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Interpreter/Protection Clerk (VA.NO.39/2018)

หมดเขตวันที่ : 13 พฤศจิกายน 2018

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Representation in Thailand

 

Vacancy Announcement No. 39/2018   

Internal/External Circulation

 

Position Title:

Interpreter/Protection Clerk

Post Level:

Equivalent to GS-3

Date Issued of the Vacancy Announcement:

31 October 2018

 

Post No.:

-

Report To:

Assistant Protection Officer

 

Closing Date of the Vacancy Announcement:

13 November 2018

 

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 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.
  • Assist in preparing and dissemination 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 Assistant Protection Officer and the Protection Officer.
  • 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.
  • Familiarity with the refugee camps and the background and context of the Myanmar refugees in Thailand
  • Fluency in written and spoken both Saw Karen and Burmese, English and Thai; Being Po Karen 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 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