Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Contract: Fixed Term, 7 months
Expected Start Date: 1 February 2019
Closing Date: 7 January 2019
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The seafood industry in Thailand has come under national and international spotlights in the past few years for its abuses of labour on fishing vessels/processing plants as well as its overfishing practices in Thailand and neighbouring waters. Much effort has been invested in working systematically to tackle these environmental and social challenges in the industry – from initiatives being driven by large seafood overseas buyers, to national initiatives led by the Thai government and leading Thai companies and exporters. Civil society actors – both at the national and international levels – have invested significant resources in addressing these dynamic and complex issues. However, progress has not been at its most effective and recent developments have highlighted duplications and strategic gaps in how civil society organisations (CSOs) have been engaging the industry and government to change policies and practices. Furthermore, local CSOs’ contributions have not been fully incorporated into the current institutional reform process and this absence means that an important accountability mechanism is missing from the process.
With the above diagnostic, Oxfam has been designing and convening a Thai CSO Coalition for Ethical and Sustainable Seafood, bringing together some of the leading local CSOs (both environmental and labour NGOs) working in the seafood sector as one collective network to map out existing interventions and capacity gaps. The Coalition’s mission is to 1) Eradicate modern-day slavery and Illegal, Unregulated and Unreported Fishing (IUU) from the Thai seafood industry throughout supply chains, and 2) Promote sustainable and ecological fishery in the Thai seas. Current members include leading labour and environment national NGOs as well as international NGOs and experts working in the seafood industry.
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Oxfam GB in Thailand is looking for a full-time project assistant with organisational and interpersonal skills to support the CSO Coalitions project.
Our next Project Assistant will require a range of skills and experience.
Support the CSO Coalition for Ethical and Sustainable Seafood in Thailand as administrative, coordinative and logistic focal point;
SKILLS AND COMPENTENCE:
Please submit your application online at https://jobs.oxfam.org.uk/vacancy/project-assistant-int5179/9948/description/
OR visit our website www.oxfam.org.uk/jobs using the job reference number INT5179.
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Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
REMARK: This is a national hired post. We will be unable to provide visa and work permit to a non-Thai national.
We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation.