Interpreter for Kirundi or Kinyarwanda

Multiple locations

The ICRC is looking for interpreters in Kirundi and in Kinyarwanda for its Delegations in Burundi and Rwanda

Please note that owing to the ICRC's working procedures and principles, in particular the principle of neutrality, we cannot assign personnel to a country of which they are a national.

Your task

  • Oral interpretation: from the given language to French or English, and French or English to the given language during confidential interviews with people deprived of liberty, ICRC institutional dissemination, ICRC dialogue with authorities, activities to establish the family links, including Red Cross Messages delivery, family tracing and visits to families of detainees
  • Written translation: translation of the given language (newspaper articles, correspondence, etc.) into written French or 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 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
  • Excellent command of the given language and French
  • Good command of English
  • 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

  • An opportunity to help the victims of conflict
  • Engrossing, rewarding work in unusual situations
  • Ample support in integrating into the new working environment
  • Institutional training

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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  • Organization: ICRC - International Committee of the Red Cross
  • Location: Multiple locations
  • Grade: P-3, International Professional
  • Occupational Groups:
  • Closing Date:

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