Japanese - English Interpreter, Multiple positions

Job categories Communications
Vacancy code VA/2018/B5303/14597
Department/office AFR, KEOH, Kenya Hub
Duty station Multiple
Contract type Local ICA Support
Contract level LICA-6
Duration 12 month retainer
Application period 08-Jan-2018 to 28-Feb-2018

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African peace-keeping locations are increasingly remote, often requiring considerable preparation efforts to enable mission start-up. “Horizontal” engineering activities which include site clearance, levelling and security measures, airfields, roads, both internal and external and helipad construction activities are often one of the initial major challenges in the establishment of peace-keeping missions. 

The Triangular Partnership Project was created as an engineering education programme, bringing United Nations Member States skilled military engineering expertise to provide training to Troop Contributing Country military personnel. Training focuses on practical field skills aimed to assist African TCC’s in creating and/or improving their own engineering units, to be capable of supporting peace-keeping missions. The project has been running since 2015 and plans are in place for continued operations in 2018. 

UNOPS engagement in the project has two main aspects scheduled for 2018:

  1. Support the Triangular Partnership Project  training activities
  2. Support Training Needs Assessments of regional military engineering units.
The first training activity will begin in January 2018 and Japanese interpretation will be required from May and completed in October. The second activity is on-demand throughout the year

Reporting to the Training Manager, the Japanese Interpreter will provide transla...

Secondary education is required.  Technical/Professional Diploma in the...

Prior technical translation experience in heavy machine operation is advanta...

Fluency in oral Japanese is required Fluency in written and oral Eng...

Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and enc...

Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time Applications ...

Contract type:Local Individual Contractor Agreement (LICA) Contract level: LICA ...

UNOPS supports the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuildin...
This vacancy has been cancelled.


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