MHPSS French Interpreter
International Rescue Committee
Athens, Greece
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Job Description

Part- time MHPSS French Interpreter Under the guidance and direct supervision of the MHPSS Manager, the Interpreter provides support services on communication and documentation issues. Major Responsibilities :

  • To interpret during individual and group counselling sessions, as well as psycho-education activities. Interpretation for the individual sessions might also be provided remotely (phone or online).
  • Assist in communication between IRC staff, other staff, beneficiaries and / or any other relevant parties
  • Assist in documentation and referrals
  • Assist in collection of information and data and case identification
  • Assist in planning and conducting visits at sites (refugee camps, urban settings and any other place where the team is operating)
  • Support MHPSS activities wherever they take place
  • Conducting administrative duties as required
  • Job Requirements :

  • Bachelor’s degree in Interpretation, social sciences, or equivalent combination of education and work experience in an English speaking context.
  • Experience working at international development programs highly desirable

  • Experience in translation / interpretation services
  • Strong communication skills (written and spoken) in French and ability to interpret and translate into English / Greek and vice versa
  • Ability to interpret via phone
  • Understanding and sensitivity to the needs of people from a variety of backgrounds and cultures
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure
  • Ability and composure to deal with crises and stressful incidents
  • Responsiveness to queries and referrals as and when needed and able to manage a varying workload
  • Cultural awareness and ability to build relationships quickly with a wide variety of people
  • Flexibility, openness to others, humanitarian motivation.
  • Training in interpretation or intercultural mediation is an asset
  • Experience of working with refugees and vulnerable groups of people is an asset
  • Strong communication skills (written and spoken) in Lingala or Farsi and ability to translate into English or Greek and vice versa is a plus
  • Professional Standards : All IRC employees are required to adhere to The IRC Way Standards for Professional Conduct and the IRC country employment policies.

  • Adhere to the Code of Conduct every day in the site and in the community.
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • While in IRC sites, all IRC staff must wear appropriate IRC visibility.
  • IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.

    Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Disclaimer Clause : This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skills, effort, duties and responsibilities associated with position.

    Professional Standards : The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct.

    These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

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