IDB2760 - Senior Interpreter & Translator (English and Arabic into French)

Business Unit: President Complex
Division: Language Services Division
Department: General Secretariat of IDBG
Country: Saudi Arabia
Location: Saudi Arabia - Jeddah
Closing date: 22-Feb-2022

Job Purpose:

Provide professional-level simultaneous interpretation from two IsDB languages into the third one during IsDB Group events and quality, timely and efficient translations from two IsDB languages into the third one of documents characterized by an advanced level of complexity and technical terminology, and self-revise own translations, as well as technically guide, assist and review the work of less experienced team members. 

Key Accountabilities & Activities:

Translation Services:

  • Translate accurately and self-revise in a timely manner documents and contents of advanced levels of complexity and technical terminology. 
  • Review and revise translations of less experienced team members and provide technical guidance on translation.
  • Ensure translation assignments are carried out on time as per the established standards of accuracy, consistency and faithfulness, and retain the style and nuances of the source texts.
  • Liaise, if needed, with the authors of the source texts and seek further clarifications on the intended message in order to exclude any deviations.
  • Proofread translations to ensure they are error-free.
  • Observe the confidentiality of the contents and the privacy of the data in all circumstances.  

Interpretation Services:

  • Provide quality simultaneous interpretation during IsDB Group events, observe the established standards while preparing for these events, such as seeking working documents, setting up thematic glossaries, and assisting booth mates, and strictly adhere to established booth manners, such as microphone discipline.
  • Ensure that messages rendered convey faithfully the intention and content of the speakers
  • Observe the confidentiality of the contents and the privacy of the data in all circumstances.
  • Provide guidance to less experienced staff to ensure consistency and quality of interpretation. 

Education Certification & Experience::

  • Academic and Experience Qualification

    •  Bachelor’s degree in Applied Languages (Interpretation and/or Translation), Linguistics or Literature in the IsDB languages.
    • Minimum 8 years of relevant experience in translation and interpretation, preferably within similar multilateral or international organizations. 



    • English - Mandatory 
    • Arabic - Mandatory
    • French - Mandatory

​Skills & Necessary Knowledge:

  • Interpreting and translation proficiency
  • Mastery of the target language
  • Strong command over the source languages
  • Organization skills
  • Attention to detail, accuracy and consistency
  • MS Office suite and translation technology tools (terminology databases and translation memories). 


Jeddah, KSA