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Posted on: October 5, 2022 Application Deadline: October 13, 2022
Salary: Depends on experience
Location: Remote
Type: Fixed Term , Full-Time
Contract duration: 12-month renewable
Working hours: 40 hours per week
Application Deadline: October 13, 2022
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The Sana’a Center for Strategic Studies is seeking a full-time Translator. The selected candidate will work closely with all Sana’a Center departments.

We are a dynamic, highly mobile, multi-lingual team with diverse backgrounds and expertise. Our main office is in Yemen, while most of our team works remotely from locations across the country, around the Middle East and in Western capitals. Among our core strengths are our versatility, access, networks, and audacity. We seek new team members who would complement this dynamic.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide high-quality translation, Arabic to English and English to Arabic, of research papers, in-depth reports, research proposals, short articles, commentaries, website content, and formal and informal correspondence as needed.
  • Familiarize with technical content such as economy, politics, international aid, military and security, gender, and human rights.
  • Ensure finished products capture the original meaning and tone.
  • Assist with interpretation occasionally in one-on-one meetings and some internal meetings.
  • Coordinate with relevant departments for the timely translation of papers to meet strict publication deadlines.
  • Coordinate bi-lingual communication between writers and the Editorial Department.
  • Maintain full confidentiality of all the material that is being handled.
  • Respond to other reasonable tasks as requested by the line manager.

Qualification and Skills:

  • At least a bachelor’s degree in translation, English language, or English literature.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in written and oral translation/interpretation.
  • Fluent spoken and written English and Arabic.
  • Decent knowledge of a variety of subject matters, e.g political, economic, security and social contexts.
  • Interpretation skills and ability to interpret via Zoom and other online meeting
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Good knowledge of the Yemeni context.
  • Dynamic and detail-oriented and able to multitask in a fast-paced environment.

Position Details:

  • Reports to: Translation Coordinator.
  • Contract type: Fixed Term.
  • Duration: 12-months, renewable based on the availability of funds.
  • Starting salary: To be determined based on experience.
  • Location: Remote.
  • Joining date: As soon as possible

The Sana’a Center for Strategic Studies

Founded in 2014, the Sana’a Center is one of the few independent research centers that has continued to operate in Yemen throughout the ongoing conflict. While the Center maintains cordial relations with all key stakeholders, it has remained fiercely unaligned with any of the belligerent parties. The Sana’a Center has thus maintained a unique position and the ability to work throughout Yemen and beyond.

The Center maintains a strong network across Yemen with access to key political, military and security figures, tribal leaders, the financial sector, economists, journalists, humanitarian actors, civil society, and other important stakeholders. The Center has also established a broad network and presence within the international community, connecting it to international organizations, diplomatic circles, regional and international policymakers, research centers and global forums.

The Sana’a Center’s reports and researchers are widely quoted in local, regional, and international media outlets, while the analysis of the Center’s experts is regularly sought out by local and international stakeholders.