UNV - United Nations Volunteers

Interpreter/Translator

Job Overview

General

Volunteer category: National UN Volunteer Specialist
Host entity: UNODC
Type: Onsite
Duration: 3 months (with possibility of extension)
Number of assignments: 1

Mission and objectives

The UNODC is globally recognized for its efforts in combating illicit drugs and international crime. In the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, it operates under the Regional Programme on Drug Control, Crime Prevention, and Criminal Justice Reform in the Arab States.
The incumbent will closely collaborate with experts conducting training for the Iraqi Ministry of Interior / Counter Narcotics Department and other members of the UNODC Programme Office (PO). Primarily, their role involves specialized translation expertise, facilitating communication between English and Arabic within the PO team and relevant technical units. The role also requires proactive engagement in seeking guidance, analysing evidence, and adhering to UNODC guidelines.
Internally, the incumbent interacts with UNODC staff to share knowledge and ensure work harmonization, particularly with the Services Unit for language and terminology input. Externally, they engage with technical partners, stakeholders, Ministry of Interior officials, and local authorities, as well as UN agencies within the UN Country Team (UNCT).

Context

• As an active UNODC team member, efficient, timely, responsive, client-friendly, and high-quality support rendered to UNODC and its beneficiaries in the accomplishment of her/his functions, including:
Results/Outputs can be modified as appropriate; should not entirely mirror the task description but serve as a basis for work plan and deliverables]
• Age, Gender, and Diversity (AGD) perspective is systematically applied, integrated, and documented in all activities throughout the assignment
• A final statement of achievements towards volunteerism for peace and development during the assignment, such as reporting on the number of volunteers mobilized, activities participated in, and capacities developed

Task description

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the PO/Programme Associate and Experts the Interpreter/Translator will:
• Interpret from Arabic into English and vice versa during trainings period with the national authorities and other counterparts.
• Document Review in UNODC database and reporting (e.g. Relativity)
• Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor
• As an active UNODC team member, efficient, timely, responsive, client-friendly, and high-quality support rendered to UNODC and its beneficiaries in the accomplishment of her/his functions, including:
Results/Outputs can be modified as appropriate; should not entirely mirror the task description but serve as a basis for work plan and deliverables]
• Age, Gender, and Diversity (AGD) perspective is systematically applied, integrated, and documented in all activities throughout the assignment
• A final statement of achievements towards volunteerism for peace and development during the assignment, such as reporting on the number of volunteers mobilized, activities participated in, and capacities developed