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VA 25./2014 - Resettlement Assistant (UNOPS), UNHCR Field Office in Mae Sot (RE-ADVERTISEMENT)


Organization : UNHCR
Type : Nonprofits / องค์กรไม่แสวงหาผลกำไร
Date : 5 Jun 2014
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United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Representation in Thailand

Vacancy Announcement No. 25/2014    

Position Title: Resettlement Assistant
Post Level: Equivalent to GS-4  

Post No.:
Report To: Protection Officer

Section: Resettlement Unit  

Duty Station: Mae Sot, Thailand   

Contractual Status: Local Individual Contractor Agreement (UNOPS)

Date Issued of the Vacancy Announcement: 15 August 2014

Closing Date of the Vacancy Announcement: 05 September 2014

Availability of the Post       As soon as possible

Duties and Responsibilities

-    Prepare written documentation for resettlement submission; ensure that records / files of individual cases are updated in a systematic and timely manner.
-    Assess and review individual resettlement cases and prepare individual / group submission for scrutiny by the supervisor.
-    Follow-up on cases from time of submission to final decision and departure.
-    Comply with UNHCR’s standard operating procedures on resettlement, ensuring timely action on cases.
-    Assist in logistical arrangements of selection missions by resettlement countries.
-    Coordinate travel and departure arrangements for refugees accepted for resettlement.
-    Assist in maintaining and updating proGres or Consolidated Online Resettlement Tracking System (CORTS) database.
-    Assist in carrying out preliminary interviews and initial assessments, to process refugees for resettlement following established procedures.
-    Provide counselling to persons of concern.
-    Provide administrative support for resettlement-related training activities, including organization of resettlement workshops and meetings as required.
-    Provide administrative support for resettlement-related training activities, including organization of resettlement workshops and meetings as required.
-    Assist in maintaining accurate resettlement statistics as well as up-to-date records on individual cases; assist in the preparation of reports.
-    Draft / type routine correspondence to Field Offices / Regional Offices / Headquarters as well as to refugee queries.
-    Systematically apply an Age, Gender and Diversity perspective in all aspects of the resettlement process; comply with UNHCR policy and guidelines on HIV/AIDS.
-    Assist in mitigating resettlement fraud by reporting suspected fraud, as well as update progress and maintain Fraud Spreadsheet.

Qualification Requirements

-    Education: Completion of secondary education with certificate. Additional training courses in international relations, international law or relevant fields required.
-    Job Experience:  2 years of job experience relevant to the functions.
-    Fluency in English
-    Working knowledge of another relevant UN language, local language or refugee spoken language (Karen or Burmese)
-    Good knowledge of resettlement issues and UNHCR resettlement policies and operational applications.
-    Completion of UNHCR specific learning/training activities.

Please submit your P.11, Resume and Motivation Letter indicating vacancy announcement 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 down loaded from:


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