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Senior Interpreter/Translator


INFORMATION FOR PROSPECTIVE CANDIDATES FOR THE LOCAL CIVILIAN HIRE POSITION SENIOR INTERPRETER/TRANSLATOR, LCH-6 AT HQ KFOR/NALT, CAMP FILM CITY, PRISTINA, KOSOVO

Completing an Application Form

Thank you for your interest in the position of Senior Interpreter/Translator at HQ KFOR/NALT, Film City. In order to apply for the post, you need to fill a KFOR Application Form. Please find the following documents: 

The essential education, experience and skills requirements are:

  • Junior College-level education for 2 years following secondary education, including or followed by training in simultaneous and consecutive interpretation and translation

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience as a professional 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 related 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:

English and 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).

Serbian – Fair (Limited working knowledge of a language enough for dependable face-to-face communication in a well-known job related or common social context, with adequate vocabulary for simple social and routine job issues. Limited writing skills for simple office correspondence, notes and messages).

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 and a knowledge/skills test as part of the selection process.

Applications must be returned by e-mail to recruitment@hq.kfor.nato.int by Friday, 2 September 2022. Application forms can also be submitted by hand at the KFOR mailbox, at HQ KFOR IZMIR building, just outside Film City Gates.

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.

The NATO Advisory and Liaison Team (NALT) enable NATO to support further development of the security organisations in Kosovo. The work of the NALT emphasizes NATO's military and political engagement in Kosovo. The NALT enables NATO to support further development of the Kosovo Security Force (KSF) at ministerial level with the provision of advice and support, and activities focused on capacity building, education and training coordination.

The successful candidate will need to have highly developed communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to adapt to change and work as part of a team.

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-6. The post holder must be a national and/or legal resident of Kosovo and will work in HQ KFOR, Camp Film City, Pristina.

The gross salary for LCH-6 is 1,323.00 € per month.

Other employment benefits include:

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

  • 2 days annual leave per calendar month

  • Up to 7 Special leave days per calendar year

  • Up to 11 Official/National holidays per calendar year.

Before any appointment is confirmed, the preferred candidate will be required to pass the KFOR Security Vetting and medical examination arranged by HQ KFOR 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. Please note that post is pending final approval and no offer of employment will be made by then.

Completing an Application Form

Thank you for your interest in the position of Senior Interpreter/Translator at HQ KFOR/NALT, 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:

  • Job description

  • Application form

The essential education, experience and skills requirements are:

  • Junior College-level education for 2 years following secondary education, including or followed by training in simultaneous and consecutive interpretation and translation

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience as a professional 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 related 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:

English and 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).

Serbian – Fair (Limited working knowledge of a language enough for dependable face-to-face communication in a well-known job related or common social context, with adequate vocabulary for simple social and routine job issues. Limited writing skills for simple office correspondence, notes and messages).

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 and a knowledge/skills test as part of the selection process.

Applications must be returned by e-mail to recruitment@hq.kfor.nato.int by Friday, 2 September 2022. Application forms can also be submitted by hand at the KFOR mailbox, at HQ KFOR IZMIR building, just outside Film City Gates.

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.

The NATO Advisory and Liaison Team (NALT) enable NATO to support further development of the security organisations in Kosovo. The work of the NALT emphasizes NATO's military and political engagement in Kosovo. The NALT enables NATO to support further development of the Kosovo Security Force (KSF) at ministerial level with the provision of advice and support, and activities focused on capacity building, education and training coordination.

The successful candidate will need to have highly developed communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to adapt to change and work as part of a team.

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-6. The post holder must be a national and/or legal resident of Kosovo and will work in HQ KFOR, Camp Film City, Pristina.

The gross salary for LCH-6 is 1,323.00 € per month.

Other employment benefits include:

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

  • 2 days annual leave per calendar month

  • Up to 7 Special leave days per calendar year

  • Up to 11 Official/National holidays per calendar year.

Before any appointment is confirmed, the preferred candidate will be required to pass the KFOR Security Vetting and medical examination arranged by HQ KFOR 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. Please note that post is pending final approval and no offer of employment will be made by then.

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