Interpreter

at Baan Dek Foundation
Published January 26, 2024
Location Bangkok, Thailand
Category General  
Job Type Full Time  

Description

With funding and support from Kindernothilfe (KNH), a German child rights NGO active in Thailand, and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), BDF is implementing a 3.5-year project, entitled Building Social Impact in the Thai construction sector, to scale up the systemic impact work and the BSI Initiative. The project area is the Bangkok Metropolitan Region.

The project has four key outputs 1) Camp managers and camp bosses from 12 construction companies apply the BSI Framework for Action and the related BSI Toolkit; 2) Relevant Thai Ministries create an enabling environment for integrating business and human rights principles in the construction sector‘s value chains; 3) Camp managers, camp bosses, camp residents, and the local service providers work together for the access to services for workers and children in the camps; 4) The voices of migrant workers and their children are incorporated into the BSI initiative.

MAIN OBJECTIVE

To monitor and evaluate the success of the project, it is necessary to conduct ‘spot checks’ in construction camps where BDF has so far been granted access by construction companies which have joined the BSI Initiative. These spot checks serve as a quality control mechanism through which the Initiative can verify actions or improvements made by the construction company under the BSI Framework for Action. For the purpose of understanding migrant workers and their families' current situation in terms of accessing public services, a survey will carried out with migrant workers to establish a baseline for the following two indicators;

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Volunteers will work under the supervision of the Research, Monitoring and Program Quality Coordinator and will be responsible for accompanying BSI Initiative staff and interviewing Burmese construction workers when conducting spot checks in construction camps. The volunteers will be provided with an orientation to Baan Dek Foundation and the BSI Initiative, child protection training, and training on conducting interviews with workers and their families. Volunteers will be placed on a roster and contacted in advance (at least 10 working days) to check their availability for a spot check.

PROFILE

At least a Bachelor's degree (or in the process of studying) or equivalent in social sciences, political studies, international development or international relations
Experience in performing quantitative and qualitative data collection in the field is a strong asset
Experience interpreting and/or translating is considered a very strong advantage
Experience working with vulnerable populations is preferred
Native or fluent Burmese speaker
Must be able to speak and read either advanced Thai OR advanced English
Able to work as part of a team and under constrained timelines

Interested applicants should email their CV (in either Thai or English) and a short cover letter explaining why they would be suitable for the role.

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