Duty Station: Mae Sot, Thailand
Classification: General Service Staff (G5,THB 74,905.75 per month)
Type of Appointment: One Year Fixed-Term Contract,12 months with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible
Closing Date: 26 November 2019
Reference Code: VN060/2019
ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT AND SCOPE:
Thailand has a long-standing history of receiving refugees from neighbouring countries. Myanmar refugees have been hosted on the Thai-Myanmar border for over three decades. Currently, about 93,534 (as of July 2019) refugees verified by UNHCR in 2015 live in nine temporary shelters along the Thai-Myanmar border. Thailand is not a signatory to the 1951 Refugee Convention or its 1967 Protocol and does not have a formal national asylum framework. Prolonged stay in temporary shelters with limited higher education, livelihood, and other opportunities all contribute to a challenging social environment.
Since early 2012, ceasefires signed between the GOUM and the main non-state armed groups have led to a decrease in security incidents in South-East Myanmar. In recent months, genuine hope has emerged that this protracted situation is now coming to an end. Social, political, and economic reforms are taking place in the country, a Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) was signed in late 2015, and democratically-elected new Government led by the National League for Democracy (NLD) has officially begun its term in April 2016. It is against this background that UNHCR Thailand, together with the RTG, IOM, donors, refugee communities and other humanitarian stakeholders have established partnerships and commenced with the facilitation of return for those refugees that voluntarily make the decision to return.
The UNHCR facilitation of voluntary return of Myanmar refugees project will serve to promote enabling conditions for voluntary repatriation in safety and dignity, ensuring the exercise of a free and informed choice, and mobilizing support for returnees. Repatriation transport will be coordinated between the two governments, UNHCR and IOM.
Under the overall supervision of the Head of Operations for Asia in Bangkok and the direct supervision of the Head of Sub-office in Mae Sot, the Operations Assistant (Team Leader), VolRep is responsible for guiding a team of Operations Assistants working under the UNHCR’s Assisted Voluntary Returns project (VolRep), with the following duties and responsibilities:
RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES:
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Thorough knowledge of English. Working knowledge of Thai an advantage.
Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.
Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment and verification of residency, visa and authorizations by the concerned Government, where applicable.
Only candidates residing in either the country of the duty station or from a location in a neighboring country that is within commuting distance of the duty station will be considered. In all cases, a prerequisite for taking up the position is legal residency in the country of the duty station, or in the neighboring country located within commuting distance, and work permit, as applicable.
How to apply:
Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications along with a duly completed IOM Personal History Form to the IOM Bangkok Human Resources Unit at e-mail by November 26, 2019at the latest. The form can be downloaded from http://thailand.iom.int/sites/default/files/Recruitment/IOM%20Personal%20History%20Form%20with%20Declaration.xls Kindly indicate the reference code VN060/2019 followed by your full name in the subject line.
Applications should include: a) a cover letter, indicating the dates of availability; b) a curriculum vitae; c) a duly completed IOM Personal History Form (may be downloaded from thailand.iom.int);
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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