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Translation Associate


About IDLO

The International Development Law Organization (IDLO) is an inter-governmental development organization with headquarters in Rome and program offices in Kabul and several other provinces in Afghanistan. (IDLO) enables governments and empowers people to reform laws and strengthen institutions to promote peace, justice, sustainable development and economic opportunity. We contribute to creating stable and inclusive societies where every person can live free from fear and want, in dignity and under the rule of law, and fulfils its mandate by providing training, technical assistance, research, and publication to governments, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), local communities, and professional associations in developing countries, countries in economic transition, and countries emerging from armed conflict. IDLO began working in Afghanistan in 2001 and has become a leading partner of Afghan government, donor countries and international agencies to achieve the common goal of strengthening the rule of law. Afghanistan has been an IDLO Member Country since 2012.

Job Summary

The Translator/ Interpreter will work under the direct supervision of the Translation Specialist and undertake translation projects and interpretation of a legal nature and provide full support to IDLO translation services.

Job Details

Date Posted: 04 Apr 2018 Reference: IDLO/SAJA/06/2018
Closing Date: 18 Apr 2018 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Any
Functional Area: Translation Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: As per company salary scale
Contract Type: Long-term Years of Experience: 3 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 1 Year(s) & 0 Month(s) Extension Possibility: Yes
Probation Period: 6 Months

Duties and Responsibilities

• Undertaking a range of translation and interpretation assignments in the target language ensuring that the meaning of the source text is retained
• Translating according to established rules pertaining to factors, such as word meanings, sentence structure, grammar, punctuation, and mechanics
• Editing texts in the target language to ensure a style of presentation in conformity with IDLO standards
• Undertaking research related to the texts and/or subject matter and contribute to the development and preparation of multilingual glossaries used by translators and/or interpreters
• Using dictionaries, thesauruses, and reference books to find the closest equivalents for terminology and words;
• Researching legal, technical, and scientific phraseology to find the correct translation
• Proofreading, editing, and providing final translated versions with a grammatical, well-expressed version of the translated text as a word-processed document
• Reviewing translations by other staff
• Providing consecutive or simultaneous interpretation into the target language in a variety of settings, e.g. IDLO classes, external meetings, and/or round-tables
• Maintaining administrative work relating to all translation/interpretation assignments
• Any other duties that may be assigned by the supervisor

Travels to Provinces

Require Travels to Provinces


• Experience of working in simultaneous interpretation, consecutive interpretation and/or professional translation required;
• Precision in editing and drafting;
• Ability to continuously keep current with Afghan legal concepts, terminology and language;
• Experience in an Afghan justice system agency or NGO will be an advantage;
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
• Proficiency in MS Office products, including MS Word, MS Excel, and MS Outlook;
• Good research skills and the ability to synthesize, draft, and edit complex information;
• Proven ability to see through tasks set and deliver results;
• Keen sense of ethics, integrity, and commitment to IDLO’s mandate


Diploma in English or similar field, degree in Linguistics or Law would be an advantage.
Fluency in Pashto, English, and Dari is required, Knowledge of Arabic would be an advantage,
3 years relevant experience

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul
AF AF 12


Diploma, Translation

Submission Guideline

Please submit your CV to the email provided, and indicate clearly in the subject of your e-mail the position and the Vacancy number (IDLO/SAJA/06/2018) you are applying. Please read the vacancy and make sure your experience and qualification meets the above criteria and if any application does not meet the requirements will not be considered.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for Test/Interview!

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