OVOC Regional Project and Advocacy Officer

: Plan International Thailand
: 20 Oct 2023
02 / November / 2023

Location:           Bangkok

Type of Role :   8 Months Fixed – Term Contract

Reports to:        OVOC Consortium Lead, Plan International Thailand

The Organisation

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And its girls who are most affected.

Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.

We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 85 years and are now active in more than 80 countries.

Job Purpose:  

Plan International is a rights-based development and humanitarian organization working for equality for girls and better lives for all children. We are independent of governments and have no political or religious affiliation.

Our purpose is to strive for a just world that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for more than 85 years, and are now active in more than 80 countries.

In 2021, Plan International in partnership with four Co-applicant CSOs: Article 19, the Feminist Dalit Organisation (FEDO), Phayao Youth News Agency (PYNA), and Thailand Youth Institute (TYI) (collectively with Plan: the OVOC Consortium). successfully secured a grant from the European Union with the overall objective to support and empower civil society in protecting and promoting democracy, human rights and fundamental freedoms worldwide by ensuring that young people and especially women and girls in target communities in Bangladesh, Nepal and Thailand (also the broader Asian region) enjoy fundamental human rights and are actively engaged in improving their lives and communities through inclusive, effective, pluralistic and representative civic participation with a focus on inclusive civic space. Inclusive civic space plays a central role in our action.

Our Voices Our Choices: Women and Youth for Democratic Space (OVOC) aims to address the needs and constraints of youth and women in all their diversity including Dalits, LGBTIQ+, persons with disabilities and other excluded groups, as they are often overlooked, suppressed and underestimated, and are not taking part in decision making. The genuine engagement of these often excludes youth/women groups empowers civil society to play a key role in democratic policy implementation at all levels. This, as well as their advocacy and ability to hold duty bearers to account, improves compliance with international human rights policies and law.

The project intends to strengthen an enabling environment for youth/women-led civil society participation and engagement in the Asian region. It aims to facilitate CSOs and youth networks as independent actors who hold their governments to account, and to amplify the outcomes they seek in their societies.

Under the Project, Plan International’s Asia Pacific Regional Office (APAC) is committed to fulfill deliverables that involve regional influencing, partnership with organizations, organizing key events, and coordination with Plan International country offices in Thailand, Bangladesh, and Nepal. 

Dimensions of the Role 

The OVOC Regional Project and Advocacy Officer will:

  • Contribute in carrying out the project activities under APAC and provide technical support to OVOC Country Offices (i.e. Plan Bangladesh, Nepal, and Thailand in collaboration with Plan International Netherlands National Office (NLNO) and the Consortium Lead as needed;
  • Provide support for capacity building of youth-led and girls’ led organizations which include self-protective training, online human rights (HR) course, dissemination of tools and learning packages on freedom of speech, enhancing inclusive civic space, gender transformation, lobby and advocacy, among others;
  • Lead the coordination for organizing international events and celebrating International Days for example International Women Day, International Youth Day, International Humanitarian Day, International Democracy Day, International Peace Day, International Day of the Girl, International Human Right Day in December;
  • Work closely with the Regional Civil Society, Youth, and Advocacy (CYA) Lead and Regional Advocacy and Youth Civic Engagement Advisor in coordinating, building relationship, advocating, and organising intergenerational dialogue between children/youth and regional bodies such as the ASEAN, AICHR, SAARC, etc.;
  • Work closely with the Regional Civil Society, Youth, and Advocacy (CYA) Lead in coordinating and linking OVOC Project youth-networks with relevant civil society organizations and International Youth Networks such as Asia Pacific Interagency Network on Youth (APINY), United National Major Group on Children and Youth (UNMGCY), Asian Development Bank (ABD)/Youth for Asia (YfA), ASEAN Youth Forum (AYF), SAARC Youth Platform who will be part of regional initiatives;
  • Involve Plan Bangladesh, Plan Nepal, Plan Thailand, Plan Netherland, and OVOC Consortium team and their OVOC CSO partners and youth-led groups in regional activities and initiatives and vice versa;
  • Work with the OVOC Consortium Lead in ensuring that Plan APAC deliverables are well coordinated with the consortium members.
  • Ensure that the activities in the Grant under Plan APAC are implemented efficiently and align with EU/donor compliance and Plan policies and procedures;
  • Perform relevant administrative tasks such as budget planning, work plan monitoring, narrative, financial, and audit report review and submission, etc. as required by EU/donor and Plan procedures;
  • Collaborate with other Plan International Country Offices, Global Hub, National Offices (NOs), CSO partners, Youth-led Organisation/movement/collective action, Youth-Led networks, other donors, as necessary, for the implementation of OVOC project activities and the support the overall APAC/CYA goals, objectives, and theory of change;
  • Ensure that the achievements of the OVOC project contribute to the Regional Influencing and Programs goals and objectives, and align with Global initiatives;
  • Contribute to CYA goals, objectives, Theory of Change (ToC) and Regional Influencing and Programme team (RIPT) road map;

         To view the job description please click the link here

How to apply:

For candidate who are interesting in this position, please click on the link below to apply through our recruitment system.


Closing date for applications:  2 November 2023


Reference & background checks will be performed for successful candidates including clearances on child related offences in conformity with Plan’s Child Protection Policy. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for.

We want Plan International to reflect the diversity of the communities we work with, offering equal opportunities to everyone regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

Plan International is based on a culture of inclusivity and we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas.

We foster an organisational culture that embraces our commitment to racial justice, gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion.

Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. This means that we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with and we must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International's Safeguarding Children and Young People policy. Plan International also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this scheme we will request information from applicants previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

Please note that Plan International will never send unsolicited emails requesting payment from candidates. 

Contact : janjira.sribanbark@plan-international.org


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