Background: Corruption is a serious pandemic which is rooted in the values and structures of the Thai society. It undermines the country’s democracy and rule of law and has created social upheavals and impediments to Thailand’s development. Despite countless efforts, the problem still persists and continues to be a major obstacle to Thailand’s economic, political and social development. Of particular concern is the Thai youth – the future workforce and citizens of this country – which show a particularly high acceptance of corruption.
With this in mind, UNDP designed and implemented a national youth campaign in 2012 and held university-level anti-corruption camps across the country. This led to the formation of the Thai Youth Anti-Corruption Network (TYACN), reaching more than 5,000 students in over 90 universities nationwide. The advocacy of anti-corruption activities of the Network is built around the idea of a ‘Refuse To Be Corrupt” café, a social enterprise which will be managed by the Network groups at university levels. The first of these cafes is currently being set up under a partnership with True Coffee and will be piloted at Khon Kaen University (KKU) and Ubon Ratchathani University (UBU) and will be open in early 2015.
The project coordinator will support the coordination of youth anti-corruption network activities and liaise with stakeholders to ensure seamless collaboration and successful delivery of project outputs. The Project Coordinator will be supported by the private sector partner, responsible staff and students at the two pilot universities as well as the Programme Analyst of UNDP’s Democratic Governance and Social Advocacy Unit.
Duties and Responsibilities: The project coordinator is to work closely with the private sector partner, responsible staff and students at the two pilot universities as well as the Programme Analyst of UNDP’s Democratic Governance and Social Advocacy Unit to support the coordination of youth anti-corruption network activities and liaise with stakeholders to ensure seamless collaboration and successful delivery of project outputs. Under the guidance of the UNDP Deputy Resident Representative and in close collaboration with UNDP colleagues, the project coordinator will perform the following tasks:
Provide coordination and guidance on all matters pertaining to the smooth implementation of youth anti-corruption network activities, specifically for, but not limited to, the following activities:
- Finalisation of café design and construction at KKU;
- Launch/Grand Opening event of the two pilot cafés;
- “Refuse To Be Corrupt” network’s activities at KKU, UBU, and other universities;
- “Refuse To Be Corrupt” cafes’ operations and management;
- Youth camps and training of students;
- December International Anti-Corruption Day; and
- Sponsorships and management of “Refuse To Be Corrupt” merchandises.
- Ensure that activities are being performed adequately and on schedule;
- Liaise and coordinate activities with key stakeholders;
- Communicate with UNDP staff responsible for project implementation support on the status of activities;
- Provide support to communications in drafting/developing media advisories, press releases, and other communications materials; and
- Undertake activities to promote Network’s media coverage.