New job: Human Rights Officer / Senior Officer

FEM is seeking to hire a Human Rights Officer / Senior Officer.

They will be responsible for implementing Free Expression Myanmar’s projects. Projects are likely to include covering digital rights.


  • Reading FEM policies, reports, and other documents, and those reports of other relevant stakeholders, with the aim of developing personal expertise on FEM’s mandate
  • Managing external beneficiaries with the aim of creating and maintaining high quality substantive relationships
  • Researching the project focus area with external stakeholders and reports, with the aim of developing FEM expertise and leadership on the subject
  • Writing internal and external reports, briefs, press releases, and social media on the project focus area, with the aim of informing beneficiaries of FEM’s findings
  • Coordinating workshops on the project focus area, including via meetings, roundtables, and advocacy interventions, with the aim of influencing participants’ knowledge, attitudes, and behavior
  • Advocating and campaigning on the project focus area with beneficiaries, including senior government representatives, the media, and the international community, with the aim of influencing their knowledge, attitudes, and behavior
  • Upkeeping, processing, and managing project finances, with the aim of ensuring accountability and transparency
  • Developing and conducting monitoring and evaluation tasks, with the aim of reporting to donors and other supporting stakeholders.


  • Proven commitment to all human rights principles in the UDHR.
  • Degree (in any field) or significant experience working in human rights. For this role a completed degree is not a necessary requirement. However, applicants without (or at an early stage in studying for a degree) must demonstrate commitment to learning, self-study, and self-improvement.
  • Demonstrable experience managing projects in Myanmar.
  • Proven ability to question, rationalize, and analyse ideas/opinions (particularly from government etc.). Passion for reading is highly desirable.
  • Good understanding of human rights. Basic knowledge of freedom of expression and/or digital rights is highly desirable.
  • Proven ability to be flexible – E.g. shifting from basic paperwork, to attending roundtables, to phoning MPs.
  • Proven ability to communicate with senior members of government, judiciary, parliament, embassies, media, the UN, and other CSOs. Personal networks with any of these are highly desirable.
  • Basic knowledge of digital tools including Excel/Sheets, Word/Docs, and email. Knowledge of Powerpoint, social media, encrypted messaging apps, and Photoshop is desirable.
  • Fluency in spoken and written (Unicode) Myanmar. Good understanding of English is desirable.

Deadline: 18 January 2020.

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