National Volunteer Role as
Capacity Building Coordinator (National volunteer role)
Full National volunteer role
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Capacity Building Coordinator (National volunteer role)
Duration: 12 months
Start Date: August, 2020
Location: Puey Ungphakorn School of Development Studies (PSDS), Thammasat University, Rangsit Campus.
- Monthly allowance: 15,000 THB
- 3-4 working days/week
- 24 annual leave days
- Thai holidays: follow PSDS college policy
- Local Life/Accident Insurance
- Accommodation (if needed) at PSDS college, Thammasat University, Rangsit Campus
Capacity Building Coordinator (National volunteer role) will support the PSDS on capacity building and coordinate with partner organizations. The volunteer will focus on sharing experience, transferring skills & knowledge, and strengthen the volunteering system in order to implement the workplan effectively, and he/she will also work closely with an international volunteer.
The Puey Ungphakorn School of Development Studies (PSDS) was originally founded as the Graduate Volunteer Centre (GVC) in 1969. Its objectives were to provide opportunities for graduates of different universities to experience rural life and learn about various aspects of local communities. Volunteer were expected to become more aware of rural and national development concerns. At present PSDS becomes a full-fledged higher education institute that provide 3-degree programs; Graduated Diploma program on volunteerism, Bachelor of Arts in Creative Development (since 2016) and Master of Arts in Creative Development (since 2018). 100 students enrol annually in the BA program, 20 in the MA program and 25-30 in the Graduate Diploma program.
The three programs aim to develop social change agents. Undergraduates; the students they may choose to focus on contemporary community development, corporate social responsibility (CSR), social entrepreneurship, or volunteer management. The MA program on Creative Development focus on research-oriented approach to their topic of choice. The Graduate Diploma program is still Thailand’s first and only service-learning program for the rural community.
• Extensive knowledge on volunteer management (desirable).
• Knowledge and work experience related to sustainable development goals (SDGs).
• Experience and knowledge of youth and education development (Preferred but not necessarily).
• Experience on youth engagement and volunteer management (desirable).
• Able to adapt to new environment and work with others.
• Able to use basic Microsoft Office package and presentation skills.
• Able to take note, capture key points, and summarize the report during seminars or conferences.
• Upper Intermediate English – Confidently communicate in English in writing and speaking.
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VSO is committed to a policy of equal opportunities, values inclusion and seeks to have a diverse workforce.
Kindly find the A brief project of Voice of Youth Project below:
A brief: Voice of Youth Project (2020-2022)
Lead organisation: Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO), Thailand Programme
Two partner orgnisations:
- Puey Ungphakorn School of Development Studies, Thammasat University (PSDS)
- Why I Why Foundation (YIY)
Project period: 1st January 2020 – 31st December 2022 (36 months)
Overall Objective: Young people in Thailand have an enabling environment and capacity to drive the reduction of poverty and inequality and the achievements of the SDGs.
Specific Objective: Young people effectively participate in and contribute to the sustainable development and governance of their communities and country.
- 100 youth leaders from 10 youth-led and community-based CSOs in 8 provinces in Thailand (Chiang Rai, Phayao, Lamphun, Chiang Mai, Phrae, Khon Kaen, Maha Sarakham, Yala) of which 70% are women.
- 2,000 youth community members in 8 provinces, of which 60% are women
- 150 student volunteers from Thammasat University and other local universities/colleges, aged 18-22, of which 70% are women
- 24 local authorities (LAs) – 3 in each province.
- 1,500 university students aged 18 – 22, from Thammasat University and local universities, of which 70% are female.
- 20,000 community members from 8 provinces in Thailand
Outcome 1: Strengthened capacity of local youth CSOs to undertake effective youth-led development and governance in their communities
Outcome 2: Enhanced effectiveness of 10 youth CSOs to implement community-based projects that are relevant to development and governance of their communities.
Outcome 3: Increased advocacy and learnings to influence policy for inclusive youth participation and decision-making processes
Contact : Phiradi.Intharachan@vsoint.org
ผู้ประสานงาน / Coordinator