Project Translator (Arabic/English) – To be based in Lebanon | Irwin & Dow

Employment: Full Time

Global professional services firm, widely regarded as a leader in business strategy consulting and who has a truly international reach, has a superb opportunity for an experienced Translator. This is a project role and candidates must be based in Lebanon. Core competencies must cover excellent Arabic and English translation, editing and communication skills, both written and verbal, working knowledge of business language and thinking in English and Arabic.

We are looking for candidates with experience in English – Arabic translation, in particular regarding business-related presentations, proposals and texts with topics such as market studies, business strategy, company organization, human resources, bid and tender documentation and project reporting. The candidate must also have excellent PowerPoint ability and be able to present complex English – Arabic translations directly in MS PowerPoint documents. Ideally, this experience has been gained in a corporate business environment and / or professional services firm.

Candidates must be able to perform successfully and produce accurate results in a fast-paced, intellectually intense, client-oriented environment. Candidates must be pragmatic, high- energy professionals who have the personal and professional self-confidence to handle the stress involved in performing a role such as this and possess the highest levels of integrity. They must have the raw intelligence and interpersonal skills to build relationships throughout a structured international organization, be politically and culturally aware and support the firm’s efforts to continue their regional and global growth.

Areas of responsibility include translation and editing business and legal and documents clearly and accurately with the highest quality. Written translations of a variety of documents from English to Arabic (60%) and Arabic to English (40%) within tight deadlines; attending client meetings with the case team when necessary to discuss translation projects and answer questions; attending client meetings to provide interpretation services when required; learning and developing new skills i.e CAT Tools (computer-aided translation) and communicating with external translation companies regarding outsourced work.
At least three years of translation experience (Arabic / English) within a professional services firm/fast turnaround environment would be advantageous coupled with a Bachelor’s Degree in Linguistics and/or Translation Certification. Distinct communication and team working skills, pragmatism, open-mindedness, and flexibility are required.

Irwin & Dow was established by two highly experienced recruitment professionals, Tracey Irwin and Jocelyn Dow. We provide a refreshing approach by working in close partnership with clients and candidates within the Business Support, Secretarial, HR & Finance sectors.

Good staff are key to every business. We recognise and appreciate this, having over thirty years combined recruitment and executive search experience within the region.

Our main aim is to provide a specialist service to clients preferring to work with a bespoke consultancy.

Our values of discretion and diplomacy are paramount and our ultimate goal is to become a partner of choice for all our clients and candidates.

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