Job Description

This position is advertised open to internal and external applicants.

Interested applicants should consult the Administrative Instruction on Recruitment and Assignment of Locally Recruited Staff (RALS).

Duties - Interprets and/or translates from newspapers, written reports, magazines etc.; - Interprets oral conversations, discussions and interviews especially when attending meetings with high ranking officials, diplomats and others; - Travels with international staff on their missions to the field for interpretation and other assistance, as needed; - Arranges meetings, both internal and external, some involving high-ranking officials and takes minutes/notes; - Meets official personnel at the airport and facilitates immigration and customs formalities; - Responds to queries relating to the area of responsibility; - Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications Years of Experience / Degree Level 1 year relevant experience with High School Diploma; or Bachelor or equivalent or higher Field(s) of Education Not applicable.

Certificates and/or Licenses Business Administration Secretarial Relevant Job Experience Essential Frequent contacts involving the exchange of a wide range of information, some of which may be complex.

Desirable Not specified.

Functional Skills IT-Computer Literacy MS-Translation Competencies as defined in Job Profile Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English.

Organizational Setting and Work Relationships The Interpreter Assistant normally report to a higher level local or international staff. The incumbent supports the operation with translation and interpretation related activities.

All UNHCR staff members are accountable to perform their duties as reflected in their job description. They do so within their delegated authorities, in line with the regulatory framework of UNHCR which includes the UN Charter, UN Staff Regulations and Rules, UNHCR Policies and Administrative Instructions as well as relevant accountability frameworks. In addition, staff members are required to discharge their responsibilities in a manner consistent with the core, functional, cross-functional and managerial competencies and UNHCR¿s core values of professionalism, integrity and respect for diversity.

Closing date for submission or applications is 25 February 2021
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