About Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Human Rights – Asia & Pacific:

Urgent Action Fund is a feminist fund dedicated to supporting the safety and well-being of women and non-binary activists and organizations taking bold risks. The Asia & Pacific branch (UAF A&P) specifically supports movements led by women, trans, and non-binary activists in the region.

Position Overview:

  • Rapid Response Grant (RRG) Associate
  • Anticipated Start Date: January 15, 2024
  • Remuneration: USD 23,000 – USD 24,000 per annum, plus 10% Superannuation benefits and 20 days annual leave.
  • Location: Remote (based in Asia or the Pacific)

Key Accountabilities:

  • Manage grants-related communications, ensuring a 72-hour response rate.
  • Process grants, conduct due diligence, and maintain a 72-hour response rate for pending requests, declines, and information requests.
  • Collaborate and support RRG Co-Facilitators and the IT Facilitator in providing technical support to grant applicants, grantees, advisors, and the UAF A&P team.
  • Coordinate with various teams for data collection and analysis generated in the RRG Database.
  • Support the Grants Team in administrative and logistical tasks for the RRG Programme.


  • Open to women, trans, and non-binary applicants from the Pacific and Asia.
  • 1-3 years of experience in women’s rights, LBQTI+ rights, and human rights issues in Asia and the Pacific.
  • Experience and knowledge in holistic security, external communications, data management, open source productivity software, and secure communication platforms.
  • Proficient in English; fluency in other Asia & Pacific languages is desired.
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to handle multiple deadlines and tasks in different time zones and cultural settings.

How to Apply:

  • Prepare an application docket with the following documents:
    • Updated résumé
    • A cover letter (not more than 800 words) or a video (not more than 2 minutes) addressing specific questions.
    • Two relevant references and your past working relationship with them.
  • Send the application docket to [email protected], titled “[Application] RRG Associate” before January 8, 2024. Use a ProtonMail account for submission to comply with security protocols.
  • CLICK HERE for the Official Notification.

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