United Nations Representatives for IFSW – Asia Pacific – Volunteer Positions

IFSW Asia Pacific is seeking Expressions of Interest for:

  • One IFSW Asia Pacific Regional Commissioner (also called Main Representative for Asia Pacific Region) based in Bangkok and
  • Up to four IFSW Asia Pacific Regional Representatives to the UN Office in Bangkok (can based in any part of the Asia Pacific Region)

The overarching objective of IFSW representations to the UN is to represent a social work perspective to the UN and the UN Agencies and to work towards joint action based on social work principles. The IFSW UN work is led and coordinated by Priska Fleischlin within the IFSW United Nations Commission and representatives will focus on one or two themes (such as social protection, health…) that are relevant for global social work

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Key Tasks of the Regional Commissioner are to lead the Regional Representatives and provide the main link between the Regional Representatives and the IFSW United Nations Commissioner, Priska Fleischlin.  To view job description Click here>>

Key Tasks of the Regional Representatives (4 positions) are to maintain effective communication with the Regional Commissioner, and link with our member countries to consult and advise on the work they undertake.  To view job description Click here>>

Expressions of Interest are requested to be sent to Sonja Nissen at our Asia Pacific office asia.pacific@ifsw.org before 31 October 2019.

Please write a brief summary of why you would like to undertake this role and which position you are applying for. Please also include a letter of support from your member Association.

Applications will be reviewed jointly by Priska Fleischlin (IFSW UN Commissioner), Rose Henderson (IFSW Asia Pacific Regional President) and Irene Leung (IFSW Asia Pacific Regional Vice-President) and interviews arranged as necessary.