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Ukrainian Interpreter

  • Translation, Localization, Interpretation Jobs
  • Charities Jobs (non-profit organization)

Description

  • Oral interpretation: from Ukrainian to English and vice versa during confidential interviews with people deprived of liberty, ICRC institutional dissemination, ICRC dialogue with authorities, activities to establish the family links which includes delivering Red Cross messages, family tracing and visits to families of detainees
  • Written translation: translation of Ukrainian to English language (newspaper articles, correspondence, etc.)
  • Analysis and reporting as required: analysis of conditions of detention, security and other matters relating to the ICRC's mandate

Specific Requirements

  • Excellent command of Ukrainian and English
  • 2 years of professional experience. Previous interpreter or translator experience is preferred
  • Strongly motivated by humanitarian work
  • Able to work under pressure in a potentially dangerous environment
  • Open-minded and adaptable
  • University education/degree in interpretation or translation is an advantage
  • In line with the principle of neutrality, the ICRC does not assign personnel to a country of which they are nationals
  • Candidates must be in good health and will have to do a medical check-up prior to departure in the field
  • Candidates must possess a driving license (for manual transmission vehicles)
  • Candidates must be prepared to accept unaccompanied postings (i.e. no spouse, partner, children or dependents) for at least the first 24 months

Hard Skills

  • Advanced language knowledge
  • Advanced writing skills
  • Proofreading and editing skills
  • Audio translating experience
  • Document interpretation
  • Simultaneous translations experience
  • Consecutive interpreting expertise

Soft Skills

  • Adaptability
  • Work well under pressure

We offer

  • Rewarding work in a humanitarian and multicultural environment
  • A two-week orientation course and other opportunities for further in-house training
  • Attractive social benefits
  • Length of assignment: 12 months
  • Join an ICRC talent pool and be considered for future assignments elsewhere