Kinyarwanda / Kirundi Interpreter

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  • Arbeitgeber International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
    Jobdatum 17. Juli 2022
    Einstiegsart Professionals Jobs

    Stellenbeschreibung - Kinyarwanda / Kirundi Interpreter

    connecticum Job 1498669 / 18523

    Kinyarwanda / Kirundi interpreter
    Requisition ID: 18523
    Region: Global Deployment Option
    Contract type: Open-ended contract
    What we do


    The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) works worldwide to provide humanitarian protection and assistance to people affected by conflict and armed violence. We take action in response to emergencies and at the same time promote respect for international humanitarian law. We are an independent and neutral organization, and our mandate stems essentially from the Geneva Conventions of 1949. We work closely with National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and with their International Federation in order to ensure a concerted, rational and rapid humanitarian response to the needs of the victims of armed conflict or any other situation of internal violence. We direct and coordinate the international activities conducted in these situations.



    Visiting detainees, re-uniting families separated by conflict, organising emergency relief aid and talking to combatants about their responsibilities under the Geneva Conventions are all in day’s work for the ICRC. As an interpreter, you will be the vital communication link enabling ICRC delegates to carry out these protection-related activities.

    Main responsibilities
    Desired profile and skills


    • Excellent command of Kinyarwanda / Kirundi and French.
    • Additional knowledge of Swahili and English is a significant advantage
    • 2 years of professional experience. Previous interpreter or translator experience is an advantage
    • Strongly motivated by humanitarian work
    • Able to work under pressure in a potentially dangerous environment
    • Open-minded and adaptable
    • University education/degree in interpretation or translation is an advantage


    Our operational & field constraints


    • In line with the principle of neutrality, the ICRC does not assign personnel to a country of which they are nationals
    • Candidates must be in good health and will have to do a medical check-up prior to departure in the field
    • Candidates must possess a driving licence (for manual transmission vehicles)
    • Candidates must be prepared to accept unaccompanied postings (i.e. no spouse, partner, children or dependents) for the first two missions (minimum 12 months each) or total of 24 months
    What we offer


    • Rewarding work in a humanitarian and multicultural environment
    • A two-week orientation course and other opportunities for further in-house training
    • Attractive social benefits
    • Length of assignment: 12 months
    • Join an ICRC talent pool and be considered for future assignments



    The ICRC values diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates.

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Kinyarwanda / Kirundi Interpreter

Connecticum Job 1498669 / 18523
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