The UN refugee agency emerged in the wake of World War II to help Europeans displaced by that conflict. Optimistically, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly with a three-year mandate to complete its work and then disband. The following year, on July 28, the U
Post Level: Equivalent to GS-3
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 or 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 Karen and/or Burmese, English and Thai; Karenni desirable as well
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.
- As specified in the description
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: