Protection Interpreter

at International Committee of the Red Cross
Published September 4, 2022
Location Nairobi, Kenya
Category Management  
Job Type Full Time  


About the Job


The Protection Interpreter supports in oral interpretation and with written translations to and from Somali / English and contributes to the achievement of protection objectives by the department.


This is a resident/National position based in Nairobi.


Duties and Responsibilities


Supports in oral interpretation from Somali to English, and English to Somali during confidential interviews in places of detention and prisons, ICRC disseminations and activities related to the restoration of family links, and protection of the civilian population

Supports the department in gathering, analysing and processing key protection-related information from public sources

Translates correspondence, newspapers articles and other essential documents from Somali to English and vice versa

Assists in the preparation of dissemination material adapted to the Somali context

Minimum qualifications and required competencies


Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences or Linguistics

4 years’ experience in a similar field in a Humanitarian organization

Knowledge of International Humanitarian Law (IHL)/ International Human Rights Law (IHRL) is an asset

Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills

High level of confidentiality and discretion

Fluency in written and spoken English and Somali language

Proficiency in MS Office suite

We Offer


A challenging job opportunity within a dynamic work environment in an international humanitarian organization

Training and development opportunities

A competitive salary with benefits, based on the ICRC Compensation and Benefits framework


How to apply


Your cover letter must indicate your current salary and your expected salary range. Clearly indicate the position title Protection Interpreter Nairobi in the subject line of your email message. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

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