Interpreter/Translator, Colombia, L5

Bogota, Colombia · Colombia Program · Ref 008/2019

Description

Organization profile

Every year, millions of people around the world go missing as a result of conflict, human rights abuses, disasters, organized crime, irregular migration, and other causes. Be part of a growing international organization that is dedicated to tackling this global challenge.

The International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) is a treaty-based international organization with headquarters in The Hague, the Netherlands. Its mandate is to secure the cooperation of governments and others in locating and identifying missing persons. As the only international organization tasked exclusively to work on the issue of missing persons, ICMP maintains field programs throughout the world. To learn more about ICMP click here.

ICMP’s Colombia Program

In the aftermath of half a century of conflict, Colombia faces a legacy of more than 85,000 cases of missing and disappeared persons. The inclusion of this issue in the Final Peace Agreement signed in November 2016 provides an exceptional opportunity to advance in the efforts to account for missing persons and to secure the rights of victims.

ICMP is mandated under the Peace Agreement to assist this process. It has identified the most important challenges and will support the Search Unit, families of the missing, civil society organizations and parties to the Peace Agreement in their efforts towards long-term peace and reconciliation. ICMP will work closely with its international and Colombian partners to make a positive and practical contribution to this process.

To learn more about ICMP click here.


The Position Background

The Interpreter/Translator will support the Colombia Program by providing accurate and timely written and verbal translation from/into Spanish/English and English/Spanish.The duties of the Interpreter/Translator will include, but are not limited to the following:

Requirements



Other skills required:


PLEASE NOTE: All applications must be submitted in English.


Benefits

This is a full-time position with a competitive base salary, generous paid leave and extensive health insurance benefits. Please see ICMP website for relevant salary scales.

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