Alumni Program Manager

EarthRights International
October 20, 2021
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Position Title: Alumni Program Manager

Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand (frequent travel in the region)

Reports To: Mekong Regional Director

Application Deadline: November 5, 2021

Travel: Travel in the region will be required


Summary Description

The Alumni Program Manager leads the formalization of the EarthRights’ alumni program and co-creation of a network of inspired, engaged and involved alumni. The Alumni Program Manager works in partnership with all program teams and will lead the overall strategic plan for alumni engagement in the Mekong Region, including the co-creation of various support initiatives such as security and safety, training, information sharing and other areas in a way that builds community, extends the EarthRights’ experience and engage alumni in driving change. The Manager is also responsible for the day to day management of the program including financial management, MEL and supervision of the Alumni Coordinator. The position is based in Chiang Mai with our partner organization and requires frequent travel to remote locations within the Mekong Region.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for all aspects of the Alumni program management including planning, implementation of activities, budget and finance management, monitoring, evaluation and learning, strategic development and day to day staff management and support.
  • Lead the co-design and implementation of an alumni engagement program and digital platform, ensuring that all processes are implemented in a participatory manner.
  • Lead and deliver the alumni needs assessment and co-design appropriate interventions based on alumni needs.
  • Recruit consultants for assessments as well as the delivery of technical components of the work ensuring high standard of quality.
  • Ensure compliance with organizational rules and policies and ensure the full integration of gender and social inclusion in all project activities.
  • Develop, disseminate and manage small grant guidelines, processes, and procedures, administration and train staff members and alumni on these procedures, and address all grant related questions. Ensure compliance with EarthRights and donor regulations.
  • Ensure progress against grant proposals & work plans while ensuring timely identification and mitigation of any potential challenges and/or delays. Ensure quality and timely submission of reports in line with grant requirements.
  • Develop and maintain a safe, effective and efficient two-way communication channel with alumni and ensure timely information is reaching the community and with consideration of security and confidentiality.
  • Work closely with the communications manager to develop targeted communication strategies for alumni to include email, print, social media, and other channels.
  • Ensure that safety and security is integrated into the Program and that risk assessments are undertaken and reviewed periodically. Manage and mitigate any potential risks to alumni, program activities, or the alumni platform.
  • Support the management of the alumni engagement budget, allocating resources to address strategic priorities.
  • Promote the alumni program internally and externally.
  • Supervise the Alumni Engagement Coordinator.
  • Other responsibilities as needed.

Qualifications and Experience

  • 5 years of experience designing and implementing relevant programs including human rights and environmental rights programs aimed at defenders and activists
  • A sound understanding of the socio-political and economic contexts, risks and mitigation options in Southeast Asia
  • Experience developing and facilitating civil society networks. Knowledge of and links to existing civil society networks in the region
  • Knowledge of and experience with the development and implementation of participatory and community-led processes
  • Sound understanding of digital and physical safety and security and experience of responding effectively to security incidents
  • Experience developing digital based networking platforms and ability to learn and support the design and delivery of such network platforms
  • Ability to synthesize complex information into understandable formats for multiple audiences
  • Experience developing and delivering training using various learner centered methodologies including new technologies
  • Strong research and analytical skills and a demonstrated ability to analyze policies, laws etc.
  • Strong understanding of gender and social inclusion issues and a demonstrative commitment to integrating these essential principles throughout EarthRights’ programming
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a positive and professional attitude and a track record of building strong relationships with a wide range of local and international partners
  • Experience using Information Technology (IT) to enhance the safety and security of activists and defenders.
  • Experience developing and delivering digital security initiatives preferred
  • Excellent communication skills in English (written and spoken) and fluency/proficiency in at least one other Mekong language is desired
  • Experience working in culturally diverse settings and willingness to travel regularly to remote locations and capacity to adequately assess and mitigate potential risks and challenges

How to Apply.


Please visit our website to apply.

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