SayPro Somali interpreter

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SayPro Somali interpreter



ELIL has been present in Greece since 2016, aiming to provide legal assistance to applicants of international protection. The NGO is registered in Greece and in Germany and was founded in 2016 by the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE) and the German Bar Association (DAV) and is now also supported by the French Bar Association (CNB). These organizations represent the bars and law societies of 45 European member, associate and observer countries, and through them more than 1 million European lawyers.

ELIL was inspired by belief in the fundamental importance of upholding the rule of law, protecting human rights and ensuring meaningful access to legal assistance.

Our team of Greek asylum lawyers and volunteer asylum lawyers from other European countries, provides free, independent legal assistance to asylum seekers on Lesvos, Samos, Athens and Thessaloniki.

Our main activity is the provision of one-on-one legal consultations to prepare asylum seekers for their asylum interview. We also help reunite families by assisting with family reunification applications under the Dublin Regulation and assist unaccompanied minors (interview preparation, family reunification and age assessment).

Start date ASAP

Organisation ELIL (

Duration Three months, with potential for extension

Working hours Full-time (09.00 – 17.00 Monday – Friday)

Role responsibilities

  • Providing in person interpretation from Somali to English and vice versa in one-on-one legal consultations and group information sessions
  • Assisting with outreach to the Somali speaking refugee communities

Skills and experience required

  • Fluency in spoken Somali and English
  • At least 1 year‘s experience of working as an interpreter, preferably for an international organization or INGO/NGO
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to adapt to a changing humanitarian/emergency-response environment
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills and experience of establishing good working relationships with a variety of people of different nationalities
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, multicultural environment and to cope with competing demands
  • Good time-management skills and resourcefulness
  • Capable of being proactive and working independently
  • Passionate about supporting the rights of refugees and migrants
  • Culturally sensitive
  • High professional ethics and integrity

How to apply

To apply for this role, please send a CV and cover letter in English by email to the Project Manager, Tereza Mimikou (

Applications will be processed as they come. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. All applications will be treated with strict confidentiality.