NGO Jobs / UN Jobs Vacancy

Country: Yemen
Organization: UNOPS
Closing date: 17 Mar 2021

Duration: 3 months (with possibility of extension)

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Summary of key responsibilities:

General Support:

  • Provides simultaneous interpretation from Arabic to English and vice versa for meetings of the Head of Office and other meetings of the Sanaa office as required, maintaining full confidentiality

  • Translates from Arabic to English and vice versa a variety of texts covering a broad range of subjects dealt with by the Sanaa office eg., political, economic, gender, administrative, and technical; respecting deadlines and using appropriate terminology.

  • Translates social media communications as needed.

Technical advice and quality assurance:

  • Resolves translation/editorial issues (i.e. clarification on ambiguities, technical meanings, etc.) through consultation with authors.

  • Aims at high standard of accuracy and consistency to the spirit, style and nuances of the original text.

Monitoring and progress control

  • Observes the established terminology and usage and ensures, as far as possible, consistency with other translators working on similar documents.

  • Uses all sources of reference, information, and consultation relevant to the text at hand and carries out any research required.

  • Maintains a certain speed and volume of output, taking into account the difficulty of the text and the specified deadlines.

  • Identifies new terminology material for the consideration of lead drafters

  • Performs other related duties as required.

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  • Advanced University Degree (Master's or equivalent degree) preferably in translation, interpreting, languages, social sciences, law or other related fields.
  • A first-level degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying work experience may also be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience:

  • A minimum of two (2) years of progressively responsible experience in professional translation and interpreting Arabic-English is required.
  • Experience working in Middle Eastern region is required.
  • Experience in an international organization, non-governmental organization, or within the United Nations common system (inclusive of peacekeeping, political missions and UN agencies, funds, and programs) is desirable.
  • Experience in field operations in conflict/post-conflict zones is desirable.


  • Fluency in English and Arabic (oral and written) are required.

How to apply:

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