Chemonics seeks up to three interpreter/translators for the USAID-funded Governance for Inclusive Growth Program in Vietnam. The program aims to support the Vietnam government's efforts to facilitate broad-based, sustainable growth. The interpreter/translator will ensure that program bilingual documents and events are linguistically and culturally appropriate in the Vietnamese context. Under the supervision of the operations and grants director, s/he will work closely with program staff for translations and interpretation. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:  

  • Provide accurate and timely written translation for technical, communications, and administrative documents
  • Provide document reviews and quality-assurance checks on a multitude of documents, formal and informal
  • Serve as a facilitator and interpreter for meetings between program experts and local counterparts and/or beneficiaries, with particular emphasis on facilitation of government sector meetings
  • Provide overall translation, facilitation, and interpretive services
  • Travel within Vietnam, as needed, to provide the services described above
  • Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in a linguistic-related area required; advanced degree in a linguistic-related area preferred 
  • Minimum four years of active translation and interpretation experience in a professional office setting
  • English-Vietnamese translation/interpretation experience required
  • Experience with legal translation and translation of complex documents from English to Vietnamese and vice versa required
  • Experience with a foreign-based company or interest preferred
  • Experience with Vietnamese government interpretation and translation experience a plus
  • Ability to conduct simultaneous interpretation desired; ability to conduct accurate and efficient relay/consecutive interpretation required
  • Familiarity with U.S. and Vietnamese cultural standards, customs, and norms required
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity

Application Instructions:

Send electronic submissions to [email protected] by February 21, 2014. Early submissions are encouraged. Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis and interviews will be held immediately. Please include the name of the position in the subject line. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Chemonics International
Application Deadline: 
Fri, 2014-02-21