Monday, November 02, 2009

IDEA seeks Southeast Asia Program Coordinator

The International Debate Education Association announces an open call for applicants for the position of Southeast Asia Program Coordinator. The position begins in January 2010. The contract period is for six months with a possibility of renewal.

The Program Coordinator for this office will be based in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The Program Coordinator is supervised by Robert Trapp in the IDEA offices in Salem, Oregon.

  1. Manage a regional debate program.
  2. Manage a Youth Action Fund that gives small grants to youth-driven projects.
  3. Make site visits to establish local infrastructures for programs.
  4. Coordinate debate workshops.
  5. Supervise the development and translation of debate education materials into local languages.
  6. Communicate with other IDEA offices and staff.
  7. Network and establish relationships with local and regional partners.
  8. Assist with additional events when needed.

  1. Must have the legal right to live and work in Thailand.
  2. Must speak and write fluently in Thai.
  3. Must speak and write fluently in English.
  4. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
  5. Debate training experience.
  6. Flexibility and willingness to travel on short notice.
  7. Excellent communication skills.
  8. Self-motivation and efficiency.
  9. Willing to be based in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Interested parties should send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for at least 3 references to Robert Trapp at, Lin Lu at, and Alisa Keetanitinun at We will begin considering applications on 30 November 2009, and will continue until the position is filled.

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