The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is a neutral, impartial and independent international humanitarian organization

Our Regional Delegation in Jakarta is looking for suitable candidates to fill the following vacancy:


Job Description:

Works directly under the supervision of the Communication Coordinator to perform the following:

  • Provides translation work of various types to all ICRC departments in Jakarta, both for the Regional delegation and for Dili office when necessary.
  • Ensures accurate and timely translation of incoming and outgoing official letters for all departments as required
  • Ensures accurate and timely translation of incoming and outgoing reports, news releases, operational updates, interviews, speeches, speaking notes, and other documents
  • Summarises documents – be they reports, news articles or other material – and provide a written summary when required
  • Proofreads documents (letters, reports etc) both in Bahasa Indonesia and English
  • Provides 'quick sight' verbal translation of documents when required
  • Provides interpretation during high- and mid-level meetings, workshops and seminars as required
  • Regularly familiarizes and updates himself on local and regional events, particularly in relation to ICRC activities and other relevant information
  • Supervises the translation request system.
  • Overall responsibility for the quality and accuracy of the work done by the translation department, and for the timely delivery of material
  • Regularly updates local terminologies, (official names of ministries, departments, companies, media outlets and so forth) to ensure accuracy and consistency
  • Supervises the accurate archiving of any necessary paperwork
  • Produces three-monthly statistics of the translation work undertaken during that period
  • Regularly updates the transliteration of the names of geographical areas in the country (governorates, cities, villages and mountains etc), to ensure accuracy.
  • Organises the filing of the paper archives for the translation department
  • Compiles the overall three-monthly statistics of translation work
  • With the approval of his direct supervisor – and taking into consideration the different priorities for the translation work --  be willing to assist other departments with relevant tasks in times of emergency or when there are tight deadlines
  • Supervises and follows up the recruitment process of a new translator when the need arises.

Other Duties
·      Is aware of the delegation's objectives and activities
·      Represents the institution in a appropriate and credible way
·      Understands the three components of the Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement
·      Applies the security rules at all times
·      Respects and observes the staff regulations of the ICRC Regional Delegation in Jakarta
·      The employee may be asked to perform duties and task not covered in this job description as well as to provide support to other departments when necessary


 Minimum required knowledge & experience:
  • Professional skills, university education, preferably with a certified translation degree (including interpretation and proofreading)
  • Excellent written and spoken Bahasa Indonesia and English (French or Portuguese would be an asset), high linguist skills
  • Minimum three years of translation experience, preferably with a humanitarian organisation
  • Adequate Microsoft Office knowledge including Excel and Power Point

Personal skills:
  • Able to determine priorities
  • Accuracy and punctuality
  • Able to meet deadlines
  • Well organised
  • Flexible, able to adapt
  • Fast learner
  • Ability to work independently and often under pressure

What we offer:

  • Dynamic working environment within a reputable international organisation
  • Medical and Health coverage.
  • Join the training to Develop your skills

Please clearly indicate “TRANSLATOR” on your Subject application (which should include:  letter of motivation, CV with photo and copies of relevant certificates, etc.) and submit to e-mail address :

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. The last date for receiving the applications is 30 November 2015