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Project Coordinator for the Advancing Refugee Protection and Rights in SEA through Legal Empowerment (ARPR)
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 equips 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.
Advancing Refugee Protection and Rights in SEA through Legal Empowerment (ARPR) Project is a three-year project which entails to contribute to greater recognition of and respect for the rights of refugees and asylum-seekers in Thailand, Indonesia and the region, through action-oriented analysis of the effectiveness of legal empowerment programs and recommendations for legal and policy reform.
The specific objectives of the Project are as follows:
The Project Coordinator will be responsible for the overall implementation, coordination and management of the ARPR Project, ensuring program implementation with quality and cost effectiveness. The Project Coordinator will ensure that the project can deliver key activities on time and meet targets and objectives.
Project Management (70%)
Partnership Management and Support (15%)
Representation and coordination (internal and external) (15%)
Ensure effective coordination and collaboration with key stakeholders and partners which includes civil society organizations, community groups, UN agencies and government counterparts at national and regional level;
Participate in coordination and technical meetings at national and regional level;
Other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
Reports to: AAT Director of Program
Work experience in one or more of the following issues would be an asset: refugee empowerment, law reform, legal empowerment, research work, capacity sharing
Experience in a similar role, preferably within the NGO sector
Experience in project coordination, in particular experience in ensuring key deliverables are produced on time
Experience in project design and development
Sound judgment and an ability to effectively prioritize multiple tasks in a constantly changing environment.
Ability to adopt a pro-active approach and offer solutions as appropriate.
Experience of planning and organising meetings and events, with a strong attention to detail.
Proven ability to work effectively at country and regional level gaining trust and confidence with both internal and external stakeholders, and in particular senior stakeholder management in a highly political environment.
Ability to liaise and communicate effectively with a broad range of people at all levels, across different cultures and to act with credibility, discretion, tact and diplomacy both within and without the organisation.
Maintain a calm disposition and positive outlook particularly when working under pressure.
Strong team player.
Self- motivated with ability to work autonomously.
Commitment to the mission, vision and values of Asylum Access.
Salary and Benefits
The ARPR Project Coordinator will receive a monthly payment of THB 50,000 per month.
Hours and Location of Work
The ARPR Project Coordinator is a three-year contract to be renewed on an annual basis. The position is based in our offices in Bangkok, Thailand, working 40 hours per week. Candidates should be aware that some flexibility regarding working hours is required in order to take off-hour calls and meetings with colleagues at HQ, clients, and different networks.
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 experience to apply.
For more information about our organization, visit www.asylumaccess.org_._