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Reports To

Southeast Asia Programme


Full time

Direct Reports

Interns/volunteers, where
relevant (at present, this role doesn't have any direct reports)

Contract Duration

12 months / with the
possibility of extension depending on funding


THB 780,000 - 840,000 THB
per year (depending on experience)

LocationBangkok, Thailand

You must have the right
to work in the country for which you're

applying. Unfortunately,
IDC is unable to support work visa



Detention Coalition (IDC) is a unique global
network, of over 200 civil society organisations and individuals in more than
75 countries, thatcoordinates with members and
partners on advocacy, research, coalition andcapacity
building, to end immigration detention and advance rights-basedalternatives to detention (ATD).


The Thailand Project
Coordinator plays a pivotal role in developing and implementing ATD strategies
in Thailand in line withIDC... Strategic Plan
to achieve IDC's objectives of preventing, reducing and ultimately ending
immigration detention, including through promoting alternatives to detention
and the ending of child detention in the short to medium term. This will
involve working with civil society organizations, UN agencies and other actors
to strengthen networks in Thailand, and constructively advocate and engage with
the government and other key stakeholders.

This role involves the
supervision of volunteers and consultants when needed. The Thailand Project
Coordinator may be required to travel nationally and internationally and work
flexible hours to laborate with IDC staff and consultants in multiple time


The Thailand Project
Coordinator will work closely with and under the supervision of the Southeast
Asia Programme Manager to implement IDC's project(s) in Thailand.

The Thailand Project
Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating between the Thai government
and other partners to expand and strengthen alternatives to detention
mechanisms in Thailand. This includes policy, advocacy, resource analysis,
designing training materials, and capacity strengthening for policymakers and
ATD practitioners in Thailand. The Thailand Project Coordinator will work to
secure buy-in and al agreement for the Government to comprehensively review
policies, implement training, and establish ongoing learning mechanisms to
improve delivery of alternatives to immigration detention models. Additionally,
the Thailand Project Coordinator will lect learnings on policy and advocacy
efforts in Thailand and work laboratively with the IDC l team to disseminate
learnings regionally and globally.

The role requires strong
project management skills, effective communication, strong training design
and facilitation skills, and experience in community-based protection.
Experience in Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning initiatives is a strong asset.
The role will require sophisticated stakeholder management skills to work in
partnership with civil society, UN and government agencies under a
whole-of-society approach.

The Thailand Project
Coordinator will work remotely from home with frequent travel to external

Role Responsibilities

• Guide national stakeholders on the development
and implementation of national-level advocacy strategies.
• Implement national ATD strategies to reduce and
end immigration detention in Thailand, in partnership with civil society,
UN agencies, and the government, in line with IDC's Strategic Plan.
• In laboration with the Southeast Asia
Programme Manager, engage in advocacy with the Thai government to improve
alternatives to detention mechanisms and broader immigration reform in
• Communicate on developments in Thailand with
leagues working in other regions and at the global level. .

Networking, Coalition Building and
• Communicating IDC's mission, strategy, and goals
effectively, building commitment to these amongst IDC members and
stakeholders in Thailand.
• Strengthen networks to end immigration detention
in Thailand, including Thailand's UN Migration Network Sub-Working Group
on ATD.
• Work with IDC's Southeast Asia Programme Manager
to foster strong relationships with stakeholders to ensure effective
communication and laboration with IDC members and stakeholders
• Disseminate and share resources, information, and
learning with IDC members and stakeholders.
• Assist with developing print and digital
communication materials, including social media materials.
• Disseminate and share resources among members and
partners through different platforms.
• Contribute to monitoring media platforms and keep
track of reports and updates on developments on immigration detention and
ATD in the region.
• Coordinate consultations with the Southeast Asia
Programme Manager and diverse stakeholders

Expertise, research and resource development
• Maintain an up-to-date understanding of national,
regional and global developments on detention and alternatives to
• Contribute to policy consultations, review and
development of standards on immigration detention and alternatives to
• Contribute to the development of policy briefs,
and advocacy campaigns
• Work with IDC's Southeast Asia Programme Manager,
Asia Pacific Regional Manager and other leagues to provide technical
advice to the Thai government and other stakeholders on the design
implementation and evaluation of ATD programs.
• Contribute to drafting research reports and
mapping national and regional immigration detention and ATD issues
• Work with IDC's Southeast Asia Programme Manager
to contribute to the development of policy, training and communication
materials to support advocacy, in laboration with partners and

Project Management and MEL
• Develop and update Thailand's project work plans,
recording key activities and outcomes.
• Support
data analysis and validation
• Work with IDC's Southeast Asia Programme Manager,
Asia Pacific Regional Manager and other leagues to manage project
budgets in Thailand.
• Work actively to secure funding for the national
programme in Thailand and for IDC's broad programmes
• Work with IDC's Southeast Asia Programme Manager
in the completion of funder monitoring reports for specific projects and
contribute to IDC's Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning activities.●Supervise
consultants and volunteers as needed.
• Report updates and outcomes to IDC's Asia Pacific
Regional Manager and Executive Director
• Facilitate the organization of events, including
capacity-building activities

Internal Systems
• Maintain accurate records of project activities,
including consultations, workshops, and advocacy efforts.
• Prepare regular progress reports for project
stakeholders, including funders, partners, and advisory boards.
• Contribute to the development and implementation
of internal processes and procedures to ensure the smooth operation of the
• Assist in the preparation of grant applications
and funding proposals and proactively identify potential sources of
funding and

• Contribute to the IDC Asia Pacific team
priorities and broader IDC initiatives and programmes as required and
• Demonstrate an understanding of IDC policies
including IDC Children and Vulnerable Adults Safeguarding policy to ensure
a positive and safe working environment for all.
• Demonstrate a passion for and alignment with the
IDC's mission, vision and core values of innovation, laboration,
respect, representation and being solutions-focused.
• Actively contribute to a culture of
laboration, teamwork, and support within the IDC team.

Key selection Criteria

Essential Criteria
• Degree in Social Welfare, Social or Political
Science, Law, international relations or related field.
• Minimum three years of experience working on the rights
of migrants, refugees, and/or stateless people in Thailand.
• Demonstrated understanding of the issues faced by
refugees, people seeking asylum and migrants in Thailand
• Strong understanding of immigration detention
issues, related laws and policies in Thailand is highly desirable
• Experience in engaging in constructive advocacy
with policymakers
• Experience coordinating and working
laboratively with civil society organisations and networks, UN
agencies, and communities impacted by migration or immigration
• Demonstrated ability to design and deliver
training packages
• Strong facilitation skills to lead and create
dynamic learning environments in workshops and meetings
• Ability to research, analyse data and draft
high-quality written material
• Ability to provide strategic advice on
monitoring, evaluation and learning frameworks
• Ability to take initiative and to work remotely
and autonomously, to manage competing deadlines, prioritize workload
appropriately, and work in a flexible manner and effectively in an
international team.
• Ability to undertake travel in Thailand and
• Effective communication in English and Thai
(written and oral) are required.
• Commitment to the mission and values of IDC,
including a dedication to promoting human rights and social justice
• Commitment to Safeguarding and Child Protection
standards and to IDC's Children and Vulnerable Adults Safeguarding

Application Process

To apply, please upload your resume and cover letter on IDC's career's webpage by 19 June 2024.

Please ensure that you clearly address all of the key selection criteria in your application.

Interviews will be held virtually in the week beginning 1 July 2024. The ed candidate will be expected to start in July 2024 or as soon as possible.

IDC values diversity, equality and inclusivity. Applications are welcome from all backgrounds. We especially encourage applications of those from underrepresented backgrounds, including but not limited to gender, race, age, sexual orientation, disability and religion.In particular, we highly encourage leaders with lived experience of the impacts of detention to apply.If potential candidates require any adaptations to usual recruitment processes, please do not hesitate to note this in your application
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