Position: Program Officer
Contract duration: 1 year renewable
Starting date: As soon as possible
Date of Issue: 14 November 2018
BACKGROUND ON ACTED:
ACTED (Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development) is a non-governmental organization with headquarters in Paris, founded in 1993. Independent, private and not-for-profit, ACTED respects a strict political and religious impartiality and operates according to principles of non-discrimination and transparency.
ACTED’s vocation is to support vulnerable populations affected by wars, natural disasters and/or economic and social crises, and to accompany them in building a better future; thus contributing to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The programs implemented by ACTED in 30 countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean seek to cover the multiple aspects of humanitarian and development crises through a multidisciplinary approach which is both global and local, and adapted to each context.
ACTED Thailand is growing and we look forward to having fresh ideas and new talents in the organization. You have set high ambitions for yourself? You want to excel in your area of expertise? You want to be valued for your ability to deliver results in a fast-paced organization? You look for an extra dimension and want to have social impact? You may be the one we are looking for! By joining ACTED, you will be joining more than 4,000 motivated people around the globe who are proud to be working to assist vulnerable populations in building a better future.
The project will promote inter-communal collaboration, mutual understanding and positive engagement between Pattani-Malay and Thai Buddhists, while improving economic opportunities for vulnerable youth in Pattani Province, Thailand. This will be achieved by addressing key conflict drivers, including the lack of economic opportunities for youth, the lack of trust among local populations in government institutions, particularly educational, and growing patterns of prejudice between Pattani-Malay and Thai Buddhist communities.
Specifically, the project will bring Pattani-Malay and Thai Buddhist youth together to participate in culturally sensitive and relevant vocational training and collaborative small enterprise development training, which will be developed collaboratively by local stakeholders, such as CSOs, Government authorities (OVEC), businesses and vocational training colleges. Social cohesion between youth and potential employers will be further promoted through internship opportunities (i.e. Pattani-Malay youth interning at Thai Buddhist business, and vice versa) to improve the employability and skill development of VT graduates.
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