Senior Legal Translator

Bachelor's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 1668
Date Posted:Sep 8, 2018
Closing Date:Sep 16, 2018
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Translation
Salary Range:128000 - 184889 AFG monthly
Years of Experience:5 Years
Contract Duration:Open Ended
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Long-term
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:

About Checchi and Company Consulting, Inc.:

Checchi and Company Consulting, Inc. (Checchi) was established in 1973 by Vincent V. Checchi to promote social and economic development in developing and transitional countries around the world. Since its inception, the company has completed more than 300 long-term contracts in a wide range of program areas in Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia, Africa and Eastern Europe, including projects in many fragile and post-conflict states. Today the company specializes in rule of law, anti-corruption, and monitoring, evaluation and learning. The company’s principal client is the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). While the company’s practice areas have changed over the years, Vincent Checchi’s original vision continues to inspire and inform our work. We utilize a practical, results-oriented approach that emphasizes sustainable development, guided by our core values of integrity and commitment to excellence. Checchi staff members combine the technical expertise, depth of experience, cultural sensitivity and dedication needed to work effectively in some of the world’s most challenging development environments. Ultimately, we strive to improve people’s lives through outcomes that result in more just, stable and democratic societies.

Job Summary:

The Senior Legal Translator will be working with ADALAT technical departments and assist them in translation of documents from English to Dari (and vice versa), planning with technical departments for purposes of scheduling based on the need of Translation Department services, and is responsible for ensuring quality and consistency of Translation Department work-product. The Senior Legal Translator will report to the Chief of Party.

Skills Required:

Not available

Provinces to travel:

Skills Description:

Duties & Responsibilities:

When requested by the Chief of Party, provide senior level technical assistance on organizational and programmatic initiatives which involve operations of the Translation Department.

When called upon, contribute to the development and implementation of program strategies which necessarily involve operations of the Translation Department, including initiatives that cross program components.

Develop and implement solutions to programmatic issues, problems, and challenges which arise from integration of Translation Department operations with the needs of various ADALAT Activities.

Translate legal documents such as laws, rules of procedure, by-laws, circulars and others in a concise manner from English to Dari and from Dari to English as requested.

Provide interpretation from English into Dari and vice versa.

Reference 1) previous uses of terms from official documents, 2) specialist dictionaries, 3) thesauruses and 4) other pertinent reference books, to find the closest equivalents for legal terminology and words used. Ensure consistent use of such terminology.

Review translations as requested. This includes editing and/or proofing in-house and/or outsourced translations, and providing abstracts of translated documents or full translations as requested.

Compile and translate legal and other project related documents, manuals, and reports for short-term consultants.

Travel with short-term consultants as their translator/interpreter to provide consecutive and/or simultaneous translation as needed.

Maintain an inventory – library of all translations in chronological order of all translations in both hard copy and softcopy formats.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul


Master degree or equivalent with five years of relevant experience or Bachelor degree with seven years of relevant experience.

Master or Bachelor in Law is preferred.

At least five (5) years of experience as a translator.

Translation experience with legal section is preferred.

Good computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite or equivalent package, Email, Internet)

Ability to work under pressure and manage multiple tasks simultaneously and effectively

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