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Interpreter/Protection Clerk (VA.NO.10/2019)

หมดเขตวันที่ : 13 มีนาคม 2019

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Representation in Thailand

 

Vacancy Announcement No. 10/2019   

Internal/External Circulation

 

Position Title:

Interpreter/Protection Clerk

Post Level:

Equivalent to GS-3

Date Issued of the Vacancy Announcement:

27 February 2019

 

Post No.:

-

Report To:

Field Associate

 

Closing Date of the Vacancy Announcement:

13 March 2019

 

Section:

Protection Unit

 

Duty Station:

Mae Sot, 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 Field Associate/Assistant Protection Officer in police and legal proceedings involving refugees and to interpret in Burmese, 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, primarily SGBV, as well as child protection and durable solutions, particularly voluntary repatriation.
  • Support focus group discussions in the camps.
  • Assist in preparing and disseminating 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 Field Associate and the Assistant 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 and physical files with relevant case information and developments, including on resettlement status, birth registration, etc

 

 

Qualifications and Required Competencies

 

  • Post-secondary training/certificate in Secretarial Work, Translation, Legal/Protection, Social Work 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 Burmese, Karen, and English required. Fluency in written and spoken Thai is desirable.
  • 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 and facilitating training 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:

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