Deputy Director RWI Jakarta/Asia Pacific Office

 The Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (RWI) is an independent academic institution established in 1984. Since 1990, RWI has carried out a wide range of research, academic education, and institutional capacity development programmes internationally in the human rights field, mainly with the support of Swedish Development Cooperation.

RWI’s global thematic foci are economic globalisation, inclusive societies, people on the move and fair and efficient justice (

RWI’s office in Jakarta coordinates the institute’s programmes and activities in the Asia Pacific region. RWI has been active in different countries across Asia since the 1990s and has coordinated regional programmes since 2007. Our regional focus has been to strengthening the capacities of NHRIs and academic institutions to be actors of change for human rights implementation and their promotion across the region (

From 2017, the Jakarta office commenced a five year regional programme focusing on the linkages between human rights and environment, climate change and sustainable development. The programme supports research, synergies between sectors and RWI’s thematic foci. The programme is implemented in coordination with RWI’s technical specialist located in Lund, Sweden, along with a range of partners, including the Stockholm Environment Institute, the Asia Pacific Forum of NHRIs, Indonesian Ministry of Law and Human Rights, UN Agencies and UCLG ASPAC. The programme is supported by the Swedish Development Cooperation, with current discussions taking place to extend the programme until December, 2024.

Position Description

RWI is seeking applications to fill the position of a Deputy Director to support the Jakarta office and its Asia Pacific programmes. The position is full-time and with a starting date as-soon-as-possible. An existing right to work in Indonesia is required for non-Indonesian applicants. The initial contract will be signed for a period of one year, with possible extension. The offered contract will be under Indonesian labour law conditions and based on RWI terms and conditions for national staff.

The Deputy Director’s primary role is to assume responsibilities for the daily management and quality assurance of the RWI programmes coordinated from the Jakarta office, in close collaboration with the Director of the Jakarta office, programme officers, administration and RWI’s staff across the region and in Lund, Sweden.

The deadline for submitting the application is September, 27, 2021. For more detailed info about the position and how to apply please Visit our webpage link :

Best Regards,

RWI Jakarta