Protection Interpreter

Published January 24, 2023
Location Nairobi, Kenya
Category General  
Job Type Full Time  


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 with regular (30-40%) travel to Somalia.

Duties and Responsibilities

Supports in oral interpretation from Somali to English, and English to Somali in the context of regular visits to places of detention meetings with interlocutors, and protection-related trainings or presentations for external audiences.
Translates relevant documents/texts from English to Somali or 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, Linguistic Studies or equivalent qualification in a related field of study
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

Apply by sending your cover letter and CV addressed to the Human Resources Manager, ICRC Somalia Delegation by email. 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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