Project Assistant for Southeast Asia

Business and Human Rights Resource Centre


  • Location: Manila, Bangkok, Jakarta, or Kuala Lumpur (work-at-home/remote)
  • Salary: USD$ 5,712 per year (USD$ 112/7 hours)
  • Contract Type: Part-time, 7 hours a week
  • Closing Date: 15/02/2019
  •  If shortlisted, we will invite you for an interview and a written test. Interviews will be held in February 2019.

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre is a non-profit organisation that tracks the human rights conduct of over 7,000 companies worldwide. It aims to build corporate transparency, strengthen corporate accountability, and empower advocates in civil society, business, and governments. 

 Roles & responsibilities

  • Research and share materials on business and human rights with actors in the region, in English and local languages – via the Resource Centre’s website, social media channels, and e-newsletters, and in external publications.

  • Provide administrative support to the Southeast Asia team when they engage the private sector through various initiatives such as through the company response mechanism and disclosure surveys.

  • Co-write timely briefing papers, op-eds and blogs to raise the profile of the Resource Centre and its work in the region and beyond.

  • Provide administrative support, such as updating contact details of stakeholders from civil society, government, and business, and supporting webinars or events.

  • Be self-servicing in terms of administrative tasks, e.g. financial record-keeping, filing, ordering supplies, general correspondence, printing & distribution of materials, taking notes in meetings.

  • Assist with other organizational work as necessary

 ** The applicant must be able to travel within the Southeast Asia region, if needed. He/she is responsible for procuring the necessary travel documents.

** The project assistant will report to the Senior Researcher & Representative for Southeast Asia.


  • Strong interest business and human rights and related issues

  • Excellent English-language proficiency essential; additional languages are an asset

  • Good understanding of how to research and present complex information in a succinct and balanced way

  • Experience in researching a broad range of issues, especially those involving women economic empowerment/women’s human rights, inclusive business, and climate resilience

  • Strong Microsoft Excel and Word skills, data visualisation skills preferable

  • Excellent attention to detail

How to apply: Please follow Link to Job and apply via website. Upload your CV and cover letter, including 1-2 references. Any questions on this appointment should be sent to Golda S. Benjamin, Senior Researcher & Representative for Southeast Asia ([email protected]).