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UNOPS   |   Nairobi, Kenya   |   Log in or register to see the closing date

Japanese - English Interpreter

  • Diploma, Associate's degree
  • Media, communications, languages
  • Basic level (worker)
  • Full Time
  • Temporary
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Job Summary

Reporting to the Training Manager, the Japanese Interpreter will provide translation services between Japanese and English, supporting the training programme that will be undertaken in Nairobi, Kenya. There are possible requirements to travel within East Africa region to provide translation services to support Training Needs Assessment of other regions military engineering units. The Interpreter will provide competent delivery of verbal translation services to the Japanese Instructors and experts.


• Verbal translation between Japanese Instructors and trainees for onsite training, national field trips, regional assessments, ceremonies and public presentations as directed.

• Verbal translation of training schedules, lesson and safety plans and powerpoint presentations as directed.
• Translation support to Training Needs Assessment requirements
• Liaison between Instructors and Trainees, soliciting feedback from both parties, highlighting issues and difficulties and making recommendations based on trainee responses and feedback.
• Liaison and support to non English speaking Japanese personnel involved.
• Participation in After Action Review meetings.
• Writing Daily Reports if requested by Instructors

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Temporary
Job type: Full Time
Location: Nairobi
Area of work: Media, communications, languages
Seniority: Basic level (worker)

Job Requirements

Required education: Diploma, Associate's degree
Required relevant work experience: 18 months
Required skills: Public Relations; Verbal communication; Presentation skills; Simultaneous interpreting; Creativity; Interpersonal communication
Required languages: Swahili (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent), Japanese (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent),

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The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners' peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world.

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