Peace Corps Thailand

Vacancy Announcements: Safety and Security Manager (SSM)

The role of the Safety and Security Manager (SSM) is to support security-related functions (i.e. site inspection and selection, Volunteer site visits, emergency planning, incident response, etc.) that are critical to post operations and Volunteer support. The Office of Safety and Security provides technical oversight of security related matters and SSM professional development. The SSM reports to the Country Director (CD) who manages day to day workload. The SSM has primary responsibility for managing appropriate safety and security systems and procedures in compliance with MS 270 and other policies, and develop risk mitigation and response strategies to implement the Post security program. The SSM is responsible for reporting non-compliance with MS 270 to the CD.

Under the direct supervision of the CD, the SSM may also be the contact point with the Peace Corps Safety and Security Officer (PCSSO), Regional Security Advisor (RSA), Embassy security officials, and local law enforcement agencies in carrying out the responsibilities designated below or as directed by the CD. Technical review, evaluation and training will be conducted during PCSSO visits and through review of reports submitted and other materials produced.

Please see Safety and Security Manager (SSM) Statement of Work here (PDF 170KB).

Application Period: September 28 to October 27, 2020.

To apply: Submit a (1) required PC Job Application, (2) required cover letter or email explaining qualifications for the role, expected salary, interest in Peace Corps, and (3) optional resume to:

Failure to follow the instructions will invalidate your application.

Required PC Application form and the full Statement of Work are here:

Notes: (i) Only Thai nationals only; no visa sponsorships. (ii) Only short listed candidates will be contacted. (iii) Contractors who resigned or voluntarily terminated full-time employment with Peace Corps in the past 12 months are ineligible for consideration. (iv) Current PC Contractors must have been in their current roles for at least 12 months to be eligible for consideration.

Over 5,300 Peace Corps Volunteers have served in the Kingdom of Thailand since the program was established in 1962. Volunteers have served throughout the country in a wide range of projects including education, rural development, health, & environment. At this time, Volunteers work in two primary projects: Teacher Collaboration & Community Service and Youth in Development. The implementation of Peace Corps’ mission reflects the close relationship between Thais and Americans working together in friendship and development.

Projects in Thailand


Volunteers are placed in primary schools where they co-teach with Thai teachers in the classroom, introducing various participatory learning approaches and activities and helping students practice with a native speaker. Volunteer sites are mostly in rural areas, in schools that are either more remote or have less resources than other schools in Thailand. The project supports national education reform efforts and aims to help Thai primary school teachers to improve and apply participatory learning approaches in the English classroom as well as other subjects, and to design creative lessons and materials to support an integrated curriculum. Volunteers are also actively involved in lots of creative, small-scale school projects in the areas of education, health, environment, and more.

Youth in Development

The Youth in Development (YinD) Project works with local administrative organizations in order to engage young Thai people in remote areas to prepare for their adult roles. This YinD Project is aligned with the Thai government in viewing young people as resources when developed to become healthy, engaged, contributing adults. Additionally, the project helps to recognize and fully develop their assets, both internal and external, leading to a productive and fulfilling adulthood. Youth is defined as age 9–15 for this project and was agreed upon with government partners. Volunteers serve in mostly rural areas where youth have less access to the resources of the cities. Hence, much of YinD Volunteers’ work is about helping youth open their minds and develop skills that enhance their career and life opportunities.

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