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Receptionist/Translator

Job Type: Full time | Company: IRC | Location: Misrata, Libya | Date posted: 14-11-2017

 

Background/IRC Summary: Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. The IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.

 

The IRC is working in Libya since August 2016, targeting the most vulnerable non-displaced, IDPs, refugees and migrants in hard-to-reach areas. According to assessments, healthcare is considered the priority need in Libya, most urgently in terms of quality health staff, medicines and supplies. There are significant gaps in the response, according to Libya’s Ministry of Health (MoH), the Libyan Red Crescent, UN agencies, and international NGOs. IRC’s team in Libya has the specific goal of reaching those in the hardest hit areas to beneficiaries of all ages and gender, both Libyans and third-country nationals. The emergency health activities will be focused on supporting essential primary health care. The reproductive health activities will specifically target women and girls. IRC’s emergency team is engaging local communities and empowering them to ensure they have equal access to health services while mobilizing outreach medical teams to maintain proximity to the people in need.

 

Job Overview/Summary:

 

Under the direct supervision of the Field coordinator, the Receptionist/Translator will support the overall operation and program teams, by providing translation services for required documents and interpretation during internal/External meetings from English to Arabic and Vice versa, to ensure efficient communication of IRC operations and program activities. He/She will be responsible for different administrative tasks as assigned by supervisor. 

 

Major Responsibilities:

 

 

 

Translation and Interpretation

 

·         Translate documents from Arabic to English and vice versa as requested.

 

·         Translate and interpret discussions/meetings either internal/external as requested.

 

·         Ensure that confidentiality of all translation is respected as directed by the Program/Operation team.

 

·         Ensure neutrality and accuracy when translating.

 

·         Declare any “conflict of interest” when asked to translate (e.g. personal involvement) which would necessitate using other staff members for translation.

 

·         Additional translation/interpretations tasks as deemed necessary by the supervisor.

Management Support

 

 

·         Responsible for taking minutes for the weekly office meeting and responsible for sharing and tracking them with participants.

 

·         Responsible for the weekly mail checklist in and out.

 

·         Responsible of correspondence and archiving system for Misrata office and ensuring compliance.

 

·         Responsible for filing and archiving system for administrative related documents according to IRC standards of procedures.

 

·         Provide administrative support to the field coordinator as needed.

 

Welcoming

 

·         Responsible for welcoming visitors at IRC office Misrata  and guiding them to the right person.

 

·         Track and keep records of IRC Misrata visitors.

 

·         Responsible for answering phone calls and/or direct them to the right person.

 

 

Key Working Relationships:

 

 

 

Position Reports to:  Field  Coordinator
Position directly supervises:
N/A 

 

Indirect Reporting: N/A
Other Internal and/or external contacts:

 

Internal: Program Coordinator, Health Manager, Protection Manager, Program staff, Operation teams 

 

External: As requested by supervisor 

 

 

 

Job Requirements

 

  • At least two years of work experience in English Literature, translation or business administration.
  • Organized, detail oriented, proactive and team player 
  • Excellent communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills 
  • Willingness to travel regularly, including to new locations 
  • Understanding of and commitment to humanitarian principles 
  • Strong computer competency with word processing, spreadsheets, databases 
  • Fluency in Arabic and English required, both written and verbal. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct.  These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability.  In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation. 

 

           

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