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Translator/Para-legal Assistant (ILF)

Job Summary

Location: Pathein, Myanmar

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Executive level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description/Requirements

RESPONSIBILITIES

• Provide high quality translation services (both oral and written) between English and Burmese in legal and

government-related settings

• Travel as needed within Pathein with ILF international staff, as permitted, and outside Pathein on an as-needed

and as-approved basis

• Go to court on a regular basis to assist ILF-Myanmar lawyers (wait for or meet clients, obtain documents and

decisions of the court, copy court files, orders, etc.) and interpret court proceedings for ILF international staff

• Assist ILF-Myanmar lawyers with filing applications (upon instruction)

• Keep track of court dates and inform ILF-Myanmar lawyers, staff and internationals

• Enter all case information in the Case Management System and ensure that the data is accurate and up-to-date.

Provide reports on data and case statistics on a regular basis or as requested.

• Perform all translation as requested by supervisors along with occasional administrative responsibilities

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

• Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from an accredited university

• Proficiency in oral and written English, as well as oral and written Myanmar

• Willingness to travel within Pathein and the surrounding area as needed

• Willingness to travel outside of Pathein as needed, and as permitted

• Prior experience translating a strong plus

• Prior experience working for a lawyer or law firm, or at least knowledge or interest in the law, a strong plus

• Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) is required

• Strong oral and written communication skills

• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

• A commitment to the ILF’s mission and goals

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