Innovative Human Rights NGO Seeks
Volunteer Community Advocate (business and marketing) for livelihood projects
in Bangkok, Thailand
About Asylum Access
Asylum Access is a leading refugee human rights organization headquartered in Oakland, CA with substantial operations in three countries plus partnerships in additional countries across Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Asylum Access is the only global organization working to make human rights a reality for refugees in first countries of refuge. Asylum Access believes that by empowering refugees to assert their human rights, we can create effective, lasting solutions for refugees around the world. When refugees can rebuild their lives, communities thrive.
Founded in 2007, Asylum Access Thailand (AAT) is a non-governmental organization and forms part of the Asylum Access family. We work to make human rights a reality for refugees. We believe all refugees deserve a fair chance to rebuild their lives. Since most refugees cannot go home and very few are resettled, we find ways to help refugees live safely, move freely, work and attend school while they are here. AAT’s work involves advocacy for policy and legislation changes, individual legal services in relation to refugee status determination and legal protection; and refugee support and empowerment.
AAT implements livelihood projects called “Refugee Empowerment Group (REG)” to provide refugees with a market platform to generate income. The Organization also provides capacity building in the area of business and marketing to refugees for their sustainable development.
The Volunteer Community Advocate supports AAT’s REG project and connects refugees with marketing and income generation platforms with various vendors, potential social enterprises, and online platforms.
Asylum Access Thailand seeks applications from well-prepared candidates who are ready to commit themselves to spend six months to a year as a Volunteer Community Advocates (VCA) based out of Bangkok, Thailand.
Supporting Community Team Lead to implement Refugee Empowerment Group (REG) livelihood projects.
Working closely with the refugee community and support in designing livelihood project work plans.
Taking a lead in setting up marketing and online shopping platforms to the targeted audiences.
Coordinating with vendors, social enterprises, or exploring growth opportunities at sale events/exhibitions.
Conducting and facilitating business training for refugees.
Following up on product QC and designs.
University degree in Social Science, Business Administration, and Marketing or a related field is preferred;
Experience in Marketing, Advertisement, or business is preferred;
Have a good understanding/or strong passion of refugee context;
Background of working with people from a multicultural environment;
Must be flexible and able to work under pressure to meet deadlines and changing priorities;
Fluency in English.
Volunteer Program Benefits:
Rewarding work experience in supporting urban refugee communities from multicultural backgrounds;
A small amount of travel stipend to cover travel and transportation cost during AAT mission;
A written reference;
Experience in group facilitation and training clients;
Experience in developing work plans and monitoring and evaluation (M&E);
Cross-cultural communication skills, and experience working with interpreters;
Access to Asylum Access’ Alumni network which may present opportunities to obtain work experience in the field of refugee or human rights.
Please note that this is an unpaid position. The VCA position will only receive a travel stipend. We are happy to work with successful applicants to arrange for funding or school credits where available.
Please send a cover letter, a resume and an academic example of written English to Asylum Access at email@example.com with the subject line “AAT-VCA Application”. Be sure to specify in your cover letter what makes you uniquely qualified to be a Volunteer Community Advocate with AAT, how volunteering with us fits into your career plans, and the date that you expect to be available.
The closing date for applications is 30 June, 2020; however, we may appoint candidates before this date.
Only pre-selected candidates will be contacted for an interview. Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
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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