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Organization: International Committee of the Red Cross
Country: Mali
Closing date: 30 Jun 2017

The ICRC is looking for interpreters in Tamashek/Peulh language.

Main responsibilities:

  • Oral interpretation: from Tamashek/Peulh to English and vice versa during confidential interviews with people deprived of liberty, ICRC institutional dissemination, ICRC dialogue with authorities, activities to establish the family links which includes delivering Red Cross messages, family tracing and visits to families of detainees
  • Written translation: translation of Tamashek/Peulh (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

Desired profile and skills:

  • Strongly motivated by humanitarian work
  • Able to work under pressure in a potentially dangerous environmen
  • Very good command of English and Tamashek/Peulh languages
  • Good command of Arabic is a strong asset
  • Open-minded and adaptable
  • Ideal age: 25 to 45 years old
  • University education/degree in interpretation or translation is an advantage
  • 2 years of professional experience as interpreter or translator is an advantage

Our operational and field constraints:

  • In line with the principle of neutrality, the ICRC does not assign personnel to a country of which they are nationals
  • Candidates must be in good health and will have to do a medical check-up prior to departure in the field
  • Candidates must possess a driving licence (for manual transmission vehicles)
  • Candidates must be prepared to accept unaccompanied postings (i.e. no spouse, partner, children or dependents) for the first two missions (minimum 12 months each) or total of 24 months

What we offer

  • Rewarding work in a humanitarian and multicultural environment
  • A two-week orientation course and other opportunities for further in-house training
  • Generous social benefits
  • Length of assignment: 12 months
  • The opportunity to join an ICRC talent pool and be considered for future assignments elsewhere

How to apply:

https://career012.successfactors.eu/career?career_ns=job_listing&company=ICRCPROD&navBarLeve…

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