Arabic Interpreter

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Arabic Interpreter

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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 Arabic to English, and English to Arabic during confidential interviews with persons detained in prisons, ICRC institutional dissemination of IHL, message delivery and visits to families of detainees,
  • written translation: translation of written Arabic (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

Selection requirements

  • ideal age: 25 to 45
  • prepared to accept unaccompanied posting for a two 12-months mission
  • excellent command of Arabic and English; French an asset
  • university education or minimum 2 years of professional experience in translation/interpretation field
  • driving licence (for manual transmission vehicles only)
  • fully conversant with IT tools

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

International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

The ICRC's mission is to alleviate human suffering, protect life and health, and uphold human dignity especially during armed conflicts and other emergencies.

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