Interpreter - Swahili

Lutheran Services in Iowa

Social Services | Other | Onsite | Des Moines

Posted: 6/5/24

Job Description

LSI is seeking a part-time occasional Swahili Interpreter to serve clients within our Refugee and Immigrant Community Services program in the Des Moines area. Hours and shifts will vary, with no guaranteed number of hours each week.

One should be fluent in the Congolese or Tanzanian Swahili language.

What You'll Do

Interpreters provide direct interpretation and translation services between users of different languages. Interpret conversations in person or over the phone, and translate documents and forms. Interpreters must communicate effectively with clients, community partners, volunteers, and staff to ensure high and efficient quality of service to clients. Our Interpreters uphold interpretation ethics and guidelines.

Length of position assignment may depend on the changing language needs of the program.

What You'll Need

Qualified applicants will have a high school diploma/equivalent and 1 year of experience interpreting in the refugee community. Qualified applicants will be fluent in English and one of the languages listed above.

This position prefers a valid driver's license, auto insurance, a good driving record and the ability to pass an extensive background check including checks of the Dependent Adult and Child Abuse registries, Sex Offender registry and a criminal history check.

Who We Are

LSI is an equal opportunity employer. At LSI we respect diverse life experiences, cultures and heritages, and strive to provide that all voices are heard and valued. You can learn more about our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion at

It's their life. It's your career.

Make a difference in both at LSI!

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

Deadline to Apply 6/30/24



High School/GED

Travel Required

Resume Required


Contact Person

Anna Mortale

Deadline to Apply 6/30/24

Back to All Jobs