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United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Representation in Thailand
Vacancy Announcement No. 48/2016
Position Title: Protection Associate (Community-Based)
Post Level: General Service (GS) - 6
Post No.: 10007364
Report To: Senior Protection Officer
Section: Protection Unit
Duty Station: Bangkok, Thailand
At the UN Refugee Agency – Bureau for Europe - Brussels
Duties and Responsibilities
Conduct data entry for IDPs identification;
Monitor IDPs distribution by comparing the distribution list received from partners with the distribution lists issued from IDPs identification database and the partner’s stock report;
Consolidate partners’ stock report from all distribution locations;
Conduct field visits to ensure the smooth and accurate use of the data and the different lists;
General Background of Project or Assignment:
Availability of the Post : Immediately
*Note: There is a lien to this post
The protection of populations of concern is met through the application of International and National Law, relevant UN/UNHCR protection standards and IASC principles.
Protection activities are guided by the protection strategy and respect UNHCR’s policy on age, gender and diversity (AGD).
With the aim of helping the humanitarian sector to improve beneficiary’s data protection, CaLP is now launching in partnership with the UNHCR the course “E – transfer and operationalizing beneficiary data protection”. The purpose of this course is to assist humanitarian practitioners to take the necessary steps to operationalize the protection of beneficiary data in programmes using electronic transfers, or e-transfers.