New Vacant Position at MercyCorps: Translator (MC-VA-250316) - DL - 24 April 2016

Mercy Corps in Myanmar invites interested Myanmar nationals for the following position. 



(Vacancy Announcement No. MC-VA-250316)

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:  Sunday 24 April 2016 (Before 5:00pm)

*Only short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview




 Duty Station                     : Yangon

Report to                          : Senior Operations & Government Liaison Officer

Number of Opening(s)    : 1




The Mercy Corps Operation Department has several main divisions which cover Office maintenance, Administration, Travel, Security, Logistics and Procurement. The goal of this department is to ensure daily activity related to Mercy Corps program run smoothly in accordance with the organizations rules and regulations.


[Describe overview of job missioGENERAL POSITION SUMMARY:


To work with the operations team, under the supervision of Sr Operations & government liaison officer, the translator is responsible for the translating the program & operational documents and forms between English and Myanmar languages.



The translator is typically responsible for the followings:


  • Mainly responsible to translate the program & operational documents and forms between English and Myanmar languages
  • Convert concepts in English language to equivalent concepts in Myanmar Language vice visa also need to covert Myanmar to English language
  • Draft and type correspondences to and from the government offices and local organizations as assigned
  • Compile information, such as technical term used in legal setting and terminology to be used in translations in collaborations with the technicians concerned
  • Proof the translated version of documents and forms and correct accordingly
  • Manage and prioritize work schedules to meet deadlines
  • Spoken translation English/ Myanmar for expat staff as needed.




  • Advance or bachelor degree in English or other relevant subject
  • Good knowledge in Microsoft Office applications and modern office equipment.
  • Good typing skill in Myanmar Font
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English and Myanmar is a MUST
  • At least Three years of professional experience in translation and interpretation.
  • Experience working with the INGO is an asset




REPORTS DIRECTLY TO: Senior Operations and Government Liaison Officer

WORKS DIRECTLY WITH: Operations Team, Program Team and Expatriates




  • When necessary based on the workload and availability to interpret between English and Myanmar languages
  • Other duties related to tasks of translation and interpretation as assigned by the supervisor


Applicants should submit their application letter and current CV with complete contact details and three referees and copy of any testimonies, in a sealed envelope indicating application with vacancy announcement number to:


Human Resources Officer

Mercy Corps

#3-X, Highland Avenue

6 Ward, 7-Mile

Mayangone Township, Yangon


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