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Interpreter Vietnamese, Somali (VA.No. 42/2017)

หมดเขตวันที่ : 28 พฤศจิกายน 2017

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Representation in Thailand


Vacancy Announcement No. 42/2017    

Internal/External Circulation


Position Title:


-          Vietnamese

-          Somali


Post Level:





Date Issued of the Vacancy Announcement:

15 November 2017




Post No.:


Report To:

Associate RSD Officer, under supervision of RSD Officer


Closing Date of the Vacancy Announcement:

28 November 2017



Protection Unit

Duty Station:

Bangkok, Thailand

Contractual Status:

UNOPS Retainer Contract



Duties and Responsibilities

1.      To translate accurately, professionally and in a timely manner documents related to Registration (REG), Refugee Status Determination (RSD), Resettlement (RST), Community Services (CP) and other Protection purposes for the UNHCR Representation in Thailand from the specific language assigned to the undersigned interpreter to English and vice versa.

2.      To interpret during REG/RSD/RST/CS/Protection interviews/counselling sessions of asylum seekers/refugees. When requested and with prior approval from the RSD Officer, to carry out interpretation for other UNHCR Offices/staff members and/or delegations of resettlement countries in Bangkok.

3.      To interpret in the context of various Protection information sessions, briefings, trainings and related sessions including on best interest determination, etc.

4.      When instructed by the immediate Supervisor, to interpret telephone inquiries made by asylum-seekers/refugees/phone callers in the language assigned to the undersigned interpreters.

5.      To report to the Supervisor on each call received for recording in the database, ProGres, and further action by other responsible staff.  

6.      To perform other interpretation and translation functions as requested by the supervisors.


Qualifications and Experiences

·         Completion of secondary education at a minimum, but completion of university studies preferred.

·         Completion of interpreter training coursed preferred. 

·         Prior experience in interpretation/translation is desirable.

·         Proven skills in communicating proficiently from the assigned language to English and vice versa.  This means accurate listening, speaking, reading and writing, reporting in both languages in a verbatim and efficient manner. 

·         Possess high standard of professional conduct and ethics in the course of performing interpretation and translation services.

·         Knowledge of computer applications, including Microsoft Office package (Word and Excel).

·         Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and respect diversity. 


The position is part-time and applicants must be available for at least two (2) full days work, Monday-Friday

The short-listed candidates are required to attend both written test and interview, hence, applicants residing in Thailand is preferred. 

Please submit your Motivation Letter, P.11 and Curriculum Vitae indicating the vacancy announcement number and position title to:

Applications will not be acknowledged.  Only the successful candidate will be notified the outcome of the selection process. 


P.11 form can be downloaded from: and supplementary form.


UNHCR promotes diversity and equal opportunities. All well-qualified candidates, including female candidates and individuals of diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply.


Download job description here.