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Interpreter/Protection Clerk (VA. No. 13/2017)

Closing Date : 26 March 2017

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Representation in Thailand


Vacancy Announcement No. 13/2017   

Internal/External Circulation


Position Title:

Interpreter/Protection Clerk

Post Level:

Equivalent to GS-3

Date Issued of the Vacancy Announcement:

13 March 2017


Post No.:


Report To:

Assistant Protection Officer


Closing Date of the Vacancy Announcement:

26 March 2017



Protection Unit


Duty Station:

Mae Hong Son, Thailand

Contractual Status:

Local Individual Contractor Agreement (UNOPS)



Availability of the Position       As soon as possible


Duties and Responsibilities


·      Provide interpretation/translation for staff members as needed.

·      Assist the Assistant Protection Officer in police and legal proceedings involving refugees and to interpret in 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, including SGBV, child protection and durable solutions, particularly voluntary repatriation.

·      Support focus groups discussions in the camps.

·      Assist in preparing and dissemination 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 Assistant Protection Officer and the 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 with relevant case information and developments, including on resettlement status, birth registration, etc.


Qualificationsand Required Competencies

·      Post-secondary training/certificate in Business Administration, Secretarial Work, Translation 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 Karen and/or Burmese, English and Thai; Karenni desirable as well

·      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 is desirable.



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:


Applications will not be acknowledged.  Only candidates under positive consideration will be contacted for a written test and/or interview.


P.11 form can be downloaded from: