Interpreter for Swahili and Kinyarwanda sought by ICRC

The International Committee of the Red Cross looking for interpreter/translator for its delegation in the DRC.

  • Oral interpretation: from Swahili and/or Kinyarwanda to French, and French to Swahili and/or Kinyarwanda during confidential interviews with people deprived of liberty, in the framework of ICRC institutional dissemination, ICRC dialogue with authorities, and activities related to Restablish Family Links.
  • Written translation: translation of Swahili and Kinyarwanda (newspaper articles, correspondence, etc.) into written French
  • Contribute to the analysis and reporting of conditions of detention, security and other matters relating to the ICRC's mandate

Selection requirements

  • Ideal age: 25 to 50
  • Prepared to accept unaccompanied field postings during the first 24 months of collaboration
  • University education, degree in interpretation or translation an advantage
  • 2 years of professional experience as interpreter or translator an advantage
  • Very good command of Swahili
  • Very good command of Kinyarwanda
  • Very good command of French, English an asset
  • Familiarity with word processing and spreadsheet software
  • Driving license (a license for automatic-transmission vehicles only is not sufficient)

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

  • A three-week orientation course in Switzerland prior to posting abroad
  • An opportunity to help the victims of conflict
  • Engrossing, rewarding work in unusual situations
  • Ample support in integrating into the new working environment

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