STAFF CATEGORY : Programme Staff
DUTY STATION : Bangkok
TYPE OF CONTRACT : Appointment
DURATION OF CONTRACT : 3 Years
RECRUITMENT OPEN TO : Candidates from SEAMEO Member and Associate Member Countries
APPLICATION DEADLINE : 22 October 2021 (Midnight Bangkok time)
OVERVIEW OF FUNCTIONS OF THE POST
The Programme Officer will be involved in the planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting of SEAMEO RIHED's programmes with a focus on Knowledge Maximisation. Under the overall authority of the SEAMEO RIHED Centre Director and with the guidance of more senior peers, the incumbent will:
Provide knowledge and information management support for the Centre's strategy and facilitate internal knowledge sharing;
Initiate activities related to the generation of knowledge, learning and policy;
Coordinate with relevant stakeholders, including academia, high ranking and senior government officials, international organisations, embassies, and higher education institutions in Southeast Asia and beyond;
Develop programmes and draft concept papers and project proposals;
Organise and facilitate seminars, workshops and meetings in coordination with relevant partners;
Draft minutes of meetings and other relevant reporting tasks as required;
Conduct research on assigned topics; and
Carry out other duties assigned by the Centre Director or at the request of more senior peers in relation to the Centre's strategy for a more sustainable future for the SEAMEO Region.
Advanced University degree (Masters or equivalent) in knowledge and information management, education, development studies, social sciences or another relevant discipline.
Excellent writing skills, including an ability to adapt messages to diverse audiences.
Good analytical skills and creativity.
Ability to carry out desk reviews and qualitative research.
Ability to work on own initiative as well as within a team.
Ability to develop and maintain sound working relationships with government representatives, public and private sector organisations and other stakeholders.
Ability to work in a multicultural environment.
Ability to innovate and effectively manage priorities and competing demands, while meeting deadlines and ensuring coordination of activities.
Ability to work efficiently under pressure and willingness to take on different projects and tasks as needs arise.
Willingness to travel to assigned destinations (when possible).
Advanced working knowledge of relevant software including Microsoft Office and Video Conferencing platforms.
Excellent command of spoken and written English. Knowledge of Thai and/or other Asian languages is an asset.
Three years of relevant professional experience in the field of knowledge and information management, higher education, programme management or another related field. Knowledge and experience of higher education development and of the Southeast Asian region is an asset. Experience in interacting and working with government institutions, multilateral international organisations, civil society organisations and/or the private sector is also a plus.
BENEFITS AND ENTITLEMENTS
SEAMEO RIHED offers a basic salary, tax exemption and other benefits which may include: 30 days annual leave, medical insurance, provident fund and more.
SELECTION AND RECRUITMENT PROCESS
Please note that all candidates must provide complete and accurate information. The evaluation of candidates is based on the criteria in the vacancy notice, and may include tests and/or assessments, as well as interviews.
SEAMEO RIHED may use communication technologies such as video or teleconference, e-mail correspondence, etc. for the assessment and evaluation of candidates.
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be further contacted.
HOW TO APPLY
Interested individuals should send their most recent CV, a copy of their academic transcript(s), and a cover letter (max 2 pages) outlining their intent and current and expected salaries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The closing date for applications is Friday, 22 October 2021.
SEAMEO RIHED is committed to achieve and sustain gender parity among its staff members in all categories and is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. All applications will be treated with the highest level of confidentiality.
SEAMEO RIHED does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.
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