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Education Officer - Urban Education Project (JRS Thailand)
The Education Officer is responsible for facilitating and designing education activities specifically related to non-formal education system.  He / She will help the project director in implementing day to day activities of the project.  The two core staff members will work closely with JRS-URP and the Country Office in implementing the services for refugees and asylum seekers in Bangkok area.

Location
Bangkok, Thailand

Report to
The Project Director, Urban Education Project, Bangkok, JRS Thailand

Responsibilities
  • Provide information and counseling and (if needed) assist people served in accessing to appropriate educational opportunities.
  • Support Thai and English teachers in developing curriculum, preparing lesson materials, and other related activities.
  • Demonstrate as a person in chart instead of teaching as required.   
  • Design and organize educational and peer-support activities.
  • Provide information session on refugee and asylum seeker issues in Thailand in the schools.
  • Conduct overall monitoring, coaching and evaluation of JRS education activities in the urban context within Bangkok and give recommendations as well as technical inputs as necessary. 
  • Identify education and other related needs among refugees and asylum seekers communities within Bangkok and educational facilities to ensure that the needed assistance is delivered appropriately. 
  • Actively contribute, through practical and technical support, to capacity development of local stakeholders in organizational management and value formation.
  • Assist them in collecting and analysing accurate data, systematic filing and giving recommendations based on the data analysis. 
  • Actively participate in regular partnership meetings with stakeholders.
  • Collaborate to ensure good communication and trusting relationship between JRS and stakeholders, in a supportive and cooperative fashion.
  • Provide refugees and asylum seekers with information on successful educational strategies and management systems- best practices- to develop and st engthen effective and coherent collective education framework among local education stakeholders. 
  • Identify information and training opportunities for refugees and asylum seekers.
  • Respect and consider cultural differences in all decision making by ensuring community responsibility and participatory approach.
  • Support the direct implementation of activities in all areas of work whenever possible.
  • Support active stakeholders’ decision-making, capacity development and responsibility.
  • Collaborate and coordinate with other JRS team members, CBOs and NGOs especially those working in the urban context within Thailand. 
  • Attend meetings as required.


Qualifications
  • Thai Nationality.
  • Fluent in Thai and English.
  • Minimum Bachelor degree in social work, education, social science or related profession.
  • Experience in education, curriculum development and teacher development desirable.
  • Adaptability, patient, self-motivated, and service-minded.
  • Understanding of and empathy with refugee communities. 
  • Ability to work successfully in a multi-cultural with limited resources and challenging environments.
  • Good computer skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with the team.


Conditions
This position offers a localized salary package with insurance, health and other benefits. Interested candidates must apply by sending cover letter and CV (including 3 references) and address how they satisfy the criteria described above.  Applications are to be sent to “job.uep_eo@jrs.or.thApplications close on 17 August 2017. 
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


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