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  • Posted: Mar 23, 2023
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    United Nations and regional organizations; provides administrative and other support services to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat); provides joint and common services to other organizations of the United Nations system in Kenya, as applicable; and manages and implements the program...
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    Interpreter, Russian, P4

    The post is in the Russian Interpretation Unit, Interpretation Section, Division of Conference Services, UNON.


    Under the broad supervision of the Senior Interpreter, the Interpreter will be responsible for the following duties:

    • Services up to seven meetings per week (exceptionally eight), usually of no more than three hours duration.
    • Provides interpretation, as required, into Russian of speeches or statements given in English and French and/or Spanish.
    • Routinely covers sensitive meetings.
    • Routinely functions as team leader of all interpreters assigned to a given meeting.
    • May be called upon to serve as Chief Interpreter on missions.
    • May assist in the screening, training and examining of prospective Russian interpreters.
    • May provide guidance and coaching to junior interpreters.
    • May function as Programming Officer.
    • May perform other related duties, as required.


    • PROFESSIONALISM: Ability to demonstrate a high level of concentration; split-second accuracy. Ability to work under continuous stress and deliver clear interpretation on an exceedingly broad range of subjects. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
    • COMMUNICATION: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
    • COMMITMENT TO CONTINUOUS LEARNING: Keeps abreast of new developments in own occupation/profession; actively seeks to develop oneself professionally and personally; contributes to the learning of colleagues and subordinates; shows willingness to learn from others; seeks feedback to learn and improve.


    • A first level degree from a university or from an institution of equivalent status is required.
    • Candidates for this position must have passed the United Nations Competitive Examination for Russian interpreters.

    Work Experience

    • At least five (5) years of professional interpreting experience in international organizations is required.
    • Experience providing accurate interpretation of a broad range of UN subjects is desirable.

    Closing: 05 April 2023

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON) on to apply

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