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Position Title:            Interpreter: Amharic-Oromo-Somali Language

Position Location:    Hargeisa, Somaliland

Reports to:                Community Centre Officer (PCC).

Positions:                  1 position

Diversity Action Network (DAN), previously known as Disability Action Network, was founded in 2002, as a nonprofit organization, to work toward a Horn of Africa society that is inclusive, and free from hunger, poverty, and injustice.

DAN is running a 1-year project, funded by UNHCR, on community-based protection (CBP) and Child Protection through community mobilization, community-self-management, child protection, and services to persons with specific needs for refugees, asylum seekers, and other persons of concern from January to December 2022.

Purpose of the Role: The role is about assisting the refugees, asylum seekers, and other persons of concern who do not speak or have a limited language level by ensuring that communication is effective and accurate through interpretation. This is a job role that will challenge your temperament, your ability to think on your feet, and your linguistic skills.

We are looking for a competent Interpreter to provide assistance to non-Somali speakers across a range of activities. The Interpreter will provide interpretation services during various processes, and make sight translations of documents.

Interpreter Responsibilities:

  • Acting as Interpreter between a wide range of people with diverse voices, accents, speaking tempos and personalities.
  • Providing parties with clear and exact interpretations of verbal communicationandtranslations of written materials.
  • Providing interpretations of questions, answers, statements, arguments, explanations and other forms of verbal communication.
  • Rendering sight translations of documents and other written materials.
  • Imparting thought, purpose, spirit, emotions and tone of speakers from source language into target language.
  • Interpreting with no additions or omissions.
  • Informing relevant parties of factors that may hinder your performance.
  • Assisting completion of daily activity logs and other documentation.
  • Complying with applicable ethics and standards.
  • Carrying out any other tasks assigned by Project Manager.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Be a Somaliland National (refugees and asylum seekers are not eligible to apply)
  • Secondary School certificate (GCE) or suitable equivalent.
  • Minimum 2 years of interpretation/translation experience.
  • Excellent bilingual communication skills, both verbal and written (Amharic-Oromo-Somali-English). The applicant should be proficient in all 4 languages.
  • Proficient computer skills.
  • Outstanding listening, retention, and note-taking skills.
  • Proficient enunciation and pronunciation skills, and pleasant, professional voice.
  • Proficient understanding of cultural sensitivity, and ability to collaborate with people from diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Strong confidentiality skills.

How to apply

Submission of Applications: If you wish to be considered for this vacancy, please submit your letter of motivation and CVs (with 3 referees) by e-mail clearly stating the position title, in the subject line to:  before the 12th January 2022. Tel:063-4839386

DAN is an equal-opportunity employer. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an exam and interview.

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