International Committee of the Red Cross Protection Interpreter Nairobi Jobs in Kenya

International Committee of the Red Cross Protection Interpreter Nairobi Jobs in Kenya

Protection Interpreter


About the Job

The Protection Interpreter supports in oral interpretation and with written translations to and from Somali / English and contributes to the achievement of protection objectives by the department.

This is a resident/National position based in Nairobi.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supports in oral interpretation from Somali to English, and English to Somali during confidential interviews in places of detention and prisons, ICRC disseminations and activities related to the restoration of family links, and protection of the civilian population
  • Supports the department in gathering, analysing and processing key protection-related information from public sources
  • Translates correspondence, newspapers articles and other essential documents from Somali to English and vice versa
  • Assists in the preparation of dissemination material adapted to the Somali context

    Minimum Qualifications and Required Competencies

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences or Linguistics
  • 4 years’ experience in a similar field in a Humanitarian organization
  • Knowledge of International Humanitarian Law (IHL)/ International Human Rights Law (IHRL) is an asset
  • Excellent
    communication, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • High level of confidentiality and discretion
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Somali language
  • Proficiency in MS Office suite

    We Offer

  • A challenging job opportunity within a dynamic work environment in an international humanitarian organization
  • Training and development opportunities
  • A competitive salary with benefits, based on the ICRC Compensation and Benefits framework

    How to Apply


    Your cover letter must indicate your current salary and your expected salary range.

    The closing date is 12th September 2022.

    Clearly indicate the position title Protection Interpreter Nairobi in the subject line of your email message.

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