Translator / Interpreter (2 positions)

Organization: IDLO - International Development Law Organization


IDLO is an intergovernmental organization working on the rule of law and access to justice. IDLO has been implementing projects in Myanmar since 2014.



IDLO is recruiting 2 Translators/Interpreters to support its programs in Myanmar. Reporting to the Capacity Development Expert, the interpreter will perform the following duties:

  • Undertake a range of translation and interpretation assignments in the target language ensuring that the meaning of the source text is retained. Translation assignments include a range of legal documents, reports, formal text, manuscripts, official correspondence, training curriculums and other capacity development tools and publications on key access to justice issues including fair trial rights, mediation and sexual and gender-based violence. Accurate and complete versions in the target language using the most appropriate range of vocabulary and the commonly accepted or established equivalents of professional, scientific or technical concepts and terms is required;
  • Translate according to established rules pertaining to factors, such as word meanings, sentence structure, grammar, punctuation, and mechanics;
  • Edit texts in the target language to ensure a style of presentation in conformity with IDLO standards;
  • Undertake research related to the texts and/or subject matter at and contribute to the development and preparation of multilingual glossaries used by translators and/or interpreters;
  • Proofread, edit and provide final translated versions with a grammatical accuracy, well-expressed version of the translated text, as a word-processed document;
  • Assist international employees with consecutive or simultaneous interpretation and translations as required;
  • Provide simultaneous interpretation into the target language in a variety of settings, e.g., IDLO classes, external meetings, and/or roundtables normally dealing with a particular substantive topic;
  • Carry out administrative tasks in connection with all translation/interpretation assignments;
  • Provide dubbing services for video, audio or other multi-media transmissions and promotional tools as needed; and
  • Any other relevant duties that may be assigned by the supervisor.



Education and Work experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
  • At least 2 years of significant relevant professional experience in verbal interpretation and written translation is required; 
  • Familiarity with working with legal issues and legal texts.
  • Familiarity with gender/sexual and gender-based violence issues a plus.


  • Strong command and full proficiency in Myanmar and English is required. 

Specific technical skills, competencies and knowledge

  • Proven competence to ensure content accuracy, impeccable ability to maintain the contents and style of the original text.
  • Ability to perform the quality check: proofread each and every item and submit it clean and without any typographical errors
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work constructively with both national and international staff;  
  • Patience, perseverance, and the ability to effectively support capacity development of other staff; 
  • Proven ability to see tasks through and deliver results;  
  • Must be able to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner; 
  • Must be able to gather and analyze information skillfully; 
  • The ability to work under pressure with tight deadlines, flexibility and an entrepreneurial spirit;  
  • Keen sense of ethics, integrity and commitment to IDLO’s mandate; and 
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. 



IDLO shall offer the selected candidate a fixed term affiliate contract, with possibility of extension, subject to performance and availability of funding.

This vacancy is open to local nationals, permanent residents or those residents with a valid residency/ working permit of the duty station.

The selected candidate is expected to start as soon as possible.


how to apply

All interested applicants are encouraged to apply via, following the application button below.

IDLO is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in all areas of its operations. We welcome and encourage diverse applications.



The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the employee assigned to this work. This may not be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities.

The Director-General of IDLO reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities or even to cancel the recruitment to meet business and organizational needs as necessary.

Application deadline:  10 November 2021 at 5 pm, Yangon time.

In the interest of making most effective use of resources, only short-listed candidates will be contacted during the selection process.

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