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Social worker and Research Assistant


Organization : Baan Dek Foundation
Type : Nonprofits / องค์กรไม่แสวงหาผลกำไร
Date : 13 Aug 2019
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Deadline : 31 / August / 2019



Social worker and  Research Assistant (Family research) based in CHIANGMAI

Baan Dek Foundation is a non-profit, non-political and non-religious, organization based in Chiang Mai that supports over 1000 children in need and their families living in construction sites and slums. Through specifically tailored educational programs and flexible individual support, Baan Dek protects endangered children, allows families to becoming self-sustainable and gives opportunities for a better future.

Job Description

Job Title

:  Social worker and  Research Assistant

Type of Contract

Full-time position, 1-year contract (renewable)


Impact and Innovation


:  Based in Chiang Mai

Expected Start Date: 

:  1 September / ASAP




Responsibilities of the advertised position:

Baan Dek Foundation is currently looking for a professional and dedicated local Impact Advisor / Research Assistant (Family research) who will commit to contribute to the overall goals of the Impact and Innovation Team and provide specialized support for the Family Support Program.

The employee will work under direct supervision of the Director Team in Chiang Mai.

Role and responsibilities include - but are not restricted to:


  • Conduct in individual case management (involving a team of 6 social workers)
  • Identification of the beneficiaries (through regular outreach) and assessment of their needs;
  • Providing appropriate social counselling and ensuring regular and effective follow-up by implementation of support plan through social work activities;
  • Promotion of child protection: education, safety, healthcare, hygiene...;
  • Design and implementation of activities and tools (such as life skills) dedicated to improving the beneficiaries' living situation and facilitating their future autonomy.
  • Identify and develop partnerships with relevant local partners (schools, medical centers, social services, etc.)


  • Support with primary data collection at the Thai borders, around Chiang Mai and potentially other areas (Support may include language interpretation.);
  • Conduct focus groups and individual interviews with children and caregivers, as well as in-depth interviews with other stakeholders;
  • Develop and maintain local partnerships with government agencies and nonprofit organizations who serve or support our target population; and
  • Actively engage in and contribute to forums or meetings with academics, government officials or NGOs in Thai and English, and build upon our existing advocacy work.



  • Preparation and coordination of field activities (life skills);
  • Support the in the design, implementation, evaluation and achievement of the objectives of Baan Dek Foundations projects by targeting as much as possible the most vulnerable children and families in Thailand.
  • Conduct research and develop data on life skills and migration to support Baan Dek activities. Participate also to the elaboration of qualitative monitoring on activities run with vulnerable children and families.
  • Developing and implementing the overall monitoring system for activities well as throughout Thailand.
  • Contribute to develop network and relations with local partners that are relevant to the project in consideration


  • Support in organizing and monitoring the reporting and communication of information on the beneficiaries within the team,
  • Monitoring and reporting on social work activities;
  • Reporting on every follow-up action held with the beneficiaries (home visits, activities, meetings, phone calls, …) and organizing the reports in the beneficiaries' files;
  • Support in terms of administrative/legal matters related to the project; and
  • Assistance with any task as per the needs of the organisation and the management team.



Nationality: Preference will be given to Thai Nationals. or South East Asia nationals

Language: Native Thai, fluent spoken and written English (knowledge of Thai-Yai, Burmese or Khmer considered an asset).

Education and Training: Degree or experience in relevant field (research coordination / social work / social development political science, international development.,)

Experience to work as Social worker / Project coordinator and research coordinator considered as an asset.

Other skills/interests: committed to social work/child welfare, dedication for non-profit work, communication and human relations skills, teamwork ability, flexibility on working hours, tolerance & human values, highly motivated, positive energy & spirit, ability to work autonomously, ability to understand family situation and conduct assessments.


Working hours:  Full time - Monday to Friday (flexible schedule) and occasionally on weekend & evenings

Salary: Starting at 18,000 THB (To be defined based on experience and qualifications. Complementary advantages provided (transportation & phone allowance, etc.)

How to Apply:

Please send all applications in English (CV/cover letter/2 professional references) via E-mail only to: Mr. werapong peansupap ( and always CC. HR team (

In the subject line of the email, please write Social worker and  Research Assistant  -(Your name)”

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview in English. Baan Dek Foundation is an equal opportunity employer that selects candidates based on merit. To comply with Baan Dek Foundation Child Protection Policy, the selected candidate will be requested a copy of his/her criminal records. The successful applicant will be expected to comply with Baan Dek Foundation's Child Protection Policy.

Closing date for applications:  31/08/2019

More details on Baan Dek Foundations programs on






Contact :

ผู้ประสานงาน / Coordinator ผู้ช่วย / Assistant เจ้าหน้าที่ภาคสนาม / Field officer


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