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Thailand: Program Intern - Thailand

NGO/UN Job Vacancy

Organization: ACTED
Country: Thailand
Closing date: 17 Jun 2017

Department: Program

Contract: Internship

Country: Thailand

Duration 6 months

City: Mai Hong Son

Starting date: 2017/10/02

Background on ACTED

Since 1993, as an international non-governmental organization, ACTED has been committed to immediate humanitarian relief to support those in urgent need and protect people’s dignity, while co-creating longer term opportunities for sustainable growth and fulfilling people’s potential.

ACTED endeavors to respond to humanitarian crises and build resilience; promote inclusive and sustainable growth; co-construct effective governance and support the building of civil society worldwide by investing in people and their potential.

We go the last kilometer: ACTED’s mission is to save lives and support people in meeting their needs in hard to reach areas. ACTED develops and implements programs that target the most vulnerable amongst populations that have suffered from conflict, natural disaster, or socio-economic hardship. ACTED’s approach looks beyond the immediate emergency towards opportunities for longer term livelihoods reconstruction and sustainable development.

With a budget of 164 million EUR in 2014, ACTED is active in 35 countries and implements more than 450 projects a year reaching over 8 million beneficiaries with 400 international staff and 4,300 national staff.

Country profile

Number of projects 2

Number of areas 1

Number of national staff 11

Annual budget (EUR) 643 065€

Number of offices 2

Number of international staff 2

Position context and key challenges

Regarding our actions in South-East Asia, ACTED recruits in Thailand.

Position profile

1. Ensuring the Production of Timely, Accurate and Analytical Reports for the Reporting Manager

  • Understand and disseminate Donors guidelines ;

  • Liaise regularly with Area Coordinators, Programme Managers and technical staff to ensure the production of quality reports across areas and across Donors;

  • Work in close relation with AME Department to develop and incorporate more solid monitoring and evaluation components in reports;

  • Work in close relation with Finances Department to ensure greater coherence between financial and narrative reports, and ensure steady cash inflow based on the timeliness and quality of report submissions.

2. Developing Officeral Coordination and Communication mechanisms

  • In relation with the Reporting Manager, ensure that all meetings are held and documented (capital coordination meetings, area coordination meetings, weekly base meetings, monthly programming board meetings, quarterly country coordination meetings);

  • Ensure in particular that reporting guidelines, formats, philosophy, deadlines for each project and donor is communicated clearly and standardized across the country for new and on-going projects;

  • Follow-up meetings at the field level and/or in the capital, between the bases and between the Country Managers;

  • Draft agenda and minutes of country-wide meetings.

3. Developing an External Communication Strategy

  • Define the main target groups, activities, resources and partnerships needed, by notably maintaining a high level of information and understanding of donors strategy and possible partnerships

  • Ensure continuum of PR activities, updating project-specific and regional fact sheets and documenting publications featuring ACTED in the media ;

  • Provide ACTED Global with full information on projects whenever needed.

  • Participate in ACTED Global communication strategy by providing regular informal updates on projects, by sending pictures and articles on projects progress and/or specific events for ACTED Newsletter and Annual Report.

  • Identifying sources of funding for a more cohesive public information strategy in-country.

4. Assisting the Reporting Manager in developing project proposals, addressing ad hoc donor requests or catalysing actions on specific projects or components of projects

5. Appraisal, Monitoring and Evaluation (AME)

  • Assist the AME department to ensure strong program design, implementation and evaluation;

  • Support staff in data collection and analysis related to project design and monitoring;

  • Establish information/documentation, reporting, monitoring and evaluation system for projects and sub-projects under the supervision and collaboration of the Country AME Manager;

  • Facilitate the project design process with expertise on the log frame approach;

  • Centralize and share tools, policies and guidelines within implementing partners;

  • Work with Program Coordinator to ensure that assessments occur on regular basis;

  • Assure that staff meet regularly to analyze project monitoring data and reassess project design;

  • Store, organize and disseminate assessments, project documents and best practices among ACTED and IPs.

  • Ensure that all program activities are within the scope of objectives set by ACTED and are in compliance with donor objectives and requirements;

  • Create and maintain accurate and up-to-date grant file system in all ACTED bases of concern of ACTED and other IPs;

  • Ensure sub grant management procedures are communicated on a regular basis and followed with updates made as necessary

  • Follow up on issues arising related sub grantees and ensure these are brought to the attention of the senior management

  • Financial audits of sub grantees are organized in collaboration with the Finance department if necessity arises


  • Postgraduate diploma in Journalism, International Relations or a relevant field

  • Excellent proficiency in written and spoken English

  • Thai and/or Burnese language skills required

  • Excellent writing and communication skills

  • Ability to work efficiently under pressure


Field Intern benefits include: a 300 USD per month living allowance, coverage of all accommodation, food, and travel costs, a luggage allowance of 50 kg, and the provision of medical, repatriation, and life insurance.

How to apply:

Please send, in English, your cover letter, CV, and three references to