Interpreters, Arabic and/or Kurdish (Sorani and/or Kurmanji)

Submit until: 23/1/2019
Location: Drama

Position: Interpreters, Arabic and/or Kurdish (Sorani and/or Kurmanji)

Location: DRAMA

Transportation to the camp

Starting Date: ASAP

Status:  Full Time

Child Safeguarding Policy

Level 3 The job holder will have regular contact with children

 Position within the Organization:

Reports to: Team Leader

Main Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provides clear and accurate interpretation services during confidential/private sessions with vulnerable individuals, particularly children at risk and survivors of gender-based violence;
  • Provides clear and accurate interpretation services during protection related informative sessions, briefings, trainings etc;
  • Provides written translation of documents from Arabic and/or Kurdish (Sorani and/or Kurmanji) to English or Greek;
  • In coordination with other team colleagues, contribute to the identification of particular vulnerabilities and other protection-related issues;
  • In coordination with other team colleagues, assists in the accompaniment of particularly vulnerable individuals to other service providers;
  • In coordination with other team colleagues, participates in in field-trips and other external activities;
  • In coordination with other team colleagues, ensures that all beneficiaries feel comfortable and safe to share their concerns freely, as well as participate in activities;
  • Performs other position-related duties as assigned by the respective Team Leader

 Qualifications:

Essential

  • Excellent command of Arabic and/or Kurdish (Kurmanji and/or Sorani);
  • Excellent command of English and/or Greek;
  • Minimum two-years professional experience as an interpreter or cultural mediator;
  • Minimum one-year professional experience in providing supporting services to vulnerable individuals, including refugee population and particularly children and women;
  • Familiar with protection issues related to refugee children, families and female survivors of gender-based violence;
  • High professional ethics;
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, listening and observation skills, including ability to create trust, support, respect and interact with children of all ages, background and diversity;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relations in multi-ethnic environment; Cross Culturally Aware and flexible;
  • Strong team player;
  • Computer literate & numerate;
  • Well organized and efficient, flexible, able to handle pressure well and adapt in different working environments;
  • Adhere to and promote Child Protection and Child Safeguarding guiding principles;

 

Desired:

  • Previous working experience with local or international NGOs will be considered an asset
  • Field Working Experience in Camps/Temporary Settlements of refugee/migrant population

If you are interested, please send your CV and motivation letter to recruitment@solidaritynow.org mentioning in the email subject “SN_ Interpreter in Arabic/Kurdish_Drama”.

SN is an equal opportunity employer. Persons with disabilities and from vulnerable and disadvantaged groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Recruitment processes reflect SN’s commitment to keeping children safe from harm and abuse. Employment is subject to SN Child protection standards, including background checks and adherence to SN Child Safeguarding Policy.

 Closing date: 23 January 2019

 Only short-listed candidates will receive a written reply.