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Field Associate (Protection) (VA.NO.16/2019)

Closing Date : 02 October 2019


United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Representation in Thailand


Vacancy Announcement No. 16 /2019   

Internal/External Circulation



Position Title:

Field Associate (Protection)

Post Level:

Equivalent to GS-6

Date Issued of the Vacancy Announcement:

19 September 2019

Post No.:


Report To:

Assistant Durable Solutions Officer

Closing Date of the Vacancy Announcement:

02 October 2019



Protection Unit


Duty Station:

Mae Sot, Thailand

Contractual Status:

Local Individual Contractor Agreement (UNOPS)



Availability of the Position         As soon as possible


Scope of Assignment


Duties and Responsibility

  • Stay alert of political, social, economic and cultural developments which may have an impact on the protection operating environment.
  • Support UNHCR’s consultative process with local government counterparts, partners and persons of concern for effective needs and risk assessment and planning, including for the preparation of the AOR´s protection and durable solutions strategy. 
  • Support the implementation, reporting and evaluation of the AOR´s protection and durable solutions strategy and the delivery of its operational components.
  • Act as a focal point for the protection outreach, which includes planning and organizing protection outreach activities in the camps in close coordination with relevant sectors internally and NGO/CBO partners. 
  • Facilitate and monitor UNHCR’s responses in addressing protection concerns arising in the camps.
  • Maintain protection presence and promote confidence building through regular field visits to the 3 Temporary Shelters and reports, making direct contact with persons of concern, host communities, local authorities and partners.
  • Monitor and control Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for all protection and durable solutions activities.
  • Facilitate the identification of durable solution needs through monitoring, analysis and contact with populations of concern.
  • Facilitate effective systematization and management of data to enhance monitoring, response and evaluation mechanisms.
  • Assist in developing and implementing UNHCR’s communication strategy to generate support from local counterparts.
  • Perform any other duty, as requested.






  • Prioritize persons and groups of concern for interview and follow up.
  • Negotiate with local counterparts, partners and populations of concern to resolve protection and assistance problems.
  • Enforce compliance with, and integrity of, standard operating procedures with implementing partners.
  • Initiate individual payment requests for persons of concern.


Qualifications and Required Competencies

  • Completion of post-secondary school.
  • Certificate/ training in International Law, Political Science or related field is required.
  • Good computer skills
  • Knowledge of UNHCR software platform particularly proGres is an added value.
  • Proficiency in English is essential
  • Knowledge of local language(s) in both written and verbal communication is desirable.
  • 6 years professional experiences relevant to the function. 



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:


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: and