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APF is recruiting: Communication & Network Officer

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Apply now for this ongoing position, with room to develop.

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The APF is recruiting for a permanent position to support the organisation's external communications, with scope to develop into a strategic communications role.


Based remotely in Australia, or in the APF's Sydney office, you will report to the Manager of Capacity Development to help strengthen communications and engagement by delivering the communications strategy.

As the APF expands its social media presence and online learning platform, you will play a key role in fostering relationships in APF's NHRI communities of practice and with external stakeholders, sharing and promoting the work of the NHRIs and contributing to strategic communications.

Your duties will include forming engagement plans for the networks, member communication and outreach, web management, input into social media strategy, content creation, editing and writing.

Skills required

You are currently a communications professional with demonstrated success in community building gained in a non-profit, or similar, organisation. Additionally:

  • You will be based in Australia, ideally Sydney or Canberra, with communications experience gained in the Asia Pacific region.
  • You have a passion to advance human rights and an understanding of the political nuances in the Asia Pacific region.
  • You have strong communication and writing skills.
  • You are a flexible and adaptable self-starter who works well independently or in collaboration with a team.
  • Excellent English language skills are required; fluency in Arabic, Bahasa, Malay, Indonesian or Russian would be highly regarded.

Apply now

If building stronger national human rights institutions, and promoting fair and inclusive communities is of interest to you, please apply with a cover letter, addressing the skills required, and resume in MS Word format quoting reference #581814. Alternatively, please call Lois Freeke on +61 2 8243 0570.

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