Resident Director Thailand Office

: Friedrich Ebert Stiftung
: 26 Sep 2023
10 / October / 2023


Resident Director Thailand Office


Starting Date:    1 November, 2023  

Location:            Bangkok, Thailand  

Deadline:            As soon as possible


"International cooperation is far too important to be left to the governments alone."

Willy Brandt, former Chancellor of Germany and Nobel Peace Prize Winner 


Who we are

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) is an independent, non-profit German foundation funded by the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany, and headquartered in Bonn and Berlin. It was founded in 1925 and is named after Germany's first democratically elected President. FES is committed to the advancement of socio-political and economic development in the spirit of social democracy, through civic education, research, and international cooperation via more than 100 offices abroad.

In Thailand, our activities address gender and climate justice, an inclusive welfare system, the economy of tomorrow, the future of the world of work, trade union solidarity, as well as peace and international relations. With our work, we network thought leaders and institutions, promote strategic dialogue and cooperation among Germany and Thailand, analyze future trends and develop policy recommendations. We would like to inspire and strengthen the good relations between Thailand and Germany, Asia and Europe. Our Thailand Office in Bangkok, part of the Asia-Pacific Department of the International Division in Berlin, has been established over 50 years ago and has eight highly committed employees. The position of the Resident Director is currently open.


Job Purpose and Responsibilities:

  • Acting as a representative of FES and maintaining relationships with governmental and non-governmental organizations, think tanks, academic institutes, civil society partners, trade unions and other stakeholders.
  • Managing the FES office located in Bangkok, Thailand, with a focus on all financial, personnel, and administrative responsibilities.
  • Managing, steering and developing the Thailand project conceptually and technically, while integrating FES strategies, specific project-oriented work approaches in close collaboration with the FES headquarters.
  • Conceptualizing, planning, and implementing dialogue activities (seminars, panels, workshops, innovative events) and publications (studies, reports, training manuals, online and offline).
  • Engaging in regional and global initiatives and collaborating with other FES offices across Asian and Pacific countries.
  • Conducting analysis and reporting on all fields of work and developments in Thailand.
  • Steering and producing communication activities on all fields of work in Thailand.


What we expect:

  • University degree (M.A., Ph.D.) in an academic field related to development cooperation or international relations
  • Demonstrated, strong analytical, speaking and writing skills
  • Profound knowledge in the fields of social, economic, political and international sciences
  • Minimum 10 years professional experience of work in international settings
  • Excellent understanding of the German foreign policy and development cooperation landscape, the role and task of political foundations within it, of the German and international party and trade union systems
  • Substantial background and proven results in political consulting
  • Extensive expertise in transformative project management based on German and EU tools and programmes
  • Exceptional communication, collaboration, and teamwork skills, coupled with leadership capabilities, negotiation prowess, and the ability to perform well under pressure
  • A strong commitment to FES values
  • Highest proficiency in German and English (C1/C2 level) and proficiency in at least one other European language, with a willingness to learn Thai if necessary


What we offer:

  • Exciting and meaningful occupation in one of the top 20 ranked think tanks world-wide (Global Think Tank Index, Pennsylvania);
  • Three-year-contract with option of extension to maximum five years
  • Competitive fixed salary with annual bonus and excellent additional social security benefits
  • Full-time employment (40 hrs./week), opportunity to travel abroad and access to the FES training and skill-building programme
  • Great working atmosphere in a dynamic, dedicated and innovative international setting.

Are you interested?  Please send your cover letter, CV and relevant supporting document

Tuesday, 10 October, 2023, to info.thailand@fes.de

Contact : info.thailand@fes.de


ขณะนี้มีเวปไซด์ปลอม หลอกให้โอนเงินบริจาคในนาม Oxfam โดยใช้ชื่อว่า th-oxfam.org กับ th-oxfam.com จึงขอแจ้งมา ณ ที่นี้ว่าปัจจุบัน องค์การอ็อกแฟมในประเทศไทยไม่ได้เปิดระดมทุนจากประชาชนทั่วไป และไม่มีการเปิดรับบริจาคใดๆ ทั้งสิ้น

At present, there are fake website under the names of th-oxfam.org and th-oxfam.com asking for donation, therefore, kindly be informed that Oxfam in Thailand currently does not accept any individual donation from the public and does not conduct any fundraising activity.
Please beware of donation scams!

เตือนภัย! ขณะนี้มีเว็บไซต์ปลอมและกลุ่มไลน์หลอกให้โอนเงินบริจาคให้แก่ Save the Children Thailand ทางมูลนิธิขอแจ้งว่าเว็บไซต์ของเรามีเพียง http://thailand.savethechildren.net เท่านั้น Save the Children Thailand ไม่อนุญาตให้บุคคลใดเรียกร้องและรับเงินบริจาคแทนมูลนิธิ และจะไม่ขอเงินบริจาคผ่านทางไลน์ หากท่านสงสัยว่าอาจจะกำลังถูกหลอกลวง กรุณาแจ้งตำรวจได้ทาง https://www.pct1599.net

Beware! There are currently fake websites and unauthorised LINE groups calling for donation, falsely claiming to be associated with Save the Children Thailand. Please be informed that our official website is http://thailand.savethechildren.net. We do not authorise any individuals to call for and accept donations on our behalf, and never ask for donations through LINE. If you have concerns that you are being deceived, please report directly to the police reporting channel - https://www.pct1599.net.

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