United Nations International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals Interpreter, English-Kinyarwanda - Jobs in Rwanda

United Nations International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals Interpreter, English-Kinyarwanda - Jobs in Rwanda

Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the Office of the Prosecutor, Kigali Field Office, under the direction of the Senior Trial Attorneys, OTP, IRMCT. *Appointment of the successful candidate to this position will be subject to budgetary approval.

Under the supervision of the Senior Trial Attorneys the incumbent of the post provides:
• Interpretation during field investigations and other official meetings from Kinyarwanda into English and vice versa.
• The incumbent is expected to provide a high standard of accuracy, consistency and faithfulness to the spirit, style and nuances of the original, and to observe established terminology and usage.
• The incumbent must systematically keep abreast of IRMCT case law and relevant terminology, and prepare thoroughly for various types of complex investigations, hearings or meetings.
• S/he is routinely assigned to sensitive and highly technical meetings, functions as team coordinator of all interpreters assigned to the same meeting, and may be called upon to instruct and advise Language Assistants. The incumbent also provides consecutive interpretation at the duty station or on missions.
• When the needs of the OTP so require, the incumbent may be given written translation assignments or called upon to assist with scheduling and other interpretation-related duties within the OTP.

• Professionalism
- Punctuality; readiness to keep flexible working hours; high level of concentration; split second accuracy; clear delivery; ability to perform under continuous stress and to assimilate an exceedingly broad range of subjects. The incumbent must have the ability to interpret not only technically difficult testimonies and legal arguments, but also the emotionally charged testimonies of war victims. Good computer skills essential. Shows pride in work and in achievements. Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter. Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results. Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns. Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges. Remains calm in stressful situations. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work.

Communication – Speaks and
writes clearly and effectively. Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately. Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two way communication. Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience. Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

Teamwork – Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organisational goals. Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others. Places team agenda before personal agenda. Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position. Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

Planning and Organising – Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies. Identifies priority activities and assignments, adjusts priorities as required. Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work. Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning. Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary. Uses time efficiently.

Advanced university degree from a university or from an institution of equivalent status in translation. A first level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.

Work Experience
Minimum 5 years of work experience in the interpretation field or teaching interpretation is required.

English and French are the working languages of the Mechanism. For the post advertised, the incumbent should have a perfect command of Kinyarwanda and an excellent command of English. Knowledge of other languages is an asset.

Candidates will be assessed by a comparative matrix.

How to Apply
For more information and job application details, see; United Nations International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals Interpreter, English-Kinyarwanda Jobs in Rwanda

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