Delegation of the European Union to Georgia

Job Vacancy: Translator / Interpreter

26/12/2017 - 12:00
Local agents

The European Union Delegation to Georgia is looking for:

Translator / Interpreter

We are

The European Union (EU) is an economic and political partnership between 28 European countries. It plays an important role in international affairs through diplomacy, trade, development aid and working with global organisations. Abroad, the EU is represented through more than 140 diplomatic representations, known also as EU Delegations, which have a similar function to those of an embassy.

The Delegation of the European Union (EU) to Georgia has been operating in Tbilisi, Georgia since 1995. The Delegation presents, explains and implements the EU policy; analyses and reports on the policies and developments in Georgia and conducts negotiations in accordance with a given mandate.

The Delegation’s main tasks can be described under three headings: Political relations, Economic and Trade relations, and Co-operation and External assistance. In carrying out its tasks, the Delegation aims at maintaining and developing good and effective contacts with its partners in the government and civil society as well as with EU Member States and international organisations. The Delegation observes and reports regularly to Headquarters on political, social and economic developments in Georgia. It also seeks to ensure coherence between the EU's trade policies, humanitarian assistance, support for democracy, human rights and the media, institution and capacity building and other external policy activities in Georgia. As the EU is one of the major donors in Georgia, one of the Delegation’s tasks is programming and implementation of external assistance.


We offer

We offer a post of Translator / Interpreter. Under this post, the recruited person will be attributed functions depending on the needs of the Delegation. Upon recruitment, the successful candidate will occupy a specific job function as Translator / Interpreter – this job function may be changed in accordance with the needs of the Delegation. Under this job function and under the supervision and responsibility of the Head of Section, the successful candidate will serve as support staff to provide

1.         Translation (including proof reading and editing) from Georgian and Russian into English and vice versa working documents e.g. publications, internal documents, speeches, presentations, etc.

2.         Interpreting from Georgian into English and Russian and vice-versa at meetings, conferences, public events, media events, project launches/closures, etc.

for the Head and Deputy Head of Delegation, Delegation staff, as well as for HQ staff on mission / official visits to Georgia.

3.         All other job related tasks that are necessary in the interest of the service.


We offer a competitive position in an international environment. Place of employment is Tbilisi, Georgia. This Group I Local Agent post is for an indefinite contract (upon the successful completion of a probation period). Benefits, such as additional pension scheme and medical insurance, are offered to employees and their families under certain conditions. Standard working hours are 37.5 hours per week.


We look for



Completed university level education of at least four years (attested by a Degree (BA)) in interpretation/translation, foreign languages, linguistics, or similar.

University studies in international relations would be an asset.

A post-graduate degree or PhD would be an asset.


  • Current affairs in particular EU-Georgia Relations
  • Regional politics
  • Different cultures and customs


  • Clear speaking voice
  • Articulate
  • Excellent concentration and ability to think / learn quickly
  • Good memory
  • Precise
  • Confidence for interpreting in public
  • Reliability
  • Discretion
  • Motivated
  • Ability to work alone and/or in a team
  • Ability to interact professionally in a diplomatic environment
  • Respecting deadlines and capacity to prioritise
  • Ability to deal with stressful situations
  • Flexible and adaptable to changing working conditions


Georgian:        Mother tongue

English:           C1* – Proficient user - ability to understand, read, to speak and write

Russian:           C1* – Proficient user - ability to understand, read, to speak and write


Other EU languages, in particular French, would be assets.


Minimum 5 years' experience in the abovementioned tasks, preferably for international organisations or similar.

Similar professional experience in the abovementioned tasks in a diplomatic mission would be an asset.


Will be requested from the successful applicant before recruitment.


How to Apply

Please note that applications have to include a motivation letter in English as well as an updated CV (preferably using the Europass format: also in English, otherwise they will not be considered.

The subject line of your application should indicate the post title: "Translator / Interpreter"

Please send your application to the following e-mail address:


The deadline for applications is 15 January 2018 at 12 noon.


Selection Procedure


The Selection Committee will make a first pre-selection on the basis of the qualifications and the professional experience described in the CV and motivation letter and other relevant eligibility criteria. On this basis the Selection Committee produces a list of a limited number of candidates who best meet the selection criteria for the post.

The pre-selected candidates will be invited for a practical test to assess their interpreting and translation skills. On the basis of the practical test results, the successful candidates will be invited for an interview so that the Selection Committee can evaluate them objectively and impartially on the basis of the requirements set out by the vacancy notice and other relevant criteria.


Kindly note that the Delegation will not supply additional information or discuss the selection procedure by telephone or in person. Please address any queries concerning this vacancy to the above e-mail address only.


If you have not been contacted by the Delegation by 31 January 2018 then you should consider that your application has, unfortunately, not been pre-selected.

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