JOB Vacancy Announcement #: 5793

Job Title: Translator

Application deadline: 13.10.2021

Duty Station: Amuda

Job Requirements:


Job Description:

Scope of the Work:

The interpreter/translator is expected to provide clear and accurate spoken interpretations between the field staff, local partners, and beneficiaries, both in-person and virtually. Additionally, the interpreter/translator is responsible for written translation of a variety of types of project and organizational written materials in support of project and admin teams’ work.


  • Oral interpretation between Arabic and English, possibly Kurdish during field visits, training sessions and meetings with local partners and external actors.
  • Written translation between Arabic and English, possibly Kurdish including reports, training packages, and other project related materials.
  • Correct understanding and representation of terms and issues related to protection and health sectors.
  • Uphold the same attitudes, beliefs and practices expected of all staff, including demonstrating a commitment to gender equality and treating the beneficiaries and local partners with respect.
  • Maintain confidentiality of survivors of protection incidents or gender-based violence.
  • Coordinating with translator’s coordinator and having strong team spirit.


  • Previous experience as an interpreter
  • Previous experience with health-related projects or protection and women’s empowerment projects are strong advantage
  • Strong written and spoken English and Arabic skills; specific knowledge of health or protection sector vocabulary an advantage
  • Previous experience in supporting Medical and Protection Technical Advisors in conducting trainings sessions
  • Previous experience in supporting project managers and technical advisors in conducting field visits for monitoring purposes
  • Previous experience in report writing
  • Proficiency in MS Office (particularly in World, Outlook and Excel)
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task, prioritize work, and work independently
  • Attention to details and strong problem-solving skills
  • Strong communication skills, including good writing and presentation skills, and ability to adapt to the context
  • Proven ability to work effectively with multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary teams and environments
  • Knowledge of Human Rights standards, NGO code of conduct and structure (previous NGO experience is an advantage)
  • University degree is desirable
  • Fluency in English (excellent), Kurdish and Arabic and ability to translate between, both conversationally and in writing
  • Previous experience in conducting surveys, observational monitoring, focus group discussions and key informant interviews is desirable
  • Previous experience liaising with other humanitarian workers and actors for project and coordination purposes is desirable.
  • University degree in English literature is preferable.

Working Environment:

The Interpreter will be based in Hassakeh Governorate with potential visits throughout the NES region.

The duty station is in Amuda, with frequent travels.

Advertiser: UPP

Other Information’s:

Working hours: Full time

Contract duration: according to the project duration, up to 2 months with possibility of extension

Positions required: 1

Salary scale: from 700 USD to 900 USD according to experience, plus allowances

NGO name: UPP

Location: Amuda

Experience: minimum 2 years

Language required: English and Arabic (excellent), Kurdish (fluent)

Gender: Female and Male

Education: Bachelor Degree is an advantage

Contract duration: according to the

How to Apply:
Please send your CV to the following email/Link:

How to Apply:Interested candidates are kindly requested to send their CV and motivation letter, specifying “Translator – Amuda” in the email subject, to .
Deadline: Wednesday 13 October 2021
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.

Required conditions:
– Only CVs and letters in English will be considered;
– Kindly do not send multiple application for other UPP vacancies: UPP HR Officer will be responsible of redirect your CV under the proper position.

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