Translator (English to Pashto and Vice-Versa)

  Samuel Hall
Bachelor's Degree   Afghanistan, Kabul Full Time 2104
Date Posted:May 7, 2017
Closing Date:May 16, 2017
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Translation
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:1 Year
Contract Duration:Not specified
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Long-term
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:

About Samuel Hall:


Samuel Hall. is a research and consulting company with headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan. We specialize in socio-economic surveys, private sector studies, monitoring & evaluations and impact assessments for governmental, non-governmental and international organizations.

Job Summary:

Women are encouraged to apply.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Samuel Hall is seeking an experienced and professional Translator to join its team for a full-time position based in our Kabul office. The responsibilities of the Translator are:
Objective 1 – Translation

Translate all research tools such as questionnaires, focus group discussion guidelines, interview guidelines, training documents, presentations, authorization letters, field interviews, field notes, executive summaries, reports and briefings

Translate all office documentation such as standard operating procedures, communication documents, contact lists, etc.

Provide the above services to all staff members from:
o English to Pashto
o Pashto to English

Objective 2 – Interpretation

Interpret interviews and other conversations led by international staff when needed

Interpret and liaise between international research staff and field teams when needed

Provide the above services to all staff members from:
o English to Pashto
o Pashto to English

Objective 3 – Problem Solving and Management

Review past translations from other team members and provide feedback in order to improve the quality of the work when needed

Identify gaps and propose solutions regarding tool design, data collection and other translation issues

Supervise the outsourced work of external translators hired on a short-term basis

Devise potential tests and training materials for national applicants

Be proactive and propose innovative ideas for the improvement of research cycle and office procedures related to translation tasks

Job Requirement:

Applicants will need to possess and be able to demonstrate the following qualifications and transferable skills:

Complete written and oral fluency in English and Pashto; Dari is an asset

At least two years of demonstrated experience in the field of translation

Meticulous attention to detail

Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite

Ability to adapt and work well within a team

Ability to cope well under pressure, work occasionally irregular hours and meet very tight deadlines

Three strong and verifiable references

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul
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