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Project Officer-Business Engagement,Fostering Accountability in Recruitment for Fishery Workers

Date: 17-Mar-2023

Location: Bangkok, Thailand

Company: Plan International


The Organisation


Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.


We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected.


Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.


We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.


We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 85 years, and are now active in more than 80 countries.


Position:  Project Officer – Business Engagement, Fostering Accountability in Recruitment for Fishery Workers (FAIR Fish) Project   



JOB Purpose:               

Project Officer - Business Engagement will lead the implementation of the project involving the promotion of responsible recruitment among small and medium sized businesses in the Thai seafood processing industry, as well as recruiters in their recruitment chains.

The Project Officer – Business Engagement will be under direct supervision of the FAIR Fish Project Director. This position is based in Bangkok. The person in this position will spend most of his or her time interacting with the management and staff members of small and medium-sized enterprises that are seafood processors and introduce to them responsible recruitment practice, especially the responsible recruitment model the project has developed with subject-matter experts.

The person in this position will handle the coordination with relevant stakeholders, partners, resource persons, and vendors in close coordination with the Project Director and other team members. 



Core Roles and Responsibilities:

Key responsibilities:

  • Identify small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) that are seafood processors in the Thai seafood industry.
  • Identify recruitment agencies, recruiters and labor brokers in Thailand, Myanmar and Cambodia that supply migrant workers to SMEs in the Thai seafood industry.
  • Develop and maintain partnerships with seafood processing SMEs, fishery business associations, recruitment agencies and recruitment agency associations in Thailand, Myanmar and Cambodia.
  • Implement activities to promote the project’s responsible recruitment model among employers in Thai seafood processing industry, and recruitment agencies that recruit migrant workers for the industry.
  • Implement activities to promote the project’s responsible recruitment model to relevant stakeholders, including government agencies and international businesses in seafood value chain.


  • Coordinate with the Project Director, other team-members, and Thailand Country Office’s program support staff on project management through the project cycle (planning/ implementing/ monitoring/ evaluation/ reporting)
  • Monitor the progress of the project activities and maintain the progress log in Plan’s reporting system and other monitoring, evaluation and learning tools
  • Review progress towards stated activities and outputs mentioned in the project work plan, a detailed implementation plan, and project spending and make adjustment when appropriate.
  • Assist in preparing the project’s progress reports to ensure accuracy and timely submission
  • Participate in monthly and quarterly management and planning meetings
  • Support Plan International Thailand’s influencing effort for positive change in social norms and behaviors of relevant stakeholders
  • Perform other tasks as assigned by FAIR Fish Project Director

Leadership Behaviours:

  • Able to represent Plan in various national, regional and international events related to worker recruitment in the fishery industry
  • Resourceful and able to link community level interventions to global business practices
  • Promote innovation and learning. Able to think of new program concepts that address the needs of the community
  • Provide technical support to selected partners to work in alignment with Plan’s policies/procedures
  • Possess culturally sensitivity, and ability to demonstrate respect to stakeholders from diverse backgrounds, physical conditions and beliefs
  • Able to communicate clearly and transparently to technical consultants and implementing partners, and support them to submit deliverables that are of good quality and in line with Plan’s policies/procedures
  • Committed to child safeguarding and gender equality and inclusion


Skills Specific to the Post Holder:

  • Communication and presentation skills for influencing behavioral changes
  • Professional level proficiency in English and Thai Language: spoken and written
  • Problem solving skills
  • Independent and self-starter
  • Good human relations skills
  • Computer: Microsoft Word, Excel, Internet and Power Point

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor degree in marketing, business administration, public administration, human resource management, social development, behavioral change communication, or other related fields
  • Experience in cultivating relationships with private sector partners
  • Familiar with human resource management in private companies, particularly worker recruitment processes
  • Practical experience in implementing and monitoring projects
  • Knowledgeable about issues and challenges endured by migrant workers, particularly those in the Thai fishery industry, business and human rights principles and social compliance initiatives is an advantage
  • Understanding of rights-based development, child rights, migrant issues, decent work opportunities, and gender equity



Reference & background checks will be performed for successful candidates including clearances on child related offences in conformity with Plan’s Child Protection Policy. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Location: Bangkok with around 50 % of travelling time to meet stakeholders  

Type of Role: Fixed term contract

Reports to: Project Director - FAIR Fish Project

Closing Date: 26 March 2023


Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for.


We want Plan International to reflect the diversity of the communities we work with, offering equal opportunities to everyone regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.


Plan International is based on a culture of inclusivity and we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas.


We foster an organisational culture that embraces our commitment to racial justice, gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion.


Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. This means that we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with and we must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.


A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International's Safeguarding Children and Young People policy. Plan International also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this scheme we will request information from applicants previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

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