Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women

Human Rights
at home, abroad and on the way...


Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women

Human Rights
at home, abroad and on the way...


Vacancy: Programme Officer Communications

 Location: GAATW-International Secretariat, Bangkok, Thailand

About GAATW:

The Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women (GAATW) is an Alliance of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) from all regions of the world. GAATW’s International Secretariat (GAATW-IS) is based in Bangkok, Thailand. GAATW’s works to ensure that:

  • Responses to the challenges faced by women migrant workers are respectful of the agency of women and based on a labour rights approach;
  • Understandings of trafficking shift from a crime control framework, to one that acknowledges trafficking as the result of global economic trends, gender inequality, and the weakening of labour rights;
  • Spaces for intersectional, inter-movement dialogues are built upon a shared feminist, rights-based analysis of labour migration, and the collective power and voice of migrant and trafficked women;
  • The social and economic invisibility of women’s work is challenged, and the mobilisation, collective voice, bargaining power, and representation of women migrant and informal sector workers are supported.

GAATW-IS does this by:

  • Advocating for the human rights of migrant and trafficked women at regions and international policy forums;
  • Conducting and coordinating research on various understudied aspects of human trafficking, labour migration, or informal work;
  • Communicating critical analyses of human trafficking and its intersections with gender, labour, migration, and development;
  • Facilitating mutual exchanges and learning with and between Alliance members;
  • Making local issues internationally visible, and supporting members’ representation and contribution at local, regional and international forums;
  • Facilitating training and capacity building for Alliance members and partners.

About this position:

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.

Tasks 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.

Terms and benefits: 

Contract: This is a full-time position. We offer a two-year contract with a three-month probation period. After the end of the two years, the contract may be extended contingent upon availability of funding and an assessment of the position.

Remuneration: 55,000 THB (approx. 1,550 USD) gross monthly salary with additional benefits such as housing allowance, relocation allowance, social security, medical fund, provident fund, an annual salary increase, and (contingent upon funding) a thirteenth month salary.

Location: Bangkok, Thailand.

How to apply

Download the application form, fill it, and send it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject line Programme Officer Communications by 28 April 2023 (Extended deadline), 09:00 am Bangkok time (ICT). Do not send a CV!

Due to the expected large number of applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Selected candidate to start: June/July 2023. 

If you have any questions, you can use the email and subject line mentioned above.