The Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (RWI) is an independent academic institution established in 1984. Since 1990, RWI has carried out a wide range of research, academic education, and institutional capacity development programmes internationally in the human rights field, mainly with the support of Swedish Development Cooperation.

RWI’s global thematic foci are economic globalisation, inclusive societies, people on the move and fair and efficient justice (

RWI’s office in Jakarta coordinates the institute’s programmes and activities in the Asia Pacific region. RWI has been active in different countries across Asia since the 1990s and has coordinated regional programmes since 2007. Our regional focus has been to strengthen the capacities of National Human Rights Institutes (NHRI) and academic institutions to be actors of change for human rights implementation and their promotion across the region.

From 2017, the Jakarta office commenced a five-year regional programme focusing on the linkages between human rights and environment, climate change and sustainable development. The programme supports research, synergies between sectors and RWI’s thematic foci. The programme is supported by the Swedish Development Cooperation.

Position Description

RWI is seeking applications to fill the position of a Program Officer for its Inclusive Societies theme across the region. The position is full-time and subject to funding, with an immediate starting date. The initial contract will be for 12 months, with possible extensions based on performance.

The programme officer’s primary role is to proactively manage the planning, coordination, communication and implementation of RWI’s activities relating to Inclusive Societies in its regional Asia Pacific programmes.

The position reports to the Institute’s Office Director in Jakarta and works in close coordination with the head of the Inclusive Societies thematic area in our Lund, Sweden, headquarters.

For more details about the position, how to apply, and the deadline please find the ToR file is attached. (only shortlisted candidate will be contacted)

Application procedure

Please note that we only accept applications via the RWI website.

Please provide your curriculum vitae, a covering letter addressing the essential criterion (max. 2 pages) and a sample of your English writing capacities. Submit the documents by clicking on "Apply" and following the instructions.

The deadline for applications is 13 September 2020 and we continuously evaluate candidates, so please apply as soon as possible.

RWI is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes all applicants regardless of sex/gender, disability, ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation or age.

For further information about the position, please contact Jason Squire, Director of the Jakarta Office at or Nina Blidfors Frykman, Human Resources Officer at


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