RESEARCH ASSISTANT

About the Role

The Research Assistant (RA) supports the work on all research activities undertaken by Asia Centre. Key duties include contributing to research conceptualisation and design, drafting research proposals, conducting online research, compiling data into tables and infographics, analysing information, preparing presentations, drafting, editing and referencing of research proposals, baseline studies, commentaries, narrative reports, policy briefs, book chapters and books. 

Key Responsibilities

      • Undertake online and offline research, review and analyse documents, summarize findings
      • Compile data into tables and infographics, prepare presentations, 
      • Design and administer online questionnaires, coordinate interviews and focus group discussions
      • Contribute to drafting of baseline studies, commentaries, website articles, narrative reports, policy briefs, book chapters 
      • Liaise with donors of research projects, publishers, external researchers, speakers of research related events such as conferences and seminars
      • Support in the day-to-day administration and running of the Centre’s research projects

 

Minimum Qualifications

      1. Bachelor degree or higher in human rights or related subjects such as law, politics, social sciences, international relations, development studies or Asia/ASEAN studies.
      2. Minimum one year work experience or fresh graduates with relevant research internship experience
      3. Excellent oral, written and public presentation skills in English
      4. Advance research skills and the ability to critically analyse and organise diverse information from various sources
      5. Strong technical skills, including expertise with MS Office tools, familiarity with CANVA, WordPress and other relevant software
      6. Self motivated and able to work under pressure and manage competing deadlines

 

Application Procedure

This position is only open to Thai nationals. Interested applicants are requested to send (1) their CV together with (2) a self-introduction letter and a (3) 2 sample pieces of writing (4) expected salary to info@asiacentre.org 

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview. Following the interview, a timed, written assessment will be issued as part of a proficiency test. A further interview and final selection will be made thereafter.

Communications
Assistant

About the role

The Communications Assistant (CA) is responsible for supporting Asia Centre’s outreach to its different target audiences (both internal and external). To execute this function the CA creates a range of content to promote the work of the Centre through its and third-party media assets, networks, influencers and the mass media. The aim is to create an audience and consumers for Asia Centre’s activities, events and services.

Key responsibilities

  • Social Media Management: create and oversee the publication of content across Asia Centre’s social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, and Instagram
  • Website Content Management (WordPress): draft and upload content about Asia Centre and its activities, maintain a mailing list and sent out e-announcements
  • Graphic Design: design social media tiles, infographics, report layout and event materials
  • Photography and Video Editing: take and edit photographs, record and edit short videos; draft video scripts; create video thumbnails and upload to Asia Centre’s YouTube
  • Webinar Coordination: support Asia Centre’s webinars, platform management such as Zoom or Webex, recording and live-streaming of the event and implement satisfaction surveys.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree in communications, media relations, journalism, political science, social works, development studies or related degree
  • A minimum experience of 1 year communications experience; new graduates with adequate experience through internships and volunteer experience in communications are also welcome to apply.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, WordPress and social media platforms
  • Familiarity with Google Suites, Zoom, Webex, Survey Monkey, MadMimi
  • Knowledge of design and publishing software (Adobe/InDesign/Photoshop)
  • Skilled in photography and video editing
  • Good English language ability and Thai language proficiency
  • Self-motivated, able to multitask and manage competing deadlines

Application Procedure

This position is only open to Thai nationals. Interested applicants are requested to send (1) their CV together with (2) a self-introduction letter and a (3) sample of writing (4) a portfolio of their design, photography and/or video work (4) expected salary to info@asiacentre.org 

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview. Following the interview, a timed, written assessment will be issued as part of a proficiency test. A final selection will be made thereafter