• British Embassy in Abu Dhabi Careers | Translator and Administrative Officer

    British Embassy in Abu Dhabi Careers | Translator and Administrative Officer

    Location: Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

    Job Description

    Type of Post: British Embassy in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

    Job Category: Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Policy & Political roles)

    Job Subcategory: Chancery

    The British Embassy Abu Dhabi is looking for an energetic person to work as a full-time Translator and Administrative Officer in the Embassy’s dynamic Chancery Team. The position offers the opportunity to work in a friendly, supportive environment with plenty of scope for personal development.

    The jobholder will provide translation services to all departments represented in Chancery (Political, Economic, Protocol, International Development, Gender Equality, etc.). They will also be expected to perform a variety of administrative tasks to support the work of Chancery and the wider Embassy.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Your main responsibilities in this role include the following:

      Translation (60%)

    • Provide Arabic-English-Arabic translation for the Abu Dhabi Chancery Team, including, but not limited to: translating, and drafting note verbales, translating official correspondence, and assisting with other translation requests.

    • Log Chancery Notes Verbales and maintain a database of various note formats and their Arabic translation.

    • Provide translation to the Press and Public Affairs team, including, but not limited to: translating press releases, news articles, Ambassador’s speeches, and other content for the Embassy website and social media.

    • Provide interpretation support as required.

    • Support the UAE Visits and Protocol teams with translation services as required.

    • Administrative support (40%)

    • Assist the Visits and Protocol teams with official programmes for UK Ministers, VIPs, and other officials, including, but not limited to: arranging calls, acting as a point of contact, accompany during visits and recces.

    • Collate/ translate biographies of key government officials and bodies.

    • Contribute with Visits and Protocols team in collating and updating Chancery contacts.

    • Support Chancery team when interacting with Arabic speaking contacts.

    • Flexibility to respond to Chancery team requirements as they arise.

    Job Requirements

    • At least 2 years of experience of translation work

    • Excellent communication skills in English and Arabic, both verbal and written

    • Strong IT skills and literacy in Microsoft Office applications (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)

    • Excellent interpersonal skills

    • Ability to work well under pressure and deliver to deadlines with due attention to detail

    • Understanding of customers and delivering excellent service

    • Desirable qualifications, skills and experience

    • Translation certification (diploma, BA, etc.)

    • Experience of working in an office environment and doing general administration duties

    • Experience of working in the diplomatic or government field

    • Required competencies

    • Collaborating and Partnering, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace, Demonstrating Resilience

    Job Details

    Company/Organization: British Embassy in Dubai

    Employment Type: Full-time

    Job Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

    Duration of Post: Permanent

    Compensation/Salary: AED 11,108 Per Month