Farsight Africa Group English – Somali Translator Job in Somalia

Position: English – Somali Translator
Country: Somalia
Type of Appointment: Contract
Type of Position: Somali National
Expected Start Date: 20th March 2016

About Farsight Africa Group:
Farsight Africa Group is a leading full-service Pan-African communications and research  company that delivers impactful solutions to companies, governments, development organizations’ and individuals across East Africa. 

Given the incessant news cycle in both the traditional and digital media, we believe it is absolutely vital to employ reputation management and strategic communications to further the manifold objectives of our clients.  


We assist our diverse client base with navigating today’s complex information space from offices located in Kenya and Somalia.

Farsight Africa Group has established a reputation in the marketplace for working in complex and challenging environments that demand a comprehensive understanding of local cultures, indigenous communication practices and relationships with stakeholders, at both the grassroots and national level. 
In addition, the firm has excellent contacts with local and international journalists as well as opinion leaders across the region.

  • Translate from Somali into English and vice versa documents covering a broad range of subjects dealt with by UNSOM and AMISOM, i.e. political, legal, humanitarian, financial, administrative and technical, ensuring that all deadlines are met and the quality of translation is adequate.
  • Provide accurate and complete high quality consecutive and simultaneous interpretation into Somali from English, or from Somali as and when the need arises.
  • Interpreting during meetings with high-ranking officials, press events and conferences.
  • Supervise the work of a small group of interpreters/translators and/or work in a team of translators.
  • May perform other related duties as required.
  • Professionalism: Ability to work with specialists from various fields leading a constructive process to achieve goals;
  • Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets briefs messages from the team others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, style and format to match audience;
  • Teamwork: Works collaboratively with the team to achieve organizational goals;
  • Planning & Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently. Able to multi-task in a very busy environment, work under tight deadlines and work with minimal supervision.
Required qualifications and experience
  • University degree in languages in the areas of communications. Masters would be an added advantage.
  • A minimum of 3 years of relevant professional working experience with in the field of languages, journalism and communications
  • Ability to work efficiently under tight deadlines
If you believe you have what it takes to fill this position. 
Send your updated resume with your portfolio or link to your portfolio to jobs@farsightafrica.com by 5th March 2016.

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