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Social worker – Field Program Officer (Bangkok)

Social workerField Program Officer (Bangkok)

Baan Dek Foundation (BDF) is a non-profit, non-political and non-religious organization based in Bangkok & Chiang Mai. BDF supports access to essential services for more than 1,500 disadvantaged children and their families living in construction sites and slums. Through specifically tailored educational programs and flexible individual support, Baan Dek Foundation protects vulnerable children, enables families to become self-sustainable and provides opportunities for a better future.

Job Description

Job Title

: Field Program Officer

Type of Contract

: Full-time position, 1-year contract (with possibility of extension, pending grant funding)

Department

: Programs Department

Location

: Bangkok, Thailand (with occasional work trips to Chiang Mai and Thai border regions when needed)

Expected Start Date: 

: ASAP

 

 

 

Baan Dek Foundation is currently looking for a professional and dedicated Field Program Officer who will commit to contributing to the overall goals of Baan Dek Foundation and implement project activities directly with children and families in the field.

 

The employee will work under direct supervision of the Program Managers in Bangkok.

 

Role and responsibilities include - but are not restricted to:

 

PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION, MONITORING and REPORTING

  • Prepare, coordinate and implement field activities such as awareness sessions, life skills sessions or sports sessions with children and families in the communities;
  • Design, research and develop content knowledge (such as life skills content on child protection, safe migration, immunizations, waste management, etc.) and implement activities dedicated to improving beneficiaries' awareness and knowledge in line with the needs of the beneficiaries;
  • Support teachers in the implementation of non-formal education activities;
  • Complete quantitative and qualitative monitoring data following BDF monitoring and evaluation systems;
  • Support the communication of information on beneficiaries within the team and with the authorized partners (within the frame of BDF’s Child Protection Policy);
  • Contribute to the development of the overall monitoring and evaluation system;
  • Draft and send weekly report to the Management Team;
  • Attend weekly team meetings and meetings with partners;  
  • Support in terms of administrative/legal matters related to the project; and
  • Support team training regarding the content knowledge and activities that have been developed and are to be implemented in the communities.

 

 

SOCIAL WORK

  • Outreach new communities in need of critical support to access essential services;
  • Support social workers in completing in-depth community-level needs assessments;
  • Support enrolment of children in school by removing barriers to enrolment such as transportation, school fees, uniform costs, translation of documents, etc.;
  • Support children’s access to vaccines, including educating adults in the community to improve awareness about vaccinations, as well as how to obtain health cards to access overall healthcare;
  • Identify relevant local stakeholders (schools, medical centers, social services, etc.); and
  • Refer to local safety, health and education services as needed.

 

 

RESEARCH and COMPLEMENTARY SUPPORT

  • Support in collecting primary data collection at the Thai borders, around Chiang Mai and potentially other areas (support may include language interpretation);
  • Conduct focus groups and individual interviews with children and caregivers, as well as in-depth interviews with other stakeholders;
  • Develop and maintain local partnerships with government agencies and non-profit organizations who serve or support our target population;
  • Actively engage in and contribute to forums or meetings with academics, government officials or NGOs in Thai and English, and build upon our existing advocacy work; and
  • Translate monitoring tools, SOPs, qualitative data, etc. from Thai to English and vica versa.

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Nationality: Thai Nationals

 

Language: Native Thai, fluent spoken and written English (knowledge of Thai-Yai, Burmese or Khmer considered an asset).

 

Education: Degree or equivalent in a relevant field (research coordination/social work/social development/political science/international development/etc.)

 

Experience:

  • Experience as a social worker or experience related to development or social work
  • Experience as a project coordinator or research coordinator considered an asset
  • Experience in interviewing, counselling or case management considered an asset
  • Experience with non-profit organizations or in the humanitarian sector will also be strongly considered

 

Other skills/interests:

  • Dynamic, creative, and demonstrates proven skills to work and engage with children
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a multicultural team
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Ability to provide and receive positive criticism in a sensitive manner
  • Highly motivated and flexible
  • Committed to social work/child welfare and dedicated to the organization’s mission and values
  • Positive energy and spirit, and strong communication skills
  • Reliable and respectful of local culture.

 

Working hours:  Full time - Monday to Friday (flexible schedule) and occasionally on weekends

Salary: 20,000 THB+ (to be defined based on experience and qualifications). Staff benefits include transportation and phone allowance, etc.

How to Apply:

Please send all applications in English (CV/cover letter/2 professional references) via E-mail only to: to Ms. Melissa Dang (melissa@baandekfoundation.org), and Ms. Tanaporn, (sa1.bkk@baandekfoundation.org), and cc: HR Team (admin2@baandekfoundation.org)

In the subject line of the email, please write Field Program Officer Bangkok - (Your name)”

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview in English. Baan Dek Foundation is an equal opportunity employer that selects candidates based on merit. To comply with Baan Dek Foundation Child Protection Policy, the selected candidate will be requested a copy of his/her criminal record. The successful applicant will be expected to comply with Baan Dek Foundation's Child Protection Policy.

Closing date for applications:  none

 

For more details on Baan Dek Foundations programs, please visit www.baandekfoundation.org

Contact : melissa@baandekfoundation.org


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