Nivel   3

Responsabilidad Jerárquica

Gestor de administración o Coordinador de RR. HH.

Responsabilidad Funciónal

Gestor de administración o Coordinador de RR. HH. Estrecha colaboración con la persona para quien se hace la traducción (oral o escrita).

Área Profesional


Objetivo Principal

Hacer traducciones orales y escritas, del idioma de la misión al o los idiomas locales y viceversa, a fin de asegurar la comunicación simultánea, precisa, cordial, respetuosa, objetiva y fluida entre el personal de MSF y la población local.


  • Traducir documentos del idioma de la misión a uno local y viceversa a pedido.
  • Traducir conversaciones / reuniones según sea necesario
  • Mantener siempre el respeto hacia pacientes, colaboradores, autoridades, bandos militares y el personal de MSF que participen de las conversaciones.
  • Garantizar que se mantenga la confidencialidad de la traducción tal como lo exige el equipo de coordinación de la misión/proyecto.
  • Asegurar la neutralidad y precisión cuando se traduzca.
  • Declarar cualquier "conflicto de intereses" cuando se pida traducir (ej., interés personal), que necesitaría recurrir a otros miembros del personal para la traducción.
    • Informar al personal internacional acerca de las costumbres locales, las tradiciones, etc., que ayudarán a entender mejor el contexto y harán a la mejor comunicación.


  • Fundamental educación secundaria.
    • Preferentemente título de traductor oficial (en el idioma de trabajo de la misión)


Se requiere experiencia laboral previa. Deseable con MSF u otras ONG's

Language Level Description

B1  Independent User

Threshold or intermediate

  • Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.
  • Can deal with most situations likely to arise while travelling in an area where the language is spoken.
  • Can produce simple connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest.
  • Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

Technical Skills

This job doesn't have technical skills.

Transversal Competencies

Commitment to MSF’s Principles

Demonstrates knowledge of and accepts MSF’s principles

  • Respects the choices made by the organisation.
  • Has basic knowledge of MSF’s mission and main activities.
  • Respects and accepts the medical ethics and principles of MSF.
  • Knows the difference between MSF’s activities and those of other NGOs and actors.

Cross-cultural Awareness

Demonstrates an open attitude

  • Considers cultural differences. 
  • Views multicultural environments positively and expresses satisfaction at working in them. 
  • Is open and eager to learn about his/her environment and the people he/she works with. Is able to recognise and respect cultural differences. 
  • Is able to recognise cultural norms.

Behavioural Flexibility

Accepts changes

  • Accepts changes without knowing the full reasons for them.
  • Accepts new ideas in a positive way.
  • Positively accepts changes in his/her environment.
  • Accepts arguments opposed to his/her own.
  • Is willing to listen and to take on new tasks in his/her job. 

Results and Quality Orientation

Performs his/her work

  • Knows objectives of the job.
  • Defines tasks to achieve objectives and establishes a working plan.
  • Reviews and checks his/her work to detect mistakes and to correct them immediately.
  • Values high-quality work. 

Service Orientation

Knows and understands clients’ needs and interests

  • Identifies and has a clear understanding of who the client to be served is.
  • Identifies clients’ needs and concerns, and provides them with useful information and quick solutions.
  • Listens to clients and asks them questions to determine their needs and motivations.
  • Gets to know how the rest of the team works. 

Teamwork and Cooperation

Acknowledges the importance of teamwork and cooperation

  • Is responsible for his/her work because he/she knows the repercussions it has on the team or on others.
  • Establishes and maintains good working relationships with colleagues, is accessible and listens to others.
  • Cooperates with the team and supports decisions made.
  • Demonstrates a predisposition to work with others and gives help when asked.
  • Acknowledges there are common goals as well as individual objectives deriving from the personal plan of action. 

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