Interpreters: English to Khmer, Khmer to English

Deadline for applications: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2019 - 23:59
Reference number: 

Contract type:

Duty station: 
Phnom Penh
Contract level: 
National Consultant
As required
Recruiting Office: 
Interpretation and Translation Unit
Date issued: 
Monday, June 3, 2019

The United Nations Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Trials (UNAKRT) provides
technical assistance to the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia
(ECCC) which is a domestic court established in accordance with Cambodian law.
The ECCC has jurisdiction to bring to trial senior leaders of Democratic Kampuchea
and those who were most responsible for the crimes and serious violations of
Cambodian penal law, international humanitarian law and custom that were
committed during the period from 17 April 1975 to 6 January 1979.
UNAKRT is seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified interpreters from
English to Khmer and Khmer to English. Successful candidates will be placed on
a roster and their services will be requested during specific periods of judicial hearings,
subject to their availability and the overall requirements of the ECCC judicial
Duties and Responsibilities
The incumbent is under the supervision of the Interpretation and Translation Unit.
Within delegated authority, the interpreter will be responsible for the following duties:
 Providing simultaneous and consecutive interpretation from English into
Khmer or Khmer into English at judicial hearings; and
 Performing other related duties as required.
Education: University degree or diploma in interpretation or foreign languages
(especially English), law or a related field. A relevant combination of education and
interpretation/translation experience may be taken into consideration in lieu of a
Experience: At least 5 (five) years of experience in interpretation and/or translation,
preferably including three years of interpretation and/or translation in the United
Nations, an international tribunal, an international organisation or an international
body dealing with legal matters. Prior experience in ITU or at the ECCC is an
Languages: The official working languages of the ECCC are Khmer, English and
French. For this position, fluency in both oral and written English and Khmer are
Submission of Application
Applicants are required to submit a fully completed and signed application form (P.11)
in English, together with copies of relevant supporting documents by email to unakrtjobs@
The P.11 Form should be downloaded from the UNAKRT website. Candidates under
serious consideration will be shortlisted and may be called for an interview. Preference
will be given to equally qualified female candidates. Successful candidates will be
offered a consultancy contract for the required period(s) only. Due to the large volume
of applications, only those candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.

USD250 per day