Staff Interpreter (National Position)
Application deadline 1 month ago: Thursday 18 Jan 2024 at 23:59 UTCOpen application form
Background/IRC Summary: Founded in 1933, International Rescue Committee (IRC) is one of the world’s leading agencies working in post-conflict and development contexts, supporting communities in over 40 fragile, failed and developing states. In this capacity, we work to restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted, struggling to endure and wishing to advance on a path of development. The Resettlement Support Center Asia (RSC Asia), funded by the US State Department Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM), assists persons throughout Asia seeking permanent resettlement in the United States. Responsible for a portfolio of 37 countries, RSC Asia: prepares refugee applications for the United States Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) using START (a State Department–managed data system that supports the arrival and resettlement of refugees through technology); provides information to resettlement agencies about arriving refugees and offers cultural orientation training to refugees bound for the United States. RSC Asia is based in Bangkok, Thailand, with a sub-office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Job Overview/Summary: The Staff Interpreter will provide language support services for applicants to the USRAP. The Interpreter will interpret oral statements given by refugee applicants into the English Language and vice versa for, RSC Asia prescreening, USCIS adjudications, Cultural Orientation (CO) training, Inquiry and Outreach activities, as well as for verification, RSC Asia follow up activity, and DNA collection as requested. Major Responsibilities: • Provide interpretation for USRAP activities including RSC Prescreening, USCIS interviews, Inquiries, Outreach and follow-up activities, and Cultural Orientation (CO) training. • Translate documents including but not limited to: USRAP, USCIS supporting documents, and CO training materials from target languages to English language and vice versa. • Assist in the training incentive interpreters when required including but not limited to IRC Way, Prevention of Fraud & Ethic, Interpreters Code of Conduct, and in filing compliance documents related to incentive interpreters. • Assist with providing feedback on incentive interpreters’ performance using RSC Asia’s internal evaluation form. • Assist in training and mentoring of new interpreters as needed. • Assist program support activity in case verification and CO training material production as requested. • Perform other relevant duties as directed by supervisor.
Key Working Relationships: Position Reports to: Interpreter Services Manager Other Internal contacts: RSC staff members