Job Vacancy: Interpreter (Arabic language) – International Organization for Migration (IOM)

IOM-logoPosition Title: Interpreter (Arabic language)

Duty Station: IOM Ljubljana

Classification: Ungraded

Type of Appointment: Five months with the possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

Closing Date: 12th December 2015

Reference Code: 2/2015

Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.


Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission, and the direct supervision of the Field Operations Assistant, the successful candidate will be responsible for the implementation of IOM’s Emergency Response Programme in the assigned field locations to assist migrants and refugees. This position provides interpretation services to support the work of the Mobile Team unit in activities related to migrant health assistance.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  • Travel with the Mobile Unit staff on their missions to the field for interpretation and other assistance, as needed.

  • Provide direct interpretation services for activities related to migrant health and other types of assistance provided by IOM staff.

  • Provide direct bilateral and multilateral interpretation services.

  • Facilitate the two-way communication by maintaining professionalism, diligence, impartiality, objectivity, and being cooperative and courteous to both refugees/migrants and IOM staff at all times.

  • Abide by IOM codes of conduct.

  • Assist with clerical duties as needed.

  • Respond to queries relating to the area of responsibility.

  • Perform and undertake other duties as assigned by the Mobile Team Unit Coordinator/Chief of Mission.

Required Competencies:


1. Accountability

Accepts and gives constructive criticism

Follows all relevant procedures, processes, and policies

Meets deadline, cost, and quality requirements for outputs

Monitors own work to correct errors

Takes responsibility for meeting commitments and for any shortcomings

2. Client Orientation

Identifies the immediate and peripheral clients of own work

3. Continuous Learning

Contributes to colleagues’ learning

Demonstrates interest in improving relevant skills

4. Communication

Actively shares relevant information

Writes clearly and effectively, adjusting wording to the intended audience

Listens effectively and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience

5. Performance Management

Provides constructive feedback to colleagues

6. Professionalism

Masters subject matter related to responsibilities

Identifies issues, opportunities, and risks central to responsibilities

Incorporates gender-related needs, perspectives, and concerns, and promotes equal gender participation

Persistent, calm, and polite in the face of challenges and stress

Treats all colleagues with respect and dignity

Works effectively with people from different cultures by adapting to relevant cultural contexts

7. Teamwork

Actively contributes to an effective, collegial, and agreeable team environment

Contributes to, and follows team objectives

Gives credit where credit is due

Seeks input and feedback from others

Actively supports and implements final group decisions


Effectively applies knowledge of IOM SoPs, administrative policies and procedures in execution of responsibilities at appropriate level.

Required Qualifications:

  • Excellent command of Arabic and Slovenian and/or English, both oral and written, is mandatory.

  • The applicants should hold a minimum of high school diploma or completed equivalent linguistic school.

  • Minimum two years of relevant work experience as an interpreter.

    How to apply: Interested candidates are invited to submit their resumes/CVs and cover letter specifying the motivation for applications to, by 12 December 2015 at the latest, referring to this advertisement and specifying the exact Reference Code (02/2015) of the position in the email subject title. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

    This position is open to Slovenian nationals and candidates with a valid working permit in Slovenia.

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