Foundation for Karen Hilltribes in Thailand (KHTF)
Monitoring & Evaluation Officer (MEO)
Job Title: Monitoring & Evaluation Officer (MEO)
Responsible To: Director of the Karen Hilltribes Trust (KHT)
Location: Amphoe Khun Yuam, Mae Hong Son Province, Thailand
Contract: Full-time position, 12 months fixed-term contract (with possibility of extension)
Salary: 15,000 THB/month
Probation Period: Three months
Expected Start Date: As soon as possible (ASAP)
The Foundation for the Karen Hilltribes in Thailand (KHTF) was founded in 2002 under Thai permit 242/2525 as a partner organisation to the Karen Hilltribes Trust (KHT), a UK registered charity whose mission is to partner with Karen communities in Northern Thailand to improve their health, livelihoods, and access to education. By taking a holistic approach to the complex socio-economic issues at hand, we aim to achieve sustainable change by empowering Karen communities to improve their own lives. Although this position is with KHTF, the successful candidate is expected to work closely with the UK charity and form part of an international team working under KHT’s aims and obejctives.
As a community-led organisation, KHT’s model starts and finishes with the Karen People of Northern Thailand. Our unique approach is based on the expressed needs of target communities and involves their local knowledge in all stages of our projects, including design, implementation, maintenance, and evaluation. Projects are focussed on promoting self-reliance leading to improved well-being, whilst helping Karen communities retain their unique identity and culture. Not only does this approach guarantee projects have a positive impact in the community, but also ensures community ownership and supports long-term sustainability.
Since 1986, KHTF has transformed the health and well-being of over 55,643 people through the provision of clean drinking water, improved sanitation facilities and hygiene education; secured agriculture as a sustainable livelihood for more 18,901 farmers through the construction of flood-resistant irrigation systems; and increased accessed to education for 17,693 children and young people through school meals, transport and accommodation, and higher education scholarships.
The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (MEO) will be based in KHTF’s office in Khun Yuam, Mae Hong Son Province. The MEO will work closely with all members of KHTF’s team to support projects in its three programme areas – Community Health, Sustainable Livelihoods and Access to Education. The role will involve both desk and field work and the successful candidate will be directly responsible for:
Conducting household surveys, case studies and other data collection activities
Inputting data into Excel and Word documents
Support the translation of key project information, and any other necessary materials required, from Thai or Karen into English
Working alongside KHTF’s team to help deliver education sessions/presentations, particularly focussing on good hygiene behaviour
Support KHT’s social media and online communications
Represent KHT as and when required and perform other such duties as may be required by the Director and Trustees, which are consistent with the responsibilities of the post.
Ability to work in Thailand.
Fluent in Thai and Karen languages, and working proficiency in English.
Confident communicator able to control and speak in front of large groups of people.
Experience in data collection such as surveys and interviews would be desirable.
Good level of computer literacy especially Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Word.
Be enthusiastic about the work of KHT and prepared to learn new skills.
Have a flexible and patient attitude and be willing to live, work and travel in a remote area.
Be prepared to conduct project site visits, sometimes travelling alone, with some visits including overnight stays in local towns and rural villages.
Hold a Thai driving license, or minimum motorbike license, with competency to travel on remote and poor-quality roads.
To apply, please send your CV and a two-page cover letter in English, including how you meet the person specification and your motivation for applying, to firstname.lastname@example.org before the closing date. Please make sure to state the job title in the subject row of your email.
The closing date for applications is 8pm (UTC+07:00), Sunday 21st November 2021, and interviews will be held remotely shortly after.
Unfortunately, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you do not hear from us within three weeks of the closing date, then unfortunately your application has not been successful.
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