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Project Director, Urban Education Project - JRS Thailand

Position Title: Project Director, Urban Education Project
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Reports to: Director, Asia Pacific/Thailand

The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is an International Catholic agency with a mission to accompany, serve and defend the rights of refugees and forcibly displaced people. It is essentially a service-oriented organization offering direct assistance to refugees and internally displaced persons in Australia, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. The style of service is direct and personal, working in situations of greatest need, seeking the long-term well-being of refugees and displaced persons, while not neglecting their immediate or urgent needs. It offers opportunities to a wide variety of staff, local and international, while maintaining a localized scheme of salary, insurance, benefits, etc.

In Thailand, JRS currently implements four projects spread throughout camp and urban areas serving refugees, asylum seekers and forcibly displaced persons. JRS Thailand has field offices in Bangkok and Mae Hong Son. The main areas of work include education, casework and psychosocial services, livelihoods, peace and reconciliation, protection and advocacy. For more information about JRS in Asia Pacific and Thailand, visit:


Overall Position Purpose:
The JRS Thailand Urban Education Project Director (PD) is responsible for the direction and implementation of a project that improves skills and opportunities of urban asylum seekers and refugee children and youth (15-35 years old). The project has three main components: a) English and Thai language course, b) vocational and digital skills training, and c) internship and scholarship program. The responsibilities of the PD include leading the team in project implementation, contributing to the development of proposals and reports, and representing JRS in urban refugee education advocacy and networking.

Key Responsibilities:
• To safeguard and promote the vision, values and policy standards of JRS at the project level
• To ensure the successful achievement of project objectives and implementation of activities following JRS mission, values and standards
• To lead the project team and coordinate with the country program and finance team in the preparation and development of annual/multi-annual narrative and financial proposals and reports, monitoring and evaluation.
• To help JRS IT team establish a robust data and information management system
• To plan and coordinate teacher training and capacity building activities with the JRS education specialist
• To assist in the development of stories and communication materials for JRS and donor partners
• To communicate project updates, learnings and challenges with the country support team during regular staff and project directors’ meetings and regular project reporting
• To contribute to policy analysis and research on urban refugee education
• To strengthen relationships and advocacy with key partners and stakeholders in urban refugee education such as refugee learning centers, public and private schools, NGOs, UNHCR-BRC, Thai communities and government agencies. JRS will lead the establishment of an education working group among urban refugee stakeholders.
• To represent JRS in education stakeholders meeting with NGO, UN and Thai government when requested
• To supervise the project staff in fulfilling their roles and tasks and conduct annual performance appraisals to ensure their capacity development. The project team includes an education officer, a project assistant, and six language and skills training teachers.


Qualifications and Experience:
• Bachelor’s degree in Education, Social Work, and International Relations, or related professional field. An advanced degree is Education or Social Work is an advantage.
• Minimum of three years of professional experience in managing programs for refugees or marginalized populations, preferably in education.
• Professional proficiency in Thai and English. Thai nationality is preferred.
• Strong management and teamwork skills, and able to manage staff from various culture and background.
• Work experience with refugees and asylum seekers in Thailand or Asia is an advantage.
• Professional literacy in Microsoft Windows package (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Photoshop, etc)
• Result-oriented, self-motivated, flexible and has ability to work with multicultural teams


This position offers a salary package with Medical and Accident group insurance, Life insurance and other benefits. Interested candidates must apply by sending their cover letter and CV (including 3 references) addressing how they satisfy the criteria described above. JRS advocates for equal opportunity and promotes a diversified and inspiring working environment. Therefore, qualified candidates of ethnic minorities and women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Send applications to by 15 April 2021. Early applications are encouraged.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Contact :

ผู้จัดการโปรเจค / Project manager


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