INFORMATION FOR PROSPECTIVE CANDIDATES FOR THE LOCAL CIVILIAN HIRE POSITION LANGUAGE ASSISTANT LCH - 4 AT HQ KFOR, CAMP FILM CITY, PRISTINA, KOSOVO
Completing an Application Form
Thank you for your interest in the position of KHQ GDL 0170, Language Assistant (Serbian) at KFOR HQ, Camp Film City. In order to apply for the post, you need to fill a KFOR Application Form. Please find the following documents:
The essential education, experience and skills requirements are:
- Completion of secondary education (4 years)
- Minimum 3 years of experience as Language assistant
- Good working knowledge/experience of MS Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook).
Good team working and communication skills.
In Part One, you should ensure you complete the sections confirming level of education and any 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.
Applicants must possess the following language skills in Reading/Writing/Listening and Speaking:
English – Fair (Limited working knowledge of the language sufficient for dependable face-to-face communication in a well-known job related or common social context. Able to write simple office correspondence, notes and messages)
Serbian – Good (Professional knowledge of the language to understand practical, professional and social conversations in a work environment)
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 as part of the selection process.
Applications must be returned by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org by 1400hrs on Friday, 25 June 2021. Applications received after this time will not be accepted. Only candidates who are shortlisted for interview will be contacted.
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. If sent online, application form to be forwarded as a MS Word document, no signature needed.
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 purpose of KFOR Linguistic Services is to enable HQ KFOR to communicate with the authorities and populations in its area of responsibility and to guarantee to the Commander and his staff that this communication is effective, reliable and comprehensible to all sides.
The work of Language Assistant consists in providing language services to the HQ KFOR units in need to communicate with the populations at direct and intermediary level, recording details and producing field reports, including translating statements from non-English speaking individuals involved. Candidates for the position will need to be experienced language assistant.
Information on Employment Conditions (this is provided as a guide only and is not meant to be an exhaustive list)
This position is a temporary Local Civilian Hire post LCH-4. The post holder must be a national and/or legal resident of Kosovo and will work in HQ KFOR, Camp Film City, Pristina.
The basic salary for LCH-4 is 976.00 € per month.
Other employment benefits include:
- Affiliation to a Group Medical Insurance Scheme (premiums shared between employee/employer).
- 2 days annual leave per month
- 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 a 12-month initial contract which may be converted into an indefinite duration contract subject to satisfactory performance and the continued operational need/funding for the position.