Translation Officer

  Counterpart International STEP
  Afghanistan Unspecified 482
Date Posted:Feb 21, 2011
Reference:AD: V # 056 Feb 21, 2011
Closing Date:Mar 1, 2011
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Administrative
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:2 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Possibility of Contract Extension:Yes
Contract Type:Short Term
Probation Period:Unspecified
Required Languages:

About Counterpart International STEP:


Founded in 1965, Counterpart is a diverse, non-profit, international development organization dedicated to helping people in need in the areas of civil society, private enterprise, environmental resource management, humanitarian relief, and healthcare. We do this by building the capacity of local partner nongovernmental organizations, lenders, businesses, governments and other institutions to solve their own, self-defined economic, ecological, political, and social problems in ways that are sustainable, practical, and independent.

Job Summary:

The Translator will be responsible to translate STEP program documents/materials and publication development process. As part of the program team, the post-holder should be willing and able to perform a wide range of tasks independently, including program support activities. The post-holder will coordinate, liaise and report to the heads of program departments on each of their projects and related material. The translator will also be responsible to assist Media and Public Outreach Departments with research and development of materials.

Duties & Responsibilities:

1. Ensure high quality translations of all STEP, correspondence, texts, training materials and publications into Dari in a timely manner;
2. Ensure adequate and timely editing of material translated by other staff members or outsourced venders
3. Compile Dari words and terminologies along with its English meanings that can be used as reference in translations
4. Provides research support and coordinate with the relevant program staff and writers to develop brochures, manuals, flyers, press releases, success stories and other training and media material for Counterpart STEP.
5. Ensures that all materials are according to local culture, accurate in content, and comply with Counterpart STEP objectives.
6. Edits the developed material to ensure that these documents are grammatically correct. Also researches on the information given in the material and ensures about the accuracy and quality of developed materials.
7. Coordinates the hiring, recruitment and selection of the writers and translators for developing required materials.
8. Monitoring the translation and publishing resources and keeping records up to date.
9. Provide supplementary proofreading (English/Dari) and layout services.
10. Proofreads and edits the Dari-English-Dari translated materials.
11. Liaise with various vendors and government agencies for purposes of publications.
12. Liaising with partner organizations, stakeholders and research entities in Afghanistan for research.

Job Requirement:

• Master/ Bachelor degree in literature or any other relevant field.
• At least 3 years working experience with International NGOs in fields of Translation and Material development.
• Past experience in elections programs and voter education projects is a plus.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office Software ‘Word, Excel, and Access’
• Fluency in two main local languages, Pashto and Dari (writing, speaking and comprehension).
• Proficiency in English.
Successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following attributes:
• Details oriented and highly organized;
• Skilled communicator, both verbally and in writing;
• Collaborative, team oriented individual;
• Ability to prioritize, and handle multiple tasks under tight deadlines;
• Ability to work under pressure;

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