Medical Translator (Translation For Doctor) / Médecins du Monde, Bucharest

Date updated: August 2022

For more than 40 years, Médecins du Monde (MdM), a campaigning medical organization committed to international solidarity, has been caring for the most vulnerable populations at home and abroad. It has continued to highlight obstacles that exist in accessing health care and has secured sustainable improvements in health-for-all policies. Those working for this independent organization do not solely dispense care and treatment but condemn violations of human dignity and rights and fight to improve matters for populations living in precarious situations.

MdM currently works in 30 countries across all continents where it focuses on 5 priority areas: emergency and crisis, sexual and reproductive health, harm reduction, migrants and displaced populations (health rights), health and environment.

MdM has recently conducted a fact-finding mission in the neighboring countries of Ukraine to assess the needs of people displaced by the conflict. As a result of this mission, MdM has made the decision to start operations in Romania to support Ukrainian refugees in Romania to have better access to healthcare.

In the context of MDM opening a mission in Romania to support Ukrainian refugees in Romania to access the medical services, Médecins du Monde France is hiring a Medical Translator to work with a Doctor in a mobile medical unit that will visit refugees in Bucharest.

The Medical Translator will provide professional oral and written Romanian to Russian translation for medical sessions.

The preferred candidate will be able to work in Romanian and Russian. However, MDM will also consider applications from applicants with translation capabilities between Romanian-Ukrainian, English-Ukrainian, and English-Russian as the medical team will be able to work in English.

Specific activities the Medical Translator will have to conduct include:
• Provide oral and simultaneous interpretation for the Doctor during the provision of medical assistance.
• Translate all written documents needed by MDM Doctor.

The Medical Translator will work in a team composed of a Psychologist, Family Doctor, and Nurse.

• Written and spoken fluency in Romanian.
• Written and spoken fluency in Russian.
• Ability to communicate proactively with groups and individuals and ask questions to the Doctor if words and sentences are not well understood to make sure that ideas are correctly communicated.
• Interest to work in medical support.
• Facilitate cultural misunderstanding.
• Flexibility.
• Discretion, follow ethical behaviour in the context of medical activities.
• Respect the confidentiality of patient‘s information.
• Follow MDM policies and guidelines.
• Use the Microsoft Office Pack.
Previous Experience
• Preference for written and spoken translation capacities in Russian-Romanian. However, candidates with written and spoken translation capacities in Romanian-Ukrainian, English-Ukrainian, and English-Russian are also welcome to apply.
• Previous work experience in health facilities an asset.
• Conversational/professional English an asset.

• Duration: 6/12 months (depending on candidate's background and experience)
• Starting date: As soon as possible
• Contract Type: Part-time/Full-time (depending on candidate's background and experience)
• Location: Bucharest
• Compensation: Depending on candidate's background and experience

If you are interested in this position please email your CV and cover letter to with “MdM Medical Translator (Doctor) Recruitment” in the subject line.