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Short term (2/21 - 5/31/2022)

Swahili/French/Kirundi Interpreter

Job Overview/Summary: The Interpreter will support programs across the office during in office and with external appointments. The interpreter will also provide written translations, and support the front desk during open office hours.


Major Responsibilities: Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: Providing interpretation into French, Swahili and Kirundi Providing IRC staff with interpretation support as they work with clients both in one-on-one and group settings. Attending job interviews, orientations, and other appointments with clients and interpreting important information into the client’s native language. Translate information to disseminate to the larger refugee community Strict adherence to IRC Code of Conduct for Interpreters Other tasks as assigned.

Job Requirements: Fluency in both written and spoken English and in Swahili/Kirundi/French. Applicants will be tested for language proficiency prior to hiring. Education in linguistics or related field and/or evidence of training in interpretation techniques a plus. Prior experience providing interpretive services strongly desired. Must be a team player, detail oriented, patient, professional, and reliable. Available for work assignments during regular business hours. Evening and weekend availability a strong plus. Applicants must go through a 16 hour interpreter training

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: In accordance with IRC’s duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards and our commitment to safeguard the health of our employees, clients, and communities, IRC requires candidates who are selected for interview to furnish proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to be considered for this position.

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusivity: IRC is committed to building a diverse organization and a climate of inclusivity. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate that they can contribute to this goal.

Equal Opportunity Employer: We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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