Thursday, August 19, 2010
Country Director – Asylum Access Thailand
Asylum Access, a US-based international refugee rights organization, is seeking a dynamic leader to serve as Country Director of Asylum Access-Thailand, operated by Asylum Access in collaboration with the Human Rights Development Foundation (HRDF).
Asylum Access-Thailand uses legal aid and policy advocacy to promote refugee rights in Thailand in accordance with international law. The Country Director will be the lead representative of Asylum Access in Thailand, and will be responsible for managing programs and operations, setting overall strategic direction in accordance with Asylum Access’s global policies, and developing new initiatives to promote refugee rights. In carrying out these leadership functions, the Country Director will work in conjunction with a leadership team of program managers, and will report to Asylum Access headquarters.
The ideal applicant will be an experienced human rights professional with strong professional and political connections in Thailand, fluent in both Thai and English and able to represent the organization’s work in both Thai and international contexts. The applicant should have experience managing projects and staff, and should be able to work in a diverse and cross-cultural organization. While experience with refugee issues is desirable, a strong applicant may have other types of experience in the human rights field and should be a fast learner, interested and committed to leading a refugee rights program.
Interested applicants can view the full job description and application instructions at http://tinyurl.com/2ahpgjy.
Legal Services Manager – Asylum Access Thailand
Asylum Access, a US-based international refugee rights organization, is seeking an experienced legal advocate to serve as Legal Services Manager of Asylum Access-Thailand, operated by Asylum Access in collaboration with the Human Rights Development Foundation (HRDF).
Asylum Access-Thailand (AAT) uses legal aid and policy advocacy to promote refugee rights in Thailand in accordance with international law. The Legal Services Manager (LSM) will be responsible for developing, organizing and supervising the provision of legal information, advice and representation to refugees and asylum seekers in cases adjudicated by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Thailand, especially in the field of refugee status determination.
The LSM will also be a part of the general leadership team of AAT, under the overall leadership of the Country Director, and should contribute to the development of new legal aid initiatives for refugees in Thailand. Under the leadership of the Country Director or Headquarters, the LSM may assist in fundraising efforts for AA and in developing new institutional relationships or networks to benefit AA programs.
The ideal applicant will be a lawyer with substantive knowledge of international human rights and refugee law, including client counseling and advocacy, who is able to build relationships and adapt legal strategies to fit new and/or challenging circumstances. The ideal applicant will have experience training and managing staff and volunteers and managing client services, and will be able to work in a diverse and cross-cultural organization. Experience providing legal aid in the context of UNHCR RSD is especially desirable. Fluent professional English is essential.
Interested applicants can view the full job description and application instructions at http://tinyurl.com/2b97px4.