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B360 Inclusive Education Project Manager

Borderless360 (B360) is seeking an energetic and dedicated person to support the Inclusive Education Lead in the development and roll-out of the strategic plans for the Inclusive Education Initiative in Thailand and assume the liaison function with local interlocutors including, but not limited to, regulatory bodies.

The ideal candidate must be passionate about supporting refugee populations and is equipped with the appropriate skills, as well as a dedication to social justice, excellent coordination and team leadership skills, an interest in learning, and a creative approach to problem-solving.

B360 works as a team of independently driven people and expects the B360 Inclusive Education Project Manager to maintain excellent teamwork, management, and communication skills, while being independently motivated with a strong work ethic.

Borderless 360

B360 is a diverse and growing group of people from across many countries and cultures, bringing a broad spectrum of experiences and perspectives to a common vision.

True to B360’s ethos of borderlessness, we believe that our strength lies in our ability to celebrate and integrate our differences. We are united, however, through our recognition of the deep injustices that drive and perpetuate forced displacement, along with the hope that we might all see its resolution in this lifetime.

B360 is currently developing two main projects: the Unheard Project, an integrated music and journalism platform, and the Inclusive Education Initiative.

The Unheard Project

The Unheard Project is an initiative of B360 that consists of two parallel efforts designed to showcase the creative contributions of refugees to broader society: the Journalism Initiative and the Music Initiative. The Journalism Initiative produces a semi-annual literary magazine featuring writing and art by refugees that focuses on amplifying and developing the work of refugee journalists. The Music Initiative develops and maintains a dynamic music library, where visitors are welcome to stream music of all types all from refugee communities.

The Inclusive Education Initiative

The B360 Inclusive Education Initiative will pilot a progressive new education model for refugees and hosting community members in Thailand, through an approach that supports access and scholarship for those disadvantaged, while presenting a holistic educational approach based in community. It will increase access to education for disadvantaged young people while growing positive relationships between refugee and host country youth, helping to decrease xenophobia and misunderstanding as a critical step towards advancing progressive change.
The B360 Inclusive Education Project Manager reports to the B360 Co-Head and Inclusive Education Initiative Lead.

POSITION DETAILS AND HOW TO APPLY

Position titleB360 Inclusive Education Project Manager
Work LocationBangkok
HoursPart-time/Full-time – negotiable depending on existing needs
Length of roleOne-year contract with potential for renewal, subject to funding and performance. A three-month probationary period will apply.
Start dateStart date is mid-June or ASAP.
How to applyPlease send your application to education@borderless360.org with subject line “Application: B360 Inclusive Education Project Manager”.

The application should include:
A CV not more than 3 pages
A cover letter of not more than 1 page highlighting any experience with planning and implementation of education initiatives
Expected remuneration

Please make sure these are saved in one document and the title of the document is: Application_B360_Inclusive_Education_Project_Manager_Yourname.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

The B360 Inclusive Education Project Manager provides support to the B360 Inclusive Education Initiative and carries out tasks in accordance with the B360 Code of Conduct and all other rules and regulations applicable to staff. 

The primary responsibility of the B360 Inclusive Education Project Manager is to ensure that the B360 Inclusive Education Initiative adheres to the vision, mission, and values of the organisation. They will work in close collaboration with the B360 Co-Heads and the B360 Inclusive Education Initiative group of advisors and mentors to ensure coherence and accountability to the needs of the affected populations B360 seeks to support, namely, refugees, stateless and internally displaced people. 

Main responsibilities include but may not be limited to:

  • Manage operations for the Inclusive Education Initiative, including developing and implementing strategies, plans of actions, efficient workflow
  • Development and implementation of comprehensive, forward-looking business plans, including attention to budget, identification of success indicators, and monitoring and evaluation
  • In coordination with the B360 Co-Head, ensure that the Inclusive Education Initiative has the relevant structures in place including the development of sound internal policy documents, team management tools, and team member recruitment and advancement     
  • Maintain high standards and accuracy in all internal and external communication materials 

Governance 

  • Work in collaboration with the B360 Co-Head and legal advisors to ensure that the Inclusive Education Initiative’s governance structures are in strict compliance with national Thai laws and policies
  • Ensure full compliance with regulations and good practice for managing a socially-engaged private enterprise
  • Ensure appropriate policy and best practice arein place to guide B360 team members in the Inclusive Education Initiative
Relationship management 
  • Act as a community liaison between B360, the refugee communities that we work with, and other local or government organisations
  • Work with the B360 Co-Head(s) on approaches to maintain and further develop B360’s relationships with its partners, contributors, audience, as well as, where appropriate, government, community, research, and industry stakeholders and supporters
  • Identify grant and sponsorship opportunities and develop associated proposals and applications; maintain excellent working relationships particularly with interlocutors based in Thailand and ensure appropriate, accurate and timely reporting/communication where required 
  • Ensure that B360 and its mission, services, projects and events are consistently presented with regard to key messages and key objectives

Operations and management 

  • Ensure that the relevant structures and guiding documents are in place to ensure the effective supervision and management of the B360 Inclusive Education Initiative and to team members and support their learning and professional development
  • Develop and implement systems and processes to support productive teamwork

Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher, preferably in refugee studies, education in international development or directly relevant field
  • Experience with founding, developing and/or managing a fledgling education institution
  • Experience in working with diverse, marginalised or vulnerable communities
  • Demonstrable experience managing multiple budgets and reporting on indicators of successful operation.
  • Previous experience consulting with multiple partners/stakeholders across contexts in order to design and develop targeted and effective strategies for advancing the vision and goals of the B360 Inclusive Education Initiative
  • Teaching experience, preferably in a Waldorf pedagogy, a plus

Required competencies

  • Keen interest in, knowledge, and ability to work with refugees and those in similar circumstances
  • Excellent coordination, team management, and interpersonal skills
  • Able to maintain good relations with B360 team, partner companies, and other stakeholders
  • Creative, collaborative approach including an ability to think out of the box, consider innovative approaches and engage with non-conventional actors to design potentially innovative and self-sustainable solutions
  • Public presentation skills across multiple media, contexts, and objectives
  • Able to work proactively and supportively within a team
  • A strong track record of planning and executing successful projects to deadline
  • A sense of empathy, humility and passion for supporting marginalised communities and an interest to expand and deepen one’s experience in working with refugee communities
  • Fluent in oral and written English and Thai, and ability to write persuasively
  • A good working knowledge of programme management, finance, and drafting software

Desired competencies

  • An understanding of the overall socio-political situation and the human rights situation in the Asia Pacific region and globally
  • Experience working with a fledgling organisation, particularly, a social enterprise
  • Thorough understanding of the risks, legal status, and structural challenges facing refugee populations across contexts
  • Interest in and commitment to a newly established and evolving inclusive education initiative that is based on the Waldorf pedagogy

B360 is aiming to fill the vacancy with the best possible applicant, even where that applicant may not precisely fulfil all experiential qualifiers listed in this announcement, or where the applicant may demonstrate similar transferable skills. The role will require good humour, patience, optimism, and consensus building skill, as well as a willingness to learn and grow into the role.

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