Vacancies and Internships

Finance and Administration Officer

IWRAW Asia Pacific is looking for a qualified Finance and Administration Officer to join our dynamic team in Kuala Lumpur. Finance is essential to IWRAW Asia Pacific’s work, for our advocacy, and support to women’s rights groups, as well as for broadening our constituency and our funding base. The Finance and Administration Officer will join a team of twelve professionals based in Kuala Lumpur, and will report to the Finance and Administration Manager (FAM). S/he will work closely with the Administration Team to implement the logistics for all activities, and with Programme Officers, developing, monitoring and reporting on programme budgets and finance.

Key responsibilities include maintenance of accurate, complete and up-to-date accounting records, preparation of monthly and yearly financial and management reports, analysis and reconciliation of accounts to proactively identify issues or risk, liaising with partners and with external parties, ensuring compliance with accounting standards, internal controls, financial policies and procedures, monitor operational cash flow and prepare donor reports.

The Finance and Administration Officer will also assist the FAM to enhance best practices in financial procedures, internal controls and workflow procedures, and collaborate with the Administration team to manage programme budgets and logistical arrangements for activities and facilitate work permit applications for foreign staff.

The successful candidate will have at least a Bachelor’s degree or Professional degree in Finance/Accounting and a minimum of five years’ work experience. S/he will be a proactive self-starter, able to work collaboratively in a team, with proven analytical, communications and interpersonal skills. A strong sense of responsibility and a meticulous, accurate eye for detail are essential.

IWRAW Asia Pacific offers a competitive remuneration and benefits package, flexible working hours and the opportunity to be part of a dynamic and growing team of young feminist professionals. The remuneration is between RM 3400 to RM 4500, depending on experience and skills. For further information on the position, please see the job description. If you are interested in joining us, please send your curriculum vitae to by 19 October 2018.


We are currently seeking a Geneva-based Russian interpreter to provide support for activists from Tajikistan at our From Global to Local programme on 26 October 2018 in Geneva. As we work with a limited budget and are unable to pay the costs of a professional interpreter, we largely depend on volunteers, with a nominal honorarium. Please email us if you’re interested in this opportunity.


Our unpaid internship programme offers successful applicants the opportunity to learn more about women’s human rights issues, CEDAW and related treaty bodies. Interns will also be able to gain skills in the areas of research and advocacy. As much as possible, we try to provide interns with a chance to gain hands-on experience by being involved in our trainings.

Interns are expected to contribute to areas of work relevant to the objectives and strategies of the organization. This may involve the intern developing position papers on various issues relating to women’s rights; undertaking research, collation and analysis of cases and principles; and contributing to trainings/meetings/consultations in various ways. Interns can expect to be involved in areas concerning:-

  • A human rights based approach to development in the Global era
  • Promoting the understanding and use of CEDAW and the Optional Protocol to CEDAW
  • Integrating and implementing international human rights through national mechanisms
  • Migration, resistance to women’s human rights from cultural factors, women affected by conflict, sexual orientation and gender identity, Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR) and justiciability of ESCR rights
  • Development of tools to support various CEDAW strategies including legal resources

To inquire about internship opportunities, please write to us at

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