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Interpreters - Karen and Burmese (4 Positions) (VA.No.12/2019)

Closing Date : 01 May 2019

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Representation in Thailand

 

Vacancy Announcement No. 12/2019   

Internal/External Circulation

 

Position Title:

Interpreters (4 Positions)

- Karen

- Burmese

Post Level:

N/A

Date Issued of the Vacancy Announcement:

17 April 2019

 

Post No.:

-

Report To:

Associate Protection Officer

Closing Date of the Vacancy Announcement:

01 May 2019

Section:

Protection Unit

 

Duty Station:

Kanchanaburi Province , Thailand 

Contractual Status:

UNOPS Retainer Contract

 

 

Availability of the Position         As soon as possible

 

 

Duties and Responsibilities

 

  • Provide interpretation and translation for staff members as needed.
  • Assist staff members in coordination with the refugee leadership and camp-based organizations (CBOs) on UNHCR activities and individual protection cases.
  • Assist staff members in organizing and conducting various outreach activities for refugees, such as focus group discussions and information dissemination particularly in relation to future solutions
  • Assist staff members in organizing and conducting awareness raising and capacity building activities on core UNHCR issues including child protection and SGBV.
  • Provide interpretation for individual protection cases including legal proceedings under the Thai justice system.
  • Assist staff members in conducting interviews or assessments with individual refugees for protection or durable solutions purposes.
  • Assist the Ministry of Interior district registration teams with regular registration updates and birth registration in the camp.
  • Translate reports, letters, meeting minutes, outreach materials and other documents.
  • Perform other interpretation and translation functions, as requested by the supervisor.

 

 

Monitoring and Progress Controls:

  • Quality of interpretation and translation will be regularly assessed by the direct supervisor and other staff members.
  • The length of time required for translating specific documents will vary depending on the number, type, content and difficulty thereof.
  • Performance evaluation will be conducted by the direct supervisor at the end of the contract.

 

Qualifications and Required Competencies

 

  • Completion of post-secondary school.
  • Post-secondary training/certificate in Business administration, Secretarial Work, Translation or related field.
  • Additional training courses in protection related issues is an added value.
  • Proficiency in Karen language in both written and verbal communication is essential.
  • Proficiency in either English or Thai in both written and verbal communication is essential.
  • Knowledge of other local language(s) such as Burmese used in the Temporary Shelters is an added value.
  • Previous job experience: 3 years
  • Job experience relevant to the function: 3 years

 

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