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Interpreter/Protection Clerk (VA.NO.29/2019)

หมดเขตวันที่ : 01 ตุลาคม 2019

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Representation in Thailand


Vacancy Announcement No. 29/2019   

Internal/External Circulation


Position Title:

Interpreter/Protection Clerk

Post Level:

Equivalent to GS-3

Date Issued of the Vacancy Announcement:

25 September 2019


Post No.:


Report To:

Assistant Protection Officer


Closing Date of the Vacancy Announcement:

01 October 2019



Protection Unit


Duty Station:

Mae Hong Son, 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 Assistant Protection Officer in police and legal proceedings involving refugees and to interpret in 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, including SGBV, child protection and durable solutions, particularly voluntary repatriation.
  • Support focus groups discussions in the camps, protection monitoring and protection assessments.
  • 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 protection staff.
  • Assist the resettlement/durable solutions unit in identifying and interviewing individuals for resettlement and voluntary repatriation purposes, providing basic resettlement/return-related counseling
  • Assist the district/provincial registration teams with monthly registration updates in camp.
  • Update ProGres database with relevant case information and developments, including on resettlement status, birth registration, etc.


Qualifications and Required Competencies

  • Post-secondary training/certificate in Business Administration, Secretarial Work, Translation and/or related field.
  • Three years professional experiences relevant to the function; in particular prior experience in interpretation/translation is desirable.
  • Familiarity with the refugee camps and the background and context of the Myanmar refugees in Thailand
  • Fluency in written and spoken Karen, English and Thai; in addition, Karenni and/or Burmese 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



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