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Domestic Workers Justice Initiative is actively recruiting for key positions for its April 15th launch

Advocate/Activist-Muslim Women’s Rights

DWJI is searching for a US-based advocate for a Muslim domestic workers employed by expatriate finance executives in Hong Kong and Singapore. As the research on our website shows, these women are frequently victims of abuse by their employers and are often charged illegal fees by employment agencies. About half the migrant domestic workers in these countries are Muslims (mainly from Indonesia). The job involves reaching out to prominent Islamic American advocacy groups to build a coalition to increase DWJI’s leverage in demanding reforms to discourage these abuses.  The target advocacy groups would likely include:

  • The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR)
  • The Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC)
  • Muslim Advocates
  • The Muslim Legal Fund

The advocate will identify appropriate target institutions and explain our issue and seek their endorsement and support as we encourage various US and European institutions to adopt our proposed remedies. The start date is immediate and the work is expected to last about 1 year. 

This job is:

  • Paid hourly at $50/hour (and potentially more for an outstanding candidate with a proven track record of success)
  • Fully remote (albeit with speaking engagements, media appearances etc.)
  • Immediate start date 
  • Flexible hours
  • The role does not involve fundraising or administrative duties.  

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Strong relationships with prominent Islamic American leaders and advocacy groups
  • Experience advocating for human rights, social justice or public policy
  • Social media expertise
  • Public speaking experience
  • Energy and enthusiasm 

The position reports to the Campaign Director, and whoever is accepted is expected to stay in close communication (e.g. daily or near-daily calls) with the campaign planning team. 

Interested candidates should submit their resume and cover letter to team@DWJI.org.

 

Human Rights Advocate-Australia

The Domestic Workers Justice Initiative (DWJI) is searching for an Australia-based advocate (the “Advocate”) for migrant domestic workers in Hong Kong and Singapore. The job entails reaching out to prominent Australian financial institutions to explain the issue and raise awareness of their responsibilities based on their public representations and the spirit of Australia’s anti-trafficking laws. A small number of institutions have already received our campaign materials and the Advocate will follow up with those while we ramp up communications when the full launch begins March 1.  The goal is to get Australian institutions to act collectively on this issue.  

This job is:

  • Paid hourly at US$50/hour (or substantially more for a proven track record)
  • Remote but located in Australia. There is the potential for in-person meetings if that is part of the agreed-upon advocacy strategy
  • Start date is immediate
  • Flexible hours but need intensity during critical weeks of the campaign

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Strong relationships with Australian corporate and or government leaders
  • The gravitas to engage as a peer with these leaders
  • Experience advocating for human rights, social justice or public policy
  • Social media expertise
  • Public speaking experience
  • Energy and enthusiasm 

The position reports to the US-based Campaign Director, and whoever is accepted is expected to stay in close communication (e.g. daily or near-daily calls) with the operations team. Interested candidates should submit their resume and cover letter to team@DWJI.org

Human Rights Advocate-Washington DC

The Domestic Workers Justice Initiative (DWJI) is searching for a Washington DC based advocate (the “Advocate”) for migrant domestic workers in Hong Kong and Singapore. The job entails reaching out to prominent US thought leaders to raise awareness of this issue and to create leverage to get our reforms adopted.  We have no legislative agenda and as such you will not engage with lawmakers. 

This job is:

  • Paid hourly at US$50/hour (or very substantially more for a proven track record)
  • Remote but located in the DC area (or possibly NYC) 
  • Start date is immediate with full training prior to our March 1 launch.
  • Flexible hours but need intensity during critical weeks of the campaign

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Strong relationships with US corporate and former government officials
  • The gravitas to engage as a peer with these leaders
  • Experience advocating for human rights, social justice or public policy
  • Public speaking experience
  • Energy and enthusiasm 

The position reports to the US-based Campaign Director, and whoever is accepted is expected to stay in close communication (e.g. daily or near-daily calls) with the operations team. Interested candidates should submit their resume and cover letter to team@DWJI.org

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