Senior Interpreter/Translator (3)

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INFORMATION FOR PROSPECTIVE CANDIDATES FOR THE LOCAL CIVILIAN HIRE POSITION SENIOR INTERPRETER/TRANSLATOR, LCH-6, THREE (3) POSTS AT HQ KFOR, PRISTINA, KOSOVO

Completing an Application Form

Thank you for your interest in the position of Senior Interpreter/Translator for UK MOD / U.K. Army Contingent in Kosovo. In order to apply for the post, you need to fill a KFOR Application Form. Separately please find the following documents:

The essential education, experience and skills requirements are:

  • Junior College-level education for 2 years following secondary education, including or followed by training in simultaneous and consecutive interpretation and translation.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience as linguist.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office suite.
  • Good team working and communication skills.

In Part One, you should ensure you complete the sections confirming level of education and related training certification.

When completing the application form, please pay particular attention when completing Part Two. In this section you are required to give information and examples of your work experience which show that you have the essential requirements for the position.

Language Requirements: Applicants must possess the following language skills:

English – Very Good (Full professional knowledge of a language enough for educated standard speech in any situation, with broad and precise vocabulary and appropriate to the subject in discussion)

Albanian - Good

Please ensure you indicate language skills in Section 8 of Part One of the Application Form.

Candidates who are shortlisted for the position will be required to undertake a language test and a knowledge/skills test as part of the selection process.

Please do not attach any other additional documents (CVs, resumes, letters of recommendation etc.), these will not be considered as part of the shortlisting process. Application form to be forwarded online as a MS Word document, no signature needed.

Applications must be returned by e-mail to recruitment@hq.kfor.nato.int between 11 February 2021 and 26 February 2021 by 16:00h. Applications received after this date will not be accepted. Only candidates who are shortlisted for interview will be contacted.

Information on KFOR and the Post

The NATO-led Kosovo Force (KFOR) is deployed in Kosovo to help maintain a safe and secure environment and freedom of movement for all citizens, irrespective of their ethnic origin.

The work of Senior Interpreter/Translator consists of translation of materials of varying degrees of complexity or technical difficulty, without supervision, and also revision of materials translated by other parties and interpretation in simultaneous and consecutive interpretation from Albanian into English and vice-versa. The purpose is to enable effective and reliable communication to the UK Contingent in its area of responsibility, which is achieved through the competence of the linguist. Candidates for this position will need to be experienced interpreters/translators.

Information on Employment Conditions (this is provided as a guide only and is not meant to be an exhaustive list)

This position is a Local Civilian Hire post LCH-6. The post holder must be a national and/or legal resident of Kosovo and will work in CMLT Novo Selo / Theatre Wide.

The gross salary for LCH-6 is 1,224.00 € per month.

Other employment benefits include:

  • Affiliation to a Group Medical Insurance Scheme (premiums shared between employee/employer).
  • 24 days annual leave per calendar year.
  • Up to 7 Special leave days.
  • Up to 11 days Official/National holidays.

Before any appointment is confirmed, the preferred candidate will be required to be granted a KFOR Security Clearance and to successfully pass a medical examination certifying fitness to work.

The successful candidate will be offered an initial term one year contract, with possibility of having it extended indefinitely subject to satisfactory performance and the continuing need and funding for the position.

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