UNV Volunteer Opportunity for Interpreters

Language Skills: English (Mandatory) , Level - Fluent
Area of Expertise: Translation and interpretation Mandatory

Priority Languages – Somali, Tigrinya & Arabic


The UNHCR Representation Office in Rwanda is composed of the Branch Office in Kigali and Field Offices in Huye, Gicumbi, Rubavi, Rusizi, Karongi and Kirehe as well as a Field Unit in Nyamata. As of end of July 2019 the number of persons of concern in Rwanda was 148,746 individuals from Burundi in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The need for this assignment pertains to translation and interpretation services in the context of the Emergency Transit Mechanisms (ETM) of evacuees from Libya to Rwanda. The ETM is a life-saving protection tool and a responsibility sharing mechanism and increase UNHCR’s access to all persons in need of international protection there.