ASEF Call for Proposals to Informal ASEM Seminar on Human Rights

Deadline: 1 May 2019

The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) is seeking proposals for its Informal Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Seminar on Human Rights that promotes mutual understanding and co-operation between Europe and Asia in the area of political dialogue, particularly on human rights issues.


The overall purpose of the exercise will be to:

  • Assess the evolution, relevance, impact and effectiveness of the human rights project series (also the effectiveness of ASEF as the secretariat)
  • Identify lessons learned and provide recommendations to strengthen the project series’ future strategy, operation and long-term sustainability. This includes insights for project series’ design and format, including any necessary adjustment of objectives; structures and priorities
  • Provide recommendations on strengthening its stakeholder involvement, outreach and impact.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Experience in designing and conducting evaluations of international cooperation programmes
  • Graduate qualifications in a relevant field
  • Experience of working for inter-governmental organisations and/or NGOs on international relations or human rights
  • Excellent writing ability with the experience of responding to different audience requirements; experience of report-writing
  • Strong communication and inter-personal skills including tact and cultural sensitivity
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Proactive and flexible; able to work without detailed supervision
  • National from an ASEM country
  • Familiarity with the ASEM Process, human rights in the ASEM context, and Asia-Europe relations would be preferred
  • Ability to partner with a colleague from Asia/Europe would be preferred
  • Knowledge of OECD/DAC Criteria for Evaluating Development Assistance would be preferred

How to Apply

Proposals should be submitted by email at the address given on the website.

Eligible Countries: Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Cambodia, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark , Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Lao PDR, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mongolia, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, Viet Nam.

For more information, please visit–review-of-the-human-rights-project-series-

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