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Interpreter


INFORMATION FOR PROSPECTIVE CANDIDATES FOR THE LOCAL CIVILIAN HIRE POSITION INTERPRETER LCH - 5 AT SLOVENIAN NSE, HQ KFOR, CAMP FILM CITY, PRISTINA, KOSOVO

Completing an Application Form

Thank you for your interest in the position Interpreter (Albanian), KHQ SVS 0070 at Slovenian National Support Element HQ KFOR, Camp Film City. In order to apply for the post, you need to fill a KFOR Application Form. On our website you will find the following documents:

The essential education, experience and skills requirements are:

  • Completion of secondary education (4 years)

  • Minimum 3 years of experience as linguist

  • Good working knowledge/experience of MS Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook).

  • Good team working and communication skills.

In Part One, you should ensure you complete the sections confirming level of education and any training certification.

When completing the application form, please pay particular attention when completing Part Two. In this section you are required to give information and examples of your work experience which show that you have the essential requirements for the position.

Language Requirements:

Applicants must possess the following language skills in Reading/Writing/Listening and Speaking:

English – Good (Minimum professional knowledge of a language enough to follow telephone and radio communications, conversations in standard language, with adequate vocabulary to understand all practical, professional and social conversations in a known field. Ability to write official correspondence, minutes etc. with limited need for review)

Albanian – Very Good (Full professional knowledge of a language enough for educated standard speech in any situation, with broad and precise vocabulary and appropriate to the subject in discussion. Drafting high level correspondence, technical documents with minimum need for review)

Serbian – Good (Minimum professional knowledge of a language enough to follow telephone and radio communications, conversations in standard language, with adequate vocabulary to understand all practical, professional and social conversations in a known field. Ability to write official correspondence, minutes etc. with limited need for review)

Please ensure you indicate language skills in Section 8 of Part One of the Application Form.

Candidates who are shortlisted for the position will be required to undertake a language test as part of the selection process.

Applications must be returned by e-mail to: recruitment@hq.kfor.nato.int by Tuesday, 27 February 2024. Applications received after this time will not be accepted. Only candidates who are shortlisted for interview will be contacted.

Please do not attach any other additional documents (CVs, resumes, letters of recommendation etc), these will not be considered as part of the shortlisting process. If sent online, application form to be forwarded as a MS Word document, no signature needed.


Information on KFOR and the Post

The NATO-led Kosovo Force (KFOR) is deployed in Kosovo to help maintain a safe and secure environment and freedom of movement for all citizens, irrespective of their ethnic origin.

Slovenian NSE is a component of Slovenian Armed Forces supporting the peacekeeping mission in Kosovo. Slovenian Armed Forces fulfill both multi-national and national tasks. A small, local civilian workforce is employed in support of the military personnel/activities.

The Interpreter at Film City has the main function to support Slovenian Armed Forces team with translation/interpretation services. The work of Interpreter consists of interpretation of various situations and meetings as well as possible translation of materials of varying degrees of complexity.

Information on Employment Conditions (this is provided as a guide only and is not meant to be an exhaustive list)

This position is a Local Civilian Hire post LCH-5. The post holder must be a national and/or legal resident of Kosovo and will work in Camp Film City, Pristina.

The basic salary for LCH-5 is 834.00 € per month.

Other employment benefits include:

  • Affiliation to a Group Medical Insurance Scheme (premiums shared between employee/employer).

  • 2 days annual leave per month

  • Up to 7 Special leave days

  • Up to 11 days Official/National holidays.

Before any appointment is confirmed, the preferred candidate will be required to be granted a KFOR Security Clearance and to successfully pass the medical examination certifying fitness to work.

The successful candidate will be offered a 12-month initial contract which may be converted into an indefinite duration contract subject to satisfactory performance and the continued operational need/funding for the position.


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