Interpreter Assistant (Arabic)

thumbnail-cadangan Functional Title     : Interpreter Assistant (Arabic)
Category & Level   : UNOPS, Individual Contract Agreement, LICA-4 Level
Duty Station           : Jakarta, Indonesia
Entry on Duty        : 01 February 2022
Duration                 : Initially to 31 December 2022 with possibility of extension
Annual Salary       : Starting from IDR 151.888.000
Closing Date          : 9 January 2022

Duties and Responsibilities

Subject to availability of funds, UNHCR is interested to hire qualified interpreters in one of the languages below in combination with English or Bahasa Indonesia. Under the direct supervision of the Senior Protection Assistant within the Registration Section in the Protection Unit, and the overall supervision of the Refugee Status Determination (RSD) Officer and Senior Protection Officer, the incumbent will perform the following duties:
  • Translate documents and other information from newspapers, written reports, magazines, etc. from Arabic into English; translation from Indonesian into English and vice-versa;
  • Interpret oral conversations, discussions, and interviews from Arabic into English and/or Bahasa Indonesia;
  • Undertake the registration process for new asylum seekers;
  • Perform other clerical duties within the Registration Section (e.g. filing)
  • Travel on missions to field locations for interpretation, registration and other assistance, as needed;
  • Respond to queries relating to the area of responsibility;
  • Perform any other duties as required.
  • Education: Minimum completion of secondary education with certification, but preferably Interpretation/Translation, Language, Business Administration, Secretarial Work, or other related field.
  • Managerial Competencies: Political and Organizing Awareness.
  • Experience: Three (3) years’ experience in relevant work area. Experience working in a multi-cultural environment or international context is an added asset.
  • Nationality: Citizen of Indonesia; non-citizen with Indonesian permanent residence.
  • Languages: Excellent knowledge of Arabic, English and/or Bahasa Indonesia (written and spoken).
  • Desirable Skills in:  Interpretation/translation; communication; computers; good knowledge of UNHCR’s work; ability to work effectively in a team.
Working Relationships
  • With UNHCR Staff
  • With External Parties: Persons of concern, NGOs, local authorities, etc.
  • Supervision exercised and guidance given

On-the-job training will be provided to the successful candidate.


Candidates who wish to be considered for this vacancy should send their motivation letter, CV and signed Personal History/P.11 form (available at to UNHCR Indonesia at:

via e-mail to


IMPORTANT: Candidates must indicate the post title and vacancy number on the envelope or subject of the email.

Applications from all genders and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Late applications will not be considered.
Only those short-listed for interview will be notified

More Information
Salary Offer  IDR 151.888.000 annually


@TG, 29122021
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