Posted 5 months ago by SEED Foundation
Location Erbil Job Type Contract
Salary Sector NGO
Location:  Erbil with frequent travel to other areas in the KRI 
Length of Contract:  6 Months
Role of the Interpreter/Translator
We are seeking to hire a qualified, experienced, and dynamic individual to provide written and oral interpretation and translation services in Arabic, English, and Kurdish. Candidate will largely be focused on assisting SEED’s training programs. The successful candidate will have excellent command of all three languages  Written translations will be done in an office setting and oral translations will be done largely in a classroom setting in SEED’s Center for Mental Health and Psychosocial Support at Koya University, and sometimes in Dohuk or other locations.
We are seeking the candidate to start in January 2019 in Erbil on a 6-month contract.
Specific Tasks:
  • Interpret and translate written and oral communications for formal letters, PR materials, social media posts, and other communications pieces
  • Translate program documents (operational and technical), as assigned
  • Provide documents in correct grammatical format as a well-expressed final version of the translated text, usually as a word-processed document
  • Provide oral translation/interpretation support for training courses, meetings, and events
  • Proofread, edit, and revise translated materials
  • Provide administrative (archiving, filing, printing, scanning etc.) support to the Program Officers, and others as assigned

Essential Criteria
  • Excellent verbal and writing language abilities in English, Kurdish, and Arabic
  • At least three years relevant experience; international NGO or interpretation in a training/classroom setting, a plus
  • Experience working with simultaneous interpretation equipment
  • Knowledge of technical terms within the field of mental health and psychosocial support services (MHPSS) or humanitarian work, a plus.
  • Bachelor’s degree in English or other relevant area
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize work to meet deadlines
  • Willingness to work under pressure
  • Willingness to travel regularly to Koya University.

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