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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.

Bangkok, Thailand

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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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