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                    Position Title


Field Coordinator

                          Duty Station


Mae Sot, Thailand



General Service Staff (UG)

THB  61,000.00 per month

            Type of Appointment


Special Short-Term Contract, 06 months with possibility of extension

        Estimated Start Date


As soon as possible

                    Closing Date 


March 31, 2017

              Reference Code


CFCV No. 004/2017

Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.

IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Internal and external candidates are eligible to apply to this vacancy. For the purpose of the vacancy, internal candidates are considered as first-tier candidates.


Under the overall supervision of Chief of Mission and direct supervision of the Project Manager, the incumbent will be responsible to provide administrative support and implement Migrant Assistance Unit (MAU) activities in Mae Sot province especially activities involving protection and assistance to Vulnerable Migrants including Victim of Trafficking in Persons (VOT) during their interim care in shelters, return and reintegration with “ASEAN-IOM MAPP (Migrant Assistance and Protection Programme)”.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

In close coordination with the Project Staff Members based in the IOM Bangkok office and in the fields; Provincial Social Development and Human Security Office and other IOM consultants engaged for Migrant Assistance Unit (MAU) activities in Mae Sot, she/he in particular will be accountable for the followings:

  1. In coordination with the Bangkok office, develop strategies, approaches and methodologies to implement project activities in order to meet project objectives;
  2. Ensure that project activities are implemented on schedule and within budget and provide regular written updates to the relevant project staff in Bangkok, including participating in monthly conference calls and discussing and coordinating necessary changes in project work plans;
  3. Build and maintain relationships with local government counterparts, project partners, NGOs and community‐based organisations;
  4. Liaise regularly with government counterparts, local authorities, NGOs and community‐based organisations to ensure smooth implementation of the project;
  5. Represent IOM and provide technical assistance at local and provincial government meetings as required, including bilateral, cross‐border meetings and workshops;
  6. Provide guidance and direct supervision to the work of the Junior Project Assistant in the Mae Sot field office;
  7. Undertake duty travel within Tak province as necessary to ensure smooth implementation of the project activities and to monitor activities undertaken in the field;
  8. Produce information, education and communication (IEC) materials in close consultation with project staff, project partners and government/non‐government stakeholders;
  9. Collect and record updated data/information on labour migration, migrant rights and policy, and legal processes concerning migrants, migration flows and challenges;
  10. Organize and coordinate events, including, capacity building workshops, trainings, meetings and outreach activities for information campaigns,
  11. Assist workshop trainers/facilitators in conducting workshops in order to improve delivering methods, achieve workshop objectives, and enhance participants’ involvement and commitment to the workshop;
  12. Provide technical supervision in the design and implementation of monitoring and evaluation tools, including assessments, surveys and interviews, in order to document and determine the progress and impact of the project.
  13. Ensure the submission of monthly / quarterly / annual progress reports for project activities in English to the relevant project officers in Bangkok;
  14. Coordinate the production and timely submission of financial reports, including following up with team members to ensure this occurs;
  15. Translate and interpret relevant government policies, decisions and other documents, including meeting notes, and distributing to IOM Bangkok project staff, and local staff/partners as needed.
  16. Perform such other duties as may be assigned by the Project Manager.

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • Thai national;
  • University degree in social sciences, law, political science or related field, a master’s degree is preferred;
  • At least three years of experience with an international or intergovernmental organization working on issues related to migrant and vulnerable populations in Thailand.
  • Demonstrated experience in liaising with government officials and in coordinating activities with NGOs and government partners;
  • Experience in organizing and coordinating surveys, workshops and trainings;
  • Capacity to work independently with minimum supervision;
  • Personal commitment, efficiency, and flexibility;
  • Gender sensitive. Culture sensitive, able to work with colleagues from different cultural backgrounds.
  • Understanding of norms of professional ethics as well as client‐oriented
  • Experience in working effectively and harmoniously with colleagues from various cultures and professional backgrounds at all levels;
  • Confident user of MS Office applications
  • Good writing, communication and negotiation skills;
  • Fluency in Thai and English language.
  • Working knowledge of any GMS language is an advantage.
  • Understanding of International norms and domestic law on counter trafficking in persons and victim protection assistance in Thailand is an advantage.


Fluency in Thai and English, Excellent writing skill in English is preferred

Required Competencies

  • Accountability – Meets deadline, cost, and quality requirements for outputs
  • Client Orientation – Identifies the immediate and peripheral clients of own work
  • Continuous Learning – Demonstrates interest in improving relevant skills
  • Communication – Writes clearly and effectively, adjusting wording to the intended audience
  • Creativity and Initiative – Proactively develops new ways to resolve problems
  • Leadership and Negotiation – Presents goals as shared interests
  • Performance Management – Provides constructive feedback to colleagues
  • Planning and Organizing – Sets clear and achievable goals consistent with agreed priorities for self and others
  • Professionalism - Masters subject matter related to responsibilities
  • Teamwork – Actively contributes to an effective, collegial, and agreeable team environment
  • Technological Awareness – Understands applicability and limitation of technology and seeks to apply it to appropriate work


Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment and verification of residency, visa and authorizations by the concerned Government, where applicable.

Only candidates residing in either the country of the duty station or from a location in a neighbouring country that is within commuting distance of the duty station will be considered. In all cases, a prerequisite for taking up the position is legal residency in the country of the duty station, or in the neighbouring country located within commuting distance, and work permit, as applicable.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications along with a duly completed IOM Personal History Form to the IOM Bangkok Human Resources Unit at e-mail by March 31, 2017 at the latest. The form can be downloaded from Kindly indicate the reference code CFCV004/2017 followed by your full name in the subject line.

Applications should include: a) a cover letter, indicating the dates of availability; b) a curriculum vitae; c) a duly completed IOM Personal History Form (may be downloaded from;

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Posting period:

From 08.03.2017 to 31.03.2017

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Submitted On:
09 Mar 2017