Feb 15

Job: NGO Outreach Officer in Tokyo (JAPAN)

This job listing comes from Idealist, an online home for NGOs, government groups, educational institutions and other non-profits internationally looking for volunteers and job candidates in that field.

Polaris Project Japan, a human rights non-profit organization, is looking for a full-time, bilingual Public Outreach Officer in Tokyo.  Polaris Project, an international anti-slavery group based in the United States, has worked in Japan since 2004 and need someone to coordinate their public affairs strategies, fundraising and grant efforts, and advocacy locally in Tokyo.


  • Take the leading role on public communications, including fashioning a public affairs strategy, managing communications materials, social networking efforts, awareness newsletters, and the PPJ website; and importantly helping to produce a quarterly analysis of trafficking trends in Japan.
  • Play a leading role in fundraising, including donor development and relationship management; fundraising events and campaign management; pursuit, and management of grants.
  • Support the general administration of the PPJ Office, including a primary role in the training and coordination of volunteers and training materials development, office management, maintenance of timesheets, Salesforce data management, and response to general office inquiries.
  • Play a leading role in legislative advocacy and PPJ’s role in the anti-human trafficking coalition, including interaction with the legislative and executive branch of the Japanese government and the dissemination of trafficking trends analysis to all relevant stakeholders.


  • At least three to five years of experience, preferably in the non-profit sector
  • Minimum three years of professional experience in PR or Marketing sector in Japan
  • Knowledge of government agencies in Japan
  • Excellent organizational, written, and oral communication skills in Japanese
  • Strong command of both Japanese and English languages
  • Experience, competence, and confidence in supervising volunteers
  • Experience working in multicultural environments
  • Ability to set and balance multiple priorities, plan ahead, and anticipate programmatic needs
  • Solutions-oriented, collaborative, self-directed, and self-disciplined
  • Resiliently positive and energetic attitude
  • Focus on and commitment to human and women’s rights and interest in fighting human trafficking


Go directly to the job listing on Idealist for contact information.

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