UNHCR Job Vacancy: Protection Associate - Pekanbaru, Riau Province

Functional Title : Protection Associate (RSD)
Category & Level : UNOPS, Individual Contract Agreement, GL-6 Level
Duty Station : Pekanbaru, Riau Province
Entry on Duty : 1 August 2016
Duration : Initially until 31 December 2016 with possibility of extension
Annual Salary : Starting from IDR 208,712,000.
Closing Date : 18 July 2016

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the 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 and 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 [email protected]

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.