National Police Assistant / Translator

Full time European Union Capacity Building Mission in Somalia (EUCAP SOM) in Information Management Email Job
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  • Experience 3 Years

Job Description

LM005 Police Assistant / Translator (1 position)
Duty Station: Mogadishu
Availability: As soon as possible
Post Category: Assistant
Group Classification: 3
Reporting Line: The Police Assistant will be under the supervision of the Senior Police Advisor/Head of Police Unit and will report to him/her.

Main Tasks and Responsibilities:

· To assist Head of Police Unit, Senior Police Advisors and Police Advisors in their daily work;
· To contribute to the efficient and effective running of the Department of Operations;
· To provide assistance on all operational police related issues, as necessary, to the Head of Police Unit,
Senior Police Advisers and Police Advisers at EUCAP Headquarters (and its Field Offices);
· To provide general secretarial and administrative support to the Operations Department and perform general office duties;
· To draft and distribute invitations for internal briefings and meetings;
· To take minutes at internal briefings and meetings;
· To support guest and event management at the Mission Headquarters (MHQ);
· To perform interpretation for the international staff at meetings and to translate documents (English to Somali and vice versa);
· To draft correspondence related to the unit’s activity and provide follow-up;
· To ensure timely delivery of correspondence related to the unit’s actions;
· To keep lists of names and contacts of Police Unit’s interlocutors;
· To prepare talking points for the Police Unit ahead of meetings with Somali interlocutors when requested;
· To prepare and attend meetings, conferences and other events, to write meeting reports;
· To maintain the highest level of confidentiality when dealing with assigned tasks and responsibilities, as well as with all EUCS documents and information;
· To conduct translations and provide interpretation support to the international staff in the context of the implementation of the EUCAP mandate. The duties will be performed mainly in Mogadishu with a possibility of duty travel to other regions in Somalia, when the need arises;
· Contribute to mission reporting in the area of competence;
· Contribute to the identification of lessons and best practice in the area of competence;
· Take account of gender equality and human rights aspects in the execution of tasks;
· Perform any other tasks assigned by the line manager.

Essential Qualifications and Experience:

· Completed secondary education;
· Excellent level of written and spoken English and Somali is a requirement;
· A minimum of 3 years of professional experience in a relevant field of work;
· Excellent knowledge and experience of MS Office Suite Package.

Desirable Qualification and Experience:

· A professional qualification in Administration, Human Resources, or equivalent academic or professional
training would be an asset;
· Previous work experience related to policing or in administration would be an asset;
· Previous work experience with an international organization would be an asset;
· Excellent administration and organizational skills;
· Works methodically, accurately and with attention to details as well as to tight deadlines;
· Is used to work on a multitude of activities at the same time and with limited supervision;
· Has a strong sense of confidentiality and discretion in dealing with staff-related matters and/or financial
· Ability to work independently and harmoniously with colleagues and as part of a team;
· Ability to work under stress and willingness to work long irregular hours and still deal helpfully and courteously with all contacts;
· Must be able to express ideas and concepts clearly and concisely in written and oral form;
· Good experience of using data for preparing reports.

Special Note: · Mandatory requirement to pass security clearances and medical checks.

How to apply

Applicants need to have citizenship of Somalia or have to be in possession of a work/residence permit in Somalia.

Additional information and application form are available at

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