Functional Title: Protection Associate.

Category &Level: Fixed-Term Appointment, GL-6 Level.

Position No: 10004723

Duty Station: Jakarta.

Entry on Duty: 01 October 2016.

Duration: Initially contract for 3 months with possibility of extension,
(subject to satisfactory Performance Report and Medical Fitness Report.
Annual Salary : Starting from IDR 208,712,000 (including Medical and Pension Allowance).

Closing Date: 30 August 2016.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the (Associate) RSD Officer and overall supervision of the Senior Protection Officer, the incumbent will perform the following duties in his/her area of responsibility:
  • Conduct refugee status determination (RSD) interviews, drafting legal assessments and making recommendations on refugee status in a timely and effective manner, in accordance with UNHCR guidelines and procedural standards;
  • Conduct between 14-20 RSD interviews per month and finalize an equal number of RSD assessments per month;
  • Provide RSD counselling services to asylum seekers;
  • Ensure that all persons of concern interviewed receive an RSD decision in a timely manner, as per UNHCR procedural standards;
  • Conduct research on country of origin information and legal issues to assist in managing and improving the country of origin knowledge base;
  • Undertake missions to conduct RSD activities in detention centres in other locations throughout Indonesia, as necessary;
  • Perform other duties, as required.
Education: Minimum completion of secondary education but preferably a University Degree in Law, Political Science, or related disciplines.

Experience: Four (4) years’ work experience in a similar area or in the human rights field required. Experience conducting refugee status determination is highly desirable. Working in a multi-cultural environment or international context is an added asset.

Nationality: Citizen of Indonesia; non-citizen with Indonesian permanent residence.

Languages: Excellent knowledge of English and Bahasa Indonesia (written and oral) is essential; knowledge of other UN languages is an asset.

Desirable Skills: Communication; computer and Windows literate; good knowledge of UNHCR’s protection mandate; excellent writing skills; good interviewing techniques; ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

Working Relationships:
  • Within UNHCR involving the exchange of a wide range of information;
  • With External Parties: local authorities, NGOs, and international organizations.
Supervision exercised and guidance given:
On-the-job training will be provided to the successful candidate.

Candidates who wish to be considered for this vacancy should send their motivation letter, CV and signed Personal History/P.11 form (available at HERE), to UNHCR Indonesia at:
Menara Ravindo Lt. 14 Jl. Kebon Sirih Kav. 75 Jakarta 10340 Or via e-mail to

IMPORTANT: Candidates must indicate the post title and vacancy number on the envelope or subject of e-mail.

Applications from all gender and persons with disabilities are encouraged.

Late applications will not be considered. Only those short-listed for interviews will be notified.