Work with Fenix
Cultural Mediator, Volunteer

About the role

Under the supervision of the Cultural Mediation Coordinator, the cultural mediator will be responsible to provide in-person interpretation in one-on-one legal consultations, protection assessments, mental health assessments and group information sessions. The translator is also required to accompany other Fenix members; to translate and ensure cultural sensitivity in different working locations.

  • Assist the Protection, Legal, and Mental Health and Psychosocial support team in communicating with theirclient, assuring cultural sensitivity and that the translated content conveys original meaning and tone.
  • Translation of messages and official documentations.
  • Simultaneous interpretation during interview preparation and protection assessment.
  • Proofread translated texts for grammar, spelling and punctuation accuracy.
  • Consults and follow up with internal team members to ensure translation meets their needs and to understandthe concepts and translate them appropriately.
  • All Fenix team members must comply with the values and principles outlined in the Fenix code of conductand Policies.

About Fenix

Fenix – Humanitarian Legal Aid is a US non-profit organization and Greek MKO, federally registered with Greece’s Ministry of Migration and Asylum.

Our multidisciplinary team of lawyers, protection officers, legal assistants, translators, psychologists and experts from different academic backgrounds, provides legal aid, protection and psychosocial services to refugees and asylum seekers on Lesvos, while advocating for a more just and equitable asylum system.

What we are looking for:

  • Professional prophecies in written and spoken (Native or C1) in one or more of the following languages: Arabic, Farsi/Dari, French, Lingala, Somali, Greek.
  • Fluency in English languages (Native or C1).
  • Excellent proofreading skills.
  • Time-management skills.
  • Cultural sensitivity.
  • Working experience in the humanitarian field is an asset.
  • Positive and professional attitude, including ability to work in a team setting and under pressure.

Who we are looking for

We are looking for an independent, adaptable and responsible individual who is willing to work in a very demanding and dynamic work environment. Our clients need great advocates who demonstrate compassion, patience, hard work and empathy in extremely dire circumstances. The successful candidate must be an excellent communicator, a cooperative, respectful team player, and have the ability to multitask and prioritize in an ever-changing context.

2+ months, full-time
2 months, full-time
Lesvos, Greece
Start date: Immediately
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