Interpreter Assistant

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UNOPS LICA4Target Start Date

2024-07-14Job Posting End Date

June 24, 2024Terms of Reference

Operational Context

The Interpreters team is one of the support functions of the RSD Unit. The team provides interpretation for interviews and translation for the whole operation, including case files, documents, correspondences, letters, transcription, and other internal and external UNHCR documents. While the position is based in Amman, Jordan, at times the incumbent may need to accompany non-Arabic speaking staff on mission to field locations in order to support with interpretation. The incumbent of the position is also expected to support in proofreading of translated documents, respond to translation and interpretation requests, and arrange and distribute the workload amongst the team when necessary. The incumbent may also be requested to assist in other support duties to the RSD team such as conducting phone calls to refugees or conducting in-person counselling, in addition to supporting the file management processes.Standard Job Description

Interpreter Assistant

Organizational Setting and Work Relationships The Interpreter Assistant normally report to a higher level local or international staff. 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.

Duties - Interprets and/or translates from newspapers, written reports, magazines etc. - 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.

- Support the identification and management of risks and seek to seize opportunities impacting objectives in the area of responsibility. Ensure decision making in risk based in the functional area of work. Raise risks, issues and concerns to a supervisor or to relevant functional colleague(s). - 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.

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 (Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Language Requirements For International Professional and Field Service jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English. For National Professional jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English and local language. For General Service jobs: Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English.

All UNHCR workforce members must individually and collectively, contribute towards a working environment where each person feels safe, and empowered to perform their duties. This includes by demonstrating no tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse, harassment including sexual harassment, sexism, gender inequality, discrimination and abuse of power.

As individuals and as managers, all must be proactive in preventing and responding to inappropriate conduct, support ongoing dialogue on these matters and speaking up and seeking guidance and support from relevant UNHCR resources when these issues arise.

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.

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Additional Qualifications


IT-Computer LiteracyEducation


Business Administration - Other, Secretarial - OtherWork Experience

Other information

This position doesn't require a functional clearance Home-Based


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