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Yemen Information Center (YIC) announces its desire to hire a  German Translator

 Job Description


Job Title: German Translator
Department: Translation
Reports to: Director of Translation Department
Location:  Aden / Hadramout
No. of positions: 1 positions /Full-Time

Posting Date: 08 June, 2022

Deadline: August 8, 2022

About YIC:

Yemen Information Center (YIC) is an independent and non-partisan research and media center established in 2020. It seeks to advance knowledge on topics of sustainable peace and hope in Yemen, including rigorous information in the areas of coexistence and reconciliation for the people of Yemen and their communities abroad. The core mission of YIC is to provide the international and Yemeni communities, officials, and stakeholders working on Yemen with reliable information, news, research updates and access to Yemeni resources worldwide. It emphasizes the urgency and need for hope, and the opportunity to engage in de-escalation, peace building, and post-conflict planning while cultivating efforts towards coexistence, social cohesion, and tolerance in Yemen.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. We are looking for highly qualified translators to translate written and audio-visual material into German, preserving their intended meaning and maintaining their register (text type, style, etc.), and to provide ready-to-use-highly quality translations that do not need post-editing to help us convey our message clearly and reach a wider audience.

  2. Most material to be translated include studies, reports, research papers (scientific, social, etc.), infographics, meeting summaries, as well as transcripts of videos.

  3. Duties and Responsibilities:

  4. Receive and submit assignments via email.

  5. Translate various types of material, from Arabic into German, and vice versa.

  6. Paraphrase the original text if necessary, and create a new text in the target language that reproduces the content and style of the original.

  7. Proofread other translations for accuracy, clarity, cohesion, style, grammar, spelling, punctuation, consistency in the use of terms, abbreviations, numbers, proper names, and format and provide feedback.

  8. Complete tasks in a timely and accurate manner.

  9. Follow up with the Centre’s different departments to ensure translations meet their needs and live up to their expectations.

  10. Perform any other duties as assigned by the Centre’s leadership.

  11. Staying up-to-date with current and new translation tools.

Requirements and skills

  • A bachelor degree in German, master's degree is preferred.

  • At least 3 years of proven work experience as a translator.

  • High speaking and writing proficiency in both Arabic and German.

  • In-depth knowledge of cultural context of the two languages.

  • Ability to prioritize and carry out tasks on time

  • Critical thinking and analytical skills.

  • Research skills to obtain information.

  • Excellent proofreading skills.

  • Proficiency and accuracy in work.

  • Good knowledge of translation tools.

  • Collaboration at work.


How to Apply


  •  CVs and relevant documents should be sent to the following email: no later than August 8, 2022

  • A copy of your ID and a 4*6 photo.

  • Subject of the email should include name of position they are applying for.

  • Applicants preferred from local area.

  • Female Candidates are highly encouraged to apply for this role.

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