Interpreter 2016/029

Position Title:
Position Level:
Equal to GL3 on Syria national salary scale
Date Issued:
17th November 2016
Position No.:
UNOPS Local Individual Contractor Agreement (LICA)
Report To:
Associate Protection Officer
Closing Date:
01st December 2016
Duty Station:
Damascus, Syria
Contractual Status:
UNOPS Local Individual Contractor Agreement (LICA)
Availability of the Post Immediately
Duties and Responsibilities
· To translate, in a timely manner, documents in relation to Protection Unit Management (including legal texts and UN documents), Refugee Status Determination (RSD), Resettlement (RST) and Community Service (CS) for the UNHCR BO Damascus for the language under the responsibilities of the interpreters into English and vice versa.
· To interpret during RSD/RST/CS interview/counseling of asylum seekers/refugees. When requested, carry out interpretation for other officers/staff members/delegations of resettlement countries during their selection mission to Damascus, Syria.
· To interpret Best Interest Determination (BID) interviews, Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) as well as the HIV/AIDS counseling/trainings.
· To interpret for the protection clerks during the registration of new asylum seekers.
· To answer to telephone inquiries made by people of concern to the office in the language under the responsibility of the interpreters. Consult with the supervisors and provide the response to the inquirers.
· To perform other duties as requested by the supervisors.
Qualification Required:**
Secondary Education, Post-secondary training/certificate in business administration, secretarial work, translation or related field.
Experience: 3 years relevant to the function
Languages: Fluent in oral and written Arabic/English
· Experience of legal translation.
· Communication skills.
· Computer skills.
· Translation skills.
Cross-Functional Competencies
· Analytical Thinking.
· Planning and Organizing.

For Syrian and /or Syrian Palestinian only
Please apply in writing (P.11, CV and application/motivation letter), indicating vacancy announcement number.
Applications must be submitted by email only, to email address: SYRDAHRUNOPS@unhcr.org
Attention Vacancy No: UNOPS/VN/ 2016/029 Interpreter
Please note: no hard copy (paper applications) will be accepted
Application will not be acknowledged. Only the successful candidates will be notified of the outcome of the competition, and will be invited for a written test and an interview.
Personal history (P.11 form) is attached or can be down loaded from:
P.11 form is mandatory and should be signed by applicant.
· All UNHCR staff members in Syria
· UN organizations in Syria
· Specialized Agencies
· Diplomatic Missions
· International NGOs
· Non-government Organizations
· Embassies