Contract length: 12 months
Full or Part-time Position: 50%
Travel: None expected
Reporting to: Chief Language Services Officer
Application deadline: 12 December 2021
This is a re-advertised position. We thank all for their interest in TWB, however previous applicants need not apply.
Translators without Borders is committed to having a diverse team where individuals of all backgrounds collaborate and learn from one another. We believe we can be most effective with diverse experience and expertise in our team. We recruit on merit, actively seek diverse applicant pools and encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, age, gender identity and expression, national origin, race and ethnicity, religious beliefs, marital or parental status, or sexual orientation, and welcome all types of diversity.
We offer in addition to salary:
Reporting to the Chief Language Services Officer, the Plain Language Expert leads on developing TWB's work on plain language. The Plain Language Expert works directly with the Communications, Research-Evidence-Advocacy and International Program Teams to ensure that TWB content applies plain language principles. They also develop the organization’s plain language strategy, build capacity in English and other languages, advocate for Plain Language within the humanitarian and development sectors, and provide support and guidance to partner organizations.
Please note that these roles and responsibilities are approximate and may change over time.
The Plain Language Expert has a proven track record in providing plain language editing within a humanitarian and development context. The right candidate is an energetic team player and leader who agrees with TWB's basic beliefs and values and who can work virtually with team members based throughout the world.
About Translators without Borders
Translators without Borders exists to help people get vital information, and be heard, whatever language they speak. We believe that everyone has the right to give and receive information in a language and format they understand. We work with nonprofit partners and a global community of language professionals to build local language translation capacity, and raise awareness of language barriers. Our network of over 60,000 linguists translates millions of words of life-saving and life-changing information a year.
Translators without Borders employees and volunteers are people who believe passionately about the value of this work and take personal responsibility for achieving the mission. Translators without Borders’ mission and organizational spirit embody the core values established in its strategic framework:
Excellence: As the leading voice for communicating humanitarian information in the right language, Translators without Borders is a leader in the translation industry and in the nonprofit sector.
Integrity: Translators without Borders believes that every person, whether it’s the people who we serve, our volunteers or our staff, has value, deserves respect and has inherent dignity.
Empowerment: Translators without Borders believes in using language to empower people around the world to control their own development and destiny.
Innovation: Translators without Borders recognizes and celebrates the power of innovation to address humanitarian and crisis issues around the world.
Sustainability: Translators without Borders recognizes that meeting our mission necessitates establishment and maintenance of a solid financial and organizational infrastructure.
Tolerance: Our staff and volunteers are highly knowledgeable and skilled; value each other, our partner and our recipients; create a supportive work environment; and, conduct themselves professionally at all times.
TWB may re-advertise the vacancy, cancel the recruitment, offer an appointment with a modified job description or for a different duration at its discretion.