UNO Interpreter Chinese Jobs In Nairobi 2022

UNO Interpreter Chinese Jobs In Nairobi 2022
UNO Interpreter Chinese Jobs In Nairobi 2022


UNO Interpreter Chinese Jobs In Nairobi 2022 The United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON) is the UN headquarters in Africa and the representative office of the Secretary-General. UNON supports programme implementation of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) and the Resident Coordinator System (RCS) globally, as well as other UN offices in Kenya, by providing administrative, conference and information services. The post is in the Chinese Interpretation Unit, Interpretation Section, Division of Conference Services of UNON.

Job Details UNO Interpreter Chinese Jobs In Nairobi 2022
Hiring OrganizationUNO
Department/OfficeUnited Nations Office at Nairobi
Duty StationNAIROBI
Posting Period01 April 2022 – 15 May 2022
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Duties & Responsibilities UNO Interpreter Chinese Jobs In Nairobi 2022

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 the interpretation, as required, into Chinese of speeches or statements given in English and/or French and interpretation into English and/or French of speeches given in Chinese
  • Routinely covers sensitive meetings.
  • Routinely functions as team leader of all interpreters assigned to a given meeting.
  • May be called upon to serve as Team Leader on missions.
  • May assist in the screening, training and examining of prospective Chinese interpreters.
  • May provide guidance and coaching to junior interpreters.
  • May function as Programming Officer.
  • May perform other related duties, as required.

Competencies For UNO Interpreter Chinese Jobs In Nairobi 2022


Eligibility Criteria For UNO Interpreter Chinese Jobs In Nairobi 2022


  • A first-level degree from a university or from an institution of equivalent status is required.
  • A Master’s degree is desirable.
  • Must have passed the United Nations Competitive Examination for Chinese interpreters.


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


  • English and French are the working languages in the United Nations Secretariat.
  • Perfect command of Chinese, normally expected to be the incumbent’s main language is required.
  • Candidates for this post must also possess excellent knowledge of English or French.

NOTE: “fluency equals a rating of “fluent” in all four areas (read, write, speak, understand) and ” Knowledge of” equals a rating of ” confident” in two of the four areas.

Special Notice

  • This is a language position. Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.
  • The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving a 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
  • Individual Contractors and Consultants who have worked within the UN Secretariat in the last six months, irrespective of the administering entity, are ineligible to apply for or be appointed to any professional and higher temporary or fixed-term positions, within six months of the end of their current or most recent service. For such positions, at least six months need to have elapsed between the end of a consultancy or individual contract and the time of application and consideration for an appointment as a staff member under the Staff Rules and Regulations of the United Nations.
  • Internal Applicants – when completing the PHP, ensure ALL fields, ALL professional experience and contact information are completed and up to date. This information is the basis for the hiring manager to assess your eligibility and suitability for the position and to contact you.
  • At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic background or disabilities. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.
  • All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the job opening has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the job opening. Online applications will be acknowledged where an email address has been provided. If you do not receive an email acknowledgement within 24 hours of submission, your application may not have been received. In such cases, please resubmit the application, if necessary. If the problem persists please seek technical assistance through Inspira.

How To Apply For UNO Interpreter Chinese Jobs In Nairobi 2022

  • Interested candidates may apply online