Unhcr Recruitment 2018 for Interpreter / Translator – Jobs in Ethiopia

Unhcr Recruitment 2018 for Interpreter / Translator – Jobs in Ethiopia

Applications are invited from suitably qualified applicants for the Unhcr Recruitment 2018. Interested applicant(s) ought to follow the details and procedures on this page to secure this opportunity.

Unhcr Recruitment 2018

Under the direct supervision of the Refugee Receptionist (Protection), and overall supervision of the Protection officer, the interpreter/ translator will be required to adhere to the UNHCR working hours (Mondays  to Thursdays from 8:30 am to 8:30 am and on Fridays from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm).
The interpreter/ translator will be expected to provide simultaneous/consecutive interpretation services, either in person or though the telephone during:

Registration, Protection and Resettlement reception services at the office as well as the refugee reception centre

Refugee Status Determination interviews, BID interviews, home visits and all other general protection counselling as well as verification activities undertaken by the office

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Community mobilization and outreach meetings

Annual Participatory Assessments with refugee communities

Meetings between the UNHCR and ARRA/ Partner counterparts

Official missions

In addition, they will be expected to provide translation of:

Supporting documents provided by refugees and asylum seekers

Modifications/changes/comments made by the refugees during the interviews

Information leaflets, notices and brochures to be disseminated to refugees

Record of meetings with refugees

Correspondence to the government, national/international counterparts, and vice versa

Job Requirements


Completion of secondary school with post-secondary training/certificate in English language, or related areas


At least 1 year of progressively responsible in interpretations and translations with an international organization is required

Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) is required

Language Requirements:
The interpreter / translator must possess excellent English and Amharic language skills (both written and spoken). In addition, he/she should be fluent in one or more of the following languages:


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Priority will be given to candidates with multiple language skills.
Corporate Competencies

Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN’s values and ethical standard

Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNHCR

Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality, and age sensitivity and adaptability

Treats all people fairly without favouritism

Functional Competencies

Focuses on result for the client and responds positively to feedback

Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude

Remains calm, in control and good humoured even under pressure

Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities

How to Apply

This vacancy is open for both qualified Ethiopian nationals as well as Refugee applicants.
Female candidates are encouraged to apply.
Applicants who wish to be considered for this position should send a motivation letter and P11 Form through the online application system following the link below:
Candidates will be required to sit for a test.
Due to the volume of applications only short listed candidates will be invited for interview.


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