Innovative Human Rights NGO Seeks
Community Engagement Coordinator in Bangkok, Thailand
About Asylum Access
We are human rights advocates who support forcibly displaced individuals and communities as they reclaim their rights, agency and power.
Our unique combination of legal empowerment, policy advocacy and global systems change creates conditions in which refugees can live safely, move freely, work legally and go to school. Our work transforms the traditional approach of endless humanitarian handouts to a sustainable solution that honors refugees’ freedom, dignity and autonomy, and empowers them to make choices about their own lives.
Asylum Access’ global team and family of local civil society organizations advocate to make human rights a reality for refugees throughout Africa, Asia and Latin America. Our national organizations are led and staffed primarily by community members in those countries, and there is strong mutual trust and respect between us and our clients. On the international stage, we work with established institutions to shift the global system to better uphold and promote refugees’ human rights. We can help catalyze and lead systemic transformation because, uniquely among NGOs in the refugee response sector, we focus exclusively on rights and governance.
The Community Engagement Team implements Asylum Access Thailand’s (AAT)’s empowerment and capacity building projects on Democratic Collective Actions (DCA), Community Based Social Support (CBSS), Refugee Empowerment Group (REG), and support other trainings together with legal service team such as, Know Your Options (KYO) and Employment Law and Safety (ELS) and building partnerships with refugee communities.
The Community Empowerment Coordinator will be leading the Community Engagement (CE) team for overseeing CE program, which are comprised of 5 projects, and, supervising CE team members, monitoring the outputs and outcomes, and implementing planned CE activities including the management of Democratic Collective Action groups, Community-Based Social Support, livelihood projects, and knowledge training sessions- Know your option (KYO), and Employment Law and Safety (ELS) to ensure all implementations run effectively in response to the organization goals, donor compliance, and refugees’ needs.
Program Management (40%):
Building long-term goals for community engagement projects and initiating community project initiatives;
Daily program management throughout the program life cycle, involving in strategically planning with community engagement Theory of Change, annual planning process, annual work plan and project planning process;
Initiate monitoring tools and process to track implementation;
managing risks and issues and mitigating the risks;
Maintaining and managing stakeholders’ communication, including developing stakeholders’ map to defined the interest of targeted groups;
Tracking the deliverables (outputs) to the program’s outcome;
Contributing to proposal development and innovation on new programming design.
Relationship Building (20%):
Coordinating with other AAT colleagues from different departments or offices to increase public awareness and understanding about refugees, human rights and AAT’s programs;
Strengthen collaboration between AAT and the refugee community to understand the development and to promote the inclusion of community members;
Participating in stakeholder meetings and strengthening collaboration between AAT and other stakeholders including UNHCR, NGOs, religious groups, business sectors, academia, and government agencies.
Supervisory Role (30%):
Provide technical advices and support to community team members to support them to implement project activities smoothly;
Strengthening community outreach team members’ capacities in the area of expertise needed in the implementing projects by regular check-ins and keep track on their progress;
Taking a lead in a team meeting on a weekly basis and maintaining regular communication directly to AAT team members especially, the Program Director, Policy Advocacy Team, and the leadership team.
Budgeting Roles (10%)
Yearly plan for budget for community outreach team;
Quarterly and monthly keep track of spendings to control underspending and overspending;
Plan to use budget effectively and understand donor compliance;
Ensure spent money fits well with the organization’s goals and objectives, including donor’s deliverables.
Bachelor’s degree in Social Science, Political Science, or related degree;
A minimum of 3 year experience coordinating and leading projects;
Knowledge of and ability to work with groups from a vulnerable population, including women and children;
Good communication skills and experience with training/facilitating workshops is an asset;
Knowledge of Project Management and Monitoring and Evaluation;
Strong analytical, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.;
Self-motivated and able to work independently, as well as under supervision;
Excellent multitasking and prioritizing skills;
Good teamwork and flexibility, enthusiastic and willing to use feedback from others for improvement;
Able to travel to refugee communities and availability to work occasionally on weekends.
Good English and Thai communication skills, both written and verbal;
Basic working knowledge of Gmail, Google Drive, MS Office and related tools (Docs, Sheets, etc.).
Report To: Program Director
Hours and Location of Work
The Community Engagement Coordinator is a full-time position based in our offices in Bangkok, Thailand. Candidates should be aware that some flexibility regarding working hours is required in order to take out of hours calls and meetings with international colleagues
Position comes with a competitive nonprofit salary, and a robust benefits package. The salary of this position is 50,000THB.
Send your resume and a cover letter via Asylum Access online portal BambooHR Link here. In your cover letter, please describe your reasons for applying, relevant qualifications, preferred start date, expected salary and how you learned about the position.
In your cover letter, please describe your reasons for applying, relevant qualifications, and how you learned about the position.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.
Asylum Access is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. For more information about our organization, visit www.asylumaccess.org
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