On-call Interpreter (Ref: SVN#TR/2021/33)

IOM Şanlıurfa
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Vacancy Notice Number:


Position Title:

On-call Interpreter


Hourly Contract – 4 months with possible extension

Duty Station:

Sanliurfa - Turkey

Deadline of Applications:

09 March 2021

Number of Vacant positions:



Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.

IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Internal and external candidates are eligible to apply to this vacancy. For the purpose of the vacancy, internal candidates are considered as first-tier candidates.


General Functions:


Under the administrative supervision Head of Sub-office in Şanlıurfa, and technical supervision of the National Program Officer (Protection and Education) the incumbent will be responsible in providing interpretation services in the Şanlıurfa Metropolitan Municipality Information and Coordination Center. In addition, the incumbent will be responsible in providing support in project coordination of the Şanlıurfa Metropolitan Municipality Information and Coordination Center in close cooperation with IOM Turkey programme teams.


Major Duties and Responsibilities:


1.Meet migrants and refugees at the Municipal Migrant and Refugee Center (“the Center”) to refer them to the Center’s managers, and counsellors based on their inquiry,

2.Assist the Center staff in providing necessary interpretation services,

3.Accompany the Center staff in their field visits to provide necessary interpretation services,

4.Accompany migrants and refugees in their visits to the local public institutions for necessary interpretation services, if required,

5.Provide necessary translation services for informative materials (brochures, posters etc.) and participate meetings, trainings etc. to provide interpretation services,

6.Work closely with other counsellors and interpreters of the Center,

7.Report progress and challenges during the service provision on a daily, weekly and monthly basis.

8.Keep and save all project related documents, monthly reports and its supporting documents in file,

9.Enter project related data regularly and accurately to the database system,

10.Ensure effective referal mechanism to the relevant public autorities, IOM, UN agencies, other NGOs, center’s consultants and follow up the referals,

11.Assist in preparation of trainings, workshops, sessions, focus group discussions and provide interpretation support when needed.

12.Perform other duties as may be assigned.


Required Qualifications and Experience:




  • University degree in humanities such as Interpretation, Literature, Social and/or Political Science, International Relations or a related field from an accredited academic institution, with two years of relevant professional experience; or
  • Completed High school degree from an accredited academic institution, with four years of relevant professional experience.




·         Excellent command in Turkish and Arabic Language is required. (Oral and Written)

·         Proven analytical, interpersonal and organizational skills,

·         Good level of computer literacy;

·         Experience in liaising with governmental authorities, other national / international institutions.

·         Experience in relevant field and in working with vulnerable groups

·         Good communicational, analytical, interpersonal and organizational skills

·         Good level of computer literacy

·         Residing or willing to reside in Şanlıurfa.




  • Fluency in Turkish and Arabic is required.
  • Working knowledge of English is advantageous.


Required Competencies

The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following values and competencies:


  • Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.
  • Integrity and transparency: maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.
  • Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.


Core Competencies – behavioural indicators level 1

  • Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.
  • Delivering results: produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.
  • Managing and sharing knowledge: continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.
  • Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work.

Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.




Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.


Only candidates residing in either the country of the duty station or from a location in a neighbouring country that is within commuting distance of the duty station will be considered. In all cases, a prerequisite for taking up the position is legal residency in the country of the duty station, or in the neighbouring country located within commuting distance, and work permit, as applicable.


Please be advised that this is a local position and as such only applications from candidates with a valid residence / working permit residing in Turkey will be considered.


How to Apply:


Interested candidates are requested to submit their application, including the most recent CV with a cover letter in English with contact details (name, position, phone and e-mail details) of three references by indicating name of the position applied with its VN number in the subject line of e-mail or to IOM Birlik Mahallesi Sehit Kurbani Akboga Sokak No:24 Cankaya, Ankara by the end of 09 March 2021.


Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners.
With 165 member states, a further 8 states holding observer status and offices in over 100 countries, IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.
IOM works to help ensure the orderly and humane management of migration, to promote international cooperation on migration issues, to assist in the search for practical solutions to migration problems and to provide humanitarian assistance to migrants in need, including refugees and internally displaced people.
The IOM Constitution recognizes the link between migration and economic, social and cultural development, as well as to the right of freedom of movement.
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