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INTERPRETER, FRENCH, P3 in Nairobi

  United Nations   
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  Nairobi, Kenya
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Job Summary

The United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON) is the UN headquarters in Africa and the representative office of the Secretary-General. UNON supports programme implementation of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) globally, as well as other UN offices in Kenya, by providing administrative, conference and information services (www.unon.org). The post is located in the French Interpretation Unit, Interpretation Section, Division of Conference Services (UNON). Under the direct supervision of the Chief, Interpretation Section.

Responsibilities

1. Servicing up to seven meetings per week (exceptionally eight), usually of no more than three hours duration, of various United Nations bodies.
2. French interpreters provide interpretation, as required, into French of speeches or statements given in two other UN official languages.

3. May occasionally be assigned to sensitive meetings.

4. May function as team leader of all interpreters assigned to a given meeting.

5. Perform other related duties as required.

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract typePermanent
Job typeFull Time
LocationNairobi
Area of workMedia, communications, languages
SeniorityExperienced (senior worker)

Job Requirements

Required education

Bachelor's degree


Required relevant work experience

2 years


Required skills
  • Teamwork
  • Simultaneous interpreting
  • Conference interpreting
  • Communication
  • Verbal communication
  • Strategizing

Required languages
  • French
    (Spoken:  | Written: )
  • English
    (Spoken:  | Written: )
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United Nations

Non-profit, social work

Company size:

1000+ people

The United Nations Office at Nairobi, the UN headquarters in Africa, was established by the General Assembly in 1996. The office is headed by a Director-General, at the Under-Secretary-General level, serves as the representative office of the Secretary-General in Nairobi and performs representation and liaison functions with permanent missions, the host-country and other Governments, and intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations in Nairobi, as well as other organizations of the United Nations system in Kenya; facilitates cooperation between the United Nations and regional organizations; provides administrative and other support services to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat); provides joint and common services to other organizations of the United Nations system in Kenya, as applicable; and manages and implements the programmes of administration, conference services and public information and provides security and safety services for United Nations staff and facilities in the United Nations Office at Nairobi.

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