Defence Section Translator


Defence Section Translator
Main purpose of job:
The role of Defence Section (DS) Translator is to provide a coordination, translation and interpretation
service to the British Embassy Brasilia Defence Section. The DS Translator must be bilingual in English and
Portuguese, able to exercise absolute discretion, and comfortable with engaging effectively at all levels.
The successful candidate will be highly organised and possess the initiative and drive to get things done
with minimal supervision. The successful candidate will be a member of a small busy team. Therefore,
good interpersonal skills and the ability to work with others are essential qualities. The successful
candidate should be prepared to work flexibly, often outside normal hours and occasionally at weekends.
Furthermore, the successful candidate should also be prepared to travel, with occasional nights away
from home.
University degree in Translation or International Relations, or any closely related field
Previous experience as a translator of English-Portuguese documents
Training, preferably experience, as a situational interpreter (in the interpreting disciplines of
simultaneous, consecutive and whispering)
Absolute personal discretion
Highly organised and resourceful
Proactive attitude
Strong interpersonal skills
Ability to work well within a small team
Advanced level of IT Skills – MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
Previous experience working in an Embassy environment or military organisation would be
Previous experience as a translator and/or interpreter would be a distinct advantage
36 hours per week (Monday to Friday)
The successful candidate would normally be expected to work 5 days a week, Monday to Friday.
However, the successful candidate will occasionally be required to work during a weekend. Furthermore,
the successful candidate should also be prepared to travel, with occasional nights away from home.
Salary: R$ 7,015.00 plus benefits.
How to apply:
Applications in English should be submitted in the form of a covering letter setting out why you want the
job and what value you would bring, together with a CV and two references, sent by email to
[email protected]
Applications must be received by Friday 23rd January 2015. At this point no information, in addition to
the job description, will be provided, either by phone or email. CVs in Portuguese and without a
covering letter will not be accepted. The candidate must hold a valid Brazilian official profissional work
book. No application will be accepted after the deadline. Feedback will be provided to shortlisted
candidates only.
The British Embassy is a equal opportunities employer which seeks to promote diversity amongst the
workforce by operating, merit based and non-discriminatory policies in recruitment, pay and, benefits to
ensure a positive working environment for all staff.