Administration Support and Translation Officer

  • Contract
  • Amman Jordan
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Salary: TBD

Ark Group

ABOUT ARK:

ARK is a social enterprise, empowering local communities through the provision of agile and sustainable interventions to create greater stability, opportunity, and hope for the future.

We believe that strong, resilient communities are the foundation of local, national, regional and international development and stability – and ultimately a safer, peaceful and more prosperous world. At ARK, we have delivered research and programmatic interventions validating this approach in over twenty countries since 2008. As a social enterprise we work in partnership with communities, our donors, and other implementers to build local capacities, generate opportunity and bring about sustainable change.

Learn more about our impact here: https://www.ark.international/impact

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

ARK is looking for a Project Support and Translation Officer who will be able to provide a range of administrative support functions for the project in relation to its daily activities. The Project Support and Translation Officer role serves two key purposes:

  1. The successful candidate will provide direct administrative support to project management team on a daily basis; and
  2. Will be working collaboratively with the management team to ensure a direct, accurate and professional written translation of project documents and correspondence and occasional interpreter services.

ABOUT YOU:

If you find yourself great in administrative tasks, excellent in typing and excel sheets, detail oriented, self-motivated, have a great command of English and Arabic with experience in written translation, and would like to improve your experience and skills in project support, then you will be a strong candidate for this job.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Project Support and Administration:

  • Provide administrative support to ensure efficient operation of project.
  • Handle the accurate filling of online project documentation.
  • Support Monitoring and Evaluation activity and data collection by keeping a record of attendance sheets, pre/post-tests, student feedback and student assessments during course delivery.
  • Support the administration of deployment of international subject matter experts into Jordan.
  • Support the production and printing of project course completion certificates.
  • Accurately updating a range of project-related documents.
  • Other administrative and support tasks as directed.

Written and Verbal Translation:

  • Provide direct written translation service to Project team when required. Project documents for translation will include, but will not be limited to, project reports, correspondence, and training materials.
  • Ensure all translated texts are technically, linguistically, and grammatically correct, error free, meet high quality standards, and do not need further editing after completion of translation.
  • Provide proper, clear, and faithful interpretation during meetings and training, using standard and clear language if required.
  • Check appropriate references to ensure proper use of the tactical and medical terminology.
  • Any other task associated with the programme as requested by Project Manager.

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:

Essential

  • 0-2 years’ previous work experience as a translator, interpreter, or similar role
  • Fluency in English and Arabic
  • Good Knowledge of content editing tools
  • Degree in translation or linguistics

Desirable

  • Excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task and prioritize work
  • Strong organizational and planning skills
  • Proficient in MS Office
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

MORE ABOUT OUR COMPANY:

We believe that strong, resilient communities are the foundation of local, national, regional and international development and stability – and ultimately a safer, peaceful and more prosperous world. At ARK, we have delivered research and programmatic interventions validating this approach in over twenty countries since 2008. As a social enterprise we work in partnership with communities, our donors, and other implementers to build local capacities, generate opportunity and bring about sustainable change.

Our People

Our team covers a diverse range of professional backgrounds, from diplomacy, humanitarian, development and the military, to the UN, civil society groups, multilateral organisations, journalism and the private sector.

An ARK Person Is:

Smart: We think deeply about things. We’re proud of our institutional knowledge and our grounding in rigorous research, which we use to make informed decisions.

Humble: Our work leaves little room for pride or arrogance. Our operating environment is constantly evolving, and we recognise our limitations. We believe in and rely on the education and experiences of others while remaining quick to read, invite feedback, and ask sensible questions.

Accountable: Each of us want ARK, its partners, and beneficiaries to succeed. This means taking initiative, assuming ownership when necessary and never giving up on our beneficiaries. We are committed and accountable, to both our donors and the communities we serve.

Collegiate: We know we are stronger together, and that every contribution counts. We trust each other and always support each other.

Outspoken: We tackle diverse challenges, and we always want to find the best solution to a problem. We aren’t afraid to share our opinions and we want to hear those of others too.

ARK Group is an equal opportunity employer. We actively seek a diverse applicant pool and encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply. ARK Group does not discriminate on the basis of ability, age, gender identity and expression, national origin, race and ethnicity, religious beliefs, or sexual orientation. We welcome all kinds of diversity. ARK Group places human dignity at the centre of its development and stabilisation work and is thus committed to the protection from sexual exploitation and abuse of children and adults. All ARK Group employees and related-personnel are expected to share this commitment, and only those who also uphold these values will be recruited as part of our team. This vacancy is therefore subject to a range of due diligence checks.

How to apply

Candidates who meet the above criteria are encouraged to send a cover letter and CV to: [email protected] with “Administration Support and Translation Officer” in the subject line.

All applications will be reviewed. Due to the high volume of applications, please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.