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Durable Solutions Associate (VA.NO.31/2018)

หมดเขตวันที่ : 22 กรกฏาคม 2018


United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Representation in Thailand


Vacancy Announcement No. 31/2018   

Internal/External Circulation


Position Title:

Durable Solutions Associate

Post Level:

Equivalent to GS-6

Date Issued of the Vacancy Announcement:

09 July 2018


Post No.:


Report To:

Durable Solutions Officer


Closing Date of the Vacancy Announcement:

22 July 2018



Protection Unit


Duty Station:

Bangkok, Thailand

Contractual Status:

Local Individual Contractor Agreement (UNOPS)



Availability of the Position         As soon as possible


Scope of Assignment


  • Interview, assess resettlement needs and process refugees identified for resettlement, following established criteria and procedures; undertake field missions when required.
  • Comply with UNHCR’s procedural standards on resettlement, ensuring timely action on cases.
  • Follow up on status of cases from submission to departure; ensure effective communication on the status and follow-up on refugees considered for resettlement; ensure that records on individual cases are kept up-to-date. 
  • Communicate with resettlement counterparts, NGOs, IOM, and the Royal Thai Government regarding individual cases to facilitate resettlement processing. 
  • Manage, maintain and update proGres and individual files.
  • Coordinate travel and departure arrangements for refugees accepted for resettlement.
  • Organize logistical support for governments undertaking resettlement missions.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records on individual cases; assist in the preparation of reports.  
  • Respond to inquiries from refugees and external partners relating to resettlement eligibility, volutnary return and individual case status, both orally and in writing.
  • Provide counselling to refugees under resettlement consideration on processing  requirements and individual case status update.
  • Interview and counsel persons of concern (POC) who are interested in return to their country of origin/habitual residence, ensuring that they make an informed decision and that  they are returning in safety and dignity.
  • Draft referal forms for IOM's Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration  (AVRR) programme, including details of the POC's flight from their  country of origin and reasons for their voluntary return.
  • Work closely with IOM to facilitate and follow-up on referrals for POCs who are being repatriated under IOM's AVRR  programme.
  • Systematically apply an Age, Gender and Diversity perspective in all aspects of the resettlement process; comply with UNHCR policy and guidelines on HIV/AIDS. 
  • Perform other duties as required.


Qualifications and Required Competencies


  • Completion of secondary education with certificate/training in International Law, International Relations or related fields required. University degree in a related field would be an advantage.
  • Minimum five years of job experience relevant to the functions.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English with knowledge of another UN language would be an advantage.
  • Proven drafting skills.
  • Proven communication/interpersonal skills.
  • Good research and analytical skills.
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Knowledge of UNHCR Resettlement policies and operational applications desirable.
  • Knowledge of computer and use of various computer software packages (i.e. MS Word, Excel, Access).
  • Ability to work in a culturally diversified team.
  • Ability to work under time constraints and to handle stress.


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