Interpreter - Farsi/Dari/Pashto Language

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Job Description

IRC Background:

The mission of the International Rescue Committee (IRC) is to help people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future. Founded in 1933, the IRC has 24 offices in the United States and a presence in over 40 countries.

Job Overview:

Under the supervision of the HR & Admin Manager, the Interpreter will provide interpreting for clients attending employment and other appointments. In addition, in-house services will include interpreting for assessments, cultural orientations, job development, financial literacy, school enrollments, and other activities in which clients are involved. This is an Occasional (“on call”) position, with variable hours.

Major Responsibilities:

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

- Provide interpretation in Farsi/Dari/Pashto for IRC clients; - Provide IRC staff with interpretation support as they work with clients both in one-on-one and group settings; - Attend job interviews, orientations, and other appointments with clients and interpreting important information into the client’s native language; - Strict adherence to IRC Code of Conduct for Interpreters; - Other tasks as assigned.

Key Working Relationships:

Position Reports to: Human Resources & Administration Manager


- Proficiency in written and spoken English and Farsi/Dari/Pashto. 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; - Ability to work independently, be a self-starter and maintain responsibility for multiple tasks. - Ability to set boundaries with clients and staff and adhere to strict confidentiality; - Driver license, auto insurance, and reliable transportation preferred; - Available for work assignments during regular business hours. Evening and weekend availability a strong plus.

Working Environment:

- Standard, professional office environment, with visits to local social service agencies, health clinics, client housing and other locations as needed;

- Full or partial remote delivery of services while IRC offices are closed due to CV-19.

Benefits: We offer our employees phenomenal benefits such as paid parental leave, generous time off, and excellent medical, dental, and vision options.

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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