EXPERIENCE: Five years (5) of demonstrated English-Arabic, Arabic-English, English-French, and French-English consecutive and simultaneous interpreting as well as translation in a government, business, or academic setting, with at least one year of experience in conference interpreting.
JOB KNOWLEDGE: A broad knowledge of a wide range of specialized technical contexts (e.g. economic, political, legal, military, etc.) to participate in any conversation, meeting, or conference with fluency and precision is required. A good understanding of Tunisia's major political and business issues as well as recent developments in American-Arab relations. The incumbent must be familiar with the Tunisian political system and personalities and must be aware of the differences between American and Tunisian political, business, and legal environments. The incumbent is also expected to pay particular attention to cultural sensitivities and differences between Western and North African cultural norms. The incumbent must have good technical writing skills (grammar, content, and style in English, Arabic, and French).
- Education Requirements:
Bachelor’s Degree, in Translation studies, Interpreting studies, relevant linguistic discipline, English literature, Modern languages, Political Science, Business, or similar field is required.
LANGUAGE: Level V (Advanced proficiency) in English, French and Arabic; speaking and reading. This will be tested.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES: The incumbent must posses technical skills required for successful completion of tasks, such as simultaneous, consecutive, and whispered interpreting as well as fully understand and be able to apply translation techniques correctly and quickly while translating. He/she must also express ideas in Arabic, French or English instantly, accurately, idiomatically, and completely in the appropriate style and with the original intent of the speaker/writer. Ability to write in English, Arabic, and French with nearly the accuracy of a well-educated native speaker. Ability to make public speeches (good diction, clear articulation, etc.) and stay calm under pressure while interpreting is required. Excellent interpersonal skills, social and cultural sensitivity, sound judgement, and capability of working with others in a sensitive environment.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO): The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.
All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.