The International Committee of the Red Cross is seeking speakers of Pashto, Farsi/Dari, Hindi/Urdu, Arabic, Khmer and Tamil to work in its field operations. Expatriate interpreters work mainly with teams inspecting the treatment and conditions of persons detained in relation to armed conflict. In this way, the ICRC seeks to ensure that prisoners of war and security detainees are treated in line with the provisions laid out in the Geneva Conventions. The role is both challenging and immensely rewarding, giving recruits the chance to use their language skills in assisting victims of armed conflict for the world’s oldest humanitarian organisation. Successful applicants can expect a competitve salary and benefits.
For reasons related to the ICRC’s working procedures, in particular its principle of neutrality, the ICRC’s expatriate staff cannot be nationals of the countries to which they are assigned, or have close family links there.
• Ideal age: 25 to 45
• Prepared to accept an unaccompanied 12-month mission
• Solid command of the required language and English. French an asset
• University education or two years minimum work experience
• Driving licence (for manual transmission vehicles)
• Fully conversant with IT tools
• Strongly motivated by humanitarian work
• Open-minded and adaptable, able to work in a team
• Articulate with well-developed writing and summarising skills
• Ability to work under pressure in a potentially dangerous environment
If you are interested in working as an interpreter for the ICRC and meet the selection requirements, please email your CV to Liz Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org, stating your age, nationality and the languages you speak. Please use ICRC INTERPRETER ENQUIRY as the subject. For further information on the ICRC, go to www.icrc.org