Primary Location:             Kyiv, Ukraine

NATO Body:                       NATO Representation to Ukraine

Schedule:                          Full-time

Grade:                               Locally Engaged Staff Grade 6

Salary :                             2229.30 EUR per month (subject to local taxation)

Application deadline:      23:59 on 20 June 2024



The NATO Representation to Ukraine (NRU) facilitates political and military dialogue and co-operation between the Alliance and Ukraine, as well as coordinating NATO’s practical support to Ukraine.

The NRU is a principal stakeholder in coordinating NATO’s Comprehensive Assistance Package (CAP), which provides a consolidated platform for NATO’s practical support to Ukraine.  The CAP enables Ukraine to become more resilient, to better provide for its own security, and to carry out essential reforms, in particular in the security and defence sector.

A key role of the NRU is to provide advisory assistance to Ukraine’s security and defence sector regarding the implementation of Ukraine’s adapted Annual National Programme (ANP).  This document, renewed yearly, outlines a range of institutional reforms aimed at preparing Ukraine’s integration into the Alliance.

The Translator-Interpreter translates documents and other material, revises translated documents, provides interpretation during meetings, conferences, and other events, and provides administrative support as required.




The incumbent must:

  • be a citizen of Ukraine or have permanent residence in the country;
  • have a good general education, at least to higher secondary level;
  • have professional training in translation and/or interpretation;
  • have a minimum of five years of directly relevant work experience, providing translation and interpretation services;
  • have intermediate knowledge using Microsoft Office applications;
  • languages: English, level 6 (Proficient); Ukrainian, level 6 (Proficient); including excellent drafting skills;
  • have no criminal record and pass security vetting.



The following would be considered an advantage:

  • professional training in interpretation;
  • experience working in an international environment;
  • experience editing or revising documents;
  • university degree in a relevant field;
  • flexibility to work outside of normal working hours when necessary;
  • knowledge of French language;
  • experience working in a military environment.



  • Translate a wide variety of documents including correspondence and non-technical texts, meeting agendas, speaking points, lectures, presentations, articles, speeches, legislation from English into local language(s) and vice versa to a high standard;
  • Proofread, edit, and revise translated materials prepared by other staff and provide editorial assistance to drafters of texts for administrative office purposes;
  • Provide translation/interpretation for NRU management and for political, advisory and programmatic teams and other staff including during meetings, media events, and other events, including in high-level settings; provide administrative and language support in organizing meetings/conferences (translate programmes, invitation letters, participant lists; prepare conference folders, table signs and badges; etc.);
  • Provide administrative support for the co-ordination of temporary additional freelance interpreters/translators hired to support NATO events and/or pursuant to agreement between NATO and international partners liaise with national authorities regarding coordination of interpretation support during the events organized by NATO.
  • Maintain knowledge of specific and technical fields and related NATO diplomatic, political, military and technical terminology; keep abreast of new relevant professional terminology; update and expand terminology lists to facilitate interpretation/translation efforts;
  • Organise workload ensuring optimal time management and prioritization; maintain a transparent tasker tracking for this purpose;
  • Maintain interpretation equipment in good working order, ready for use when required and report on the necessity of maintenance/replacement of interpretation equipment when needed;
  • Support or stand in for other members of the Front Office team during absences/busy periods and perform other related duties as required.
  • Support local staff recruitment;
  • Perform other duties as required.


The Translator-Interpreter works under the overall leadership of the Head of the NATO Representation to Ukraine, reporting to the Administrative Team Lead. S/he must be able to operate with diplomacy and flexibility in a multinational environment where various interests are at stake including national industrial interests. S/he participates in discussions with Ukrainian governmental stakeholders.


The incumbent must demonstrate:

  1. Achievement: Creates own measures of excellence and improves performance;
  2. Analytical Thinking:  Sees basic relationships;
  3. Clarity and Accuracy: Checks own work;
  4. Conceptual Thinking:  Applies learned concepts;
  5. Customer Service Orientation: Takes personal responsibility for correcting problems;
  6. Organizational Awareness: Understands organisational climate and culture;
  7. Self-Control: Manages stress effectively;
  8. Teamwork: Co-operates.


The basic salary for  this post is Euro 2229.30 EUR per month (subject to local taxation). Furthermore, the successful candidate will, receive social benefits (health care, including health and accident insurance).  Where applicable, NATO may request Ukrainian authorities for staff members’ exemption from military mobilisation.

NATO  may offer a three-year contract to the successful candidate, with the possibility of  renewal for up to three years, during which the incumbent may apply for conversion to an indefinite duration contract. This possibility is based on the needs of NATO and on the performance of the incumbent.

The nature of this position may require the staff member to travel for work and/or to work outside normal office hours.

NATO may put specific security and safety procedures in place, based on the security situation in Kyiv, Ukraine.  Security arrangements apply to all staff and all staff are required to follow instructions by the NRU Security Team, when on NRU premises or during duty travel.

The NATO Representation to Ukraine is a non-smoking environment.


If interested, please contact [email protected], indicating the job title in the subject line and attaching your CV and any other documents you deem relevant, such as a motivation letter.  Please provide contact details for at least two people who can provide reference regarding your performance in your previous position(s).

The deadline for applications is 23:59 on 20 June 2024.  NATO will accept no applications beyond this deadline.

Recruiters will invite shortlisted candidates for on-line written tests and interviews.

Please note NATO will not accept submissions, in any phase of the recruitment and selection, prepared in whole or in part by means of generative artificial-intelligence (AI) tools, including and without limitation to chatbots, such as Chat Generative Pre-trained Transformer (Chat GPT), or other language generating tools. NATO reserves the right to screen applications to identify the use of such tools. All applications prepared, in whole or in part, by means of such generative or creative AI applications may be rejected without further consideration at NATO’s sole discretion, and NATO reserves the right to take further steps in such cases as appropriate.

NATO is committed to diversity and inclusion, and provides equal access to employment, advancement, and retention, independent of gender, age, nationality, ethnic origin, religion or belief, cultural background, sexual orientation, and disability.