Arabic Consecutive Interpreters

IRAQ

4/13/18

4/13/19

Description

Mission Essential is seeking Arabic Consecutive Interpreters who work only in the consecutive mode and are capable of conveying a minimum of one sentence at a time accurately, after hearing it in full, without using notes. With notes the interpreter generally conveys several sentences to a full paragraph at a time. The consecutive interpreter works in informal settings, in conditions similar to those described for the simultaneous interpreter.

Minimum Requirements

In addition, each Consecutive Interpreter shall have the capability to:

Contractors must have a command of the required language(s) in both written and spoken form. 
Linguists must be able to speak and read at the S4/R4 level. Contractors must be able to understand and speak in the required language(s) and able to understand and communicate in a variety of required language(s) dialects.
Language command must be comparable to that of an educated, fluent speaker of the languages.

Requirements:  
Secret clearance
Must be able to read, write, speak, and listen in Arabic at a 4/4 level
Must be a US citizen

Desired Requirements

Additionally, linguists shall hold one of two backgrounds.

1. Undergraduate Degree: Major Study - the appropriate foreign language(s) from an English-speaking college or university, English from a college or university in the other country, or translating or interpreting where English and the foreign language(s) were prerequisites.
2. Specialized Experience: Two or more years’ experience in translating, interpreting, or other work requiring the use of English and the other language(s); or a combination of work (that required English and the other required languages) and training at the Defense Language Institute, Foreign Service Institute, or comparable training institute.