Interpreter – Bossaso

  • Bossaso
  • Full time
  • 4 months ago
  • / Monthly

Job Information

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    Posted On May 25 ,2021
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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Job Level :
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    Job Experience : 1 year

Job Description

Interpreter, LICA 4, UNOPS

Eligible Applicants

This position is advertised open to internal and external applicants

Duties and Qualifications


Organizational Setting and Work Relationships

The Interpreter Assistant normally report to the Associate Protection Officer, based in Bossaso. 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.


  • Interprets and/or translates from newspapers, written reports, magazines etc.;
  • Interprets and/or translates RSD interviews;
  • 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 For G4 - 1 year relevant experience with High School Diploma; or Bachelor or equivalent or higher

Field(s) of Education Not applicable. (Field(s) of Education marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Certificates and/or Licenses Business Administration Secretarial (Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential)

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 (Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Language Requirements Knowledge of English, Arabic and Somali language are essential.

This is a Standard Job Description for all UNHCR jobs with this job title and grade level. The Operational Context may contain additional essential and/or desirable qualifications relating to the specific operation and/or position. Any such requirements are incorporated by reference in this Job Description and will be considered for the screening, shortlisting and selection of candidates.

Position Competencies:

Core Competencies

  • Accountability
  • Communication
  • Organizational Awareness
  • Teamwork & Collaboration
  • Commitment to Continuous Learning
  • Client & Result Orientation

Closing Date

Closing date for submissions of applications is 08 June 2021