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Freelance English-French Translator
Company: The Sentry
Location: Remote (Washington DC), DC
Employment Type: Part Time
Date Posted: 03/01/2021
Expire Date: 05/01/2021
Job Categories: Other, Telecommunications, Nonprofit and Volunteer Services, Writing/Authoring
Job Description
Freelance English-French Translator
Freelance English-French Translator

The Sentry is seeking a skilled freelancer to translate written investigative and policy content from English to French and French to English. The ideal candidate will have experience doing written translation work on international relations, economic affairs, crime and corruption, illicit finance, and/or human rights matters, particularly related to French-speaking Africa.

Duties:
Translate written materials, including investigative reports, policy papers, press releases, and social media content from English to French and, on occasion, from French to English
Maintain strict confidentiality when working on unpublished investigative materials
Employ economic and financial language and policy and government terms appropriately
Ensure that risk-mitigating legal phrasing is maintained
Consult with internal subject matter experts on terminology and to understand specific concepts so that they may be translated appropriately
Retain feedback and develop specialist knowledge
Proofread and edit final translated text
Return projects on or before deadline
Maintain formatting in translated documents
Communicate clearly and regularly regarding projects and availability
Invoice for projects regularly
Adhere to industry quality standards

Preferred: Familiarity with localized French nuances in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Central African Republic

Qualified applicants will be asked to complete a brief sample translation.

The Sentry is a strategic partner of the Enough Project, which is a project of New Venture Fund (NVF), a 501(c)(3) public charity that incubates new and innovative public-interest projects and grant-making programs. NVF is committed to attracting, developing, and retaining exceptional people and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding, and enables each of us to realize our potential. NVF’s work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working.

To apply, submit a resume and cover letter to jobs@thesentry.org. Please include “Translator” in the subject line of your email.
Qualifications & Requirements
Qualifications:
Native French speaker
English fluency
Bachelor’s degree
3+ years of professional translation experience
Demonstrated familiarity with vocabulary specific to governance and financial policy
Experience translating with legal risk in mind
Deep knowledge of French spelling and grammar
Attention to detail
Strong communication skills
Contact Information
Company Name: The Sentry
Contact Email: jobs@thesentry.org
Company Description:
The Sentry is an investigative and policy team that follows the dirty money connected to African war criminals and transnational war profiteers and seeks to shut those benefiting from violence out of the international financial system. By disrupting the cost-benefit calculations of those who hijack governments for self-enrichment, we seek to counter the main drivers of conflict and create new leverage for peace, human rights, and good governance. The Sentry is composed of financial investigators, international human rights lawyers, and regional experts, as well as former law enforcement agents, intelligence officers, policymakers, investigative journalists, and banking professionals. Co-founded by George Clooney and John Prendergast, The Sentry is a strategic partner of the Clooney Foundation for Justice. Within East and Central Africa, which loses billions of dollars a year in illicit financial outflows, mainly from its extraordinary natural resource wealth, The Sentry focuses primarily on the conflict zone spanning Sudan, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the Central African Republic. We aim to create significant financial consequences for kleptocrats, war criminals, and their international financial facilitators through network sanctions, anti-money laundering measures, prosecutions, compliance actions by banks and other private companies, asset recovery, and other tools of economic and legal pressure. The Sentry engages intensively with policymakers, law enforcement officials, global banks, tech and mining companies, and other private sector entities around the world. We also support activist campaigns involving students, faith-based groups, celebrities, human rights organizations, and other concerned constituencies.
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