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Somali Interpreter- SIL


  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Athens
  • Grade: Junior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Translations and Languages
  • Closing Date:
Under the guidance and supervision of the SIL Unit Coordinator, the Interpreter/Cultural Mediator will provide support services on individual and group activities and communications, internal and external appointments, translation of documents etc. S/he will be working closely with all SIL team members, including the SIL Unit Coordinator, the social workers, the caretakers and the lawyer, as well as with specialized external staff whenever needed, such as the external psychologist. 

  • Assist with translation, interpretation and cultural mediation in communication with IRC staff, national staff, beneficiaries and/ or any other relevant parties;
  • Assist with interpretation and cultural mediation, during the individual or group support to UAC residing in the apartments and elsewhere needed;
  • Assist in explaining all procedures to children;
  • Assist the social workers in the collection of relevant information and data of children; 
  • Assist the caretakers in the creation of daily care plans with the children;  Assist with translation and cultural mediation during the sessions with the asylum advisor and the psychologist, whenever needed;
  • Assist with interpretation and cultural mediation during the group skills building activities organized by the social worker and the caretaker, whenever needed;
  • Whenever needed, escort the UAC in external services;  
Together with the support of caretakers, motivate children to participate in activities and foster a positive environment; 

  • Support dedicated activities in and outside of site, such as facilitation of activities for children,  translation, cultural mediation and escorting children to activities/appointments with the designated staff; 
  • Translate from Greek and/or English into Somali and vice versa necessary materials or written information as required; 
  • Complete any reporting and monitoring tool, as required;
  • Conduct administrative duties as required;
  • Any other duty as assigned by the supervisor.
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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.