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Country Manager - Thailand / Cambodia

FutureSense Foundation
  • Locations: Mae Sariang, Thailand OR Battambang, Cambodia

The FutureSense Foundation was set up by the FutureSense Group as its charitable arm to ensure long term impact from its learning abroad programmes engaging students in the UK and Australia. Over the years and since the launch of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the Foundation has reinforced its commitment to play a role delivering to the agenda outlined by the United Nations. With a focus on Education, Health and Livelihoods the Foundation seeks to play a part in improving the quality of education, addressing issues on gender equality, increasing access to clean water and sanitation, promoting good health and wellbeing, raising awareness on environmental issues and the need for climate action to deliver a sustainable world where no one is left behind and there is an end to poverty and hunger.

International students have played a key role in the Foundation delivering its programmes to low income communities across seven countries – Cambodia, India, Nepal, Peru, Panama, Tanzania, and Thailand. Through partnerships with local community-based organisations, NGOs and government run schools and health centres the Foundation reaches around 20,000 beneficiaries every year.

The Foundation is now at an exciting point of growth and is seeking to strengthen its overseas teams across several countries.

Country Manager - Position Overview:

We are seeking a results-driven and detail-oriented Country Manager to lead a small team either in Mae Sariang, Thailand or Battambang, Cambodia, with a mission to strengthen and grow our programmes in the area. The chosen candidate will play a crucial role in ensuring the effective delivery of our programmes, overseeing the programmes of the student groups, managing the logistics related to their time in the area and ensuring legal & governance, matters are managed as required. If you are passionate about community development, working with international groups, have a keen eye for detail, and thrive in a diverse and dynamic environment, we want to hear from you.


  • Strategically plan and oversee the delivery, monitoring & evaluation, and development of all programmes in the hub.
  • Actively seek to evolve, improve and expand programs, develop innovative program and marketing ideas, and provide quality programs that are impactful.
  • Identify areas of need and opportunities for growth through research, needs assessments, and partner evaluations.
  • Develop effective working relationships with local communities and partners to ensure community needs are being met and our programme outputs are effective.
  • Ensuring appropriate training, mentoring and support for the in-country team, student groups and partners to ensure high quality programme delivery.
  • Strategically oversee the planning and implementation of group logistics to ensure high quality programme delivery and a positive student experience to grow our supporter base.
  • Create, manage and report on all hub operational, student related and project budgets
  • Effectively manage and support your diverse in-country team to achieve operational targets
  • Ensure the safety and security of the team, volunteers and beneficiaries in line with our safeguarding policies
  • Represent FutureSense Foundation and all the related group brands appropriately both externally and internally by sharing our work and upholding our organisational standards and values

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Fluent in English (written and spoken)
  • Master’s degree or a minimum of 3 years of professional work experience
  • Experience in logistics, risk management, and compliance related with student groups
  • Experience living and working abroad or with diverse cultures

Skills & Competencies:

  • Strong communication skills; including reporting, negotiation and public speaking
  • Strategic planning and adaptability
  • Customer service and conflict resolution
  • Financial and risk management understanding

Attitudes of Success:

  • Passion for community development, skills development and achieving results
  • Willingness to actively participate in programme delivery
  • Comfortable in a flexible work environment

Preferred Qualifications/Skills:

  • Experience with international volunteers or youth
  • Delivery of educational workshops for children, youth and/or adults
  • First Aid qualification

Benefits & Perks:

  • 34 days of leave (including annual and public holidays)
  • 5 days of personal leave
  • Phone allowance
  • Paid travel expenses
  • Personal development coaching

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