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The World Bank is an international financial institution which provides financial and technical assistance to support economic growth and poverty reduction in developing countries. The World Bank is a committed partner in the effort to help Cambodia bring about growth, good governance, and poverty reduction for the people of Cambodia. The World Bank brings three things to this effort: i) Global knowledge and expertise to undertake research and provide policy advice; ii) Financing for investment projects and policy-based budget support; iii) Support for development partner coordination. As a member of our staff, you will join a team of specialist and operational staff dedicated to supporting effective partnership, with Government, development partners and civil society across a range of governance, social and economic sectors.
The East Asia and Pacific Region presents a dramatic illustration of the principal global dynamics, opportunities and risks of the 21st century. After making the fastest progress in growth and poverty reduction of any region around the world in the last quarter century, some countries in the region are poised to become middle-income, and others are preparing to join the small group of high-income countries. Such rapid transformation is leading to the largest shift in rural-to-urban population in human history, generating rising inequality within and across countries, while leaving some countries, sub-national regions and groups behind. The continuing global financial crisis also threatens the sustainability of the gains with countries across the region being forced to address the resulting impacts on macroeconomic stability, economic growth, employment and poverty.
Thailand stood out in Southeast Asia for its strong social, policy, and administrative stability and security throughout the second half of the 20th century, which paved the way for rapid social and economic development into the 21st century. By contrast, the country’s political governance has been marked by significant volatility and frequent extra-constitutional changes of government. Since the coup in May 2014, the political outlook has been broadly stable, the royal transition proceeded smoothly, and national elections are currently expected in the first part of 2019. Economic growth has accelerated from an average of 2.3 percent in 2014-2016 to around 4% in 2017-2018. Strong exports and a fiscal stimulus, much of it for public infrastructure investments, are the key drivers of growth. Still sluggish private consumption and investment remain a challenge. Thailand is taking a keen interest and a leading role in promoting regional integration, and is an important source of cross-border investments for neighboring countries. Inequality has been declining slowly, but remains high: the Northeast and deep South are lagging; with an ongoing conflict in Southern Thailand contributing to poverty in the area. A new 20 Year National Strategy (2017-2036) has been developed, with a vision to lift Thailand from low-tech, labor-intensive sectors to higher value-added and technologically advanced activities, propelling Thailand towards becoming an innovative, knowledge-based economy.
The BMPT Country Management Unit (CMU), manages the World Bank’s programs in Brunei, Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand, four dynamic countries in South East Asia. There is considerable variation in the program across the four countries – the Philippines continues as an IBRD Borrower with a strong analytical and technical assistance program; Thailand has a new and growing RAS program and a number of trust funded operations; Malaysia is the home of a Malaysia-government financed WBG Knowledge and Research Hub and an established RAS program; and Brunei is a high income country with an emerging RAS program. The common thread is the importance of the knowledge partnership among the Bank and the host governments and other partners. This knowledge partnership is vibrant and innovative and has exciting potential to bring the development experience of all four countries to the client.
Duties and Accountabilities
This position is to assist in the management of the administrative functions in the Thailand Country Office, specific responsibilities are outlined below.
1. Responsible for all aspects of asset management
2. Responsible for all aspects of facilities management
3. Relocation support: supports expat in various logistics related issues when they relocate to Thailand as well as when they leave Thailand
5. Coordinates transportation management:
6. Shipping and customs clearance
8. Manage the outsourced staff (i.e. office assistant, receptionist, drivers, messenger, security guards, and maids)
9. Human Resources Management Support
• Minimum Education: Bachelor degree in any fields
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