Voluntary Service Overseas British Sign Language Interpreter Jobs in Kenya

Voluntary Service Overseas British Sign Language Interpreter Jobs in Kenya

VSO is the world’s leading international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty.

Working in 24 countries around the world, our unique role in international development is to place committed volunteers with carefully selected organisations where their skills can have the greatest impact.

Our extraordinary volunteers live and work in some of the world’s poorest communities. Sharing their unique skills and experience to generate new ideas and new ways of doing things, helping the communities they work in lift themselves out of poverty.

We’re not about delivering quick fixes, but instead we focus on long-lasting, sustainable change, that will impact generations to come. Join us and help us work towards our vision of a world without poverty.

Key information;

  • 17 weeks in Kenya from May to September 2019
  • Full time, x 7 hours per day, x 5 days a week, flexible work to include evenings and weekend.
  • Flight, accommodation, Inoculation and Visa covered by VSO.
  • Must be available prior to departure for training residential’s

    Role overview

  • We are looking for two fully qualified NRCPD registered, enthusiastic BSL interpreters, who are willing to work overseas on an amazing project with VSO. The interpreters will be working with a British Deaf Team Leader and 10 young Deaf volunteers from the UK, who will be volunteering on an inclusive education programme in Kenya for 17 weeks as part of the VSOs International Citizenship Service. They will be working with 10 young Deaf volunteers from Kenya, a Deaf team leader and two Kenyan sign language interpreters.
  • The role will involve providing accurate interpretation during work placement activities, training workshops, medical appointments, community meetings and any other activities required for ICS youth volunteers.

    Skills, qualifications
    and experience

  • The ideal candidate will be a fully qualified and experienced BSL interpreter with experience of working in groups and with young people.
  • You will be passionate about working with diverse groups in an empowering capacity and you will be flexible with an open attitude towards different cultures.
  • You will be able to develop a strong relationships with individuals and teams across the organisation.

    Competencies and Behaviour

  • At VSO we believe progress is only possible by working together.
  • Whether you want to join us as an employee, or as a volunteer working in your own country, overseas or online, our selection process includes an assessment based on these core competencies:
  • Ability to be open minded and respectful
  • Ability to be resilient and adaptive to new situations
  • Ability to facilitate positive change and build sustainable working relationships
  • Ability to seek and share knowledge

    Equal Opportunities

  • VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce.
  • If shortlisted, you will be required to attend to an interview on the week commencing the 18th February and a practical assessment day on the week commencing on the 25th February.

    How to Apply

  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 10th February, 2019

  • For more information and job application details, see; Voluntary Service Overseas British Sign Language Interpreter Jobs in Kenya

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