Login to your account
Don't have an account yet?
Create your own account and receive notifications of opportunities of your interest, save the opportunity you like and discuss.
Interpreter, French in Nairobi, Kenya (United Nations)

Internship of Interpreter, French in Nairobi, Kenya (UN)

Country: Kenya
City: Nairobi
Looks like you haven't logged in.
Login to save opportunities.


Interpreter, French Internship in Nairobi, Kenya (United Nations)

Interpreter, French: position is in the French Interpretation Unit, Interpretation Section, Division of Conference Services, UNON.

Responsibilities for Interpreter, French: 

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 interpretation into French of speeches or statements given in English and Russian.
  • 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 French interpreters.
  • May provide guidance and coaching to junior interpreters.
  • May function as Programming Officer.
  • May perform other related duties, as required.

check: Chief Of Section, Property Management at United Nations.

Selection Criteria:


  • A first level degree from a university or from an institution of equivalent status is required. A Master’s degree is desirable.
  • Candidates for this position must have passed the French United Nations Language Competitive Examination for French Interpreters.

Job – Specific Qualification

  • Having passed the United Nations Competitive Examination for French Interpreters is required.

Work Experience

  • At least five (5) years of professional interpreting experience in international organizations is required.
  • Experience providing accurate interpretation of a broad range of UN subjects is desirable.
  • Experience in training and coaching interpreter trainees and junior staff interpreters is desirable.
  • Experience in grading interpretation exams and/or assessing freelance colleagues’ performance is desirable.


  • English and French are the working languages in the United Nations Secretariat. Fluency / perfect command of French, normally expected to be the incumbent’s main language is required. Candidates for this position must also possess an excellent knowledge of English, and Russian.

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.


  • Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which will be followed by competency-based interview.

Join us on Telegram for more opportunities!

For more information, UN


Type of Opportunity Internships
Deadline25 October,2023
FieldDepartment for General Assembly and Conference Management – DCS Nairobi
OrganizerUnited Nations



Your email address will not be published. Fields marked with * are required.