January 21, 2018


SEAMEO Regional Centre for Higher Education and Development (RIHED)


Originally founded as the Regional Institute of Higher Education and Development in Singapore in 1959 and established in Thailand in 1993 as a Regional Centre of the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO), SEAMEO RIHED is the SEAMEO Centre specialising in higher education and development. Our mission is to foster the efficiency, effectiveness, and harmonisation of higher education in Southeast Asia through system research, empowerment as well as the development of mechanisms to facilitate sharing and collaboration in higher education. Our Centre plays a crucial role in the capacity building of the 11 SEAMEO member countries in the field of higher education and responds to a variety of needs with activities to support the policy, planning, administration and management of higher education.

We are currently seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Programme Officer to join our dynamic and diverse team. It is highly advisable for interested candidates to gain an understanding of SEAMEO RIHED’s visions and works by visiting www.rihed.seameo.org.


Programmme Officer

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Developing programmes and drafting concept papers and project proposals;
  • Coordinating with relevant stakeholders, including academia, high ranking and senior government officials, international organizations, embassies, and higher education institutions in Southeast Asia and beyond;
  • Organizing and facilitating meetings/workshops/seminars and other appropriate events in coordination with relevant partners;
  • Drafting minutes of meetings and other relevant tasks as required;
  • Providing secretariat assistance to networks that SEAMEO RIHED may support;
  • Producing and designing publications and digital media presentations and showcases;
  • Conducting research on assigned topics relating to higher education and development
  • Other tasks at the request of the Centre Director and Senior Program Officer, as assigned.


To apply, you must satisfy the following requirements:

  • Age between 25-35 years;
  • Master’s degree in Political Sciences, Social Sciences, International Education/Relations, English Literature, Economics or related fields;
  • Minimum of three-years work experience with programme/project development and its implementation;
  • Thai Nationals and Nationals of other SEAMEO Member Countries are encouraged to apply;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English;
  • High-level interpersonal, negotiation and communication skills, including experience in cross-cultural environments and international settings;
  • Ability to develop and maintain sound working relationships with government representatives, public and private sector organizations and other stakeholders;
  • Ability to work efficiently under pressure and willingness to take on different projects and tasks as need arises;
  • Commitment to teamwork and collaborative work practices in a multi-cultural environment;
  • Willing to travel to assigned destinations;
  • Proven ICT skills with proficiency in the use of MS Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc.);
  • Proficiency in graphic design programmes, such as InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and/or video making-editing programmes is a plus;
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Southeast Asian region and a clear understanding of higher education and development, international organizations and policy-making process is a plus.

Remuneration: The successful candidate will be offered an attractive remuneration package (a range of salary to be 23,000 – 35,000 baht, with tax exemption, depending on candidate’s qualification and previous experiences), which includes an allowance, benefits, as well as international exposure and travel.

Duty station: Bangkok, Thailand (office located near Phayathai BTS Station)

How to Apply: Interested individuals should send their resume, a copy of their academic transcript(s), and a cover letter (max 2 pages) outlining their intent and current and expected salaries to hr@rihed.seameo.org.  

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified for an interview. The closing date for applications is Friday, 2 February 2018.

5th Floor, Commission on Higher Education Building
328 Sri Ayutthaya Road, Rajathevee, Bangkok 10400, Thailand
Tel:  +662 644 9856-62 Fax: +66 2644 5421