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Project Manager 

(Women Leaders in International Justice & Accountability)

The Asia Justice Coalition (AJC or the Coalition) is a network of organizations whose purpose is to promote justice and accountability for gross violations of international human rights law and serious violations of international humanitarian law, in Myanmar and subsequently in Asia, and to contribute to the fulfilment of the rights of victims and their families. The Coalition’s secretariat supports the Coalition’s work. 


From 2023, the Coalition secretariat will be embarking on a four year project entitled, ‘Women Leaders In International Justice and Accountability: Increasing Avenues to International Justice and Accountability Through Women-Centred, Women-Led Legal Interventions’. The project will develop women’s leadership in international law by building expertise and facilitating constructive dialogue around critical issues of international justice and accountability in three focus jurisdictions in Asia. 

To achieve its objectives, the project team will: develop a project board of current women scholars and leaders in the relevant jurisdiction working in or adjacent to international law; hold consultative meetings to identify, with women-led civil society groups in each jurisdiction, the key legal needs related to international justice and accountability; design, from this earlier work, 1-2 smaller projects—or ‘interventions’—in each jurisdiction based on greatest need and efficacy, with each intervention is developed to also ‘upskill’ younger, emerging women legal practitioners through their implementation; and champion these interventions, and thus championing the knowledge of women legal practitioners and the work of women-led civil society groups, in the Coalition’s larger network of international legal institutions.

The Coalition secretariat seeks a Project Manager to further manage the project’s implementation. Amongst other responsibilities, the Project Manager will be responsible for: onboarding and coordinating three Country Coordinators across the focus jurisdictions; building a strategic plan for engagement with women-led civil society, academic institutions, and other relevant stakeholders in the focus jurisdictions; co-designing and co-facilitating effective sessions for identifying the most efficient and effective interventions; assisting in designing workplans and risk management for the interventions; coordinating international stakeholder outreach; continually liaising with stakeholders, participants, and the project team to ensure progress is being made, engaging in troubleshooting as necessary; and, where necessary, developing and finalising relevant project collateral documents related to the broader project such as op-eds, advocacy papers, legal primers, or reports. 

The Project Manager will report to the Head of the Secretariat. The successful candidate will be based in Asia and may work remotely although international travel will be required. 

Core Attributes:

  • Good knowledge of the legal context in the South Asian region and experience working in the region

  • Prior project management experience with evidence of prior project planning and tracking, grant reporting, and coordination of a small, remote team favourable;

  • Strong familiarity with international human rights, international criminal justice, and transitional justice concepts; 

  • Excellent communication skills and ability to liaise with multiple stakeholders including local civil society and high-level partners; 

  • Strong organisational, time management, and prioritisation skills, including in self-directed work;

  • Excellent negotiation and diplomacy skills, including attention to political sensitivities; 

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to deal effectively in situations of high pressure and volatility; and

  • Experience in and capable of handling confidential information. 


Qualifications: Law Graduate and 6 – 8 years work experience; Masters degree in related field (international relations, development) will be considered where the candidate has relevant project management experience.


Application: Interested applicants should provide all materials outlined below to by Thursday 5 January 2023. 

  • CV (maximum 3 pages)

  • Cover letter (maximum 2 pages); 

Please include “Project Manager Position” in the subject line of the application e-mail. 

Please appreciate that due to the volume of applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. 

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