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Protection Assistant, Kanchanaburi

 
 

 

         

 

 

UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR REFUGEES (UNHCR)

INTERNAL / EXTERNAL VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Vacancy Notice No. 16/2021

 

Title of Post

Protection Assistant

Category/grade

LICA4

Location

Kanchanaburi, Thailand

Type of contract

Local Individual Contractor Agreement (UNOPS)

Effective date of assignment

As soon as possible

Date of Issue

22 April 2021

Contract Duration

3 months

Closing Date

28 April 2021

 
  1. Organizational Setting and Work Relationships

 

The Protection Assistant normally reports to a more senior Protection colleague.  The incumbent provides functional and administrative support to the protection unit on protection related liaison, correspondence, monitoring, case management and reporting activities.  

 

The Protection Assistant also supports the protection unit in designing a comprehensive protection strategy and in providing quality, timely and effective protection responses to persons of concern (PoC). S/he may liaise externally with local authorities and partners on correspondence and/or protection issues as guided by the supervisor.

 

The Protection Assistant also facilitates the involvement of PoC in making decisions that affect them, whether in accessing their rights or in identifying appropriate solutions to their problems. To achieve this, the incumbent will need to build and maintain effective interfaces with communities of concern, local authorities and protection and assistance partners.  

 

All UNHCR staff members are accountable to perform their duties as reflected in their job description. They do so within their delegated authorities, in line with the regulatory framework of UNHCR which includes the UN Charter, UN Staff Regulations and Rules, UNHCR Policies and Administrative Instructions as well as relevant accountability frameworks. In addition, staff members are required to discharge their responsibilities in a manner consistent with the core, functional, cross-functional and managerial competencies and UNHCR’s core values of professionalism, integrity and respect for diversity.

 

  1. Duties

 

  • Consistently apply International and National Law and applicable UN/UNHCR and IASC policy, standards and codes of conduct.
  • Observe and respect protection related Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Provide functional and administrative support in all protection related AGD based programming with implementing and operational partners.
  • Provide functional and administrative support in implementing participatory approaches, needs assessments, monitoring, reporting and case management.  
  • Support assessments on durable solutions through voluntary repatriation, local integration and where appropriate, resettlement.
  • Facilitate liaison with competent authorities for the issuance of personal and other relevant documents.
  • Assist in drafting reports, routine correspondence, updating relevant databases and compiling statistics within the Area of Responsibility (AoR).
  • Select PoC for preliminary interviews and decide which relevant information to share.
  • Enforce integrity in the delivery of protection services by local implementing partners.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

 

  1. Minimum Qualifications

 

Education & Professional Work Experience

 

Years of Experience / Degree Level

 

1 year relevant experience with High School Diploma; or no experience with Bachelor or equivalent or higher

 

Certificates and/or Licenses

 

Protection (desirable)

 

Functional Skills

 

IT-Computer Literacy (desirable)

CL-Protection & Solutions Awareness (desirable)

PR-Protection-related guidelines, standards and indicators (desirable)

PR-Refugee Protection Principles and Framework (desirable)

 

Language Requirements

.

For General Service jobs: Fluency in English and Thai

 

  1. Competency Requirements

 

Core Competencies

Accountability

Communication

Organizational Awareness

Teamwork & Collaboration

Commitment to Continuous Learning

Client & Result Orientation

 

Managerial Competencies

Not applicable.

 

Cross-Functional Competencies

Analytical Thinking

Political Awareness

Stakeholder Management

 

 

Submission of Applications:

 

Please submit your Motivation Letter, duly signed P.11 form, Curriculum Vitae and a copy of official ID card/national passport clearly stating the position title, vacancy notice number and your Last Name in the subject line to: THABAHR@unhcr.org by the closing date.

 

Applications will not be acknowledged.  Only the successful candidate will be notified of the outcome of the selection process.

 

The Personal History Form and its supplementary sheet 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

 

 

No late applications will be accepted. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Shortlisted candidates may be required to sit for a written test and/or oral interview. UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, processing or any other fees).

 

UNHCR strongly encourages qualified female applicants for this position. UNHCR seeks to ensure that male and female employees are given equal career opportunities. UNHCR is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.

 

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Contact : thabahr@unhcr.org


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