Senior Protection Associate

Availability of the Position As soon as possible  
Scope of Assignment        

Under the supervision of the Associate Protection Officer, the Senior Protection Associate is responsible for the following:

  • Conduct research on movements of refugees and migrants in the region.
  • Analyze quantitative and qualitative data collected through desk review and field missions.
  • Draft reports, updates, and key messages.
  • Undertake field missions to countries under the unit’s geographical coverage, during which the incumbent will conduct surveys and interviews with Persons of Concern and other stakeholders.
  • Liaise as required with relevant UNHCR staff members in country operations for mission logistical arrangements, to gain access to Persons of Concern to be interviewed and gather relevant information about the protection environment.
  • Follow-up on individual protection cases such as for family tracing request and coordinate accordingly with UNHCR country offices.
  • Develop and maintain a database to manage the collected information.
  • Conduct trainings for internal and external audience on issues of relevance to the unit.
  • Undertake any other tasks as required.

Qualifications and Required Competencies

  • Completion of University degree in law, international relations, or statistics.
  • At least one year of related professional experience with refugees or migrants, including international experience.
  • Five years of related professional, international experience with refugees or migrants in Asia, including experience collecting and analyzing significant amounts of data through interviews and other methodologies is desirable.
  • Excellent knowledge of English.
  • Excellent research, analytical, and drafting skills
  • Strong knowledge of UNHCR protection policies and interviewing skills
  • Expertise in Microsoft Excel, including how to utilize spreadsheet formulas for data analysis is desirable
  • Experience working with Rohingya persons of concern and counseling vulnerable persons of concern will be an asset
At a glance

Company: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Posted Date: 02/01/2019

Deadline Date: 02/14/2019

Target Field :

No specific field of study

Employment Type : Full Time

Location : Thailand

About Company

Phone: 66 2 288 1858


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How to Apply

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:

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: and