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Title
Deadline
Category Host entity Country
Interpreter 13 April 2021 Int. Specialist UNHCR Rwanda
Open

Interpreter

International Specialist
UNHCR
Rwanda
Nyamata (RWA)
English,Arabic
Immediate
12 months
13 April 2021

Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

The Interpreter will be assigned to work with one of the ETM/Protection Units, namely either Child Protection/BID, RSD, Resettlement, or Field (Protection)/Community Services. The interpreter will report to the Head of the pertinent Unit.

The Interpreter will provide operational support to registration, protection, refugee status determination (RSD), child protection, resettlement (RST) and field staff of UNHCR and to the staff of partner organizations through language support services for evacuees from Libya.

Under supervision, the Interpreter is expected to provide interpretation in the following languages:

  1. Sudanese Arabic, English
  2. Fur, English
  3. Zaghawa, English,

  • The interpreter may be asked to translate written documents or statements as necessary.
  • Assist in the translation of all office documents including general correspondence, manuals ass required.
  • The interpreter is required to read, understand and comply with UNHCR’s Code of Conduct and realizes that he/she shall be expected to work in the spirit of the principles set forth therein.
  • The interpreter is required to read and understand the Undertaking of Confidentiality and Impartiality and understands that he shall be expected to respect the principle of confidentiality and remain impartial in his/her work.
  • The interpreter is required to read and understand and agree to abide by the standards of conduct set forth in the Secretary- General’s Bulletin, ST/SGB/2003/13 of 9 October 2003, concerning “Special measures for protection from sexual exploitation and sexual abuse”.
  • The Interpreter must observe total confidentiality regarding information obtained in the performance of his/her duties

In doing so, s/he will:

  • be expected to be equipped with relevant knowledge and skills on the UNHCR’s protection mandate
  • be expected to recognize, understand and – in a split second - have a word in another language for any one of a myriad of issues. The range of interpretation subjects is broad, including politics, legal affairs, economic and social issues, human rights, finance and administration.
  • A wide-ranging knowledge of world affairs, subjects (including technical terms) and United Nations processes is essential for all interpreters.

Furthermore, UN Volunteers are required to:

  • Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day);
  • Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country;
  • Reflect on the type and quality of voluntary action that they are undertaking, including participation in ongoing reflection activities;
  • Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.;
  • Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN Volunteers;
  • Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Any type of degree with experience in translation but priority may be given to BA in Interpretation, Letters arts, etc with the same experience

24 Months
  • At least 2 years of work experience as translator/interpreter
  • Practical experience in translation/interpretation using technical terminology.
  • Written and spoken skills required in English
  • Strong skills in the use of computers for word processing, spreadsheets and common business Internet usage
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Other emergency management experience

Crisis management and emergency relief operations

No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Managing Performance, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Technological Awareness, Vision, Working in Teams

* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections

of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink.

Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply.

* Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at

https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to

apply.

Application deadline: 13 April 2021

Associate Environmental Law Specialist 13 April 2021 Nat. Specialist UNEP Kenya
UNEP
Kenya
Nairobi (KEN)
English
Immediate
12 months
13 April 2021

Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of Head of the International Environmental Law Unit or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV Associate Environmental Law Specialist will:

  • Assist in performing UNEP’s roles and functions as Secretariat under the Montevideo Programme V – a global program on supporting countries to advance environmental rule of law – including the servicing of meetings, preparation of background documents, and preparing meeting reports;
  • Keep the UNEP-Law and Environment Assistance Platform up to date with environmental law news and knowledge products, and perform relevant data analysis;
  • Keep the UNEP Global Judicial Portal up to date with knowledge products, membership lists, case law, and other relevant information;
  • Support the Law Division with legal research for the Second Global Environmental Rule of Law Report to be published in 2021;
  • Support the Law Division with technical support and legal research relating to the intersection of trade and the environment;
  • Support the Law Division with technical support and legal research relating to environmental impacts of marine litter and marine litter legislation;
  • Assist in administering technical support and capacity building programmes for Member States on environmental law under the Montevideo Programme V;
  • Assist in the review of legal documents, instruments, or other material on environmental law and related areas under the Montevideo Programme V;
  • Assist in the preparation of legal opinions/advice on a wide range of environmental law issues under the Montevideo Programme V; and
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant area, e.g. Law Degree
24 Months
  • At least a minimum of 2 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in specialization in environmental law, international law, or related field a distinct advantage; experience with environmental law is an asset, as is experience working in the UN or other international development organization;
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
International law

Environmental Law, International Law

No

Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams

* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections

of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink.

Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply.

* Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at

https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to

apply.

Application deadline: 13 April 2021