The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is looking for a number of candidates with language skills in Amharic, Kirundi, Kinyarwanda, Farsi and Somali. Their role will be to work as interpreters for the ICRC in their dialogue with detainees, with authorities and other interlocutors in the field. Applicants do not have to be certified interpreters, but they need a very good command of the given language. Please make sure that you read the constraints related to nationality and that you fulfil all requirements before applying.
Due to the interpreter’s sensitive and important role when the ICRC is operating in conflict and post-conflict environments, there are strict nationality requirements when recruiting these positions. Owing to the ICRC’s working procedures and principles, in particular the principle of neutrality, the ICRC cannot assign personnel to a country of which they are a national.
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The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) was founded in 1863 and is a humanitarian institution based in Geneva, Switzerland. The ICRC is a three-time Nobel Prize Laureate and is part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and is one of the most widely recognized organizations in the whole world.
The ICRC is an independent, neutral organization ensuring humanitarian protection and assistance for victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence. It takes action in response to emergencies and at the same time promotes respect for international humanitarian law and its implementation in national law. Read more about the amazing work of ICRC here.
ICRC is currently looking to recruit interpreters!
Please click on the link to read more about the job and the specific requirements.
Owing to the ICRC’s working procedures and principles, in particular the principle of neutrality, the ICRC cannot assign personnel to a country of which they are a national (ie: if you are Nigerian, you cannot apply to the Interpreter in Hausa position)
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Your task as Interpreters
To get more insight into humanitarian career and the roles and life of the ICRC staff in operational contexts: Watch this video about working for the ICRC as interpreter.
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Photo: Charlie Gammel, right, a Farsi and Pashto speaker, worked as an interpreter for the ICRC in Afghanistan.
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