Regional Program Assistant

regional feminist team of JASS Southeast Asia

JASS Southeast Asia is the regional anchor and network of JASS, an international women’s rights organization dedicated to strengthening the voice, visibility and collective power of women for justice. We are looking for an energetic and skilled Regional Program Assistant with experience in program management for regional and/or international social justice organizations. This is a great opportunity for a Southeast Asian feminist who is excited to contribute her project management savvy and passion for women’s rights to a growing program and team.  


Guided by the Regional Co-Directors, the Program Assistant for JASS Southeast Asia will be responsible for the day-to-day coordination of, and communication with, the regional team around priorities and deliverables, ensuring that relationships, programs and regional initiatives are on track and in line with JASS’ mission and strategy. The ideal candidate brings demonstrated experience in strengthening and coordinating highly collaborative and fast-paced team processes and is comfortable in navigating shifting priorities in response to opportunities and challenges. We seek an effective communicator who is extremely organized, accountable, and flexible in taking on whatever task is necessary to ensure the team’s and programs’ success. Experience in resource mobilization, including proposal and report writing, is strongly preferred.


  • Coordinates JASS SEA team and consultants, and work plans around program development and implementation, communications, and knowledge priorities.
  • Coordinates and backstops country-level processes as needed in Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar, and the Philippines, including ensuring adequate preparation, logistics, follow up, and after-event reports of the activities and events;
  • Assists Co-Directors in ensuring that the regional team is on pace with priorities and deliverables; participates in relevant cross-regional teams particularly, helping organize meetings and preparing materials and logistics needed for the meetings;
  • Attends meetings related to programs (e.g. Team, MEL, Knowledge, and Communications). This involves taking minutes and tracking progress of meetings and next steps;
  • Assists in managing relationships with consultants, e.g. designers, animators, translators, videographers, photographers, and other program + knowledge and communications related services;
  • Assists in generating engaging social media content through platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, as well as through relevant listservs; and
  • Performs related activities to support the organizing in the region and globally.

Skills and qualities:

  • Demonstrated experience in setting up clear processes and coordinating teams around tight deadlines and multiple priorities, and in promoting teamwork in a multigenerational, multicultural context where everyone contributes;
  • Ability to think critically and politically, anticipate needs and problem-solve; 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and proven ability to operate across virtual teams in a regional or global organization where regular email and video/audio platforms (e.g. Skype, Zoom, Wire) is paramount;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and genuine relationship-builder comfortable working with a range of people from grassroots activists – JASS’ core constituency – to donors, policy advocates, NGO leaders, and academics; established relationships with donors, social justice and/or women’s rights organizations in the region a plus;
  • Demonstrated ability to write for a variety of audiences and purposes; strong proposal and report-writing skills a plus;
  • Experience working effectively with limited budgets and a corresponding ability to draft and implement budgets for regional projects and initiatives;
  • Experience in organizing and facilitating training/capacity building activities a plus;
  • Able to travel within the region and globally as needed; and
  • With a sense of humor!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

JASS is an equal opportunity employer that values and is enriched by diversity. We strongly encourage people of color, LGBTQ, and differently-abled people to apply. If this job description resonates with your background and interests and excites you, we hope to hear from you!


How to Apply: 

Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and relevant writing sample via email to

Application Dates: 
Monday, February 8, 2021 to Sunday, February 28, 2021

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