Assistant Interpreter/Translator (English/Albanian) At Kosovo Specialist Chambers and Specialist Prosecutor’s Office

Reporting Line:

The Assistant Interpreter/Translator (English/Albanian) reports to the Senior Legal Adviser through the Language Support Services Coordinator (SPO).

Main Tasks and Responsibilities:

· To provide high quality translation from Albanian into English, and vice versa, of documents and written materials in all stages of the investigations and proceedings;

· To provide simultaneous and consecutive interpretation from Albanian into English, and vice versa, for the Specialist Prosecutor’s Office (SPO);

· To carry out research tasks involving Albanian language sources, necessary to the investigations and proceedings conducted by the SPO;

· To summarise, review, evaluate and catalogue the material in Albanian language relevant to the SPO’s activities;

· To support the staff members regarding cultural norms and expectations, to facilitate interactions in Albanian-speaking communities;

· To provide other necessary logistical support to the staff members in terms of field missions, where Albanian is used as a means of communication;

· To contribute to the use and upkeep of language and related databases in the Language Support Team;

· To support the Language Services Coordinator with tasks associated with contract management, as required;

· To undertake any other related tasks as requested by the Line Managers.

Essential Qualifications and Experience:

· Successful completion of University studies of at least three (3) years attested by a diploma OR a qualification in the National Qualifications Framework which is equivalent to level 6 in the European Qualifications Framework OR a qualification of the first cycle under the framework of qualifications of the European Higher Education Area e.g. Bachelor’s degree


· A minimum of one (1) year of relevant professional experience, after having fulfilled the education requirements.

Specification of Education and Experience

· The above mentioned University degree must be in at least one of the following fields of expertise: Languages, Translation, Social Sciences or other related university studies;

· A minimum of one (1) year of experience providing interpretation/translation services, or other related language work, from/to Albanian;

· Knowledge of legal terminology, including criminal law;

· Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;

· Professional proficiency in English and Albanian, both written and oral;

· Very good judgement skills, especially when supporting the SPO staff in the field;

· Ability to work productively in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment and produce accurate work under pressure and in difficult circumstances;

· Ability to establish and maintain effective and constructive working relationships with people of different national and/or cultural backgrounds with respect for diversity;

· Tact, accuracy and discretion in handling sensitive and confidential information;

· Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity; ability to promote an inclusive working environment and integrate a gender perspective into tasks and responsibilities.


· Accredited Translator/Interpreter;

· Ability to translate/interpret in other languages of interest to the SPO;

· Knowledge of the functioning of the EU and in particular CSDP Missions;

· International experience, particularly in crisis areas with multi-national and international organisations.

How to apply
1. For candidates from the EU Member States:

The online Application Form, including its Addendum (Annex 3 to be filled in manually and uploaded), shall be submitted via one of the following links:**

1.1. For candidates seconded by their EU Member State:**

1.2. For contracted candidates from the EU Member States:**

2. For candidates from the Third Contributing States:

The Application Form (Annex 2), available on both the EEAS website and the website of the Kosovo Specialist Chambers and Specialist Prosecutor’s Office, shall be sent to one of the following email addresses only:

2.1. For candidates seconded by their Third Contributing State: **

Civilian Planning and Conduct Capability (CPCC)

2.2. For contracted candidates from the Third Contributing States:**

Only one Application Form per candidate will be accepted, the latest received within the deadline or the one submitted through the National Authorities being given a priority.



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