Southeast Asia Coordinator – Communications & Campaign

Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Southeast Asia (with hybrid working)

Asia Floor Wage Alliance (AFWA) is an Asian global labor and social alliance across garment-producing countries in Asia and consumer regions of USA and Europe. Founded in 2007, AFWA builds unity among Asian garment unions to hold global fashion brands accountable for labor rights.

AFWA’s work involves engaging, responsive, fast-moving and creative campaigning to tackle poverty level wages and gender-based violence in the industry, and advocate for living wages and violence-free workplaces for garment workers, who are mostly women, in the global garment industry. It unites labor, social and human rights organisations nationally and regionally in Asia and builds strategic alliances globally.

AFWA is looking for a dynamic campaigner to fill the position of Southeast Asia Coordinator – Communications & Campaign. S/he will work with diverse network partners, alliances, and coalitions in Southeast Asia, coordinate impactful campaigns, and collaborate with research and legal teams to gather evidence and information to support campaign demands and objectives. S/he will contribute to the development of compelling and effective communications and creatively engage diverse audiences.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop AFWA’s campaign plans with team members and partners in Southeast Asia
  • Coordinate communications strategies across Southeast Asia through digital platforms
  • Coordinate campaign activities at Southeast Asia level
  • Help build strategic relationships with broader networks and organisations in Southeast Asia
  • Craft compelling content for digital platforms such as social media, press releases, op-eds, and blogs
  • Engage with journalists and work to secure media coverage for campaigns
  • Coordinate with AFWA’s regional and country-based teams to ensure consistency of messages
  • Analyze campaign data and metrics to refine strategies and improve outcomes

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree (development studies, media, public policy, labour studies, women’s studies, human rights) or equivalent
  • Minimum 3 years experience in communications and/or campaigns
  • Experience in managing social media channels for campaigning and inspiring audiences.
  • Good understanding of labour rights and economic justice in a global context
  • Self-motivated and comfortable working independently within agreed framework while maintaining communication with a global team in different time zones and geographies.
  • Ability to be flexible and work proactively and reactively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • Commitment to continuously learning to embed a safe, gender sensitive, feminist and grassroots-led approach
  • Experience in writing on labour rights and knowledge of garment industry, a plus
  • Visual design, video editing skills, knowledge of website design, a plus

Our values and commitment to safeguarding:

AFWA is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of of all of whom AFWA engages with.

Location: Southeast Asia (with hybrid working)
Hours: 40 hours per week
Job Type: Fixed term
Start date: Immediate

How to apply:
Please send your up to date CV and a covering letter explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile to contact@asia.floorwage.org