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Translator for MoMP/PPG Project

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About Ministry of Mines and Petroleum (MoMP)

Ministry of Mines and Petroleum is an enabler of the sector’s development and steward of all mineral and hydrocarbon resources through the implementation of international best practice, policies, regulations and procedures to encourage environmentally and socially acceptable private investment.
It is the responsibility of the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum to ensure progress in research, exploration, development, and exploitation of both minerals and hydrocarbons. The Ministry of Mines and Petroleum approach is to create the highest level of ministerial competence, promote clear and transparent investment opportunities through modern laws, regulation and policies; and develop a progressive and inviting fiscal regime.

Job Summary

The Translator is mainly responsible for translating documents from English to Dari/Pashto and vice versa.

Job Details

Date Posted: 09 May 2018 Reference: MoMP/PPG-Translator
Closing Date: 22 May 2018 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Any
Functional Area: Translation Open Ended: Yes
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: As per NTA Salary Scale Policy
Contract Type: Short Term Years of Experience: 5 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 0 Year(s) & 7 Month(s) Extension Possibility: Yes
Probation Period: 3 Months

Duties and Responsibilities

The main duties and responsibilities of Translator are comprised of the following;

1. Develop an action plan based on job description.
2. The translator is mainly responsible for translating documents from English to Dari/Pashto and vice versa.
3. The documents are confidential and important, often containing legal terminology.
4. Checking translations of technical terms and terminology to ensure they are accurate.
5. The work involves engaging with government employees, therefore the translator must have the ability to interpret from Dari/Pashto into English.
6. The translator must have the ability and cultural understanding necessary to interpret in all three languages without changing the fundamental meaning of the message.
7. Write, review, edit, proofread and format official documentation and other related materials to ensure accuracy, clarity, and consistency of documents.
8. Participate in the meetings, take minutes and translate in English or in Dari and/or Pashto if required.
9. File all translated documents properly in both hard and soft copy.
10. Perform any other appropriate tasks that support the overall project, as assigned by the supervisor.
11. Any other tasks assign by the line manager according to laws and regulations.

Skills

• Proven ability to work independently and effectively, and problem-solve on the job to address different challenges and obstacles with a creative, innovative approach.
• Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
• Good computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite, Email, Internet)

Qualifications

• Minimum bachelor’s degree in literature, business with languages, law with languages, Translation studies with languages or related field.
• At least (5) years of experience as English to Dari/Pashto translation and vice versa.
• Knowledge of terminologies in legal settings and/or extensive subject matter knowledge in this field.
• Ability to write and verbally communicate fluently in English, Pashto, and Dari.
• Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.
• Ability to work under pressure and manage multiple tasks simultaneously and effectively.

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul

Education:

Bachelors Degree, Literature

Submission Guideline

Expressions of interest (including CV and three references in word file) should be sent to the email address below by no later than 22/May/2018 at 16:00PM. Reference MoMP/PPG- Translator must be quoted on all correspondence and the Expression of interest. Ministry of Mines and Petroleum, Project Support Unit (PSU)
Attention: Mr. Abdul Basheer “Hassam” (Projects HR Coordinator) Development Projects HR Unit, 4th floor, Main Building, Ministry of Mines and Petroleum (MoMP), at Abdul Haq Square.
Cell phone: +93 (0) 795 62 63 20

Submission Email

recruitment.momp@gmail.com

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