Cultural Advisor / Linguist Manager / Translator

Location
Kandahar
Posted
May 15, 2017
Closes
Jun 03, 2017
Function
Management
Hours
Full Time
Translates and interprets foreign language(s) into English.

 Advises and works directly with the S-2. Collaborates with the Civil Affairs Officer (CJ9), providing cultural advice, general linguist support and recommendations for military operations. Maintains continued expertise on a wide variety of local Afghan issues, including governance, religion, tribal dynamics, socio-economic conditions, political systems, culture, and social issues. Provides foreign language support services, including transcription and translation/interpretation from English to Dari/Pashtu and vice versa, and effectively advises the Task Force Commander and other designated representatives. Responsible for drawing a taskera identification badge and escorting linguists to Security/Vetting/Screening and counterintelligence appointments.

 

1. Translates written and oral communications in Dari/Pashtu into English, and vice versa.

 2. Serves as an interpreter between English speakers and non-English speakers.

 3. Prepares related reports and documentation.

 4. Performs related administrative duties.

 5. Participates in special projects as required.

Education Associates Degree in a related discipline.

Bachelors Degree preferred. Qualifications 3-5 years of directly related experience as a translator and/or interpreter.

 a. Citizen of the United States.

b. Fluent in English, Pashtu, and Dari.

 

 

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