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ICRC Protection Interpreter Somali Language Jobs in Kenya

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oral interpretation: from Somali to English, and English to Somali during confidential interviews with people deprived of liberty (in places of detention/prisons), ICRC institutional dissemination, ICRC dialogue with Somalia authorities, activities to establish the family links (including Red Cross Messages delivery), family tracing and with families of detainees;
  • Written translation: translation of the Somali (newspaper articles, correspondence, etc.) into written English and vice versa;
  • Supports the department in gathering, analysing and processing detention (prison) related information from direct and indirect sources;
  • Contributes to the preparation before detention (prison) visits, assists in the organisational and logistical aspects of the visits and assembles dissemination material;
  • Assists in the preparation of internal detention (prison) reports, detention related documents and/or external reporting documents;
  • Contributes to the analysis and understanding by the department of the Protection of Civilian Population (PCP) issues in Somalia and more specifically in the geographical area covered;
  • Supports the protection delegate in establishing/maintaining a network of relevant interlocutors with the humanitarian actors active in the area and the relevant stakeholders for protection issues;
  • Translates and disseminates information related to protection activities/issues to various audiences and assists in the preparation of dissemination material adapted to the Somali context.

    Minimum Requirements and Competencies

  • Bachelor’s University degree. A degree in the field of languages, interpretation or translation is an added advantage;
  • At least 4 to 6 years of professional experience as an interpreter or a translator;
  • Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English and Somali;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Diplomacy, reliability and autonomy;
  • Open-minded and adaptable, able to work in a team;
  • Neat appearance, good communicator, well-developed reporting, writing and summarizing skills;
  • Able to work under pressure in a potentially dangerous environment;
  • Willing to travel anywhere in Somalia.

    [How to Apply:

    Interested and qualified persons with the required experience are invited to submit their application letter and curriculum vitae to the Head of Human Resources Department, ICRC Somalia Delegation, on the email address

    Your cover letter must indicate your current salary, your expected salary range and nationality/nationalities. The closing date is 5th June 2017. Please indicate the position title in the subject line of your email message.

    Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted and canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

    For more information and job application details, see; ICRC Protection Interpreter Somali Language Jobs in Kenya

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