Translation Associate

Diploma   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 2122
Date Posted:Apr 4, 2018
Closing Date:Apr 17, 2018
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Translation
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:3 Years
Contract Duration:Open Ended
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Long-term
Probation Period:4 months
Required Languages:88,96,90,66

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 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.

Skills Required:

Not available

Requires travel to provinces:


Skills Description:

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

Duties & 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

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul


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

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