Japanese - English Interpreter (Retainer), Multiple positions

Job categories Communications
Vacancy code VA/2019/B5323/17275
Department/office AFR, KEMC, Kenya
Duty station Multiple
Contract type Local ICA Support
Contract level LICA-6
Duration 12 months - on a Retainer basis (renewable subject to performance and availability of funds)
Application period 20-Feb-2019 to 31-Mar-2019

Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.

This vacancy has been cancelled.

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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 Troop Contributing Countries in creating and/or improving their own capabilities for supporting peace-keeping missions. The project has been running since 2015 and plans are in place for continued operations in 2019. 

UNOPS engagement in the project has two main aspects scheduled for 2019:

  1. Support training activities
  2. Support course development
The first training activity of Japanese interpretation will be required from May and completed in October. The second activity is on-demand throughout the year.

This position is based on a family duty station.

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

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

Minimum of six years of relevant experience working as a Japanese English transl...

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 is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful imp...
This vacancy has been cancelled.


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