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French-English Translator Consultant

Location:Baltimore, MD
Employment Type:Other
Lutheran World Relief has nearly 75 years of demonstrated expertise helping rural communities living in poverty adapt to the challenges that threaten their livelihoods and well-being. Our international team of experts develops the most effective tools to help people achieve self-sufficiency. We apply solutions specific to the needs of each community, such as providing access to capital for small businesses or helping farmers adapt to changing climate conditions. Our long history of partnership with local communities, businesses, and governments enables in-country professionals to lift up local knowledge and leverage relationships that drive results. By investing in people, their skills, and strengthening their ability to adapt, LWR enables those living in poverty to build the resilience they need to thrive.
Summary: LWR seeks a technical translator who can rapidly turn around project documents (such as proposals, terms of reference, evaluation reports, technical studies, audit reports) written in French into English.



The consultant will be asked to:

  • Perform translation of written text from French into English
  • Organize translated material and finalize translation according to set standards regarding order, clarity, conciseness, style, and terminology
  • Demonstrated history of accurately translating technical documents in the agricultural development field from French to English, verified by former clients
  • Ability to read and understand French
  • Ability to translate clearly and concisely in English
  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • Availability to complete translations of 5-25 pages within five to ten days, if available during the agreed upon time period for the task

Recommended qualifications:
  • A bachelor's degree with a concentration in liberal arts, English or foreign language studies
  • Experience working in French on international development programs
  • Certification by the American Translation Association or similar accreditation

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