The Iraq Community Resilience Initiative – Ta’afi (ICRI-Ta’afi) is a United States Agency for International Development Office of Transition Initiatives (USAID/OTI) program implemented by Chemonics International in Iraq. ICRI-Ta’afi aims to increase stability in Iraq by supporting accelerated recovery in conflict-affected areas, improvement of the public’s perception of local leadership, and strengthened social fabric of Iraqi communities.
The Translator position reports to the Deputy Chief of Party- Operations.
The position is based in Erbil-Iraq
Provides written translations of any or all project documents, reports, and deliverables from English into Arabic, and vice versa
Writes executive summaries of documents in Arabic and English as requested
Briefs expatriate technical advisors verbally, and in writing when requested, on document content
Provides oral interpreting services as needed expatriate staff or other visitors during meetings, workshops, interviews, conferences, and field trips. Likewise, provides Arabic interpretation for non-English speaking staff during presentations and trainings conducted in English.
Reviews, edits, and coordinates any translations conducted by third-party providers in Arabic and/or English to confirm accuracy of translation and acceptance of their work/deliverables
Other duties as assigned by supervisor
BSc in translation, interpreting, or similar field.
Additional certification in linguistics is a plus
A minimum of three years’ experience performing similar duties (translation and interpretation) in the humanitarian or donor-funded development sectors
Ability to communicate effectively in both spoken and written English and Arabic required
Experience with legal translating is strongly preferred
English and Arabic language typing skills required
Equal employment opportunities:
Chemonics is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.
Contract period: Untill 31 March 2021
Salary: The salary of this position falls under band FSN-07
Selected candidates will be vetted
Chemonics Iraq offers a fair, competitive, and transparent recruitment process. We are promoting the health and well-being of our staff and their loved ones. We are just as committed to creating an environment that encourages professional learning and growth. Our benefits include:
Health insurance for its full-time fixed-term employees and their dependents (spouse and children) at no additional cost. The health insurance Chemonics provides is an exclusive package with wide network in different cities within Iraq. The employees and their dependents can visit hospitals and receive treatments with no payment.
Life insurance for the employee at no additional cost
Resilience Support Program at no additional cost
Annual professional development fund for approved trainings for each employee.
Online platforms for language and technical skills development (Mango Languages and Degreed)
Contribution to Social Security scheme.
Due to high number of applicants only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Applications are due by 19 March 2020