Dari/Pashto – English Translator

Bachelor's Degree   Afghanistan, Kabul Full Time 3659
Date Posted:Jul 11, 2017
Reference:Translator 71117
Closing Date:Jul 20, 2017
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:2
Functional Area:Translation
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:3 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Long-term
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:



NETLINKS Ltd is one of the largest and fastest-growing ICT solution provider companies in Afghanistan with its focus on Software Development, Web Development and Designing and Full Spectrum Web and Email Hosting Services. NETLINKS has been operating in Afghanistan since 2005 and has grown several-fold ever since, as one of the biggest ICT firms in the country, NETLINKS currently employs more than 300 national and international staff members including a highly capable and qualified management team. With its corporate offices in capital Kabul, NETLINKS also has an office in India (Ahmedabad), As a 100% Afghan owned and operated firm NETLINKS Ltd is a registered and licensed company with the Afghan government under AISA license number D-21519. Being partner with several world renowned ICT companies and brands NETLINKS Ltd is an exclusive partner of OpenERP Belgium in Afghanistan, Platinum member of Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries and a founding member of the National ICT Alliance of Afghanistan (NICTAA).

Job Summary:

The Translator will be responsible for the overall translation of NETLINKS documents from English to Dari/Pashto and from Dari/Pashto to English. He/she shall also do English to Dari/Pashto and Dari/Pashto to English interpretation in meetings and events.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Translating documents and project materials from English into Dari or Pashto and vice versa, when required.

Checking translations of technical terms and terminology to ensure they are accurate.

Reviewing materials, i.e. legal documents, and scientific works, as well as editing them following established rules pertaining to factors such as word meanings, sentence structure, grammar, and punctuation.

Compiling information such as technical terms used in military settings.

The translator must be able to write sentences that maintain or duplicate the structure, and style of the original meaning while keeping the ideas and facts of the original meaning accurate.

Translators must properly transmit any cultural references, including slang, and other expressions that do not translate literally.

The work involves engaging with government employees, therefore the translator must have ability to interpret from Dari/Pashto into English.

The translator must have the ability and cultural understanding necessary to interpret in all three languages without changing the fundamental meaning of the message.

Using specialist dictionaries, thesauruses and reference books to find the closest
equivalents for legal terminology and words used.

Write, review, edit, proofread and format official documentation and other related materials to ensure accuracy, clarity and consistency of documents.

Participate in the meetings, take minutes and translate in English or in Dari and/or Pashto if required.

File all translated documents properly in both hard and soft copy.

Perform any other appropriate tasks that support the overall project, as assigned by the supervisor.

Job Requirement:

Minimum bachelor’s degree in literature or related field.

At least three (3) years of experience as Dari/Pashto- English translator.

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.

Organizational and prioritization skills.

Good computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite, Email, Internet)

Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.

Ability to work under pressure and manage multiple tasks simultaneously and

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul
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