Somali Interpreter: COVID-19 Vaccine Equity Grant
For immediate hire! This is a Boston Public Health Commission grant funded and will begin June 2021 until August 2021. Application deadline is fast approaching---apply by June 4th!
The Somali Interpreter will work as part of the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center (ISBCC) COVID-19 Vaccine Equity Project. This is a grant funded, temporary position awarded by the Boston Public Health Commission. The purpose of the grant is to increase vaccine access and awareness to communities disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center grant activities will focus on culturally competent public education to build confidence in the vaccination process; direct in-person outreach via appointment-setting; and wraparound support to increase vaccine access for immigrants, and Black/African Americans in Roxbury and Dorchester over the course of the summer 2021.
The Somali Interpreter will work under the leadership of the ISBCC COVID-19 Vaccine Equity Project Manager and with project team members to effectively communicate public awareness and appointment process information in-person at ISBCC, as well as in neighboring Roxbury and Dorchester community areas and mosques during field visit awareness visits. The Somali Interpreter should have strong Somali language experience, certification preferred. Knowledge of Arabic language as well, a plus. Must have strong interpersonal and communications skills, and be able to work within a team.
Familiarity and passion in public health communication, and COVID-19 vaccine equity efforts a plus. Cultural competency strongly preferred.
Qualifications and Skills:
Be fully bilingual in English and Somali.
Interpreter Experience or Certification preferred.
Availability during evenings and weekends if needed.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Cultural Competency strongly preferred.
Knowledge of Arabic language is a plus.