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Translator Assistant – Garowe, Puntland, Somalia

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Job Description

Translator Assistant

Position: Translator Assistant
Department/Project/Country: Humanitarian Disarmament / 121 / Somalia
Project number:
Duty station: Garowe, Somalia
Last revised: 01-02-2021
Immediate Superior: Operations Manager
Shall report to: Operations Manager
General responsibilities:
  • Reads through or listens to material in English language, ascertains understanding of the meaning and context of that material, and converts it into a Somali language, making sure to preserve the original meaning.
  • Translates the operation training material / document to the Somali language.
  • Ensure translated content conveys original meaning and tone
  • Cross-reference specialized dictionaries and translation tools to check the quality of translation
  • Proofread translated texts for grammar, spelling, and punctuation accuracy
  • Follow up with internal team members to ensure translation meets their needs
  • Edit content with an eye toward maintaining its original format (e.g. font and structure)
  • Follows up with Operation line of management to ensure satisfaction and understanding
  • Uses highly software to encourage efficiency and consistency
  • Network with field experts to stay current on new translation tools and practices
  • Translates a variety of documents including Admin/HR, Logistics, Educational documents, and materials.
  • Network with field experts to stay current on new translation tools and practices
Required qualifications:
  • Proven work experience as a Translator, Interpreter, or similar role
  • Fluency in English in addition to your native language
  • Excellent proofreading skills with the ability to identify grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors
  • Good knowledge of content editing tools
  • Familiarity with translation software
  • Time-management skills
  • BSc in Translation, Interpreting or similar field
  • Additional certification in Linguistics is a plus
Additional considerations:
 The holder of the position is to abide by the policies set by the Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA) and to represent the organization in a loyal and responsible manner.

 How to apply

All interested applicant should be directed their Cover Letter and CV to Human Resource Department by this email address HRsomalia@npaid.org  the closing date will be 28th February 2021

Female applicants are highly encouraged to apply 

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