Public: UNON Freelance Interpreters' Tests

Contributed by rhonaamos on Feb 24, 2015 - 02:42 PM

EXAMINATION ANNOUNCEMENT Freelance Interpreters’ Exams – UNON 2015 Deadline for registration is 15 March 2015


Freelance Interpreters’ Exams – UNON 2015
Deadline for registration is 15 March 2015

The United Nations Office in Nairobi (UNON) is holding a third round of freelance exams to be held at its headquarters in Gigiri, Nairobi, Kenya from 8 June 2015

The purpose of this examination is to establish a roster of freelance interpreters to be recruited on an ad hoc basis by the United Nations Office in Nairobi. Successful applicants will be recruited from the roster, subject to the requirements of the service. 

The day(s) of the exams shall be decided according to the number of qualified applicants invited to take the examination and the availability of necessary technical equipment. 

The examination is open to qualified external applicants who are requested to send a detailed curriculum vitae indicating knowledge of languages, interpreting qualifications and/or number of days worked as an interpreter. 
The Board of Examiners, appointed by the Chief Interpreter, requires that applicants’ claims regarding knowledge of official languages be supported by relevant documentation. Only selected candidates will receive a letter of invitation to sit for the exams. 

The Freelance Interpreters’ exam is for Arabic, English, French and Spanish Language interpreters. Only freelance interpreters who have passed the exams may be recruited to work for UNON, using the combination that they have passed the exams in. Please indicate clearly the combination in which you wish to be tested. Tests will be held for the following combinations: 

Arabic booth 
English or French ⇒ Arabic 
Arabic ⇒ English or French 

English booth 
French ⇒ English (compulsory) 
Spanish ⇒ English (optional) 

French booth 
English ⇒ French (compulsory) 
Spanish ⇒ French (optional) 

Spanish booth 
English ⇒ Spanish (compulsory) 
French ⇒ Spanish (optional)

The exam will consist of two speeches of approximately 10 minutes for each language combination. The exams will be recorded. The jury’s decision will be final and applicants will be notified of the results in due time. 

*Kindly send your application to sit the exams to the Chief of the French booth, UNON, at the following e-mail address: