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South Asia Regional Network Coordinator (closes 2 October)

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Hours: 3 days

Location: UK or Europe, with remote working and office time

Grade: D

Salary: £32,868 full-time salary in London including London weighting, to be adjusted for the cost of living in other locations

 

MRG’s South Asia project has ambitious goals to scale up advocacy efforts at a regional-level by taking on the coordination of the South Asia Collective (SAC), a network of civil society organisations working to document and challenge minority rights abuses in countries including Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The South Asia Collective publishes regular reports and bulletins, including its landmark annual “State of Minorities” reports.

This Regional Network Coordinator is a new post that will play a key role in coordinating the actions of SAC members and disseminating MRG South Asia project’s advocacy learning and expertise to help scale advocacy actions across the region.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

Responsibilities

Documentation and advocacy  

  • Working with South Asia Collective members, coordinate the production of the regional “State of Minorities” annual report
  • Lead production of the quarterly regional minority rights bulletins, and other documentation outputs
  • Working with MRG’s South Asia project Director, develop a plan for sharing project staff time and capacity with SAC members to design and implement judicial and nonjudicial advocacy

Network strengthening and sustainability

  • Identify opportunities for capacity-building of SAC network members, including frontline partners, and design solutions
  • Keep abreast of the funding landscape and any funding opportunities to secure the work of the SAC and further scale its impact
  • Design and maintain SAC online presence, including website and social media

 

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Essential

  • Strong commitment to human rights and MRG organisational values
  • 2-3 years’ experience in human rights documentation, research or advocacy or other relevant field
  • Demonstrated experience working with civil society organisations in the Global South
  • knowledge of the South Asian human rights context and/or issues relating to the rights of religious minorities
  • Strong project management, coordination and communications skills
  • IT skills and understanding of digital and/or information security best practice
  • Ability to work sensitively and ethically with human rights defenders and survivors of human rights abuses
  • Strong cultural competency and ability to work across multiple time zones
  • Comfortable working in a ‘start up culture’ – flexible, able to work autonomously from the start, have capacity to learn quickly, and proactive in bringing reliable ways of working to the organisation
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Working knowledge of South Asian languages
  • Permission to live and work in the UK

Desirable

  • Strong understanding of human and minority rights landscape in South Asia
  • Advanced degree or equivalent in a relevant field
  • London based

 

How to apply

To apply, please our application form and then attach it to the form below. The application deadline is 2 October 2022. 







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    Image: Indigenous women harvest paddy in Chittagong Hill Tracks in Bangladesh. Eleven indigenous communities live in the hilly lands and are dependent on Jhum crops. Jhum is the main crop for the tribal communities living in the area. Credit: Rehman Asad / Alamy.

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