Quote ref: 990034/74500
This contract with our central government client is for a Interpreter for 6 months with a possibility for extension. The role is located in Whitehall and requires 1-3 days per week in the office after the first introduction week.
As an Interpreter you will play a pivotal role in facilitating effective written communication between staff and their customers who speak Dari and / or Pashto. Your exceptional language proficiency, cultural sensitivity, and strong interpersonal skills will be instrumental in bridging linguistic gaps, enabling successful written interactions with customers, and case work resolution.
• Interpretation Services: Provide accurate and timely translations of Afghan documents
• Language Proficiency: Demonstrate fluency and expertise in Dari and / or Pashto
• Cultural Competence: Possess a deep understanding and appreciation of cultural nuances to ensure the accurate transmission of meanings during translation.
• Active Listening: If and when, required, actively listen and comprehend the speaker's message, conveying the intended meaning faithfully while maintaining impartiality and professionalism.
• Confidentiality: Maintain the highest level of confidentiality and integrity, safeguarding sensitive information encountered during interpretation assignments.
• Note-Taking: if required effectively take notes during interpretation to assist in conveying complex or lengthy information accurately.
• Team Collaboration: Collaborate with other interpreters and language professionals to share insights, improve skills, and enhance overall service quality.
• Continuous Professional Development: Engage in ongoing training and professional development to stay updated with language trends, best practices, and relevant technology.
• Active SC Clearance
• Lives in commutable distance from Office
• Language Proficiency: Fluency in Dari and / or Pashto, demonstrated through formal education or professional experience.
• Interpersonal Skills: Excellent verbal and written communication skills, coupled with the ability to remain composed under pressure and adapt to various speaking styles.
• Cultural Awareness: Deep understanding of cultural differences and sensitivities, with a strong commitment to promoting cross-cultural understanding.
• Knows formal documentation to recognise if genuine.
• Knowledge of military units/locations in Afghan would be highly desirable.
• Professional Experience: Proven experience in interpretation services is desirable.
• Technology Aptitude: Familiarity with Microsoft and willingness to learn how to use the DARR platforms.
• Punctuality and Reliability: A track record of punctuality and dependability