Translator / Interpreter Officer

Translator / Interpreter Officer

Task description:

  • Oral interpretation: provide consecutive interpretation from Ukrainian to English and vice versa during meetings and trainings
  • Written translation of documents/briefing materials, press releases, statements, letters, and human-interest stories, from English to Ukrainian or vice versa within specified deadlines
  • Revision and proofreading: ensure full comparison of the original and translated texts, examine the document’s overall coherence, and provide a final check of text for typos, spelling, grammar, punctuation and spacing of the translation
  • Perform terminology research to ensure the accuracy and appropriateness of all translations
  • Be responsible for ensuring quality and accuracy of the entire document before submission
  • Travels with the URCS staff (when needed) on their missions to the filed for interpretation and other assistance, as needed
  • Taking and transcribing from dictation, recordings, and handwritten drafts
  • Other translation or interpretation duties assigned by the supervisor

Desired profile and skills:

  • Excellent knowledge of Ukrainian and English
  • 2 years of professional work experience. Previous interpreter or translator experience is an advantage
  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills
  • Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners
  • University education/degree in interpretation or translation is an advantage
  • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet
  • Strongly motivated by humanitarian work
  • Open-minded and adaptable
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision

If you are interested in this position, please send your application. All the applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and HR may contact eligible candidates prior to the deadline for submission as such early application is encouraged.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.