Seaweed Social Business Lead - Bangkok

Long-term contract
Localisation Bangkok, Thailand
No remote
5 yrs of exp.
Posted on 06-13-2024

Yunus Thailand

Yunus Thailand (YT) works as a driving force for social business in Thailand, empowering entrepreneurs to solve the world’s most pressing challenges.

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● Leading the transformation of the Seaweed Social Business Project into a replicable and scalable Seaweed Social Business subsidiary of Yunus Thailand, which includes but is not

limited to:

o Working with the Project Manager, Seaweed Specialist, partners and entrepreneurs to ensure a stable and scalable supply chain of cultivated seaweed

o Develop and foster key strategic partnerships (potentially including structuring a joint venture partnership with a corporate) to build a best practice inclusive value chain, provide expertise including but not limited to product development, processing and OEM, certification, packaging, logistics and sales

o Identify and develop demand driven, nutritious, and highly profitable value added products with long-shelf lives, which have high potential to reinvest income back into the community

o Build a marketplace for Seaweed Social Business products which can provide enhanced and stable community income

o Build a Seaweed Social Business brand, collaborating with the Marketing Manager and developing partnership support

o Register the Seaweed Social Business as a social enterprise subsidiary of Yunus Thailand, collaborating with Yunus Thailand’s Director of Operations

o Sustain and scale its impact and self-sustaining operations

● Contribution to the development of a global seaweed social business sector including but not limited to:

o Convening a Seaweed Social Business Community of Practice

o Facilitate the participatory development of a mandate document for a global Seaweed Social Business Community of Practice

o Lead the organization of a Seaweed Social Business Forum, with the support of the Yunus Thailand team and partners

o Contribute to seaweed social business related research publications, policy briefs, strategies, task forces etc.

● The Project Manager and Seaweed Specialist who are based on-site in La-Ngu District, Satun are responsible for delivering seaweed social business project activities but the Lead shall provide oversight and support where necessary.

● Oversee the project budget in coordination with Yunus Thailand’s Director of Operations to ensure that all activities are delivered within budget, and in accordance with guidelines and reporting requirements.

● Management of project M&E (monitoring and evaluation) and reporting requirements as well as coordination with funding partners.



● Bachelor’s or Master's Degree with minimum 5 years of work experience in social business and entrepreneurship, enterprise development, business strategy, or a related field.

● Bilingual fluency in Thai and English with excellent written and oral communication skills.

● Demonstrated interest and knowledge in entrepreneurship and/or social business.

● Demonstrated interest and knowledge in community development and sustainability.

● Strong ability to adapt, problem-solve, think critically and strategically within challenging environments.

● Strong management and organizational skills.

● Passionate about creating social and environmental impact through work.

● Comfortable working as part of a team as well as operating independently in project management

● Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

● Proficiency in working with Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

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