Ukrainian/Russian Interpreter

European Lawyers in Lesvos

ELIL is a charity registered in Germany and Greece. It was founded by the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE) and the German Bar Association (DAV) in 2016. These organisations represent the bars and law societies of 45 European member, associate and observer countries, and through them more than 1 million European lawyers. ELIL is now also supported by the Conseil national des barreaux (CNB).

ELIL was inspired by belief in the fundamental importance of upholding the rule of law, protecting human rights and ensuring meaningful access to legal assistance. Our teams of lawyers have been providing free, independent legal assistance to asylum seekers in Greece since 2016 (Lesvos, Samos, Athens and Thessaloniki).

ELIL is now setting up a new project in Poland to provide free legal assistance and information to refugees arriving from Ukraine. Our team(s) of volunteer pro bono Polish lawyers will work at various locations across Warsaw, answering legal queries, providing legal information, triaging cases and making referrals to legal/protection actors accordingly.

We are looking to recruit a full-time committed and experienced Ukrainian/Russian Interpreter to join our new team.

The start date for this role is 4 July 2022. We offer a competitive salary, details of which are available on request.

The role reports to the Project Coordinator.

Role responsibilities

  • Providing in person interpretation from Ukrainian/Russian to English and vice versa in one-on-one legal consultations and group information sessions
  • Assisting with outreach to the Ukrainian/Russian speaking refugee communities

Skills and experience required

  • Fluency in spoken Ukrainian/Russian and English
  • At least 1 year’s experience of working as an interpreter, preferably for an international organisation or INGO/NGO
  • Eligible to work in Poland
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to adapt to a changing humanitarian/emergency-response environment
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills and experience of establishing good working relationships with a variety of people of different nationalities
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, multicultural environment and to cope with competing demands
  • Good time-management skills and resourcefulness
  • Capable of being proactive and working independently
  • Passionate about supporting the rights of refugees, migrants and displaced people
  • Culturally sensitive
  • High professional ethics and integrity

How to apply

To apply for this role, please send a CV and cover letter in English by email to the Project Manager, Tereza Mimikou ([email protected]).

Closing date for submission of applications: 30 June 2022

Applications will be processed as they come and the position maybe filled before the above deadline. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. All applications will be treated with strict confidentiality.