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
- 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)
- 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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