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VA 23/2014 - Programme Associate (TA), UNHCR FO Mae Sot


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United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Representation in Thailand


Vacancy Announcement No. 23/2014 

Internal/External Circulation


Position Title: Programme Associate

Post Level: General Service (GS-6)

Post No.: N/A

Report To: Senior Protection Officer

Section: Field Office in Mae Sot

Duty Station: Mae Sot, Thailand

Contractual Status: Temporary Appointment (Initially for 3-months)

Date Issued of the Vacancy Announcement: 27 May 2014

Closing Date of the Vacancy Announcement: 10 June 2014


Availability of the Post    As soon as possible


Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall supervision of the Senior Protection Officer/Head of UNHCR Mae Sot, the incumbent performs the following duties:-

- Assist in providing assurance that the needs of persons of concern in the country are assessed and analysed in a participatory manner and using an Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) perspective to form a firm basis for planning.

- Undertake that IP agreements, if any  are established in a timely manner, regularly monitored and reported on in compliance with established guidelines and procedures

- In close liaison with the Programme Unit in UNHCR Bangkok, assist in negotiating agreements with implementing partners and ensure that IP agreements are established in conformity with UNHCR’s financial rules and the latest Headquarters’ instructions.

- Undertake proper collection, monitoring and use of baselines, standards and indicators needed to measure and analyse programme performance, trends and target interventions.

- Undertake frequent field visits to the camps to review the implementation and performance of IPs agreements through appropriate physical monitoring to evaluate the projects by reviewing work plans, progress reports, budget, financial reports and expenditure

- Assist in keeping the Head of the Office, the Programme Unit at UNHCR Bangkok briefed on developments and assist in the development of funding submissions, appeals and reports.

- Assist in the up-keeping of the Programme budget of UNHCR Mae Sot and the monitoring of expenditure level by the various Units in the office.

- Provide inputs for the country operations plan (including budgets, staffing levels and structures), mid and final year reports.

 - Enforce compliance with UNHCR’s global strategies, protocols and guidelines.

- Represent UNHCR in physical monitoring of projects..

- Perform other duties as required.


Required Qualifications

Applicants must be Thai national

- Completion of Secondary education and post-secondary training/ certificate in Business Administration, Accounting, Social Science, International Law or related field

- Minimum 6 years of previous job experience relevant to the function

- Computer skills (in MS office)

- Fluency in English.  Knowledge of Burmese and Karen language is an advantage.

- Good knowledge of UNHCR financial rules, procedures and processes is an added advantage.

- Prior exposure to UNHCR refugee operations and functions relating to office administration and programme activities

- Knowledge of UNHCR specific programmes (such as MSRP, Focus)

- Prior exposure to UNHCR refugee operations and functions relating to office administration and programme activities


Please submit your P11 form, Resume and Motivation Letter indicating the vacancy announcement number, position number and position title to

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

the outcome of the selection process.


P.11 form can be downloaded from:

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