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Arabic Interpreter/Translator

06-05-2014 Job Opportunity Ref. fd-arabic-interp

Location: Field

Your task

  • oral interpretation: from Arabic to English, and English to Arabic during confidential interviews with persons detained in prisons, ICRC institutional dissemination of IHL, message delivery and visits to families of detainees,
  • written translation: translation of written Arabic (newspaper articles, correspondence, etc.) into written English
  • analysis and reporting: analysis of conditions of detention, security and other matters relating to the ICRC's mandate


Selection requirements

  • ideal age: 25 to 45
  • prepared to accept unaccompanied posting for a 12-month mission
  • excellent command of Arabic and English; French an asset
  • university education or minimum 2 years of professional experience in translation/interpretation field
  • driving licence (for manual transmission vehicles only)
  • fully conversant with IT tools


Your profile

  • strongly motivated by humanitarian work
  • open-minded and adaptable, able to work in a team
  • neat appearance, good speaker, well-developed writing and summarizing skills
  • able to work under pressure in a potentially dangerous environment


What we offer

  • an opportunity to help the victims of conflict
  • engrossing, rewarding work in unusual situations
  • ample support in integrating into the new working environment


For reasons related to the institution's working procedures, in particular its principle of neutrality, ICRC personnel cannot be nationals or originate from the countries to which they are assigned.

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