Policy Associate (VA.NO. RBAP004/2020)
UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR REFUGEES (UNHCR)
INTERNAL / EXTERNAL VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
Vacancy Notice No. 04/2020
Title of the Post
General Service, G6
Type of contract
RBAP, Bangkok, Thailand
Date of Issue
11 May 2020
Effective date of assignment
As soon as possible
25 May 2020
Organizational Setting and Work Relationships:
Consistent with comprehensive responses as provided in the Global Compact on Refugees (GCR), the role of the Policy Associate is to assist with research, coordination and presentation of information contributing to the development of guidance, positions, and comprehensive protection and solutions policies for operations and populations of concern in the region.
The Policy Associate is a member of the policy section within the Regional Bureau (or Division) and broadly supports the policy analysis and development function. The Policy Associate ideally reports to and is guided by the Senior Policy Advisor or the Senior Policy Officer.
The Policy Associate will engage with colleagues in other units, services and functional divisions, including at headquarters and in field operations. The incumbent may assist in coordinating with external stakeholders, including government actors, civil society, regional organizations, the private sector and persons of concern.
All UNHCR staff members are accountable to perform their duties as reflected in their job description. They do so within their delegated authorities, in line with the regulatory framework of UNHCR which includes the UN Charter, UN Staff Regulations and Rules, UNHCR Policies and Administrative Instructions as well as relevant accountability frameworks. In addition, staff members are required to discharge their responsibilities in a manner consistent with the core, functional, cross-functional and managerial competencies and UNHCR’s core values of professionalism, integrity and respect for diversity.
- Gather and present information, research and data relating to UNHCR’s operations within the region.
- Gather and present information on legal, social and economic developments affecting UNHCR operations and populations of concern.
- Support the preparation of geographic factsheets, thematic issues briefs and presentations of all types.
- Prepare graphic illustrations and visual presentations of concepts, data and information pertaining to UNHCR’s operations and protection and solutions strategies.
- Support information and knowledge management within the policy unit on geographic and thematic issues.
- Contribute inputs to the drafting of talking points and papers.
- Follow-up to inquiries and requests for assistance from field operations.
- Support preparation and documentation of meetings and external events.
- Support coordination with a wide range of external actors.
- Perform other related duties as required.
Education & Professional Work Experience
- 6 years relevant experience with High school diploma
Relevant Job Experience
Essential: Demonstrated experience with research and analysis; strong drafting skills in English; proficiency with Microsoft Excel tools; digitally savvy, with experience creating visual content for internal and external use; strong organizational skills.
- Policy Development, Evaluation, Research, Publication;
- Drafting, Documentation, Data Presentation;
- Data Visualisation Techniques/Software;
- Humanitarian Policy Development/Solutions;
- Fluency in English and Thai.
- Organizational Awareness
- Teamwork & Collaboration
- Commitment to Continuous Learning
- Client & Result Orientation
- Empowering and Building Trust
- Managing Resources
- Technological Awareness
- Planning and Organizing
- Policy Development and Research
Internal candidates: Interested staff members should consult the Policy and Procedures on Assignments of Locally recruited Staff (IOM/49-FOM/50/2012 dated 15 June 2012). If you have questions regarding your eligibility, you may also contact the HR Unit.
An applicant who has internal status is a staff member holding an indefinite or fixed-term appointment in any duty station in the country. Former UNHCR General Service staff members, having held an indefinite or fixed-term appointment for an uninterrupted period of at least one year may apply for internally advertised vacancies at their previous grade or equivalent or one grade above, if the seniority requirements are met, for a period of two years following separation (if such criteria are not met, former staff members can still apply as external candidates).
External candidates: External candidates must meet the essential minimum requirements of the position and candidates not citizens of the country must comply with all eligibility requirements for employment in line with the prevailing legislative prerequisites in the country.
A competitive compensation and benefits package is offered. For information on UN salaries, allowances and benefits, please visit the portal of the International Civil Service Commission at: http://icsc.un.org
Submission of Applications:
If you wish to be considered for this vacancy, please submit your letter of motivation, signed Personal History Form by e-mail clearly stating the position title, vacancy notice number and your Last Name in the subject line to RBAPHR@UNHCR.ORG by the closing date.
The Personal History Form and its supplementary sheet can be downloaded from: https://www.unhcr.or.th/sites/default/files/u11/P11_UNHCR.docm and
No late applications will be accepted. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Shortlisted candidates may be required to sit for a written test and/or oral interview. UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, processing or any other fees).
UNHCR strongly encourages qualified female applicants for this position. UNHCR seeks to ensure that male and female employees are given equal career opportunities. UNHCR is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.
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