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Interpreter Thai-English (Foreigners only) (Bangkok)

Vacancy Notice

The ICRC Regional Delegation in Bangkok seeks to fill the following position:

Thai Interpreter (non-Thai nationals only),
Duty station: Southern provinces in Thailand
Please note that owing to the ICRC's working procedures and principles, in particular the principle of neutrality, we cannot assign personnel to a country of which they are a national for this type of position.

Job purpose
As a Thai Interpreter working for the ICRC Regional Delegation in Thailand, you will be part of a team which visits detainees in order to assess their treatment and conditions of detention, and supports penitentiary authorities in their efforts to improve the conditions in prisons. You will also provide interpretation and translation to support other operational activities of the office. You will report directly to the Head of the Protection Unit of the site where you are assigned.

Main responsibilities

•Oral interpretation (from Thai to English, and English to Thai) during confidential interviews with people deprived of liberty, institutional dissemination work, the ICRC dialogue with authorities, activities to restore family links, and visits to the families of detainees.
•At times, conducting interviews independently
•Written translation: translation of Thai (newspaper articles, correspondence, etc.) into written English

•Analysis and reporting of conditions of detention, the security situation, and other matters relating to the ICRC's mandate

Protection Strategy
•Understand the ICRC’s Asian Regional Operational Strategy, and the Delegation’s Strategy, and oversee their implementation within the areas of Protection and Detention
•Keep informed of developments in Protection and Detention matters and maintain a strong internal network within the ICRC

Selection requirements and experiencee
University education, degree/certification in interpretation or translation an advantage
Relevant professional experience in Thailand and 2 years of professional experience as an interpreter or translator would be an advantage
Fluent in written and spoken English and Thai;
International experience, preferably in the humanitarian sector, would be an asset
Fully conversant with IT tools
Driving licence (including manual transmission vehicles)

Your profile
- Strongly motivated by humanitarian work, with the capacity to engage, persuade and influence others
- Emotional intelligence, effective communication and listening skills
- Open minded and adaptable, ability to interact collaboratively in a multicultural team
- Neat appearance, well developed writing and summarizing skills
- Capacity to work under pressure in a remote and potentially dangerous environment

We offer:
A rewarding and enriching work in a humanitarian and international environment,
A unique chance to help victims of violence and undertake rewarding work in unusual situations,
Initial training and on-boarding provided,
A competitive salary with benefits and a Swiss employment contract

Starting date: November Protected content

Qualified applicants are requested to submit their comprehensive CV and letter of motivation in English, as well as their salary expectations, by email only to: Protected content

Deadline for applications: 9 October Protected content

(Only short-listed candidates will be contacted)

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