Arabic interpreter

Multiple locations

Please note that owing to the ICRC's working procedures and principles, in particular the principle of neutrality, we cannot assign personnel to a country of which they are a national.

Your task

  • oral interpretation: from Arabic to English, and English to Arabic during confidential interviews with persons detained in prisons, ICRC institutional dissemination of IHL, message delivery and visits to families of detainees,
  • written translation: translation of written Arabic (newspaper articles, correspondence, etc.) into written English
  • analysis and reporting: analysis of conditions of detention, security and other matters relating to the ICRC's mandate

Selection requirements

  • ideal age: 25 to 45
  • prepared to accept unaccompanied posting for a two 12-months mission
  • excellent command of Arabic and English; French an asset
  • university education or minimum 2 years of professional experience in translation/interpretation field
  • driving licence (for manual transmission vehicles only)
  • fully conversant with IT tools

Your profile

  • strongly motivated by humanitarian work
  • open-minded and adaptable, able to work in a team
  • neat appearance, good speaker, well-developed writing and summarizing skills
  • able to work under pressure in a potentially dangerous environment

What we offer

  • an opportunity to help the victims of conflict
  • engrossing, rewarding work in unusual situations
  • ample support in integrating into the new working environment

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: ICRC - International Committee of the Red Cross
  • Location: Multiple locations
  • Grade: P-3, International Professional
  • Occupational Groups:
  • Closing Date:

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