Professional Translator (Re-announce)

  General Directorate of Programs and Design
  Afghanistan Unspecified 287
Date Posted:Sep 27, 2010
Reference:IARCSC/GDPDM /CSRP/58/10
Closing Date:Oct 9, 2010
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:General
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:5 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Possibility of Contract Extension:Yes
Contract Type:Short Term
Probation Period:Unspecified
Required Languages:

About General Directorate of Programs and Design:


Job Summary:

Overall Purpose:

The Civil Service Reform Project seeks to hire a highly talented and professional translator to be part of the project team with specific responsibilities for in a multi-task environment under the overall guidance and supervision of the Communication Department Director and Executive Director of the CSRP.


The Professional Translator shall report to the Executive Director of CSRP.

Duties & Responsibilities:

1. Written Translations:
1. Translates drafts, documents correspondence, presentations, and other documents from Dari or Pashato into English and vice versa (English into Dari or Pashto) having accurate terms and terminologies related to Public Administration of Afghanistan.
2. Translate documents for publication and posting on IARCSC website from English into Dari or Pashto and vice versa.
3. Builds the public administration and public sector commonly used vocabularies and shares it with other translators.
4. Proofreads and checks her or her own and others documents to assure quality and accuracy.
5. Translates legal documents and official correspondence in a concise manner from English to Dari or Pashto and vice versa.
6. Develops effective filing systems (Electronic and physical) and file important documents on regular basis.
7. Translates technical papers, spreadsheets, matrixes and other project relevant materials.
8. Keeps track and organizes the progress of assigned materials, prioritizing materials as necessary.

2. Oral Interpretation:
1. Provides interpretation for communication department and CSRP Management at presentations and meetings.
2. Performs other interpretation tasks as needed within the project implementation.
3. Interprets for the Dari and Pashto speakers while discussing any issues with the International Consultants or non local language speaker upon need.
4. Uses understandable, fluent words to construct sentences without loosing the basic concept of the document.

3. Assists and supports communication department in substantive issues:
1. Manages reporting of important meetings, such as preparation of agendas, taking necessary correspondence, taking minutes and preparing meeting reports as requested
2. Performs other duties and responsibilities as required and necessary within their area of responsibilities.

4. Other tasks and duties:
1. Maintains high level confidentiality of the documents translated.
2. Reviews and summarizes the incoming and outgoing documents related to the particular activity as required.
3. Meets the translation deadlines agreed upon.
4. Performs any other duties assigned by the supervisor.

Job Requirement:

Minimum Requirements:
1. A Master Degree in Languages, Literature, Journalism or any other related fields with 3 years of relevant experience.
2. A Bachelor Degree in above mentioned subjects with 5 years of relevant experience.
3. Excellent Computer skills in MS office are required.

Desirable Attributes:
1. Simultaneous English/Dari/Pashto Translation and Interpretation Skills.
2. Familiarity with Government Public Administration system.
3. Excellent typing skills in Dari, English and Pashto.
4. Strong interpersonal and analytical skills.
Notice of revision

These terms of reference may be revised subject to operational needs.

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