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|Forencis Science Program Assistant/Interpreter
National Staff Contract/full-time position
Libya Program/FSP/Anthropology and Archaeology Division
31 December 2013
20 August 2013
until positions have been filled
The International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) endeavors to secure the co-operation of governments and other authorities in locating and identifying persons missing as a result of armed conflicts, human rights abuses and other causes and to assist them in doing so. ICMP also supports the work of other organizations in their efforts, encourages public involvement in its activities and contributes to the development of appropriate expressions of commemoration and tribute to the missing.
ICMP will implement a project in Libya to support the Libyan Government in its efforts to locate, recover and identify persons missing as a result of armed conflict and violations of human rights.
ICMP will conduct a basic forensic anthropology and forensic archaeology course for staff from the Ministry of Martyrs and Missing in Tripoli, Libya. The course is designed to teach trainees the basic skills required to excavate mass graves in line with international standards and best practices. The Forensic Program Assistant/Interpreter will provide translation service and other administrative and technical support to the program.
This is a short-term position that will last until the end of December 2013 with possibility of extension. Under the direct supervision of the Forensic Trainer the incumbent will be responsible for:
- Translating training materials and other documents, including book excerpts, Power Point presentations, worksheets and handouts from English into Arabic or from Arabic into English;
- Simultaneous and consecutive translation of lectures and discussion sessions from English into Arabic and from Arabic into English;
- Assisting working groups during practical exercises on matters related to anthropology and archaeology;
- Assisting trainers during the evaluation of oral and written exams;
- Assisting trainers during the creation of the final training report;
- Performing any other translation or interpretation duties as directed.
- University degree preferable;
- A background in medicine, anthropology or archaeology is highly preferred.
- Relevant work experience in an international organization, government institution or relevant international or national non-governmental organization or civil society organization;
- Ability to build effective relationships with staff working for Government, Ministries, families of missing persons and civil society organizations;
- Fluent Arabic is required;
- Excellent knowledge of English.
A Curriculum Vitae with cover letter should be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Only those selected for interview will be contacted.