Senior Programmes Officer – Asia & the Pacific

Senior Programmes Officer – Asia & the Pacific

Based in London (minimum 6 weeks overseas travel per year)


 £36,532.40 - £38,395.93 plus 6% employer’s pension


War on Want is a dynamic organisation working in active solidarity with grassroots social movements around the world while undertaking cutting edge campaigns in the UK.

Are you passionate about fighting the root causes of poverty? Are you experienced in working with social movements in Asia & the Pacific? We are now seeking an experienced and dedicated person to take forward the central themes of War on Want’s strategic programme. Asia is one of War on Want’s longest standing geographical areas of work where we have had long-lasting impact and our new programme area in the Pacific allows us to build on this experience. 

As a Senior Programme Officer for Asia and the Pacific, you will build upon this legacy by supporting existing partnerships with landless and peasant movements, grassroots organisations, social movements, trade unions and workers’ organisations, and networks working across East Asia, South Asia, South East Asia and the Pacific Islands. You will also be responsible for expanding the programme by bringing in new partners that fit within War on Want’s strategic focus areas, with an emphasis on women-led groups. As Senior Programme Officer you will be responsible for ensuring effective communication of War on Want’s Asia & Pacific programme that creates a platform in the UK for the voices of partners in the region to be heard; as well as engaging in targeted UK facing advocacy that is representative of our Asian and Pacific Islander partners’ struggles and which exposes the role of corporations, international financial institutions and national governments in the violation of the human rights of people in Asia & the Pacific.

We are looking for a Senior Programme Officer with at least 5 years experience of working with grassroots movements from across Asia and the Pacific, including experience overseas; as well as at least 5 years experience of working with indigenous peoples’ on land rights struggles. The Senior Programme Officer should also have substantial experience of programme management including finance and fundraising; as well as proven communication skills in English (written and spoken).

To maintain our existing work in the region, we are looking for a Senior Programme Officer who has practical experience of working on labour rights in international supply chains, specifically with garment workers across Asia as well as practical experience in strategising and coordinating initiatives with grassroots movements and organisations in Asia and the Pacific.

Senior Programmes Officer – Asia & the Pacific: You will be responsible for working in partnership with grassroots social movements fighting against the violation of human rights and entrenched poverty of people in Asia & the Pacific

Application pack downloadable below

Closing date: 5pm, 21 September 2017

Date for interviews:  25th September 2017

War on Want is a registered charity no 208724. We actively encourage applicants from ethnic minorities and aim to be an equal opportunities employer.

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