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Pool of Non-Key Experts, EU-Thailand Cooperation Facility

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Deadline: Aug 19, 2022
Location: Thailand Thailand
Sectors: Public Administration, Media and Communications, Inst. Devt. & Cap. building Public Administration, Media and Communications, Inst. Devt. & Cap. building
Job type: Contract, 12 months +
Languages:
English English
Work experience: From 12 years
Date posted: Aug 4, 2022
Expected starting date: Sep 1, 2022

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KEY INFORMATION
Job Title: Pool of Non-Experts to support the EU-Thailand Cooperation Facility
Sector: Public Diplomacy
Position Type: part time, short term
Duration/Level of Effort: part time, starting in March 2023 (48 months)
Position Location: Bangkok, Thailand
SUMMARY OF THE PROJECT
The EU has a strategic interest in strengthening its relationship with Thailand for several reasons. Thailand is supportive of multilateralism and a rules-based international order; Thailand could become a partner in security cooperation. Thailand remains an influential country within ASEAN (as well as the Mekong sub-region) and can therefore play a significant role in implementing the recently concluded EU-ASEAN strategic partnership. EU-Thailand engagement and cooperation will be instrumental to the proactive implementation of the EU Strategy for Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific. The EU and Thailand have strong economic ties and deeply rooted people-to-people relations. There may also be opportunities to cooperate in the context of the Global Gateway, the new European strategy to boost smart, clean and secure links in digital, energy and transport sectors and to strengthen health, education and research systems across the world.
Furthermore, Thailand shares the EU’s strong political commitment to sustainable development and is an important partner in implementing the UN 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This is reflected in its international commitments and in its national policies, such as: the 20-Year National Strategy (2017-2036); the Thailand 4.0 Strategy supporting a knowledge-based economic model driven by innovation, creativity and technology; and the recent BCG strategy promoting a Bio-, Circular and Green economic model. As the country enters the next phase of its development, it seeks to balance its economic recovery with environmental and social dimensions, notably by tackling several outstanding challenges on the environment, and human and labour rights.
SUMMARY OF THE POSITION
As part of the Cooperation Facility, the project will support EU-Thailand policy dialogues, outreach and strategic partnerships, in coordination with other EU initiatives in Thailand. In line with the results to be achieved, the contractor will support policy dialogues (including under the PCA and/or FTA as appropriate) on a wide range of issues relevant to EU-Thailand relations. The contractor will support strategic partnerships on EU-Thailand interests associating a diversity of stakeholders, including civil society and the private sector, by designing and implementing activities. The contractor will support policy outreach and advocacy that strengthens knowledge-sharing, mutual learning and understanding, including to key audiences and decision-makers.
The above-mentioned partnerships, outreach and advocacy may include elements of public diplomacy and strategic communications, as appropriate. The following cross-cutting issues must be mainstreamed in the implementation: environmental protection and climate change, gender equality and empowerment of women and girls, human rights, disability, democracy, conflict sensitivity, peace and resilience, disaster risk reduction, digitalisation and minorities, COVID-19. Systematic reference to the SDGs should be made and explained.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
The specific terms of reference will further define the required role and responsibilities under each specific assignment. Among others, the following roles are envisaged for the senior and/or junior non-key experts, to be further defined depending on the project activities:

  • Thematic experts and policy specialists, with technical knowledge and experience of relevant EU, international and national policies and best practice in the fields covered by this project, to deliver the activities, technical assistance and trainings;
  • Programme development specialist, with knowledge and experience of local stakeholders, governance system, and EU project management approaches, to support the definition of needs and activities, as well as implementation, monitoring and evaluation;
  • Communication specialist(s), with knowledge and experience of the local media landscape, public relations, event management, etc., to support the definition and implementation of communication activities.
  • Other as required.

JOB REQUIREMENTS
Senior experts:
Qualifications and skills

  • At least a Masters’ degree or, in its absence, equivalent professional experience. The specific terms of reference will further define the required education sector and type, as well as the duration of the equivalent experience (the latter must be above the general professional experience duration defined below), and other skills;

Professional experience

  • At least 12 years' general experience relevant to the policy area; the specific experience and technical skills required shall be specified further in the specific terms of reference.

Junior experts:
Qualifications and skills

  • At least a Bachelor’s degree or, in its absence, equivalent professional experience. The specific terms of reference will further define the required education sector and type, as well as the duration of the equivalent experience (the latter must be above the general professional experience duration defined below), and other skills;

Professional experience

  • At least 6 years' general experience relevant to the policy area; the specific experience and technical skills required shall be specified further in the specific terms of reference.

All senior and junior non-key experts must be fluent in written and spoken English. The specific terms of reference may specify additional language skills.
All experts must be independent and free from conflicts of interest in the responsibilities they take on.
APPLICATION PROCESS
Candidates are encouraged to apply no later than August 19th 2022.
For your application to be considered, please upload your documents as followed: Candidate Last Name, First Name, date, Title of the Position.
Cowater International is an equal opportunity employer, basing employment on merit and qualifications as they relate to professional experience and position expectations. Cowater does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, religion, sex, gender identity, disability, age, or any other basis protected by law.
We thank all applicants, however only those shortlisted will be contacted.
ABOUT US
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