How to look for a job position of an interpreter or cultural mediator?

The profession of an interpreter and cultural mediator is a role that comes to bridge the gap among people that speak different languages and come from different cultures. This does not only require language skills but cultural awareness as well. Connecting two worlds is an action full of challenges but also with its own unique beauty.

In the frame of the speeches organized by Diversity in the Workplace, an initiative of the organization Generation 2.0RED, we had the pleasure to host as speakers, professionals from the organization International Rescue Committee (IRC). Our hosts were from the project management, recruitment and human resources department and their spoke about the profession of interpreter and cultural mediator through they extensive experience.

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Anastasia Sikiaridi, Livelihoods Manager, Amadeus Canals, Sr. Livelihoods Officer, and Chrysa Karaouza, Human Resources Officer, spoke to the beneficiaries of the Career Counselling service of our organization, who wish to be employed as interpreters and cultural mediators in the humanitarian sector. They clarified the role of this position, the application processes, the skills that someone needs to respond to the demands, and they shared examples from the everyday work of a cultural mediator. Finally, they answered questions and concerns of people looking for work in this profession.

We would like to thank our guests and our audience for the active participation, the positive feedback, and the willingness to jointly build an even more inclusive labor market in Greece.

The project “Equality Works” is being implemented under the Active citizens fund program, by Generation 2.0 for Rights, Equality & Diversity.
The Active citizens fund in Greece is supported through a € 12m grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway as part of the EEA Grants 2014 – 2021. The program aims to develop the sustainability and capacity of the civil society sector in Greece, and to strengthen its role in promoting and safeguarding democratic procedures, active citizenship and human rights. The Fund Operator for the Active citizens fund in Greece is Bodossaki Foundation in consortium with SolidarityNow.
For more information: www.activecitizensfund.gr

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