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Translator & Admin Assistant NGO Information
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Governorate Erbil
Job Shift
Nationality National
Working Hours Part Time
Posted 2021-10-14
Minimum Education Bachelor Degree
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Minimum Experience 2 Year
Required Travel
Job Status
No Of Jobs 1
Published Date 2021-10-14
Deadline Date 2021-10-27
[Erbil,Iraq ]



Commitment to NP Principles


  • Demonstrate a commitment to NP’s mandate and principles
  • Maintain a positive image of the organization full time while communicating with external actors, staff, or operating in the field.


Translation and Interpretation:


  • Translate documents from English and Arabic, and Arabic to English essential (letters, meeting minutes, emails, programmatic reports, messages between staff, etc.).
  • Translate documents between English and Kurdish, and vice versa, desired.
  • Act as a face-to-face interpreter as well as during telephone calls or other communications between NP staff, the community, and other stakeholders.
  • Ensure quality and accuracy of translated documents before submission.
  • Ensure accuracy of the terms and terminology used in the documents.
  • Ensure that the translation is written with style, correct grammar, and spelling.
  • Participate in the development of material necessary to improve the quality of NP activities.
  • Perform any other work duties assigned by the translator’s line manager.




  • Assist with advertising and tracking of tender processes
  • Ensure personnel files are complete and assure adherence to the highest level of confidentiality.
  • Main staff contact lists.
  • Assist HR and Administration Manager with general support to HR functions.
  • Make visits to field teams to provide on-site administrative support if required.
  • Provide general support to other departments as requested by Line Manager
  • Any other task as reasonably requested by the line manager.
Qualifications & Preferred Skills



Education, Knowledge, and Experience


  • Minimum 2-year experience in working as a translator and interpreter, preferably with an international NGO.
  • Native knowledge of Arabic languages with excellent writing capacities are essential
  • Excellent English language abilities (both verbal and written) essential
  • Preference is given to applicants who also have excellent knowledge and translation ability in Kurdish languages.
  • Proven skills in translation and interpretation from and into English and vice versa
  • University degree in translation/ linguistics or administration preferred.




  • Possession of independent Judgment/Analytical skills
  • Ability to set priorities and solve problems
  • Ability to communicate effectively with individuals and work within a team
  • Solutions focused, creative problem solver
  • Ability to adjust to difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances
  • Fluency in Kurdish with an excellent level of written and spoken English and Arabic languages 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially Word, Excel, and Outlook email


How To Apply



  • Candidates meeting the above requirements are requested to submit a CV (max. 2 pages) and cover letter (max. 1 page) via this link detailing your experience and how you qualify for the role. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • The closing date for applications is Wednesday, 27th October 2021  
  • As part of the recruitment process, shortlisted candidates may be asked to complete a written assignment before participating in an interview.
  • This position is open to nationals of Iraq only.


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