Translator (Arabic-English and English-Arabic) - Vice Chancellor’s Office

Job Number
AD0000100612
Posting Date
May 20, 2018

About the Position

Position Summary

UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply

This newly created role will provide a high-level translation service for the Vice Chancellor’s Office and other divisions of NYUAD as required, including NYUAD’s Legal Counsel.  The nature of the correspondence includes government, legal and critical correspondence where sensitivity and confidentiality is required. 

Key Responsibilities
  • Translate official documents, including government, legal and critical correspondence from English-to-Arabic and Arabic-to-English ensuring that translated text accurately conveys the correct message & faithfully maintains the spirit, style and nuances of the original text, is culturally suitable, grammatically and factually correct.  The highest level of confidentiality will be required
  • Provide advice and insight in relation to the cultural context, sensitivities and nuances of correspondence to the various stakeholders
  • Liaise with external stakeholders, as and when needed, in relation to correspondence follow up
  • Craft appropriate responses to correspondence in collaboration with the most appropriate stakeholders ensuring that translated text accurately conveys the correct message & faithfully maintains the spirit, style and nuances of the original text, is culturally suitable, grammatically and factually correct
  • Manage translation services across NYU Abu Dhabi ensuring that appropriate vendors are sourced, managed and communicated to the NYUAD Abu Dhabi Community
  • Represent NYUAD when VIP’s and dignitaries visit the Campus

Education Requirements

Essential
  • Degree in Foreign Languages, Communication, Translation or Language Interpretation

Experience Requirements

Essential
  • Fluency in Arabic and English languages is essential including grammar with excellent ability to comprehend, speak and write
  • Experience of working in similar role within a higher education, public sector, multinational or with an agency
  • Experience in carrying out legal translation
  • Strong understanding of local cultural context (i.e. localization)
  • Ability to translate written and spoken text in clear, concise, fluent and smooth way to a professional standard, which conveys as much as possible the meaning of the original text
  • Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills, with the ability to work to strict deadlines

Other Information

About NYUAD

NYU Abu Dhabi is a degree-granting research university with a fully integrated liberal arts and science undergraduate program in the Arts, Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Engineering. NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU New York, and NYU Shanghai, form the backbone of NYU’s global network university, an interconnected network of portal campuses and academic centers across six continents that enable seamless international mobility of students and faculty in their pursuit of academic and scholarly activity. This global university represents a transformative shift in higher education, one in which the intellectual and creative endeavors of academia are shaped and examined through an international and multicultural perspective. As a major intellectual hub at the crossroads of the Arab world, NYUAD serves as a center for scholarly thought, advanced research, knowledge creation, and sharing, through its academic, research, and creative activities.