United Nations Support Office in Somalia (UNSOS)
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Open Vacancy: Translator - International Consultant
Vacancy Notice No: UNSOA/TRN/001/2015/NAIROBI
Under the supervision of Chief Training Section, the incumbent will be required to liaise and coordinate with designated UNSOS / AMISOM Training Coordinators once deployed to translate / interpret a training activity.
- Translate from English into French, Kirundi, Kiswahili and vice versa documents covering a broad range of training subjects dealt with by UNSOA for AMISOM Trainees;
- Translate from English into French and vice versa documents developed by OSESGL-GL, including for the meetings of the Technical Support Committee;
- Provide accurate and complete high quality consecutive and simultaneous interpretation into and or from (vice versa) for the following languages: English, French, Kiswahili and Kirundi as and when the need arises;
- May perform other related duties as required
Education: First level university degree is required. A relevant combination of academic qualification and experience is desirable
Experience: A minimum of ten (10) year experience in a professional position that involves translation and interpretation. Experience in simultaneous interpretation is preferable
Desirable: Able to work effectively in a multicultural environment and under pressure in difficult condition including Mogadishu, Somalia
Languages Skills: Fluency in spoken and written: English, French, Kiswahili & Kirundi
Qualified candidates may submit their applications using the United Nations Personal History form (P 11) to the email address:
on or before the deadline.
The P11 is on the http://www.unon.org/content/employment-opportunities.
Deadline: 07 January 2016
The United Nations shall place no restriction on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs.
The United Nations does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (applications, interview, meeting, processing or training).
Human Resources Section, Block S, Ground Floor,
United Nations Office in Nairobi (UNON) -Gigiri,
P. O. Box 67578 Code 00200,
Nairobi - Kenya
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