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APF is recruiting: Legal and Policy Manager

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Provide high-level legal and policy advice on national human rights institutions in this Sydney-based position.

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  • Provide high-level legal and policy advice on national human rights institutions
  • Be the in-house Legal and Policy Advisor and Project Manager to the APF secretariat
  • Sydney based – international travel required

The organisation

The Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions (APF) is the leading human rights organisation in the region. Established in 1996, it is a coalition of 22 national human rights institutions across the Pacific, Southeast, South, North, Central and West Asia. The APF provides practical support and advice to its member institutions to help them to be as effective as possible.

The role

You will provide legal and policy advice regarding the promotion, establishment and strengthening of national human rights institutions and to APF management on organisational matters. Additional responsibilities include:

  • Supporting APF engagement with the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions;
  • Managing the APF's Advisory Council of Jurists;
  • Assisting the Director and Deputy Director with APF projects as appropriate and required;
  • Contributing to the effective operation of the APF team.

Skills required

You are legally qualified and have an excellent understanding of international human rights law and practice, ideally developed in the Asia Pacific region. You have contributed to the building of stronger human rights institutions and communities. You also have:

  • A strong commitment to equality and non-discrimination and have legal and policy experience with a national human rights institution, NGO, not-for-profit or government organisation;
  • An understanding of varying perspectives and motivations of stakeholders to shape strategy;
  • The ability to cultivate productive working relationships and negotiate persuasively;
  • Experience working successfully in a small team;
  • Taken responsibility for project implementation, delivery and closure.

If building stronger national human rights institutions and promoting fair and inclusive communities is of interest to you please apply, forwarding a cover letter, addressing the skills required, and resume in MS Word format to cv@ngorecruitment.com quoting reference #33078 or to discuss your interest please call Damian Penston in Sydney on +61 (0)2 8243 0570.