The overall purpose of this position is to provide coordination with Host Nation Officials and offices to translate and resolve issues as required.
MAJOR JOB ACTIVITIES:
MATERIAL & EQUIPMENT DIRECTLY USED:
General office equipment and supplies, computer, cell phone, vehicle.
This position works both indoors and out. During a large portion of the year this position will be exposed to extreme heat, sand and dust. Normal work week is 40 hours, 5 days a week. Must be on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This position requires flexibility in work hours.
Work environment is often fast paced and at times requires exposure to high heat and humidity and working at all hours.
Education/Certifications: Two years related experience may be substituted for one year of education, if degree is required.
College degreed preferred/High School diploma required. Driver’s license - required must be able to obtain Qatari driver’s license. 5 years of experience as Arabic linguist or Bachelor’s Degree in translation with 2 years of experience. US Citizen with a Secret Security Clearance is required.
Incumbent must demonstrate a high degree of English comprehension, including speaking, understanding, reading, writing, and typing. Must be fluent in Arabic, Qatari dialect with a minimum of 5 years of experience in speaking, reading and writing. Must have an extensive knowledge of Qatari culture, religion, customs and laws as well as be familiar with Qatari military structure, customs and courtesies. Must have experience dealing with high ranking foreign officials and be able to interface at the executive level. Must have at least 5 years of experience acting as protocol adviser for civil and military affairs.
Must be proficient in using Microsoft Office software both English and Arabic versions.
Interpersonal and communication skills are requirements of this position as there is constant interaction with military personnel.
Arabic language skills are required, should be native speaker or similar skill level.
Accustomed to dealing at executive level.
Prior military experience preferred.
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