Interpreter (Azeri) IOM Moldova


Open to Internal and External Candidates


Position Title:


Interpreter (2 positions)

Duty Station:


Chisinau, Moldova

Type of Appointment:


All Inclusive Fee:


Special Short-Term Hourly Contract

Three months with possibility of extension

30 USD per hour

Estimated Start Date:


As soon as possible

      Closing Date:


29 May 2022

Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading UN agency in the field of migration, works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.


The conflict in Ukraine has led to the overspill of over 450,000 forcibly displaced persons to Moldova. As migratory flows continue unabated, IOM is urgently and significantly boosting its capacity in Moldova to provide multi-sectoral assistance to respond to urgent emerging humanitarian needs in a dynamic context.

Under the overall supervision of the Protection Coordinator  and under the direct supervision of the Protection team leader, the successful candidate will be supporting project operations through facilitating communication with migrants in the assigned site(s).

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Provide direct interpretation and translation services from Azeri to English or Romanian, or Russian and vice versa for counselling Assisted Voluntary Return applicants (in addition to translating project related documents, if required).
  1. Provide direct bilateral and multilateral interpretation services in a physical (office, airport, assembly points) or virtual settings.
  2. Facilitate the two-way communication by maintaining professionalism, diligence, impartiality, objectivity, and being cooperative and courteous to both participants and trainer.
  3. Assist in secondary, related tasks, such as informing the applicant(s) for the schedule of programs and assist them with their needs.
  4. Abide by IOM codes of conduct.
  5. Undertake any other assigned duties, as specified by IOM management.

Required Qualifications and Experience


  • Bachelor’s degree with two years of relevant professional experience; Or,
  • High School diploma with four years of relevant experience.


  • Knowledge of word processing and typing skills in the required languages.
  • Proven ability to work with spread sheets and database applications will be considered advantageous.
  • 1 year of interpretation experience in migrant and refugee counselling is an asset.

Required Languages:

  • Azeri/English and – Azeri/Romanian or Azeri/Russian

Required Competencies

The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate the following values and competencies:

Values - all IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these three values:

  • Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.
  • Integrity and transparency: maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.
  • Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.

Core Competencies – behavioural indicators (Level 1)

  • Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.
  • Delivering results produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.
  • Managing and sharing knowledge continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.
  • Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work.
  • Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.


Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this special vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, security clearances and a valid COVID certification.

A prerequisite for taking up the position is legal residency in the country of the duty station and work permit, as applicable.

How to apply:

Interested applicants are invited to send the CV and cover letter in English or Romanian, or Russian to:  

Please, indicate the position you are applying for and reference code in the subject line of your message.

Closing date for applications is 29 May 2022, however interested candidates are strongly encouraged to apply sooner.

In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts the applications duly completed.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Posting period:

From 23.05.2022 to 29.05.2022