English-Arabic/Arabic-English Translator

Consultancies United States


Position Title: English-Arabic/Arabic-English Translators

Reports To: Program Representative 

Location: Worldwide 




IREX is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to building a more just, prosperous, and inclusive world by empowering youth, cultivating leaders, strengthening institutions, and extending access to quality education and information. Founded in 1968, IREX has an annual portfolio of over $80 million offices in 20 countries, and a global staff of 400. We work in more than 100 countries worldwide. 




IREX seeks English-Arabic/Arabic-English translators to work remotely from their home-base. Selected translators will be responsible for simultaneous transcription/translation of radio and television news and non-news programs and consecutive translation during training sessions. This includes news bulletins and summaries, as well as current – affairs, magazine and feature programs. Preferred candidates will ideally have experience providing services to media clients, as well as knowledge of the terminology used in media reporting and programming. Candidates should be able to process information quickly and concisely and recognize sensitive cultural differences. The position may include support for multiple media development programs. If at some point, international travel is allowed and the safety conditions met there is a possibility for the translator to accompany the trainer consultants and attend trainings in person in Istanbul, Turkey. No travel to Syria required. 




  • Provide accurate, detailed, and timely written Arabic-English/English-Arabic simultaneous transcription/translation (as requested) of news, television programs, reports, emails, social media, and website articles;  
  • Provide accurate spoken consecutive translation of trainings  
  • Respond to IREX’s e-mails and other types of communication for clarifications, edits, and corrections as and if needed; 




  • Native Fluency Arabic-English/English-Arabic required 
  • Certification in English-Arabic-English interpretation/translation preferred; 
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in translation required, preferred additional experience up to 5 years [please provide references for any simultaneous translation services performed]; 
  • Previous experience providing translation services for radio and television production organizations preferred [please provide references from applicable radio and television production organizations]; 
  • Previous experience providing consecutive spoken translation, preferred 
  • Willingness to work in a flexible manner in terms of number of working hours, days of work. 


To Apply:   Please provide proposed rates for verbal consecutive interpretation and written translation in cover letter.  


Application deadline: Candidates will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to undertake a written test and a verbal interview. Prior to engagement candidates will be asked to provide references. Engagement will require a successful reference check. 

EOE – Equal Opportunity Employer
We are an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity.
All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply. AA/EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled