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(Remote Work) Interpreter/Translator – World Resources Institute (WRI)

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World Resources Institute (WRI)

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Remote Locations: Cambodia
Job Type: Contract

Job Overview:

World Resources Institute (WRI) is an independent, nonprofit global research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity and human well-being. We are working to address seven critical challenges that the world must overcome this decade in order to secure a sustainable future for people and the planet: climate change, energy, food, forests, water, sustainable cities, and the ocean. We are passionate. We value our diversity of interests, skills and backgrounds. We have a flexible work environment. And we share a common goal to catalyze change that will improve the lives of people. Our shared ideals are at the core of our approach. They include: integrity, innovation, urgency, independence and respect. The foundation of our work is delivering high-quality research, data, maps and analysis to solve the world’s greatest environment and international development challenges, and improve people’s lives. We work with leaders in government, business and civil society to drive ambitious action and create change on the ground. Equally important, we bring together partners to develop breakthrough ideas and scale-up solutions for far-reaching, enduring impact.

We have been growing rapidly: our staff has doubled in size over the past 5 years and our operating budget is now $100 million. Founded in 1982, WRI has a global staff of 800+ people with work spanning 60 countries. We have offices in Africa, Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, Mexico and the United States as well as a growing presence in other countries and regions.
WRI is committed to advancing gender and social equity for human well-being in our mission and applies this principle to our organizational and programmatic practices.
WRI Indonesia is national entity (Yayasan) associated with the World Resources Institute (WRI), a global environmental research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity, and human well-being. WRI work with various stakeholders in the natural resources sector to support policy and management that are both profitable and sustainable. WRI work with leaders in more than 50 countries for more than 30 years, with offices in Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, Mexico, and the United States.
Launched in early 2014, WRI Indonesia builds on WRI’s 10-year history in the country and strengthens our impact on the ground. In the short-to-medium term, WRI Indonesia aims to expand its presence and portfolio to include projects in the climate, energy, as well as city and transportation programs.
The World Resources Institute ( is an environmental and development research and policy organization that creates solutions to protect the Earth and improve people’s lives. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, it is WRI’s policy to recruit, hire, and provide opportunities for advancement in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, parental status, protected veteran status, or disability. WRI’s global agenda requires a staff that is diverse – with respect to race, gender, cultural, and international background. Diverse perspectives and experience enhance the way WRI selects and approaches issues, as well as the creativity and applicability of WRI’s policy research and analysis. WRI, therefore, encourages applications from U.S. minorities, persons from other countries (especially developing nations), and from women of all backgrounds.
Period of Work
1 (one) year of initial contract from September 2020 – August 2021 with possibility of extension subject to individual performance evaluation, budget availability and program needs.
Must submit CV and proposed professional fee as application’s supporting document
Final candidates might be required to take a writing test and/or to produce/submit two writing samples when needed.
Consultant rate: Consultant rate is commensurate with experience and skills.
Qualified applicants should apply online through WRI career portal in order to be formally considered.
Application close: 1700 (Jakarta Time), 3 July 2020. We will close the advert earlier when the best candidates are identified at earlier dates.
Job Responsibilities:
Individual vendor for simultaneous interpretation and document translation service for EU SUPA project’s events and/or activities
Consultant will provide simultaneous or consecutive interpretation service and document translation from English to Khmer or vice versa on an assigned virtual meeting/conferences, field visit, and other events and/or activities hosted by WRI Indonesia
Job Requirements:
  • Native speaker of Khmer.
  • Excellent English skill (reading, writing, listening, and speaking)
  • Excellent familiarity with Cambodian culture.
  • Relevant experience in interpreting and document translation
  • Experience in translating a scientific paper / publication is a plus
  • Familiarity with using technology for translation
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office tools
  • Good communications skill
  • Ability to work efficiently and manage their working time effectively
  • Ability to maintain adequate speed and volume of output
  • Ability to travel
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