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043-2-47734-4 SCB มูลนิธิกองทุนไทย (Thai Fund Foundation)

Regional Assistant (Asia)


Organization : The Global Network of Civil Society Organisations (GNDR)
Type : Nonprofits / องค์กรไม่แสวงหาผลกำไร
Date : 5 Sep 2017
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Deadline : 4 / October / 2017

Regional Assistant (Asia):

Job Description




The Global Network of Civil Society Organisations (GNDR) was established in 2007 as a voluntary network of civil society organisations who are committed to working together, and engaging with partners and other stakeholders to increase community resilience and reduce disaster risk around the world. The network is growing and currently has approximately 850-member organisations in over 140 countries across virtually every geographical region of the world.


Our Vision

A vibrant, active, collaborative civil society supporting people and their communities, particularly poor and vulnerable groups, to prepare for, mitigate, respond to and recover from disasters and adapt to extreme hazards and shocks in a changing climate.


Strategic Objectives

GNDR “Stronger Together” strategy 2016-2020 has three mutually reinforcing objectives:

  1. Increase the impact of civil society in influencing policies and practices at all levels
  2. Enhance collaboration capabilities of civil society and cooperation with other stakeholders
  3. Strengthen the creation, analysis and sharing of knowledge


Main purpose of the role:

The Regional Assistants form part of the GNDR Secretariat which serves the membership through hub offices in London UK, Dakar Senegal, Bangkok Thailand and Santiago Chile.  The Regional Assistant role encompasses a variety of tasks designed to support the Regional Development Coordinators who are responsible for the coordination and implementation of GNDR’s work plans within the different regions.


Position in Organisation:


Overall Scope of the Role:

  1. Development regional operational capacities
  2. Regional governance
  3. Strategy coordination and implementation
  4. Communications and reporting
  5. Membership management and support
  6. Administration / Office Facilities
  7. Logistics and Events


Specific Duties:


  1. Development of regional operational capacities
  2. Establish and maintain good working relationships with secretariat staff, regional CSO members Global Board representatives, regional advisory groups


  1. Regional Governance


  1. Strategy Coordination and Implementation


  1. Communications and Reporting


  1. Membership Management and Support


  1. Administration / Office Facilities


  1. Events and conferences


Person Specification


External Title:  Regional Assistant                              









·      Appropriate University Degree

·      Proficiency, written and spoken in language of the host country plus fluency in English

·      Advanced Academic qualification in social and/or international development





·      Four years relevant experience in international development and/or disaster risk management

·      Experience of working in civil society organisations

·      Experience of working with inter-governmental agencies

·      Experience in civil society network development and coordination

·      Project management experience

·      Understanding of Sendai Framework ; Paris Agreement; SDGs










·      Ability to think, plan, prioritise and organise in a clear and structured way

·      Ability to work in a flexible, dynamic environment

·      Strong team player with good interpersonal skills

·      Ability to communicate clearly orally and in writing in host language & English

·      Good ICT / computer skills

·      Willingness to learn, open to new ways of working

·         Appreciation of project management tools and frameworks


·      Fluent in other  regional and international languages would be an advantage (Spanish; French)






·      A calm, confident and welcoming manner

·      Good organisational and  time management skills

·      Able to take initiative, work under minimal supervision

·      Able to travel internationally if required

·      Conscientious, honest, empathy with GNDR values


·      Appreciation of GNDR’s values and principles







Fixed Term Full Time Contract :  Contracts offered on a long-term basis subject to available funding and successful completion of six-month probationary period and periodic performance appraisals.




Ideal start date:  As soon as possiblePosition will be held open until filled.


BASED IN:  Based in Bangkok Thailand with occasional  regional travel


Five days per week:  Monday - Friday

35 hour working week between 9.00am – 5.00pm with 1 hour for lunch

Flexible working hour options will be considered



25 days per year

+ statutory bank hols in host country



Based on length of service - See GNDR HR Policies



National salary will depend on the level of experience and equivalent salary levels – circa 55,000 -  75,000 per month  (Thailand Baht)



To apply send a covering  letter  setting out the candidate’s suitability and motivation for the position, together  with an updated resume / CV  (no more than 4 pages) to  with the subject “Regional Assistant – Asia”.   All applicants must have  valid work permits and the right to reside in Thailand and able to travel internationally   - GNDR will not facilitate  obtaining visa / work permits


Face-to-Face and/or on-line interviews will be arranged for short-listed candidates on a rolling basis.  Only candidates chosen for interviews will be contacted.  The recruitment process will be held open until a suitable candidate is appointed.


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