Vacancy Announcement: Assistant Program Officer (General affairs)


Number of vacancy: 1
Positions and fields: Program Officer or Assistant Program Officer
Cultural and Intellectual Exchange Projects
Duty station: Bangkok, Thailand
Expected start day: Sometime in July/August 2017 (upon consultation)
Type/Duration of contract: 1 – 3 year contract with the possibility of renewal

The Japan Foundation is Japan’s principal organization for promoting international cultural exchange. Opened in 1974, the Japan Foundation, Bangkok (hereinafter called “JFBKK”) has been enthusiastically implementing a diverse range of cultural activities including art, culture and society, and coordinating various programs supporting Japanese language education and Japanese studies, in cooperation with the Thai fellow counterparts.

We are looking for Program Officer or Assistant Program Officer who is in charge of following tasks (but not limited) under his/her superiors.

– Administrative works for the development of Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange Projects, such as collecting data for academic researches, organizing workshops, conferences and training programs as well as working for other cultural exchange activities as assigned
– Assisting in ensuring appropriate monitoring of those project managements to achieve the programmatic goals with superiors
– Coordination for the smooth running of various programs/projects mainly related to cultural and intellectual exchange activities
– Other occasional tasks assigned by superiors


– Age less than 35 (Program Officer) or less than 30 (Assistant Program Officer) with Thai nationality
– Holding a bachelor degree in relevant field
– Holding a master degree in relevant field is an advantage
– An excellent linguistic ability in Thai
– A strong command of English (equivalent to IELTS 6.5 or TOEIC 750)
or Japanese (equivalent to JLPT N1 or Level 1)
– Working experience in relevant fields such as academic research, organizing workshops and training programs, as well as project management is an advantage
– Strong and enthusiastic interest in Japanese arts and culture
– Relevant interest in academic research in the field of intellectual affairs
– Excellent computer skills and web literacy
– Good team player with strong interpersonal skills
– Excellent communication skills to diplomatically handle sensitive situations with fellow partners and cultivate productive relationships
– A good attitude to warmly welcoming guests

Working conditions:

[Working days] (Basically) Monday to Friday
[Working hours] 9:00 to 17:00
[Basic Salary] JFBKK will offer a suitable position with a relevant salary depending on the applicant’s past experiences and an interview result.
A) Program Officer 28,000 – 40,000 Baht
(Negotiation acceptable with a modest scale)
B) Assistant Program Officer 21,000 – 29,000 Baht
(Negotiation acceptable with a modest scale)
[Benefit] Commutation allowance, a social/health insurance, etc.
Annual leave (upon the regulation of JFBKK)

How to apply:

Please send the following documents with a clear indication of your applying position, (A) Program Officer or (B) Assistant Program Officer, by mail or E-mail to us at your earliest convenience. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview and written examination. This announcement will be closed as soon as a suitable person is recruited.

– CV (in English or Japanese)
– Copy of ID card or passport
– Copies of certification of completion of relevant degree(s)
– One photograph of the face (4 x 6 cm, recently taken one)
– Copies of documents to certify the level of foreign language(s) (if any)
– One short essay on your motivation to apply
(up to 2 pages of A4 papers in English or Japanese)

Contact Address:

[Attention] Mr. Wathana Onpanich / Mr. Norihiko Yoshioka
[Address] Serm-Mit Tower 10F, 159 Asoke-Montri Road, Bangkok 10110
TEL 02-260-8560/4
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