Interpreter/Translator (Legal), Iraq Program (Subject to funding), L7

International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP), Iraq

Skill Required:, Policy/ Advocacy and Campaign
Preferred Experience: 
7 to 10 Year
Closing Date for Applications: 
6th June, 2020

Job 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. This is a complex global challenge that can be tackled effectively through cross-cutting programs that address a variety of difficult, interconnected issues.
  • The International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) is the only international organization tasked exclusively to work on the issue of missing persons. It works with governments and other stakeholders, including families of the missing, to help them develop and maintain successful missing persons processes. To learn more about ICMP click here.
  • ICMP is implementing a multi-year project in Iraq to support authorities in their efforts to account for persons missing as a result of armed conflict and violations of human rights.

Position Background

Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Head of Program, the Interpreter/Translator’s duties and responsibilities will include, but will not necessarily be limited to the following:

  • Provide interpreting/translation at meetings, interviews, telephone calls, etc. including one to one and group settings;
  • Translate documents orally or in writing including technical documents related to ICMP work and legal texts;
  • Provide interpreting/translation at workshops, training events, conferences and other events;
  • Prepare written translations of instructional and educational materials, correspondence, and forms;
  • Review translated material for accuracy of meaning, grammar and syntax;
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • High School Diploma, specialized training related to translation and interpretation
  • At least 7 years of experience providing written and oral translation/interpretation service related to legal matters
  • Discretion, tact and confidentiality in all matters
  • Attention to detail
  • Political sensitivity.

Mandatory Requirements

  • Professional fluency in written and spoken English and Arabic.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft applications, including Word, Excel and Power Point.
  • Proven ability to interact positively with colleagues regardless of culture, nationality or gender.
  • Ability and willing to travel throughout Iraq and to work flexible hours including weekends and evenings.
  • Commitment to the underlying objective of assisting the authorities and families of the missing in locating and identifying missing persons in an impartial and transparent manner.


  • This is a full-time position with a competitive base salary at the LES 7 level on the ICMP Iraq salary scale, generous paid leave and extensive health insurance benefits for the incumbent and any eligible dependent.
  • This position is not eligible for expatriate allowances.
  • Review of applications will begin on 31 May 2020; however, the position will remain open until filled.
  • ICMP is committed to maintaining an environment of mutual respect, where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants. ICMP believes that diversity and inclusion among our staff are critical to our success as a global organization, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented individuals from a thoroughly diverse range of candidates. ICMP is proud to be part of the International Gender Champions network.

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