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Livelihoods and Community Projects Officer

Livelihoods and Community Projects Officer

Organization : Host International Thailand (CRSP – Peace Way Foundation)

 

Organization : Host International Thailand (CRSP – Peace Way Foundation)

Position Announcement: Livelihoods and Community Projects Officer  

Position Type: Full-time; 40 hours/week

Location: Bangkok, Thailand

Reports to: Country Manager

Date: 11 September 2019

Deadline for Applications: 18 September 2019

Interviews: To be held on a rolling basis until filled

Start date: October 1st 2019

Special considerations: Applicants must be Thai nationals or those who currently hold long-term visas with work rights. 
 

About Host International

Established in December 2016, HOST International is a not for profit company limited by guarantee headquartered in Sydney Australia, committed to working wisely, creatively and carefully to help create a better, safer future for displaced people and host communities around the world. 

 

There are more than 65 million displaced people in the world and fewer than 100,000 resettlement places annually. Most displaced people are subject to long-term displacement in countries that are unwilling or unable to integrate them. HOST seeks to promote innovation and integrity in all aspects of our work whilst promoting diversity and cooperation among the people and communities that we work with.

 

Through strengths based and trauma informed approaches we provide education and support services to improve the livelihoods and independence of refugees and asylum seekers whilst assisting host countries to integrate them peacefully.

 

The HOST International Thailand office is currently operating in partnership with Coalition of The Rights of Refugees and Stateless Persons (CRSP) under the auspices of the local Thai Foundation, Peace Way Foundation (registration licence no. Tor. 440/2544)

 

About the Livelihoods and Community Projects Officer

The Livelihoods and Community Projects (LCP) Officer will be responsible for the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of livelihoods and community projects for urban refugees in Thailand, including HOST Thailand’s flagship livelihood project CHAMALiiN (https://www.chamaliin.com/).  The LCP officer will work closely with the Country Manager and Case Management team to undertake projects that are suitable and achievable within the Thailand urban refugee context, including appropriately supporting refugee-led initiatives.  The LCP officer will be the focal point for HOST Thailand’s livelihoods and community projects and be expected to coordinate with other stakeholders that are undertaking similar activities. 

The role is also key in developing independence, hope, humanity and dignity for refugees and asylum seekers and requires an effective support relationship that fosters self-agency.
 

Responsibilities

  • Overseeing and responding to the day-to-day operational needs of CHAMALiiN and other current community projects. 
  • Contributing to the strategic direction HOST International Thailand’s livelihoods, community projects, and refugee-led initiatives, including plans towards greater impact & self-sustainability.
  • Consulting with refugees, NGOs, community groups and others on suitable projects that could be undertaken, giving consideration to the needs and interests of women, young people, people with disabilities and LGBTIQ+ people. 
  • Undertaking effective financial management of all projects that the LCP Officer has responsibility. 
  • Identifying refugee-led initiatives that are in line with HOST’s work in Thailand and develop ways of working with these initiatives that build refugee self-agency.
  • Developing strategies to minimise protection concerns that exist for urban refugees in Thailand that are involved with projects under the responsibility of LCP Officer.
  • Establish in collaboration with HOST’s Country Manager & Impact and Evaluation coordinator effective monitoring and evaluation mechanisms for projects. 
  • Being abreast of best practices for livelihood, community projects, and refugee-led initiatives in urban refugee contexts. 
  • Preparing reports for management as required to a high standard and complying with information protocols, policies and procedures;
  • Ensuring all activities align with program obligations, legislation, relevant codes of conduct and policies and procedures;
  • Support non-Thai staff to understand Thai culture and norms and to apply this knowledge in the delivery of services; and
  • Perform other duties commensurate with skills and experience as required.

In addition to the specific duties listed above, all HOST staff are expected to:

  • Respect and abide by HOST’s vision, mission and values, ensuring that their conduct is consistent with the HOST Code of Conduct and is fully compliant with the provisions of HOST policies and procedures;
  • Carry out general administrative functions related to their role and to the effective and efficient functioning of HOST including the timely and accurate management of case files, relevant databases, and all service delivery communications and data;
  • Participate in induction training relating to policy and procedures, workplace health and safety and HOST administrative systems; and
  • Comply with all other reasonable and legal directions of the Country Manager, Deputy Chief Executive Officer and/or Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

 Qualifications

Essential

  • A minimum Diploma level qualification in the areas of Community Development; Small Business; Social Enterprise; Marketing; Humanities; or other relevant field. 
  • A minimum of 1 year experience working on community projects and/or small businesses that have a social purpose, including experience working with groups with heightened vulnerability. 
  • Demonstrated experience working in a professional capacity with culturally and linguistically diverse groups. 
  • Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to build productive working relationships with a range of stakeholders;  
  • Highly developed written and oral Thai communication skills;
  • Capacity to communicate clearly in verbal and written English; and
  • Demonstrated competence in use of Microsoft Office, Excel, and online data systems.

Desirable

  • Degree qualification in Community Development; Small Business; Social Enterprise; Marketing; Humanities; or other relevant field. 
  • Experience and/or knowledge on issues and opportunities affecting urban refugees and asylum seekers in Thailand. 
  • Experience with social enterprises or other business ventures that included a social purpose. 
  • Digital skills including graphic design, marketing, and social media management. 

 

Full-time members of staff at Host International Thailand receive:

  • 20 days of paid vacation per year (pro-rata)
  • Paid public holidays based on duty station
  • Social security and Health and Accident Benefit (pro-rata)

 

Interested applicants should submit the following in English to be considered for this vacancy:

  • One page cover letter including:
    1) the position you are applying for
    2) description of relevant experience and qualifications
  • Résumé/CV
  • Contact details (phone and email) for two references

 

Please submit the requested items in PDF or MS Word file to jason.spierings@hostinternational.org.au & kanokwan@hostinternational.org.au

 

Please title the email “Livelihoods & Community Projects Officer”. Zipped files will not be opened. Applicants that do not include all of the requested items will not be considered.  We will only contact applicants we wish to interview.

Contact : jason.spierings@hostinternational.org.au


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