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Field Associate (Protection) (VA.No.21/2018)

หมดเขตวันที่ : 19 มีนาคม 2018

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Representation in Thailand


Vacancy Announcement No. 21/2018   

Internal/External Circulation


Position Title:

Field Associate (Protection)

Post Level:

Equivalent to GS-6

Date Issued of the Vacancy Announcement:

06 March 2018


Post No.:


Report To:

Protection Officer


Closing Date of the Vacancy Announcement:

19 March 2018



Protection Unit


Duty Station:

Kanchanaburi, Thailand

Contractual Status:

Local Individual Contractor Agreement (UNOPS)



Availability of the Position         As soon as possible


Scope of Assignment


  • 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.
  • Facilitate and monitor UNHCR’s responses in addressing child protection priorities and other specific protection needs of persons with special needs (PSNs).
  • Support the implementation of Best Interest Assessment/Determination Procedures (BIA/BID).
  • Conduct sensitization of Child Protection Referral System (CPRS) for child protection activities, and monitor and assess its implemention by the community and CBO/NGO partners
  • Facilitate the identification of durable solution needs of children at risk through assessment, monitoring, analysis and contact with populations of concern.
  • Support effective systematization and management of child protection data (especially unaccompanied and separated children (UASCs)) to enhance monitoring, response and evaluation mechanisms.
  • Conduct regular monitoring and reporting of child protection project implementation by COERR and provide technical support to COERR in the field of child protection.
  • Maintain protection presence and promote confidence building through regular field visits to the 2 Temporary Shelters, making direct contact with persons of concern, local authorities and CBO/NGO partners.
  • Perform any other duty, as requested.


Qualifications and Required Competencies


  • Completion of post-secondary school.
  • University degree in International Law, Political Science, International Relations or related field is an added value.
  • Certificate/ training in International Law, Political Science or related field is required.
  • Previous Job Experience: 6 years
  • Job experience relevant to the function: 6 years
  • 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.


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