Volunteer Opportunity at All Arakan Students’ and Youths’ Congress (AASYC)

Starting Date: As soon as possible
Position: Research, Documentation, Program (Voluntary Position )
Minimum Commitment: At least 6 months but longer commitment is preferred
Organization: All Arakan Students’ and Youths’ Congress (AASYC)
Location: Thai-Burma border/Thailand
Main Tasks and Responsibilities of a Volunteer at AASYC
  • Producing AASYC’s monthly chronology and other publications research reports on human rights, political and peace process situation in Arakan/Rakhine state
  • Researching and drafting articles for publication with AASYC staff members
  • Editing Burmese to English language translations from Burmese & Arakanese news sources
  • Assisting in writing, editing, drafting project proposals, publications, press release and statement in English
  • Cross-referencing sources for accuracy
  • Donor communication and fund raising
  • Personal Qualification:
  • University degree (Persons with strong knowledge on International human rights law and mechanisms will be given high priority)
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office and publishers
  • Strong interest in Arakan/Rakhine and Myanmar politics
  • Strong interest and experience in research
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Strong editing and analytical skills
  • Ability to work independently and under your own initiative
  • Ability to work within tight deadlines
  • Minimum commitment of five days a week for at least 6 months
Job Requirements – Personal Attributes:
  • Integrity and honesty
  • Confidentiality
  • Cultural sensitivity and strong ethics
  • Reliability, and trustworthiness
  • High degree of personal initiative and creativity
  • Capable of working independently and within a team as well as forming strong working relationships with staff/volunteers across the organization
  • Ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment
  • Ability to prioritize and manage own time even under pressure
  • Willingness and ability to travel and work outside normal working hours
  • Ability to identify what needs to get done, then willing and able to make it happen with great attention to detail
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to meet deadlines
  • Flexible to stay with inconvenience environment
  • Flexible to eat with ethnic Arakanese/Rakhine and Burmese foods
  • Must be flexible to eat what AASYC staff members eat in terms of foods
  • Passionate about AASYC work
AASYC Provides:
  • Accommodation in the AASYC’s Headquarters office
  • Three meals per day- Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
How to Apply:
Interested person should send their application letter to aasyc.ghq@gmail.com or contact directly to +66 (0) 946407565 . Please make sure to include:
1) Curriculum Vitae
2) Letter of interest in maximum two pages
3) Two reference letters with contact details and
4) Your possible start date and availability.
All Arakan Students’ and Youths’ Congress (AASYC) is an independent and non-profit organization founded in October 6, 1995. AASYC is struggling to promote democracy and human rights and to establish a genuine federal democratic union of Burma through non-violent means. To learn more about AASYC please visit our website at www.aasyc.info, Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/aasyc.arakan/ , Twitter Account: https://twitter.com/aasyc_ghq
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