Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF – Doctors Without Borders) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organization that provides medical aid to populations in distress, victims of natural and manmade disasters and victims of armed conflict, regardless of race, religion and political believes.
For more information visit our website http://www.msf-me.org/ar.
Purpose :Verbal interpretation, in person or remotely, during daily medical activities (medical round, consultations, interviews, meetings, etc.) and written translations, from the mission language to local language(s) or vice versa, in order to ensure accurate, respectful, fluent and confidential communication between medical staff and local population.
Inform international staff about important cultural nuances to consider during a meeting, medical consultation or interview with local people.
Participate in staff trainings, discussion, and meetings as an interpreter.
Provide face to face interpreting, as well as during telephone and radio calls or other telecom devices, when necessary.
Adapt communication to any circumstances, using appropriate language registry as well as diplomatic and courtesy manners.
Translate MSF internal / external documents into local language(s).
Keep record of all translated documents.
Look after all equipment provided, i.e. dictionaries or other books that belong to MSF
Ensure confidentiality and medical secrecy.
Willingness to become familiar with Specialized Topics (e.g. Psycho-education, Psychological First Aid, Health Educations) and its vocabulary
Always keep respect towards patients, collaborators, authorities, military factions and MSF staff participating in discussions.
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.
Participate in ventilation sessions
Minimum Requirements and Competencies
Education: Essential secondary education, university degree desirable, health knowledge advisable (medical, psychological)
Experience Not essential but helpful.
Languages Essential, bilingual in both mission language (Arabic, English) and local languages and/or dialects (e.g. French, Tigrean, Somali)
Competencies Results, Teamwork, Flexibility, Commitment, Service and Stress Management.
Experience in an INGO/NGO
Interested candidates should submit their applications in English before 05 Sep 2019 with a CV, motivation letter and supporting documents (certificates, diplomas etc.) to Médecins Sans Frontières, via E-mail email@example.com
The reference Medical interpreter must be stated in the application to be valid.
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