Interpreter/Translator, WB Program, LES 6 (Internal)

Interpreter/Translator, WB Program, LES 6 (Internal)
ICMP , Bosnia and Herzegovina

1 Year
0 - 0
Job Type
Job Shift
Job Category
Requires Traveling
Career Level
Bachelor's Degree
Total Vacancies
1 Job
Posted on
Sep 21, 2021
Last Date
Dec 21, 2021

Job Description

NOTE: This job is open for current or former ICMP staff members.

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.

Western Balkans Program

In the Western Balkans, ICMP has supported regional cooperation in the search for the missing; it has worked effectively to foster the development and cooperation of civil society organizations with one another and with governments and local authorities in the region. It has pioneered the application of state-of-the-art DNA and advanced database informatics to locate and identify large numbers of missing persons. To date, more than 70 percent of the estimated 40,000 persons reported missing at the end of the fighting in the Western Balkans have been accounted for. ICMP’s Western Balkans Program continues to provide assistance to countries in the region to account for approximately 12,000 persons who are still missing from the conflict in the 1990s.

Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Head of Western Balkans Program the main duties and responsibilities will include the following:

  • Translation of a variety of texts, respecting deadlines and using appropriate terminology. Must aim at a high standard of accuracy, consistency and faithfulness to the spirit, style and nuances of the original. Uses all sources of reference, information and consultation relevant to the text in hand.
  • Interpretation (consecutively and simultaneously) from/into Bosnian/Serbian/Croatian and English
  • Accompanying ICMP personnel to provide interpretation during meetings, conferences, discussions, media events, interviews, etc.
  • Other related duties as assigned.


  • University Degree in English Language/ Literature, BCS language/literature, linguistics, or similar
  • Maintains a certain speed and volume of output, due account being taken of the difficulty of the text and the specified deadlines
  • Able to establish priorities and to plan, co-ordinate and monitor own work
  • Good co-ordination with others working on the same document in order to ensure consistency of terminology and style
  • Demonstrated ability to gain the support and co-operation of others in a team endeavor, with sensitivity and respect for diversity
  • Proficiency in Microsoft applications, including Word, Excel and Power Point
  • Ability to travel at short notice and to work flexible hours including weekends and evenings
  • Proven ability to interact positively with colleagues regardless of culture, nationality or gender
  • Commitment to the underlying objective of helping the authorities and families of the missing to account for missing persons in an impartial and transparent manner.

Start date: 1 October 2021

Job Posting close date: 21 September 2021


This is a full-time position with a competitive base salary at the L6 level on the ICMP Western Balkans salary scale, generous paid leave and health insurance benefits for the incumbent. For more details, please see the ICMP website.

This position is not eligible for expatriate allowances.

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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