Interpreter (French), United Nations Office, Nairobi

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Interpreter (French), P-4, 07-CON-UNON- 413408-R- Nairobi


Depending on professional background, experience and family situation, a competitive compensation and benefits package is offered.



  • Degree from a university or from an institution of equivalent status or a combination of academic and professional experience; must have passed the official United Nations French Interpreters examination.

    Work Experience:

  • At least five years of internationally recognised professional interpreters' experience with preferably two years of experience in the United Nations Secretariat.
  • Experience as Team leader/Officer-in-Charge during major meetings;
  • familiarity with DCS/UNON administrative and financial mechanisms, particularly the charge-back system.


  • English and French are the official working languages of the United Nations.
  • For this post, perfect command of French and an excellent knowledge of English and Spanish or Russian are required.
  • Knowledge of an additional official UN language is an asset. Other Desirable Skills:

  • Proven ability to interpret from or into other official languages will be an asset.
  • The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8).

    The United Nations Secretariat is a Non-Smoking Environment. English and French are the two official working languages of the United Nations.

    UNEP,UNHABITAT and UNON do not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

    If you have any questions concerning persons or companies claiming to be recruiting on behalf of these offices and requesting the payment of a fee please contact:

    either [email protected] or Tel: +254-20- 7623550 ONLY applications to specific VAs will be considered, general applications should not be sent. Application deadline: 17 June.

    For more informtion on how to apply see;Interpreter (French), United Nations Office Nairobi

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