French/Lingala Interpreter

at European Lawyers in Lesvos
Published June 26, 2022
Location Athens, Greece
Category Media & Journalism  
Job Type Full Time  


ELIL has been present in Greece since 2016, aiming to provide legal assistance to applicants of international protection. The NGO is registered in Greece and in Germany and was founded in 2016 by the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE) and the German Bar Association (DAV) and is now also supported by the French Bar Association (CNB). These organizations represent the bars and law societies of 45 European member, associate and observer countries, and through them more than 1 million European lawyers.


ELIL was inspired by belief in the fundamental importance of upholding the rule of law, protecting human rights and ensuring meaningful access to legal assistance.


Our team of Greek asylum lawyers and volunteer asylum lawyers from other European countries, provides free, independent legal assistance to asylum seekers on Lesvos, Samos, Athens and Thessaloniki.


Our main activity is the provision of one-on-one legal consultations to prepare asylum seekers for their asylum interview. We also help reunite families by assisting with family reunification applications under the Dublin Regulation and assist unaccompanied minors (interview preparation, family reunification and age assessment).


Start date ASAP


Organisation ELIL (


Duration Three months, with potential for extension


Working hours Full-time (09.00 – 17.00 Monday – Friday)


Role responsibilities


Providing in person interpretation from French and/or Lingala to English and vice versa in one-on-one legal consultations and group information sessions

Assisting with outreach to the French and Lingala speaking refugee communities

Skills and experience required


Fluency in spoken French, Lingala and English

At least 1 year‘s experience of working as an interpreter, preferably for an international organization or INGO/NGO

Good interpersonal and communication skills

Ability to adapt to a changing humanitarian/emergency-response environment

Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills and experience of establishing good working relationships with a variety of people of different nationalities

Ability to work in a fast-paced, multicultural environment and to cope with competing demands

Good time-management skills and resourcefulness

Capable of being proactive and working independently

Passionate about supporting the rights of refugees and migrants

Culturally sensitive

High professional ethics and integrity


How to apply


To apply for this role, please send a CV and cover letter in English by email to the Project Manager, Tereza Mimikou

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