Partnerships Officer – Based in Chiang Mai

Baan Dek Foundation


Baan Dek Foundation (BDF) is a non-profit, non-political, and non-religious organization based in Bangkok and Chiang Mai. BDF currently provides access to education, health, and child protection services to more than 1,800 vulnerable children living in urban slums and construction site camps in Thailand. Through its direct service provision programs and systemic impact strategy, BDF protects and empowers marginalized children and their families to become more self-sustainable, and provides opportunities for a better future.


Join a dynamic and passionate team committed to innovation and delivering social impact. The BDF team and ecosystem is multicultural, respectful, and proactive. BDF is committed to a positive working environment, in which everyone is treated with dignity, and respect.


BDF is currently seeking a grant writer to prepare persuasive fundraising and institutional development materials for a wide range of audiences, including family foundations, corporations and individual donors. This position will work within the Partnerships team at BDF, under the direct supervision of the Partnerships Manager, based in Bangkok, Thailand.

Job Description

Job Title: Partnerships Officer

Type of Contract: Full-time employment position for 1-year (with possibility of extension)

Department: Partnerships

Location: Chaing Mai, Thailand

Expected Start Date: ASAP

Role and responsibilities include but are not limited to

Partnerships Team support:

  1. Identifies and researches new potential institutional, corporate, government, and other funding prospects that align with BDF’s organizational vision, mission, and strategy.
  2. Maintains prospect database (Salesforce) and robust pipelines of new potential funders.
  3. Authors Letters of Intent (LOIs) and full grant proposals, and collaborates across teams to gather and include relevant inputs and necessary data into each proposal. Ensures that BDF’s proposal submissions comply with all proposal parameters and detailed requirements for each funder.
  4. Produces high quality donor reports and collaborates across teams to gather and include relevant inputs and necessary data into each report, where needed.
  5. Represents BDF during partner visits to the Chiang Mai office by welcoming visitors and introducing BDF’s work as needed. This includes presenting information on BDF programs and activities, providing office tours, and organizing and participating in field visits.


  • Supports BDF’s field programs by participating in field activities throughout the year.
  • Works closely with the management team in the development of requested communication, financials, activities, etc.
  • Supports the promotion of a constructive and productive working environment among the team. Actively supports information sharing, transparency, and dialogue among all staff members and with beneficiaries of all projects.


Nationality: Any, preferable to be already based in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Language Requirements: Native level proficiency in English (both verbal and written); proficiency in Thai is an asset. Experience in writing grant writing is considered an asset

Remuneration: Starting salary at 35,000 THB (to be defined based on experience and qualifications), work permit and visa provided

Other desired skills: Ability to drive a motorbike, or ability to learn

Working hours: Full time – Monday to Friday with occasional weekends and evenings

Education/ Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in international development, English, communications or any other relevant field
  • 1-2 years of experience in grant writing, content/ copywriter, or programmatic research/ writing, preferably for non-profit organizations
  • Knowledge of information sources of and data collection methods related to grant writing considered an asset
  • Experience working for an organization that supports children or migrant issues is considered an asset

Other skills and competencies:

  • Ability to work and live in a multicultural, fast-paced environment
  • Ability to prioritize multiple deadlines
  • Ability to compile and analyze information independently
  • High level of communication and teamwork
  • Proficiency in MS Office and Google Workspace, familiarity with Dropbox
  • Knowledge of CRM software (e.g. Salesforce) is an asset

How to apply


If you are interested in applying for the position of Partnerships Officer, please send your application, which includes a CV, cover letter describing your interest in the position and relevant expertise, and contact details for two references to [email protected].

Please copy Ms. Supriya Kasaju, Partnerships Manager, at [email protected] and Ms. Louise Marchand, Partnerships Coordinator, at [email protected]. In the subject line of the email, please write “Application for Partnerships Officer + Your Name.”

Candidates should not submit any additional documents outside of what is requested in compliance with Thailand’s Personal Data Protection Act, B.E. 2562 (2019).

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview in English.

** Important: Only a complete application (CV + cover letter + two references) will be considered. **

Equal opportunity: Baan Dek Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. The organization shall not discriminate and will take affirmative actionable measures to ensure against discrimination in advertisements for employment, recruitment and other conditions of employment, preventing discrimination against any job applicant or employee on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

Child safeguarding: To comply with BDF’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy, the selected candidate will be requested to submit a copy of his/her criminal record (or clearance certificate) and 2 professional references’ contact details, in adherence to BDF’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy, PSEA Policy, and Fraud and Bribery Policy.

Closing date for applications: 23 January 2023, early applications encouraged

More details on Baan Dek Foundation’s projects is available at

Closing date: 23 Jan 2023