Director of Advocacy and Engagement – [Urgent]
Baan Dek Foundation (BDF) is a non-profit, non-political and non-religious organization based in Bangkok and Chiang Mai. BDF supports access to essential services for more than 2,000 vulnerable children and their families living in construction sites and urban slums every year. Through tailored educational programs and flexible individual support, BDF protects at-risk children and enables families to become self-sustainable to provide opportunities for a better future.
The Director of Advocacy and Engagement plays a pivotal role in leading and implementing BDF’s Systemic Impact Strategy. The long term objective of this strategy aims to create sustainable change in the construction sector to ensure the well-being of workers and their children in collaboration with the construction sector and other key stakeholders. In order to address issues commonly faced by construction workers and their children, BDF and UNICEF Thailand developed the Chiang Mai Framework for Action (CMFA) after a rigorous grounded theory research study, Building Futures in Thailand in 2018. The CMFA proposes 12 key recommendations to companies, for them to support migratory communities with access to public services, information, and relevant life skills. BDF encourages the construction sector to adopt these recommendations and to facilitate this process, has developed -- through a collaborative process with companies and beneficiaries-- and piloted tools that operationalize the CMFA, which includes merging child protection mechanisms into a business model. BDF has also worked on developing a business case, Social Return on Investment (SROI) value and is actively exploring incentives of key stakeholders to amplify wider CMFA uptake in the sector. Building on this evidence, the Director of Advocacy and Engagement seeks to further develop the stakeholder engagement strategy for the Thai construction sector and other key players.
Job Title: Director of Engagement and Advocacy
Type of Contract: Full-time employment position for 1-year (with possibility of extension)
Department: Engagement and Advocacy
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Expected Start Date: ASAP or February 2022
Responsibilities of the advertised position:
Baan Dek Foundation is currently looking for a professional and dedicated locally-based Director of Engagement and Advocacy who will commit to contribute to BDF’s overall mission and provide specialized support for children and their families who reside in construction site camps. The position will work under the direct supervision of BDF’s Executive Director, working closely with BDF’s Senior Management Team. The main responsibilities of this role are provided below.
Role and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Nationality: Thai nationality
Language requirements: Excellent verbal and written proficiency in Thai and English
Other skills and competencies:
Working hours: Full time - Monday to Friday with occasional weekend and evenings
Salary & Compensation: Starting at 50,000 THB (to be defined based on experience and qualifications)
How to Apply:
Please send all applications in English (CV/cover letter/2 professional references) via email to: email@example.com.
In the subject line of the email, please write “Application for Advocacy and Engagement - Your Name”
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview in English. Baan Dek Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. The organization shall not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in advertisements for employment, recruitment and other conditions of employment, preventing discrimination against any job applicant or employee on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
To comply with BDF’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy, the selected candidate will be requested a copy of his/her criminal record. Adhering to BDF’s policies means to comply with our Child Protection and Safeguarding, PSEA Policy, Anti-Corruption Policy.
Candidate’s applications whose profiles do not match this vacancy’s criteria but match criteria for other current or future vacancies will be kept in BDF’s CV database and will be redirected accordingly.
Closing date for applications: 31 January 2021
Please note that applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the position will remain posted until a qualified candidate is selected.
More details on Baan Dek Foundation’s projects is available at www.baandekfoundation.org.
Contact : firstname.lastname@example.org