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Thailand: VA 10/2019: Interpreter/Protection Clerk (UNOPS), Mae Sot

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Thailand: VA 10/2019: Interpreter/Protection Clerk (UNOPS), Mae Sot

Deadline for application: 
13 Mar 2019
UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Job type: 

Organization: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Country: Thailand
Closing date: 13 Mar 2019

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Representation in Thailand

Vacancy Announcement No. 10/2019

Internal/External Circulation

Position Title: Interpreter/Protection Clerk

Post Level: Equivalent to GS-3

Post No.: -

Report To: Field Associate

Section: Protection Unit

Duty Station: Mae Sot, Thailand

Contractual Status: Local Individual Contractor Agreement (UNOPS)

Date Issued of the Vacancy Announcement: 27 February 2019

Closing Date of the Vacancy Announcement: 13 March 2019

Availability of the Position As soon as possible

Duties and Responsibilities

· Provide interpretation/translation for staff members as needed.

· Assist the Field Associate/Assistant Protection Officer in police and legal proceedings involving refugees and to interpret in Burmese, Karen, Thai and English for individuals involved in protection cases.

· Assist in liaison with the refugee leaders on individual cases and protection issues.

· Assist in organizing and conducting awareness raising activities on core UNHCR issues, primarily SGBV, as well as child protection and durable solutions, particularly voluntary repatriation.

· Support focus group discussions in the camps.

· Assist in preparing and disseminating information for refugees, particularly in relation to the situation in Myanmar and future durable solutions.

· Conduct simple follow up on protection cases, under the close guidance of the Field Associate and the Assistant Protection Officer.

· Assist the resettlement/durable solutions unit in identifying and interviewing individuals interested in resettlement and in providing basic resettlement-related counseling.

· Assist the district/provincial registration teams with monthly registration updates in camp.

· Update proGres database and physical files with relevant case information and developments, including on resettlement status, birth registration, etc

Qualifications and Required Competencies

· Post-secondary training/certificate in Secretarial Work, Translation, Legal/Protection, Social Work and/or related field.

· Three years professional experiences relevant to the function.

· Familiarity with the refugee camps and the background and context of the Myanmar refugees in Thailand

· Fluency in written and spoken Burmese, Karen, and English required. Fluency in written and spoken Thai is desirable.

· Demonstrated sensitivity in dealing with vulnerable refugees and knowledge of the basic principles of casework such as confidentiality and survivor choice

· Good communication skills, particularly for communicating with refugees in the camp setting

· Prior experience in interpretation/translation and facilitating training is desirable.

How to apply:


Please submit your Motivation Letter, P.11 form, Curriculum Vitae and a copy of official ID card/national passport indicating the vacancy announcement number and position title to: THABAHR@unhcr.org.


Candidates who are not Thai nationals are required to submit with their application evidence of their right to work in Thailand.

Only candidates under positive consideration will be contacted for a written test and/or interview.

UNHCR/P.11 and supplementary forms can be downloaded from: https://www.unhcr.or.th/sites/default/files/u11/P11_UNHCR.docm and https://www.unhcr.or.th/sites/default/files/u11/P11SUP_UNHCR.docm

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