Volunteer Community Advocate

  • Added Date: Monday, 17 June 2019
  • Deadline Date: Monday, 15 July 2019

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Innovative Human Rights NGO Seeks

Volunteer Community Advocate

in Bangkok, Thailand

About Asylum Access

Asylum Access is a leading refugee human rights organization headquartered in Oakland, CA with substantial operations in three countries plus partnerships in additional countries across Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Asylum Access is the only global organization working to make human rights a reality for refugees in first countries of refuge. Our unique combination of five integrated strategies provides grassroots assistance and changes the legal landscape for refugees and their host communities. By helping refugees assert their rights, we are putting power back into their hands. Our work transforms the traditional approach of endless humanitarian handouts to a sustainable solution that gives refugees the tools to provide for themselves and make choices about their own lives.

Asylum Access envisions a world where refugees are seen as people with rights, not just people with needs. Asylum Access believes that by empowering refugees to assert their human rights, we can create effective, lasting solutions for refugees around the world.

Asylum Access Thailand (AAT) seeks applications from well-prepared candidates who are ready to commit themselves to spending six months to a year as a Volunteer Community Advocates based out of Bangkok, Thailand

Key responsibilities

  • Facilitate a forum or space in various refugee communities to motivate discussions around the development of community action plans
  • Promote the inclusion of community members, both refugee and local, in mobilizing and organizing people to develop and implement an action plan
  • Facilitate a collective understanding of the action plan by creating spaces for dialogue and reflection
  • Identify the resources, capabilities, and capacity of refugee community members and support the successful implementation of community action plans
  • Provide training and capacity building where identified by the participants
  • Develop monitoring and evaluation plans including sharing feedback with the participants and allowing them to propose improvements.

Qualifications:

  • University degree in Community Development, Social Administration or a related field.
  • A Demonstrated ability to work with refugee communities in urban areas.
  • Must be able to work under stress and with changing priorities.
  • Able to effectively communicate in English both verbally and in writing.

Benefits:

  • Direct work experience of supporting urban refugee communities in different situations.
  • A small stipend to contribute towards travel to and from the office.
  • A written reference plus a certificate of completion.
  • Experience in group facilitation and training clients.
  • Experience in developing work plans and M&E
  • Improved fluency in English through working in an English speaking environment.
  • Cross-cultural communication skills, and experience working with interpreters.
  • Access to Asylum Access’ Alumni network which presents opportunities to obtain paid work in the field of refugee law or human rights.

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