• Contract
  • Baghdad,Iraq
  • TBD USD / Year

  • Job applications may no longer being accepted for this opportunity.

ICRC (International Committee of the Red Cross) - Baghdad



The Language Specialist helps the ICRC communicate clearly and consistently by providing translation services from English into Arabic and vice versa and/or editing services in their mother tongue.


Main duties and responsibilities

  • Translates from English into Arabic and vice versa and/or edits in their mother tongue a wide range of ICRC texts, such as legal, financial, and technical, within agreed deadlines.
  • Ensuring high quality and appropriate terminology and that produced text is revised by the line manager.
  • Ensures that documents entrusted to him/her are translated in accordance with ICRC standards.
  • Assists in delegation-related interpretation activities (seminars, workshops and meetings with interlocutors).
  • May advise colleagues from other units of the organization on linguistic issues.
  • Gets involved in ad hoc or ongoing projects (e.g., terminology).
  • Uses and suggests updates to terminology tools in both Arabic and English.
  • Proactively collaborates with external translators when volumes require extra resources.
  • Advises on sensitivities regarding the use of national languages in the delegations.
  • Edits documents in Arabic and English.
  • Internally, interacts across the organization with all internal “clients” who request language services and provides them with the required support.


Education and Professional Experience required


  • University degree in translation or professional language skills from a recognized academic institution or equivalent.
  • 3 to 5 years of experience in translation and/or editing (preferably in an international organization setting).
  • Fluency In English and Arabic is a must.
  • Excellent writing skills in the mother tongue (i.e., Arabic language).
  • Communication and listening skills.
  • Computer proficiency is mandatory.

How To Apply

How to Apply:

All qualified and interested candidates are invited to send their application to [email protected] and write in the subject line “Surname, First name/ Position Name”.

The application should contain a:

  1. Current Curriculum Vitae (CV) indicating email and phone contacts.
  2. Cover Letter stating why you think you have the necessary skills and qualifications for this position and your salary expectations; and
  3. Minimum of (2) two professional references.


Please note that:

  • Applications will only be accepted for Iraqi nationals.
  • The successful candidate will undergo a three month-probation period.


Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

NB: Should you not have received a response from the ICRC within one month of submission of your application, please consider your application unsuccessful.


No Fee:

The ICRC does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process including application, interview, meeting or processing.

Deadline: 2/15/2023