Administrative and Human Resource officer

Published June 9, 2021

Functional title : Administrative and Human Resource officer
Location : Initially remote (with relocation to Bangkok expected in October)
Deadline: 29 June 2021
Period : Immediate
Duration of contract: 1 Year
Reports to : Finance, Administrative and HR Manager 
Important : Fluent command in written and spoken English and Thai are required.


The Asia Pacific Transgender Network (APTN) is a regional network that is working towards the advancement of trans rights in the Asia Pacific region through research and evidence generation, legal, policy and programmatic advocacy, and public campaigning. APTN office is legally established and has been operating as a registered entity as a Thai Foundation in Bangkok, Thailand. APTN currently works with more than 15 partners in 12 countries in the region 

About the position 

APTN is seeking a new staff member to help improve our foundation operations in administration and Human Resources. The position will work under direct supervision of the Finance, HR and Administrative Manager. 

Scope of work: 

– Develop and manage digital filing system for human resources 

– Secure volunteer/ interns visas and work permits for international staff 

– Handle banking, bill payment, and liaise with Thai service providers 

– Provide Thai language support for staff 

– Prepare documentation for local reporting requirements with Thai government 

– Assist team members on various projects

Human Resources

– Assist in developing HR plans and strategies to support overall foundation mission, vision, and social impact; including intern/volunteer/staff recruitment and retention plan

– Assist in developing a staff wellness program 

– Maintain physical and digital personnel records like employment contracts, timesheets, new hires, position changes, and holiday/sick leave/ compensation leave requests 

– Assist in the development and implementation of guidelines, employee/volunteer handbooks, and FAQ documents about Foundation policies 

– Assist in posting staff/ consultant job descriptions, research job posting sites 

– Schedule volunteer/staff interviews and contact candidates as needed 

– Assist and implement staff/volunteer training content and videos 

– Orient new staff/volunteers by providing orientation training, information packets, reviewing          Foundation policies, etc. 

– Inform staff of benefits packages according to policies or as required 

– Organise staff trainings on systems and processes 

– Ensure compliance with local labour law regulations on all staff related matters 

– Liaise with the Ministry of Health and Labour as necessary 

– Provide support to the office in all other HR matters 


– Assist in the preparation of supporting documents (such as visas) needed for staff field/monitoring


– Assist supporting documents, invitation letters, registration forms and preparation for the APTN

workshop/ events participants 

– Assist staff in the preparation of travel authorizations requests and assist in the work travel

arrangements such as air tickets and accommodations booking of APTN staff, workshop

participants and all events/ meeting participants 

– Assist in a preparation of food, beverage and refreshment for meeting, training and workshop 

– Assist in quarterly stationary supplies stock-checking and raising Purchase Requisition (PR) to replenish the stock including other office supplies for the office helper 

– Maintain and update regularly all administrative filing and other documentation 

– Prepare payment request for all staff communications monthly invoice for office telephone, mobile phone, internet and others upon request 

       – Carry out postal arrangements for all parcels/ posts destined for Bangkok and other field offices 

– Translate Thai documents into English language content and proofread administrative emails and

documents when requested 

– Ensure Foundation policies align with and advance APTN’s mission and social impact 

– Update assets inventory on a monthly basis 

– Ensue smooth day to day office operations 

– Perform other duties as requested and assigned by the supervisor 


– Visit bank(s) for necessary collection and submission of financial documents 

– Photocopy and scan all necessary documents 


– Assist in purchasing products and materials according to the Purchase Requisition (PR) by following the procurement process set forth in the APTN procurement policies and procedures (SOPs) 

– Assist staff in obtaining invoices and receipts from vendors, checking and recording delivery of products and materials from all vendors 

– Maintain and update supplier information especially for regularly purchased items 

– Maintain and update regularly all procurement filing and other documentation 

– Perform anti-terrorist scan for compliance of suppliers, consultants and staff 

Ensuring legal compliance of APTN and its staff 

– Ensure visas and work permits of non-Thai staff are updated and addressed on time 

– Ensuring APTN Foundation legal status validity 

– Oversee and make arrangements of filing, storage and systematize network’s document in

accordance with the Thai legislation and regulation 

– Ensures compliance with Thai registration and annual reporting requirement 

– Liaise with Legal Advisor on foundation matters 


– University or Bachelor Degree in Business Administration, Human Resource, Management or 


– Minimum five (5) years of relevant experience in the area as an Administrative/ Programme Officer,

Administrator or similar role 

– Detail oriented, strong organization skills with a problem-solving attitude – Solid knowledge of office procedures 

– Experience with visa and work permit arrangements 

– Experience with office management software like MS Office, MS Excel and MS Word, specifically 

– Ability to handle multiple and competing priorities 

– Familiarity with international NGO principles and practices 

– Excellent written and verbal communication skills in written and spoken English and Thai are


How to Apply 

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and CV to by 29 June. Recruitment is on a rolling basis and may close ahead of the deadline once a suitable candidate has been identified. Please indicate “Application: Administrative and HR Officer” in the subject of email. Transgender Persons from Asia and the Pacific are highly encouraged to apply. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. 

APTN is an Equal Opportunities Employer. APTN adheres to a fair recruitment process, regardless of any individual or group characteristics, including gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, sex characteristics, race, age, disability, ability, economic status, national origin, religion, ethnicity, and historical, cultural and geographic experiences. 

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, intersex persons, transgender and gender non-binary persons, and persons from the Global South are especially encouraged to apply. Only qualified candidates will be notified.