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Qualified Translator

Date Posted: Mar 06, 2021

Job Description

Médecins Sans Frontières is a private, non-profit international humanitarian organization dedicated to providing medical assistance to

populations in crisis, without discrimination and regardless of race, religion, creed or political affiliation. In Malawi, MSF works in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and the local community in integrated HIV/AIDS in Chiradzulu District and Cervical Cancer projects Blantyre districts.


Workplace : Chiradzulu

Type of contract : 6 months Fixed term contract with possible extension

Start date : Immediate

Main purpose of the position

  • Carry out all activities related to filing patient forms into patient files, according to MSF protocols and maintaining confidentiality.

Main responsibilities

  • Performing professional written and oral interpretation and translation activities according to supervisor’s, ensuring medical confidentiality, neutralitiy and respect towards patients, collaborators, authorities military factions and MSF staff.
  • Performing administrative tasks required by supervisor (arrangement of meetings, minute taking, and follow-up for patient care). Providing necessary feedback to supervisor following discussions and negotiations and. Assisting with report writing (MSF and Government required reports), ensuring that all meeting minutes are recorded and that translated documents are properly filed
  • Depending on the supervisor’s specialisation and the needs of the respective department, establishing and maintaining professional contacts with relevant authorities and communicating MSF’s messages to MoH counterparts and authorities (specifically related to patient care);
  • Ensuring that supervisor is aware of cultural nuances when dealing with MoH authorities and counterparts to ensure a good working relationship. Educating supervisor on effective methods of culturally sensitive communication and informing international staff about local customs, tradition, etc. that will help in better communication and understanding of the context.
  • Immediately informing supervisor of any problems that might be linked to individual behaviour (counterproductive and/or culturally insensitivity) and declaring any “conflict of interest” when asked to translate (e.g. personal involvement).
  • Upholding MSF’s core principles, values, quality standards and Code of Conduct. Respecting MSF’s identification materials and not abusing their use aside from their intended purposes.
  • Observing security rules and regulations, NOT putting self and others in danger. Promoting and maintaining MSF quality standards



  • Higher education (health degree would be an asset)
  • Professional training in translating


  • Essential at least two years previous working experience. Desirable in MSF or other NGOs
  • Experience in written and oral translations and performing administrative tasks

How to apply

Documents to provide:

• Cover letter, Updated CV, ID Copy and relevant certificates

Deadline for submission of application: 8th March, 2021

Application should be submitted to:

Human Resources Manager

Médecins sans Frontières France

Po Box 50



E-mail address:  


NOTE: Please clearly indicate the position title on the application. Letters, CVs and any documentation included in application package will not be returned. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. MSF is an equal opportunity employer: all applicants will be equally considered under the same criteria and expectations. MSF does not charge any application/recruitment or training fees: if ever you are requested to pay any amount to process your application or access employment with MSF, do not pay and please inform the MSF administration on email:  as soon as possible

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