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Project Coordinator

Peace Culture Foundation

Vacancy Announcement: Project Coordinator

 

 

The Peace Culture Foundation (PCF) is a non-governmental organization established in 2016 and based in Chiang Mai. Our objectives are to advocate for peace and to prevent violence through programmes for children, youth, families, and schools; robust research; aikido training; and other community-focused service projects. We collaborate with other like-minded organizations and institutions on projects at both the local and international levels (www.peaceculturefoundation.org).

 

PCF seeks to appoint a Project Coordinator for the ‘Parenting within the Public Health System’ project in Thailand under the Global Parenting Initiative. The Global Parenting Initiative is an international collaboration led by the University of Oxford. It is being implemented in six countries in Asia and Africa with an emphasis on supporting healthy child development and preventing violence against children through evidence-based parenting programmes.

 

This is a full-time 3-year contract position based in Chiang Mai, with flexibility to work both from home and the PCF offices.

 

Main activities & responsibilities

 

  • Coordinate implementation of project activities with the project team, Thai government and university stakeholders, and family beneficiaries in the target communities;

  • Support the conduct of research activities as overseen by the Project Lead, including through preparation of research protocols and ethical review board submissions, qualitative data collection (e.g., facilitating community-based focus groups, assisting with individual interviews), quantitative data collection (e.g., supporting the collation of data obtained through surveys and online monitoring systems), transcription of qualitative data, communications with research partners, and the dissemination of research findings;

  • Support the organization of a National Community of Practice on Parenting, as well as a Sub-Regional Learning Initiative on Parenting for Lifelong Health, including through the development and maintenance of online learning platforms, online meetings, and regular partner communications

  • Organize, attend, and record meeting minutes for Project Steering Committee meetings, partner training workshops and events, and team meetings, both online and in person;

  • Participate in and support the development of domestic and international networks under the Global Parenting Initiative;

  • Actively support the administration of project finances in collaboration with the Project Lead and the Project Accountant;

  • Manage and regularly report on activity schedule plans to the Project Lead;

  • Coordinate the purchase, maintenance, and inventory of all project equipment;

  • Translate documents and presentations from Thai to English and English to Thai as required;

  • Manage the Peace Culture Foundation website and any newsletters by drafting content and incorporating timely updates on project activities;

  • Support the Project Lead in the compilation of periodic and annual donor reports;

  • Support the Senior Technical Advisor in the provision of progress updates to the board of the Peace Culture Foundation;

  • Domestic travel as and when required; and

  • Other duties as assigned.

 

 

Additional key requirements

 

Communication

  • Provide regular updates to team members on work progress as well as seek clarification on one’s role and responsibilities from management when needed

  • Routinely and effectively communicate complex ideas to a range of partners and audiences

 

Teamwork

  • Establish and maintain conducive collegial relations and develop productive working relationships with other team members

  • Coordinate the work and schedules of team members to ensure synergy between members’ roles and responsibilities

 

Initiative and problem solving

  • Effectively manage a variety of problems and help team members and partners resolve their concerns about progress in project implementation

  • Develop and actively propose ideas for improving project implementation and partnership building

 

Person specification

 

  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in project management, coordination, or administration

  • Experience in conducting or facilitating research activities, including individual interviews or focus group discussions

  • Experience in organizing in person and online meetings and events

  • Experience in working on community development projects

  • Strong planning, organizational, administrative, and logistical coordination skills

  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Dropbox, and Google Docs

  • Ability to work independently as well as in collaboration with local team members and international partners

  • Ability to manage time, work schedules, and deadlines effectively

  • Honesty, integrity, professionalism, and willingness to work overtime when necessary

  • Experience in translating written documents from Thai to English and English to Thai

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and Thai

  • B.A. degree or higher in the Medical Sciences or Social Sciences

  • Thai Nationality

 

Expectations of all staff

 

Professional standards

  • All staff employed by the Peace Culture Foundation are expected to exhibit high professional standards that promote and demonstrate the Foundation’s core values of peace, integrity, partnership, and excellence.

 

Health and safety

  • All staff are expected to take reasonable care of themselves and those that may be affected by their actions. The management at the Peace Culture Foundation is committed to creating a working environment that prioritizes the physical and mental health and well-being of staff, non-staff personnel, partners, and beneficiaries.

 

Dignity and non-discrimination

  • All staff must exhibit a high degree of cultural awareness and ability to work well within an international network with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures. Colleagues, partners, and project beneficiaries must be treated with dignity, respect, and without discrimination. The Peace Culture Foundation is committed to creating a working environment for all staff and non-staff personnel that is free from harassment, intimidation, bullying, and discrimination, including on the basis of race, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, age, ability, and religion.

 

Child protection

  • All staff and non-staff personnel are expected to adhere to the Peace Culture Foundation Child Safeguarding Policy and demonstrate a commitment to the protection of children from harm.

 

 

Details for applicants

 

Salary commensurate with experience.

 

Starting date: February 2022.

 

To apply, submit a cover letter indicating your motivations for applying, CV, and 3 references for contact (all in English language) by Wednesday, 26 January 2022 to Dr Amalee McCoy at [email protected].

 

Contact : [email protected]


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