deforestation, find alternative livelihoods and foster gender equity. We are the only non-profit organization of our kind in Asia and the Pacific. We have more than 30 years of experience working with people and forests, and have built trusting relationships with partners at all levels. Our influence and partnerships extend from multilateral institutions to governments, private sector and local communities. Our innovations, knowledge and initiatives enable countries to foster good forest governance, mitigate and adapt to climate change, and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations 2030 Agenda.
RECOFTC is inviting candidates to apply for the position of Gender and Rights Officer as part of the Program Coordination and Technical Services team. The successful applicant will be based in Bangkok, Thailand, with occasional duty travel to field sites in seven countries in Asia. The contract duration is for 24 months with a possibility of extension subject to funding and satisfactory performance. The position is for Thai nationals only.
Specific tasks and duties
The Gender and Rights Officer will be a member of the Program Coordination and Technical Services (PCTS) Unit and under the supervision of the Senior Program Officer, Social Inclusion and Gender Equity. The Gender Officer will coordinate with RECOFTC staff as well as technical experts from our partners, governments, local organizations and civil society to support integration and implementation of a socially-inclusive, gender equitable and human rights agenda into RECOFTC’s programs and projects.
As a Gender and Rights Officer, the primary role is to support integration and implementation of a socially-inclusion, gender equality and human rights agenda into RECOFTC’s programs and projects. Given that social inclusion, gender equality and human rights are all central and cross-cutting elements of RECOFTC;’s work, the Gender and Rights Officer will work across programs and projects helping the team anchor RECOFTC’s vision and principles into all activities and results. The Gender and Rights Officer will conduct research and use it to inform and improve programs and projects. The Gender and Rights Officer will hold meetings and conduct training and dialogues with government officials, private sector organizations, women’s networks, indigenous groups, youth networks, news media and private sector organizations to bridge the gaps between gender equality, social inclusion, human rights, forestry and climate change agendas. The Gender and Rights Officer will discuss ideas and implement activities with RECOFTC staff and partners to ensure that RECOFTC operations do no harm and build the resilience of local communities, including women, indigenous groups, youth and other marginalized groups. The Gender and Rights Officer will contribute to business development activities by building our gender equity, social inclusion, and human rights portfolio. Initially, the Gender and Rights Officer will closely coordinate and implement specific work streams under three regional projects: Weaving Leadership for Gender Equality (WAVES); Gender and Customary Tenure Alliance Research for Action Program; and the Forest Governance University Research Network. The specific programs that the Gender and Rights Officer will work with will evolve and change over time.
These regional initiatives focus on these key activities:
The person chosen for this position will require research, coordination and entrepreneurial skills so they can help devise innovative solutions that benefit marginalized groups and environmental outcomes. In addition, the Gender and Rights Officer will guide and mentor young professors engaged in the SIDA Forest Governance Research Network.
The Gender and Rights Officer’s main duties will be:
Program coordination and delivery (40%)
Gender integration and implementation (50%)
Business development (10%)
Qualifications and experience
The Gender and Rights Officer will have the following essential qualifications and experience:
Women and members from ethnic minorities are strong encouraged to apply.
RECOFTC’s core values
At RECOFTC, our core values are the foundation of our culture and guide all our work. In addition to job specific skills and experience, the applicant should possess the following characteristics, attitudes and skills:
How to apply
Interested candidates are requested to submit a CV, and a cover letter indicating why they are suitable for this position along with salary requirements and current contact details of three referees, including recent supervisors to email@example.com.
In addition, interested candidates are asked to submit a maximum of 2-page written response on this question: “You are coordinating a forestry project that aims to deliver on both environment and gender equality and human right goals. Majority of partners engaged in this project are trained in natural sciences with their majors in environment and forestry. These partners, while agree to the principles of equality and justice, do not perceive gender and human rights as a subject of relevance to this project. As a Gender Officer working with these partners to include gender equality and rights aspects, write explicitly what strategies and activities will you consider in this project in the role as a coordinator to ensure that the project delivers on both environment and gender equality and human rights goals.”
Please quote the position title in the subject line of the email. Only short-listed candidates will be notified. RECOFTC has a competitive compensation package. Offers are based on competitive skills, and relevant experience of the selected candidate.
To learn more about RECOFTC, please visit our website www.recoftc.org
Applicants shall not be discriminated against based on ethnicity, religion, age, nationality, physical disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, colour, marital status, medical condition, or any other classification protected by RECOFTC’s values and code of conduct. Affirmative accommodations may be made so that qualified disabled applicants can partake in the application process. Women are strongly encouraged to apply. Please inform RECOFTC’s Human Resources in writing of any special needs at the time of application.
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