Call for Translators
Sayara International

Sayara International is a global development firm that specializes in the design and implementation of rigorous research, behavioral-change communication, and governance strategies in conflict-affected and transitioning societies. Our 250 employees operate from field offices in Beirut, Kabul, Medellin, Nairobi, Khartoum, and Paris, with support from our headquarters in Washington, DC.


 Vacancy No: 00024
 Section/Unit: Translation
 Grade Level: CO/08
 Supervisor: Programmes Manager/Operations Manager
 No. of Post: 5
 Duty Station: Khartoum
 Duration: Project based
 Closing Date: 30 April 2021


Sayara International (SAYARA) is a global development organization that specializes in rigorous research and innovative programming in conflict-affected and transitioning societies. Founded in 2004 and with more than 250 staff worldwide, SAYARA is a leading organization providing services monitoring and evaluation, sociopolitical analysis, strategic communication, governance, countering violent extremism, disinformation, migration, and youth and education. Our strength comes from our adherence to our core values, our unparalleled expertise in research methodologies, the context-specific experience of our team members. We constantly innovate to create research designs that are customized to answer our clients’ questions. 

SAYARA’s Sudan Country Program operates from Khartoum, Sudan and is part of the East and Horn of Africa Regional Program. The regional team conducts projects in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, and Sudan and delivers services to clients around the world, including the United Nations (UNDP, UNOPS, UNFPA, UNHCR, UNICEF, UN Women), the European Union, governments (US, UK, France), universities, international NGOs, and other major donors. Headquartered in the Washington, DC region with local offices in Kenya, Sudan, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Colombia, and France, SAYARA is responsive to client needs in complex environments through local expert knowledge and an ethical, evidence-based approach.

 Duties and responsibilities:

Sayara International is seeking experienced translators in the following main languages:
- English to Arabic
- Arabic to English
Translation companies or consortiums are encouraged to apply. Sudanese and non-Sudanese individual applicants are also encouraged to apply. Our purpose is to have a pool of professional translators available for translation of requested documents (questionnaires, training material, brochures, reports etc) Translators are expected to deliver high quality translation of assignments meeting reasonable deadlines.

Application process

Candidates/ companies are invited to send us the following:

o   Quotation for translating 250 words/ one page in word document; 

o   CV including relevant experience in humanitarian and economic development or related sectors

o   Work samples translated in the last two years (Arabic into English or English into Arabic) 

please send all the above to 

 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

Candidates must have: 

o   At least a BA in translation (or equivalent experience)

o   Not less than two years of experience in the field of translation

o   Familiarity with INGO, UN agencies writing in English and Arabic, and general knowledge of humanitarian development sector. 


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