The mission of Translators without Borders is to provide people access to vital knowledge in their language through translation, training of translators, best use of technology, and building translation capacity in underserved languages.
Full or Part-time Position: Full-time (some weekend work required)
Deadline: 21 July 2019
Due to the urgency of the vacancy, screening and interviews will commence immediately and the candidate may be selected at any stage before the closing date.
The Crisis Response Project Officer manages and coordinates the completion of language projects relating to TWB’s Crisis Response Operations. Reporting to the Crisis Response Language Services Coordinator.
Crisis Response Project Management
Manage the entire life-cycle of multiple translation projects in a fast-paced environment
Coordinate all the project phases and efficiently predict the lifespan of all the stages of the project
Work with the recruitment team to anticipate future needs and ensure sufficient capacity according to available forecasts
Collaborate with the Community Team to ensure existing volunteers are engaged
Negotiate deadlines with translators
Establish and maintain excellent relationships with translators and revisers globally
Monitor and control projects status
Prepare and maintain project and team documentation
During the rapid response phase of a crisis, ensure that translators are screened, tested and trained according to TWB Quality standards and processes
Work together with the Quality and Process Coordinator to ensure the quality of response in a crisis
Comply with relevant and applicable procedures for quality assurance
Perform quality checks at various stages of process to ensure quality and accuracy (proofreading, final eye)
Participate in organization-wide discussions, contributing actively.
Reliably and actively collaborate with colleagues towards the achievements of the team
Please note that these roles and responsibilities are approximate and may change over time.
The Crisis Response Project Officer should be enthusiastic about the importance of increasing access to knowledge through language. The right candidate is an energetic team player and leader who agrees with TWB´s basic beliefs and values and who can work virtually with team members based throughout the world.
Resourceful, able to get more out of small budgets
Good interpersonal skills; able to work well in a team-oriented, collaborative, cross-functional environment
Detail-oriented, thorough, accurate, able to meet deadlines, and able to work quickly and steadily in a focused manner
Thrives in a fast-paced environment and reacts well to pressure
Demonstrates initiative, persistence, ability to problem solve, and enthusiasm for learning.
Strong ability to multitask, prioritize, and work independently with minimal supervision
Ability to mediate, negotiate, and resolve conflicts constructively
1-2 years of experience in translation project management
Experience working with volunteers and small teams
Good knowledge of language technology including CAT tools, MT, QA Tools
Good knowledge of standard Microsoft Windows applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Internet Explorer
Previous experience with nonprofit organizations, particularly in disaster relief
Excellent written and verbal English communication skills; knowledge of French is desirable
University Degree in linguistic/translation related studies
Translators without Borders employees and volunteers are made of people who believe passionately about the value of this work and take personal responsibility for achieving the mission. Translators without Borders’ mission and organizational spirit embody the core values established in its strategic framework:
Excellence: As the leading voice for communicating humanitarian information in the right language, Translators without Borders is a leader in the translation industry and in the nonprofit sector.
Integrity: Translators without Borders believes that every person, whether it’s the people who we serve, our volunteers or our staff, has value, deserves respect and has inherent dignity.
Empowerment: Translators without Borders believes in using language to empower people around the world to control their own development and destiny.
Innovation: Translators without Borders recognizes and celebrates the power of innovation to address humanitarian and crisis issues around the world.
Sustainability: Translators without Borders recognizes that meeting our mission necessitates establishment and maintenance of a solid financial and organizational infrastructure.
Tolerance: Our staff and volunteers are highly knowledgeable and skilled; value each other, our partner and our recipients; create a supportive work environment; and, conduct themselves professionally at all times.
Translators without Borders is an equal-opportunity employer, committed to diversity and inclusion, and encourages qualified candidates of all genders and from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization.