Ukrainian/Russian Interpreter

at European Lawyers in Lesvos
Published June 19, 2022
Location Warsaw, Poland
Category General  
Job Type Full Time  


ELIL is a charity registered in Germany and Greece. It was founded by the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE) and the German Bar Association (DAV) in 2016. These organisations represent the bars and law societies of 45 European member, associate and observer countries, and through them more than 1 million European lawyers. ELIL is now also supported by the Conseil national des barreaux (CNB).


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 teams of lawyers have been providing free, independent legal assistance to asylum seekers in Greece since 2016 (Lesvos, Samos, Athens and Thessaloniki).


ELIL is now setting up a new project in Poland to provide free legal assistance and information to refugees arriving from Ukraine. Our team(s) of volunteer pro bono Polish lawyers will work at various locations across Warsaw, answering legal queries, providing legal information, triaging cases and making referrals to legal/protection actors accordingly.


We are looking to recruit a full-time committed and experienced Ukrainian/Russian Interpreter to join our new team.


The start date for this role is 4 July 2022. We offer a competitive salary, details of which are available on request.


The role reports to the Project Coordinator.


Role responsibilities


Providing in person interpretation from Ukrainian/Russian to English and vice versa in one-on-one legal consultations and group information sessions

Assisting with outreach to the Ukrainian/Russian speaking refugee communities

Skills and experience required


Fluency in spoken Ukrainian/Russian and English

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

Eligible to work in Poland

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, migrants and displaced people

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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