Vacancy Announcement: Program Officer & Assistant Program Officer


Number of vacancy:2
Positions and fields:A. Program Officer
General affairs, accounting, and intellectual exchange projects
B. Assistant Program Officer
Cultural and intellectual exchange projects
Duty station:Bangkok, Thailand
Expected start day:Sometime in September/October 2016
(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 Japan studies, in cooperation with the Thai fellow counterparts.

We are looking for (A) Program Officer and (B) Assistant Program Officer who are in charge of following tasks (but not limited) under their superiors.

  1. Program Officer
    Administrative works for general affairs, facility management, and assisting accounting tasks for a Japanese manager
    Supervising a Thai administrative staff (a secretariat) for the operation of the above tasks
    Coordination for the smooth running of various programs/projects mainly related to intellectual exchange
    Other occasional tasks assigned by superiors


  2. Assistant Program Officer
    Coordination for the smooth running of various programs/projects mainly related to cultural and intellectual exchanges
    Other occasional tasks assigned by superiors


(A) Age less than 35 with Thai nationality
(B) Age less than 30 with Thai nationality
(A)(B) Holding a bachelor degree in relevant field
(A)(B) Holding a master degree in relevant field is an advantage
(A)(B) An excellent linguistic ability in Thai
(A)(B) A strong command of English (equivalent to IELTS 6.5 or TOEIC 750) or Japanese (equivalent to JLPT N1 or Level 1)
(A) Over 5-year working experience in relevant field (general affairs, office management, etc.)
(A)(B) Strong and enthusiastic interest in Japanese arts and culture
(A)(B) Relevant interest in academic research in the field of intellectual affairs
(A)(B) Excellent computer skills and web literacy
(A)(B) Good team player with strong interpersonal skills
(A)(B) Excellent communication skills to diplomatically handle sensitive situations with fellow partners and cultivate productive relationships
(A)(B) A good attitude to warmly welcoming guests

Working conditions:

[Working days](Basically) Monday to Friday
[Working hours]9:00 to 17:00
[Basic Salary](A) 28,000 – 30,000 Baht
(Negotiation acceptable with a modest scale)
(B) 21,000 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 by Friday 26 August 2016. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview and written examination.

CV (in English or Japanese)
Copy of ID card or passport
Copies of certification of completion of relevant degree(s)
Two photographs 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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Vacancy Announcement: Program Officer & Assistant Program Officer