Call for application Japanese and English Interpreters for a week long mission (UNHCR)

Call for application
Japanese and English Interpreters for a week long mission 

Japanese Company “Fuji Optical Ltd” is a private donor of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and has been assisting internally displaced persons, refugees and asylum seekers in Azerbaijan by conducting free of charge eye screening and dispensing eye glasses to vulnerable groups of the population every year since 2005. This year will be 10th such mission of the Company and its President, world famous Optometrist Doctor, 2006 Nansen Refugee Award Winner Dr. Akio Kanai to Azerbaijan. The mission will take place on 20 April – 2 May 2014 in South-western regions (Imishli, Beylagan, Fuzuli -TBC) of the country and in Baku.

Since the mission members do not speak local language, interpreting services are needed to facilitate oral communication between them and beneficiaries. In this regard, in 2014, there will be needed two English-Azerbaijani-English and four Japanese-Azerbaijani-Japanese interpreters to accompany the six optometrist doctors throughout the mission.

Tentative schedule of 2014 Fuji Vision Aid Mission has been suggested as following:
21 April, 14.00 – Meeting at UNHCR office and departure from Baku to regions 
22 April – 26 April – Eye screening for IDPs in above mentioned regions 
26 April, 15.30 – Departure of Interpreters from the region to Baku 
28 April, from 9 am to 6 pm – eye screening for refugees and asylum seekers in Baku 

Interpreters are paid approximately 70 USD per day and for maximum six days. Transportation, food and accommodation are provided by either Fuji Optical or UNHCR.

In case you are interested in taking part in the mentioned mission as an Interpreter and confident in your fluency in the required languages and available during the mentioned period, please kindly fill in the form below and submit to UNHCR Representation in Azerbaijan at Azer Aliyev 3, AZ1078, Baku or send by e-mail to “” by Friday, 11 March 2014.

A. Personal and contact details

Date of Birth
Phone (landline) 
Phone (mobile)
B. Education/degree
Your highest degree
Area of study
Date completed
C. Employment and work experience
Current Employer 
Position/job title
Entry date
Previous employers
Overall work experience
D. Language skills
Please provide information about the languages you speak by indicating in the appropriate cells below:
E. Previous experience with Fuji Optical’s vision aid missions in Azerbaijan  
Please mark in the last column for the years that you have attended as an Interpreter with Fuji Optical in Azerbaijan if applicable.
Mission number
Interpreted from/to: 
2005, 2-11 June
Sabirabad, Hajigabul, Baku
2006, 16-25 May
Barda, Yevlakh, Shaki, Baku
2007, 12-21 June
Beylagan, Bilasuvar, Sumgait
2008, 10-19 June
Gabala, Oghuz, Sumgait
2009, 19-28 May
Goranboy, Ganja, Absheron
2010, 19-28 May
Agjabedi, Mingachevir, Baku
2011, 23 May – 1 June
Agdam, Barda, Baku
2012, 24 June – 6 July
Terter, Goranboy, Baku
2013, 1-10 July
Mingachevir, Yevlakh, Baku

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for an interview.


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