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TBC Structure

TBC is a consortium of 10 international non-governmental organisations (NGOs) from eight countries.

TBC’s head office is in Bangkok with field offices in Mae Hong Son, Mae Sariang, Mae Sot, Umphang, Kanchanaburi and Yangon.

TBC currently employs 108 staff (49 female/ 57 male, 18 international/ 90 national).

TBC is a registered charity in England and Wales.

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History of TBC

TBC’s Executive Director was among the first people to witness, and respond to, the urgent needs of thousands of refugees from Burma who fled into Thailand in 1984.

Initial ad-hoc emergency support for the refugees, from a number of small aid agencies forming an informal consortium, gradually evolved into a multi-membership aid organisation with a mandate from the Royal Thai Government (RTG) to provide food, shelter and non-food items for all the refugees along the entire border. Today that body is called the TBC.

Read the full story in chapter six of our publication ‘Between Worlds: Twenty Years on the border’ that can be found under Special TBC publications.

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The current 10 members are as follows:

Caritas, Switzerland
Christian Aid, UK and Ireland
Church World Service, USA
DanChurchAid, Denmark
Diakonia, Sweden
ICCO, Netherlands
International Rescue Committee, USA
NCCA-Act for Peace, Australia
Norwegian Church Aid, Norway
ZOA Refugee Care Netherlands

TBC members meet at least four times annually in person at an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) and the Annual General Meeting (AGM), otherwise usually electronically. A new Board is elected annually at the AGM with a minimum of five members and a maximum of eight, up to two of whom can be external candidates. The current Board comprises five member agency representatives and two external.

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TBC enjoys the support of over 30 large and small donors and currently over 95% of its funding comes from the European Union and eleven governments. Although most of TBC’s funds are now institutional, it still continues to receive funds from individuals, private foundations and organisations and churches. For TBC’s staff these contributions are often the most encouraging and uplifting. For details on our supporters, please refer to section four of our six month report.

To make a donation, please visit the Donation page.

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Entreprenesurship Development Officer

In partnership with camp and wider community-based structures, facilitate the implementation of field-level Entrepreneurship Development Programmes and services for camp residents, camp structures, CBOs and other partners for Tham Hin, Mae La, Nupo and Site Two camps under the UNHCR funded project (Short Term Contract).

Position Requirements:

  • Diploma or BA in economics, finance, business or accounting
  • 1 year experience working in a field officer capacity with INGO (would be an advantage)
  • Small business or other private sector experience
  • Adult training experience
  • TOT experience 
  • Fluency in English, Thai and Karen
  • Strong computer skills in Windows environment
  • Cross cultural understanding
  • Business and Marketing proposal writing skills
  • Strong numeracy & accounting skills

*Women and people with disability are underrepresented within our workforce so if you fall within these two groups we encourage you to apply for this position*

Click here for Job Description.

Submit resume, cover letter and references to hr@theborderconsortium.org by

Wednesday 20 August, 2014

Required information should be submitted in English.

Only short–listed candidates will be contacted.

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