Roles and Responsibilities of the OEA, Paris
The Office of the Civil Service Commission(OCSC) has assigned OEA, Paris the mission of taking responsibility for the educational supervision of Thai government scholarship students, government officials and Thai students under supervision of the CSC who study or train in France and Switzerland.
Our roles and responsibilities are mainly to ensure that Thai scholars and government officials can successfully complete their study and training within the defined plan and period of study or training with as few problems as possible. The details of roles and responsibilities are listed below ;
Roles and Responsibilities
1. Supervising, Monitoring and Consulting Thai government scholarship students, government officials and Thai students under the supervision of the CSC who study or train in France and Switzerland as part of their plan of study or training until they successfully graduate within the defined plan and period of study or training. This clearly significant role involves a number of distinct activities :
1.1 Preparing information on institutions and educational programmes and structures, application procedures, and application documentation and timeframes as well as translating and legalising documents and the issue of letters of support or sponsorship etc.
1.2 Following-up results of applications and also negotiating in cases of rejection
1.3 Assisting and accommodating all services related to local law and regulations such as requests to apply for or to extend student visas and passports, the opening of bank accounts, acquisition of telephone and internet connections, finding accommodation, signing guarantees for housing rental contracts and helping in case of emergencies such as accident or sickness etc.
1.4 Evaluating study progress regularly every 6 months for the purpose of monitoring and consulting on their educational progress and finally reporting back to the OCSC.
1.5 Thai government scholarship students, government officials and Thai students under supervision are obligated to obey the rules of the CSC relation to the care of public personnel and scholars under CSC supervision 2008 and to adhere to other related regulations in order to ensure that their behaviour will be appropriate to the recipients of Thai government scholarships and in order to support their educational success.
1.6 Facilitating seminar projects, and meetings and planning visits for the purpose of monitoring students’ educational progress, creating networks among the OEA, students and expatriate Thai society as well as gaining the feedback from students that we require in order to better adapt our educational services to their needs.
2. Studying and updating information and data relevant to student life, living costs and other necessary expenses and finally reporting back to OCSC in order to ensure that students receive financial resources adequate for the payment of all the necessary expenses encountered during their time abroad.
3. Creating new projects, particularly the innovation of information technology with a view to the better development and provision of educational supervision generally.
4. To proactively develop a collaborative relationship among institutions, government agencies, Thai expatriate society and other private organizations. This responsibility is mainly focused on building collaborative relationships and co-operation with the aim of promoting educational supervision affairs. This could involve, for example, negotiating an opportunity for a student to pursue compulsory internship, co-ordinating appropriate programs of study or training or organising official visits for Thai governments officials.
5. Attending seminars or conferences hosted by institutions and government agencies for the purpose of creating networks of collaboration where we can promote an open exchange of ideas and information which can be documented for the Thai government in order to better benefit educational supervision affairs.
6. Studying documentation and updating education information , immigration regulations , housing, other related laws etc to ensure that Thai students are fully aware of this information.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO : Team Thailand)
1. Working and cooperating with the Royal Thai Embassy in France and Switzerland as a part of Team Thailand.
2. Other missions assigned by the Ambassador.
3. Consulting and services for Thai people who live in France and Switzerland particularly in educational affairs , translating and the legalising of education documents.
4. Facilitating all activities hosted by other team Thailand agencies ,Thai Associations in France and Switzerland with the main purpose of creating networks among the people involved to benefit educational supervision affairs such as Thai students Association in France and Switzerland, Thai women Association in France etc.