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Community Outreach Officer

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Community Outreach Officer in Bangkok, Thailand

 

About Us

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 envisions a world where refugees are seen as people with rights, not just people with needs. Asylum Access believes that by empowering refugees to assert their human rights, we can create effective, lasting solutions for refugees around the world.

 

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 and continue to strengthen access to existing protection mechanisms through direct legal assistance, information dissemination and community legal empowerment (CLE) programs for our refugee clients. We believe all refugees deserve a fair chance at a new life. 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 in Thailand because when refugees can begin rebuilding their lives, communities thrive.

 

Position Description

The Community Outreach Officer supports the Community Outreach Team and CO team lead for ensuring AAT community outreach projects run smoothly. The community outreach officer will support the team lead to implement AAT’s empowerment and capacity building ) projects on Community Based Social Support (CBSS), Know Your Options (KYO), and Employment Law and Safety (ELS). The Community Outreach officer coordinates efforts with our implementing partners and local stakeholders to implement our refugees’ empowerment projects across the refugee communities. 

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Support the AAT annual project planning process and incorporate it into the Community Outreach work plan.

  • Assist in facilitating and supporting existing refugee community groups to ensure community activities are implemented effectively and as planned.

  • Provide regular updates on progress and challenges of CBSS, KYO, ELS to the Community Outreach Team Lead and other colleagues as needed.

  • Coordinate with our implementing partners and refugee communities on a regular basis and organize CBSS, KYO, and ELS.

  • Implement M&E and assess impacts through the use of existing M&E tools  with close consultation with CO Team Lead and our partners.

  •  Able to be facilitator and understand how to conduct need assessment.

  • Contribute to write a monthly journal and quarterly report about the implementing projects.

  • Support the Emergency Fund process by conducting interviews and fact finding when receiving referrals.

  • Attend the meetings as required by a supervisor.

  • Any other work as assigned by a supervisor.

 

 

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Science, Political Science, or related degree; 

  • A minimum of 2 year experience coordinating projects; 

  • Knowledge of and ability to work with groups from a vulnerable population, including women and children; 

  • Good communication skills and experience with training/facilitating workshops is an asset;

  • Strong analytical, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.;

  • Self-motivated and able to work independently, as well as under supervision;

  • Excellent multitasking and prioritizing skills;

  • Good teamwork and flexibility, enthusiastic and willing to use feedback from others for improvement;

  • Able to travel to refugee communities and availability to work occasionally on weekends.

  • Excellent English and Thai communication skills, both written and verbal;

  • Basic working knowledge of Gmail, Google Drive, MS Office and related tools (Docs, Sheets, etc.).

 

Hours and Location of Work

The Community Outreach Officer is a full-time position based in our offices in Bangkok, Thailand. Candidates should be aware that some flexibility regarding working hours is required in order to take out of hours calls and meetings with international colleagues

 

Compensation

Position comes with a competitive nonprofit salary, and a robust benefits package. The range of salary is between 30,000THB- 35,000THB. 



 

Application Instructions

Send your resume, cover letter and a concise writing sample with the subject line “AAT Community Outreach Officer” to apply@asylumaccess.org. In your cover letter, please describe your reasons for applying, relevant qualifications, and how you learned about the position.

 

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.

 

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

Contact : thailand@asylumaccess.org


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