Job opportunity for Human Rights Watch. Have a look!

The international organization Human Rights Watch is looking for an Arabic Translations Associate to locate in the wonderful cities of Tunis, Beirut or Amman. Apply now!


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Organization: Human Rights Watch is a non-governmental, non-profit organization for the protection and defense of human rights. Its staff, composed of more than 400 members worldwide, is made up of human rights professionals, including national experts, lawyers, journalists and university professors of different backgrounds and nationalities. Founded in 1978, Human Rights Watch is known for its thorough study of facts, unbiased information, effective use of media, and targeted defense, often in collaboration with local human rights groups. Every year, Human Rights Watch publishes more than 100 reports on human rights conditions in about 90 countries, ensuring a broad impact on local and international media. Thanks to its influence, Human Rights Watch manages to get meetings with governments, the United Nations, the African Union and the European Union, financial institutions, and many companies during which to promote changes in policy and practice in favor of human rights and justice throughout the world


Duty Station:  Beirut, Lebanon; Amman, Jordan; Tunis

Open To:  people in possession of a  degree in Arabic translation, journalism, social sciences, international relations, Middle Eastern studies, or related studies


Timeframe: fixed-term contract of one year


Deadline: open until filled


Job description: the candidate will cover this duties:

- support translation requests within  deadlines

- coordinate, edit, and vet translations (English to Arabic and Arabic to English) for accuracy

- keep daily record of translations and track how many words per day the Arabic translation process can produce at any given time

- liaise with freelance translators and provide translators with feedback

- update HRW’s Arabic language glossary and translation memory system, providing translators with updated lexicons of legal international human rights law and international humanitarian law terminology to ensure homogeneity of terms

- translate urgent short documents and texts (invitations, report blurbs, captions, letters)

- maintain communication among HRW offices, global staff, and external partners

- work with the Multimedia Division to translate photo essay captions and video subtitles in a timely manner


Qualifications: the suitable candidates has:

- a degree in Arabic translation, journalism, social sciences, international relations, Middle Eastern studies, or related studies

- one year of directly related experience in translations

- exceptional oral and written communication skills in English and Arabic

- excellent knowledge of classical Arabic grammar

- working knowledge of French is a plus

- demonstrated experience with translating material from English to Arabic and vice versa

- proven track record as a writer and/or editor

- strong online/Microsoft Office skills

- strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment while juggling multiple tasks

- ability to prioritize with minimal supervision and work independently as well as function as a member of a team with staff in multiple locations globally

- ability to recognize editorial opportunities

- preferable experience working on a Content Management System e.g., Drupal or publishing to a website

- desirable experience in writing legal content


Wage: HRW offers comprehensive compensation and employer-paid benefits


Application process: in order to apply you need to visit the online job portal  and attache:

-  letter of interest

- resume/CV


Useful links:

link to the job position

About Human Rights Watch


Contact information:

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Saga Building, 7th floor

Damascus Road, Saifi District

Beirut, Lebanon

PO Box 11-4399 Riad El Solh, Beirut

Tel: +961-1-217670

Fax: +961 1 217672

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edited by Maria Longombardo


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