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

หมดเขตวันที่ : 01 พฤษภาคม 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:


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


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:


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