Interpretation & Translation Specialist

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Interpretation & Translation Specialist

  • Post Date:October 1, 2022
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  • Career Level Manager
    Experience 5 Years
    Gender Both
  • Industry Computer and Technology
    Qualification Master’s Degree
    Salary As per Organization Salary Scale
  • Number of Opportunities 1
    Vacancy Number IDLO/28/22
    Location Kabul
Job Description

About International Development Law Organization (IDLO):

The International Development Law Organization (IDLO) is an inter-governmental development organization with headquarters in Rome and program offices in Kabul and several other provinces in Afghanistan. IDLO fulfils its mandate by providing training, technical assistance, research, and publication to governments, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), local communities, and professional associations in developing countries, countries in economic transition, and countries emerging from armed conflict. The International Development Law Organization (IDLO) enables governments and empowers people to reform laws and strengthen institutions to promote peace, justice, sustainable development and economic opportunity. We contribute to creating stable and inclusive societies where every person can live free from fear and want, in dignity and under the rule of law. IDLO began working in Afghanistan in 2001 and has become a leading partner of Afghan government, donor countries and international agencies to achieve the common goal of strengthening the rule of law. Afghanistan has been an IDLO Member Country since 2012.

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Translation Team Manager, the Interpretation/Translation Specialist will support the work of the IDLO translation team, undertake translation assignments, ensure accurate translations are produced on a timely basis, and ensure competent interpretation is provided to managers and staff when needed.

Summary of Functions:

1.      Provide interpretation services at small and large events in English, Pashto, and Dari.

2.     Provide accurate and timely translation of the legal and legislative documents, including decrees, reports, letters, legal texts and other similar documents.

3.     Ensure quality standards of Translation Team outputs by editing the translated work of the team into Pashto, Dari, and English.

4.     Support the day-to-day work of the Translation Team.

5.     Support knowledge creation and management.

6.     Perform any other relevant duties as requested by the supervisor.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Provide interpretation services

·      Provide high quality consecutive and/or simultaneous interpretation of three languages of Pashto, Dari and English small and large events and in meetings, including high level meetings with national and international stakeholders.

 Provide Translation Services

·      Translate documents between English, Dari and Pashto languages. These will include legal, legislative, and judicial documents, such as decrees, bylaws, judicial texts, manuscripts, official correspondence, publications and more.

·      Ensure accuracy and authenticity of the original text while delivering a coherent and comprehensible in the translated language.

Ensure quality standards of Translation Team outputs

·      Review project outputs to ensure Translation Team deliverables meet quality standards.

·      Revise translations done by other IDLO staff, as needed.

·      Ensure translated documents adhere to IDLO formatting and referencing style.

·      Proofread and edit translated texts to ensure a style of presentation in conformity with IDLO standards, specifically pertaining to vocabulary and tone.

Support the day-to-day work of the Translation Team

·      Work closely with document authors to ensure that the meaning of the source text is retained in the final output.

·      In collaboration with the Translation Team Manager, support the day-to-day work of the Translation Team, including planning, reporting, and ensuring that all translation work is accurate and completed on a timely basis.

·      Perform any other relevant task requested by the supervisor.


Support knowledge creation and management

  • In collaboration with the Translation Team Manager, undertake research related to the texts and/or subject matter and contribute to the development and preparation of multilingual glossaries, thesauruses, and reference tools that contain the accurate legal, technical, scientific and other phraseology.
  • Assist with the development and maintenance of multilingual glossaries of key Rule of Law terminology and technical terms to ensure translation consistency by the translators and other core services teams and project staff.









Job Requirement:

Knowledge and Skills

·      Demonstrated ability to perform simultaneous and/or consecutive interpretation of English, Pashto and Dari.

·      Demonstrated ability to translate highly technical documents into Pashto, Dari and English.

·      Knowledge of Afghan legal concepts, terminology and language.

·      Excellent editing and proofreading skills.

·      Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with extensive experience drafting and editing documents in English and Dari.

·      Ability to continuously keep current with Afghan legal concepts, terminology, and language.

·      Strong research skills and the ability to synthesize, draft and edit complex information.

·      Ability to work under pressure with tight deadlines, flexibility and an entrepreneurial spirit.

·      Proven ability to see through tasks set and deliver results.

·      Strong knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Proficient use of other ICT and internet software.


·      Works well with others and actively participates.

·      Shows good judgment prioritizing assignments, planning work and manage multiple deadlines.

·      Shares information, contributes, encourages and motivates others to become involved in team activities.

·      Provides constructive feedback and willingly helps others. Contributes to a fair environment that fosters collaboration and cooperation.

·      Acts as a role model and offers guidance to colleagues.

·      Takes initiative to share knowledge, experiences and information with others.

·      Accepts and gives constructive feedback (up, down and across) to develop and motivate others.

·      Self-motivated and dynamic with a willingness and ability to use initiative to assist the organization to achieve its objectives.

·      Asks questions, listens to others, and tailors language and tone to environment.

Keen sense of ethics, integrity, and commitment to IDLO’s mandate.









Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul

Submission Guideline:

Qualified applicants should submit a copy of their CV accompanied by a detailed application letter and contact details, no later than October 13,2022 to the given email. Please clearly indicate the position name and vacancy number (Interpretation/Translation Specialist–IDLO/28/2022) applied for in the subject line. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for Test/Interview.

IDLO is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in all areas of its operations. We welcome and encourage diverse applications.

Females are strongly encouraged to apply!

Submission Email:

  [email protected]


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