Translator and Translation Technology Support Officer

  • Contract
  • Paris France
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Salary: TBD

Amnesty International

Are you an experienced translator with a passion for translation technologies? Are you interested in using your skills to support Amnesty International to achieve our human rights strategic goals?

JOB PURPOSE

As a member of the Translation and Language Strategy Department of Amnesty International’s Language Resource Centre, you will translate, localise, edit and revise Amnesty International’s texts in coordination with the other translators in the language team, applying the quality assurance protocols defined by the coordinator of the language team and the Head of Translation and Language Strategy.

You will revise Amnesty’s texts translated by external translators, ensuring the quality of the deliverables, and will coordinate their work as required. In addition, you will have the exciting opportunity to act as the local Translation Technology Support Officer and will assist the Translation Technology Lead and the Head of Translation and Language Strategy with any translation technology initiatives aimed at meeting the evolving translation needs of the organisation.

ABOUT YOU

You will have experience translating documents relating to the human rights sector, with excellent writing and editing skills across different media. You will be highly literate in Microsoft Office and other internet software, with an understanding of the basics of programming languages and concepts.

You will be a native French speaker, with fluency in English.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Translate, edit, adapt and revise texts into the target language, ensuring that translations are accurately conveyed for the target audience.
  • Upload translated content to the website as required to ensure content is available to the target audience.
  • In accordance with the guidelines of the LRC Terminology Specialist, contribute to the terminology projects carried out within the LRC by updating the terminology database to ensure the overall terminology deliverables are complete, updated and accurate.
  • From a translation technology perspective, contribute to detecting areas for improvement and work closely with the local language team, the Translation Technology Lead and the Terminology Specialist to propose ways to streamline and enhance translation services and workflows.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Native speaker of French and fluent in English (fluency in other languages desirable).
  • Translation skills with a focus on human rights language.
  • Extensive experience in translating content based on an understanding of the French-speaking audiences.
  • Understanding of, or experience in, professional translation/editorial quality standards.
  • Knowledge of CAT Tools and workflows.
  • Knowledge of MT training customization methods and evaluation metrics.

Please see the attached job description for more information on responsibilities, skills and experience required.

ABOUT US

Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 10 million people who campaign for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all. We reach almost every country in the world.

Our aim is simple: an end to human rights abuses. Independent, international and influential, we campaign for justice, fairness, freedom and truth wherever they’re denied. And whether we’re applying pressure through powerful research or direct lobbying, mass demonstrations or online campaigning, we’re all inspired by hope for a better world. One where human rights are respected and protected by everyone, everywhere.

At Amnesty International, we are passionate about what we do and we are proud of our achievements as a movement. To compensate our employees for the critical work they do, we reward them through a combination of an attractive and sector competitive salary and benefits package, high levels of engagement and involvement, and a commitment to employee development.

WHAT WE HOPE YOU WILL DO NEXT

If you are talented, passionate about human rights and want to use your skills, knowledge and experience to change the world then we would encourage you to click ‘Apply for this Role’ below.

Freedom, Justice, Equality. Let’s get to work.

N.B. We reserve the right to close a vacancy before the closing date in the event of an overwhelming response or a change in business priorities.**

Amnesty International is committed to being an inclusive employer and providing an inclusive and accessible recruitment process for all. If you would like to receive any information in a different way or would like us to do anything differently to help you apply for our roles, please get in touch with the team by [email protected]

How to apply

https://careers.amnesty.org/vacancy/translator-and-translation-technology-support-officer-3672/3700/description/


Deadline: 23 Mar 2023