Programme Officer Communications

  • Full Time
  • International
  • Applications have closed

Website GAATW_IS Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women (GAATW)

Human rights at home, abroad, and on the way

The Programme Officer Communications will play a key role in conveying GAATW’s principles, analyses, and advocacy messages to the media, civil society, the general public, international and regional policymakers, and women migrant workers.

About you:

You have a critical understanding of the current labour migration and anti-trafficking regimes and the way they impact on the rights of all workers, especially women migrant workers. You have excellent comprehension and communication skills in English and can process a diverse range of publications and write for different audiences. You are a prolific reader and passionate about human rights, social justice, and feminist issues, and you understand the importance of prioritising the voices and experiences of affected communities. You have attention to detail and can take initiative as well as follow the guidance of other team members. You are excited about the possibility to join a dynamic multicultural team of feminists in Bangkok.

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Together with other team members, review and implement the communications plan of the organisation in line with its strategic directions.
  • Ensure a wide reach of GAATW research findings, policy recommendations, and other communication materials.
  • Stay updated about project or event-related activities of the organisation and support or initiate advocacy-oriented communications in consultation with other team members.
  • Develop sharp and clear commentaries, press statements, op-eds, and other communication materials needed for timely response.
  • Actively monitor news related to anti-trafficking and labour migration issues and identify possible areas of collaborative work.
  • Review and proofread all publications produced by the organisation to ensure GAATW branding and that communication guidelines are followed.
  • Take the lead in organising media outreach and respond to media inquiries quickly and effectively.
  • Develop a monitoring and evaluation framework to measure the results and impact of GAATW’s communications activities.
  • Support the GAATW ­International Secretariat in other related ­tasks (e.g., events, research, funding proposals and representation at international events).

Required skills and experience:

  • Post-graduate degree in journalism, communications, media or another social or political science field.
  • Three to five years of experience of writing about and advocating for human rights, especially rights of women migrant workers or other social justice issues.
  • In-depth knowledge and critical understanding of gender, migration, labour, and human trafficking from a human rights perspective.
  • Superior written and oral communications skills and a high level of competence in English. Ability to edit texts to an academic standard, as well as to write and edit in styles accessible for different audiences, such as NGOs, policymakers, or UN representatives.
  • Experience in providing communication support to colleagues working on thematic projects, including editing their reports and helping them write blogs, op-eds, or articles.
  • Ability to analyse, integrate and/or abridge information from varied sources and produce crisp and sharp communications.
  • Experience in using various social media platforms for knowledge sharing and networking.
  • Accountability and the ability to deliver on agreed tasks and timeline to a high standard.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment and with people from a diversity of regions, professional backgrounds, and levels of authority.
  • Ability to work independently and to meet deadlines.
  • Willingness to travel, as required.
  • Knowledge of other languages, such as French, Spanish, or Arabic, is an advantage.
  • Ability to use image or video processing software is an advantage.
  • Connections with relevant civil society organisations and social movements and experience in working at regional or international networks are an advantage.

For information about the remuneration and other terms of employment and how to apply, please visit the job ad on our website:

Deadline for applications: 3 April 2023, 09:00 am Bangkok time (ICT).