Asylum Access is hiring a
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Community Outreach Officer (Community based Social Support-CBSS)
About Asylum Access
We are human rights advocates who support forcibly displaced individuals and communities as they reclaim their rights, agency and power.
Our unique combination of legal empowerment, policy advocacy and global systems change creates conditions in which refugees can live safely, move freely, work legally and go to school. Our work transforms the traditional approach of endless humanitarian handouts to a sustainable solution that honors refugees’ freedom, dignity and autonomy, and empowers them to make choices about their own lives.
Asylum Access’ global team and family of local civil society organizations advocate to make human rights a reality for refugees throughout Africa, Asia and Latin America. Our national organizations are led and staffed primarily by community members in those countries, and there is strong mutual trust and respect between us and our clients. On the international stage, we work with established institutions to shift the global system to better uphold and promote refugees’ human rights. We can help catalyze and lead systemic transformation because, uniquely among NGOs in the refugee response sector, we focus exclusively on rights and governance.
The Community Outreach Team implements Asylum Access Thailand’s (AAT)’s empowerment and capacity building projects on Democratic Collective Actions (DCA), Community Based Social Support (CBSS), Know Your Options (KYO), Employment Law and Safety (ELS), and Refugee Empowerment Group (REG) projects, among others.
The Community Outreach Officer (CBSS) assists the Community Outreach Team and CO team lead for ensuring AAT community outreach projects run smoothly. The community outreach officer will aid the team lead to implement AAT’s empowerment and capacity building projects on Community Based Social Support (CBSS), Know Your Options (KYO), and Employment Law and Safety (ELS). The Community Outreach officer coordinates efforts with our implementing partners and local stakeholders to implement our refugees’ empowerment projects across the refugee communities.
Support the AAT annual project planning process and incorporate it into the Community Outreach work plan.
Assist in facilitating and supporting existing refugee community groups to ensure community activities are implemented effectively and as planned.
Provide regular updates on progress and obstacles of CBSS, KYO, ELS to the Community Outreach Team Lead and other colleagues as needed.
Coordinate with our implementing partners and refugee communities on a regular basis and organize CBSS, KYO, and ELS.
Implement M&E and assess impacts through the use of existing M&E tools with close consultation with CO Team Lead and our partners.
Able to be a facilitator and understand how to conduct need assessment.
Contribute to a monthly journal and quarterly report about the implementing projects.
Helping the Emergency Fund process by conducting interviews and fact finding when receiving referrals.
Attend the meetings as required by a supervisor.
Any other work as assigned by a supervisor.
Hours and Location of Work
The Community Outreach Officer (CBSS) is a full-time position based in our offices in Bangkok, Thailand. Candidates should be aware that some flexibility regarding working hours is required in order to take out of hours calls and meetings with international colleagues
Position comes with a competitive nonprofit salary, and a robust benefits package. The range of salary is between 33,000THB- 35,000THB.
Please upload your resume and a cover letter. In your cover letter, please describe your reasons for applying, relevant qualifications, preferred start date, expected salary and how you learned about the position.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.
Asylum Access is an equal-opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We value the expertise of those who have experienced displacement and encourage people with such lived experiences to apply. For more information about our organization, visit www.asylumaccess.org_._