|Published||June 19, 2022|
|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.
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
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.