Human Resources Coordinator

Job Type

Full Time




Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai


Position: Human Resources Coordinator (Full Time)

Reporting Lines: Reports to Regional Managing Director (Based in Thailand)

Location: Based in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Application Deadline: Accepting applications on a rolling basis.

Early applications encouraged. EarthRights International (ERI) will continue accepting applications past the deadline if the position is not filled.


Job Purpose:

To coordinate human resources and organizational policy development.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Policies and Labor Law

  • Work with the Regional Managing Director to review operations policies for the Thailand and Myanmar offices.
  • Advise managers on the interpretation of ERI Human Resources (HR) policies, procedures and systems.
  • Monitor and advise management on changes in Cambodian, Thai, and Myanmar labor law.
  • Monitor and support the implementation of HR policies and procedures within the programs.
  • Assist in gathering information for the annual salary review, which will include information from other NGOs and Cost of Living surveys.


  • Assist program staff in recruitment processes, including placing adverts, long listing, interviewing, and proper filing of recruitment records
  • Assist managers following up with candidate’s references.
  • Set up and monitor induction for all staff ensuring cross-program coordination and meetings.
  • Ensure onboarding materials are up to date.
  • Ensure that terms and conditions for all staff fall within established ERI policy.

Staff Records

  • Issue contracts to consultants, renew contracts and keep management informed of contract end dates.
  • Monitor dates relating to probationary periods, performance review, and end of contracts; keep leave administration up-to-date, and inform managers of leave balances of their staff.
  • Ensure that personal files for all staff are complete and up-to-date.
  • Ensure that all records for ERI Asia staff (leave, performance management, medical claims and any others) are up-to-date.
  • Ensure that all procedures are followed (including exit interview, equipment or documents are retrieved, etc.)

Welfare/staff health:

  • Monitor absence as result of illness and inform managers of trends.
  • Liaise with medical providers ensuring a high quality of service is offered.
  • Arrange for Health and Safety assessment and monitoring.
  • Coordinate staff and management’s activities outside of work.



Job skills

  • Able to foster ERI’s casual and fun work environment.
  • Clear communication about technical/professional information.
  • Proactively shares information with others.
  • Ensures confidentiality and provides HR management support to the highest ethical standards.
  • Able to use available appropriate technology.

Technical Competencies

  • Minimum of 3 years general human resources experience, good knowledge of recruitment procedures.
  • Advise and inspire confidence using professional/specialist knowledge.
  • Confidentiality, tact, diplomacy and good interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to support staff from a distance.
  • Initiative to take responsibility and work with minimal supervision.
  • Good networking skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Skilled in the use of computer programs (MS office/GOLD).
  • Ability to gather and analyze critical information for reporting and designing systems.
  • Broad understanding of national trends of gender and development
  • Cultural sensitivity and commitment and understanding of the values of ERI and the principles of equal opportunity.


We offer:

  • A competitive, non-profit sector salary
  • Medical insurance coverage
  • Annual & post-employment resettlement benefit
  • Paid vacation, sick and personal days
  • A casual, and fun, work environment

Level of Language Proficiency

Desired (but not required): Working knowledge of Thai and/or Burmese

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

To apply: Submit cover letter, resume, writing sample, and a list of at least three references to: and include subject title “Human Resources Coordinator”.

EarthRights International (ERI) is a nongovernmental, nonprofit organization that combines the power of law and the power of people in defense of earth rights. We specialize in fact-finding, legal actions against perpetrators of earth rights abuses, training for grassroots and community leaders, and advocacy campaigns. Through these strategies, ERI seeks to end earth rights abuses, to provide real solutions for real people, and to promote and protect human rights and the environment in the communities where we work.

ERI was founded in 1995 along the Thai-Burma border, using innovative legal strategies and mechanisms in order to bring justice to indigenous Burmese communities abused by the military regime and its corporate partners in the name of development. Today, ERI has offices in Chiang Mai, Thailand; Washington D.C.; Lima, Peru; as well as staff based in Yangon, Myanmar. Our diverse staff of approximately 50 full-time members is comprised of environmental and human rights lawyers, local human rights investigators, teachers, international campaigners, and community organizers.