Available position: Human Rights Advocacy and Documentation Officer

Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) was established two days following the coup in 2014 by a group of human rights lawyers and social activists. Initially an ad-hoc organization, TLHR aimed to provide legal and litigation assistance to individuals who had been summoned, arrested, and detained by the military as a result of the coup, Years later TLHR has become a frontline organization promoting civic and political rights in Thailand, and providing legal assistance while also monitoring and conduction human rights violations nationwide.

Main responsibilities:

  1. Monitor on daily basis the situation of rights violations and political developments in Thailand;
  2. Monitor and compile documents, statements and related materials of relevant UN human rights bodies, international human rights organizations, foreign governments and media on Thailand’s human rights situation;
  3. Develop the monthly human rights situation update: gather the desk review research, trial observation and field visits to develop the monthly human rights situation report for public dissemination;
  4. Write the briefing papers, notes, summaries, statements, documents and materials on the situation of human rights violations and disseminate it to key actors and relevant stakeholders, including via emailing, TLHR’s website and social media channels (Facebook, Twitter);
  5. Contribute to the documentation of human rights violations in Thailand for advocacy initiatives;
  6. Assist with English translation and drafting of reports and required materials in Thai and English;
  7. Carry out administrative tasks as needed (i.e. training of interns, maintaining a database of contacts, printing & dissemination of materials, organizing a diplomatic briefing).

Engagement with International Human Rights Mechanisms:

  1. Draft and develop communications, urgent appeals and relevant documents, including acquiring alleged victims’ consent form, for submitting to UN Special Procedures (Special Rapporteurs/ Working Group) and Human Rights bodies.
    • Compile relevant data and information; draft a submission based on TLHR’s data collection and within focused frameworks; contact respective alleged victims or their representatives (family’s member) for their consent to send communications to UN special procedures
    • Monitor the UN OHCHR’s database of relevant communications, Opinion of UN Working Group on Arbitrary Arrest and Detention/ WG on Enforced Disappearances and others, and materials on Thailand, and summarize the materials from English to Thai for national advocacy
    • Follow-up on Thailand’s reply or communication to UN Special Rapporteurs
  2. Draft and develop reports and materials to engage with UN human rights mechanism and UN treaty-based bodies, including submissions, briefings, fact sheets or case summaries and advocacy materials;
  3. Coordinate and liase with partners, national, regional and international, on identifying effective relevant advocacy activities;
  4. Draft and develop papers and materials for briefings to diplomats, embassies, UN agencies and international organizations;
  5. Represent TLHR in the briefings to diplomats and international community, and in meetings with NGOs, government representatives, media, and donors.

Essential Qualifications:

  1. A university degree in law or a relevant field, such as political science, international relations;
  2. Minimum of 1-2 years of experience in the field of human rights, democracy and the rule of law – preferably with some practical knowledge about international human rights standards, mechanisms and practices;
  3. Solid understanding of the human rights, political, social, and economic context in Thailand, Southeast Asia and global;
  4. Excellent analytical and synthesis abilities; 
  5. Excellent written and oral Thai and English communication skills;
  6. Ability to multi-task, solve problems, and work in a multicultural team and; 
  7. Ability to work under pressure and meet team deadlines.
  8. High sense of responsibility for completing tasks in a timely manner, and an ability to work flexible hours and respond effectively to urgent situations.
  9. Ability to maintain confidentiality, taking into account the safety of your own work as well as the foundation’s resources and information.
  10. Value the principles of human rights and democracy and proactively monitor the human rights related issues within Thailand and oversea.

Desirable Qualifications:

  1. Familiarity with UN human rights standards and mechanisms;
  2. Advocacy skills and ability to represent TLHR and communicate its positions to different audiences, such as civil society, government, intergovernmental organizations, donors, and private actors;
  3. Experience in managing integrated information across various platforms and delivering high results.
  4. Solid understanding of digital connectivity and interdependency with platforms and digital applications and services.


  1. Competitive Remuneration and social security.
  2. 15 holidays per annum, in addition to the public holidays.
  3. Employee Wellness Program – in-housed gym, relaxation area, and annual well-being contribution.
  4. 3-month probationary period
  5. Add-on benefits after the successful 3-month probationary review period -health/dental/life group insurance, provident fund, and well-being contribution.
  6. Transportation: able to reimburse work-related travel expenses

How to apply:

Fill in the job application by clicking here  and attach a cover letter stating why you are fit for this position along with your CV to by 25, May 2022. If you have any questions or want more information, please contact [email protected]