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Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a leading protection agency with a mandate to protect, advocate and promote durable solutions for displacement affected populations.

DRC has been operating in Ukraine since 2014, currently DRC employs over 700 staff in Ukraine and will continue significant scale-up in 2024 to implement emergency response in the Protection, Livelihoods, Shelter/NFIs and Humanitarian Disarmament and Peacebuilding (humanitarian mine action) sectors, using direct interventions, support to duty bearers and civil society organizations (CSOs), and partnerships with CSOs. DRC will continue and adapt its durable solutions portfolio to the evolving context.

DRC is currently looking for a Translator in Kharkiv.

Your main duties and responsibilities will be:

  • Provision of interpretation between national and international DRC staff, as well as with government officials as needed.
  • Provide accurate interpretation during individual or group counseling sessions and meetings, applying the principles of accuracy, confidentiality and impartiality at all times.
  • Act in the interests of the beneficiary. Communicate with beneficiaries in a sensitive manner, ensuring that their rights are respected.
  • Conduct English/Ukrainian language training for national and international employees as needed.
  • Provide written translation of documents from Ukrainian and/or Russian into English and vice versa.
  • Participate in trainings and interpret training materials/tools, communications, etc.
  • Be prepared to be part of a mobile team or be deployed to field work as needed.
  • Respond to occasional and urgent requests for interpretation as agreed with line manager.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned by the line manager, related to the achievement of the objectives of the DRC and/or to support the implementation of the activities of the DRC.
  • Ensure compliance with the DRC Code of Conduct during the implementation of activities.

About you:

To be successful in this role we expect you to:

  • Fluency in English; fluency in Ukrainian and/or Russian (speaking/reading/writing).
  • We expect you to have at least 1 year of work experience in a similar position or in international organizations.
  • Strong communication.
  • Stress resistance and a positive attitude towards tasks.
  • Commitment to continuous development and ability to conduct training for staff.
  • High professional ethics and understanding of privacy policy.

Desirable: Higher education in a relevant specialty or an equivalent professional qualification

Behavioral Competencies:

  • Planning and delivering results
  • Working with people
  • Communicating with impact and respect
  • Coping with Change

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies:

Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.

Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.

Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.

Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.

Demonstrating integrity: You uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to our values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.

We offer:

Contract length: Open-ended contract upon successful completion of the three-month probation period

Band: H

Designation of Duty Station: Kharkiv

Start date: 1st May 2024

Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for National Staff.

Contract duration: Open-ended contract upon successful completion of the three-month probation period

Closing date for application: 26th April 2024

Starting date: As soon as possible.

Application process

All applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English. Applications sent by email will not be considered.

Closing date for applications: 26th April 2024.

Please note that DRC keeps the right to start selection process and to recruit a qualified candidate should one be identified before the closing date.

For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website

Kharkiv, Ukraine
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