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The Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) is currently seeking a Translator. Language combinations: Native language: Arabic / First foreign language: German or English, Second foreign language (desirable): English or German
The successful applicant’s duties will include:
- Translation of Notes Verbal, as well as of official correspondence and texts, from Arabic into German or English and vice versa; translation of public relations texts into Arabic
- Providing language support for the Consulate General in consular, political, economic, cultural and administrative matters
- Research and analysis (writing briefs containing background information on fundamental and current issues)
- Liaising with partners for German-Saudi Arabian cooperation
Applicants should have the following qualifications:
- At least a Bachelor’s Degree
- Native Arabic and an excellent knowledge of local customs and circumstances; a very good command of German and/or English
- Sound general knowledge in the areas of politics, business and culture; the ability to conduct analysis and research
- Good working knowledge of standard word processing software and social media platforms
- A willingness to undergo further training
- Maintains poised and polite etiquette
- Excellent team, social and intercultural skills, a willingness to be flexible and work overtime, including occasional official travel on weekends
What do we offer?
- A full-time position (41-hour working week)
- Interesting work in a multilingual setting, with the possibility of further training
- A pleasant working environment in the Consulate General team
- Remuneration and working conditions are determined by the template contract for local employees in Saudi Arabia that has been approved by the Federal Foreign Office. For more information in this regard, please contact the Consulate General by phone.
Your application must be submitted no later than 15 March 2021 and must comprise the following:
- Your curriculum vitae and a letter of motivation in German or English
- Scans of your degrees and certificates
Email your application to the Consulate General in Jeddah at
- with the subject line: Application for the position of translator
The Federal Foreign Office is committed to ensuring professional equality between women and men and therefore expressly welcomes applications from women with the necessary qualifications.
Severely disabled applicants will, in the case of equal suitability, receive preferential treatment in accordance with statutory requirements.
The Consulate General is unfortunately not in a position to reimburse costs incurred in connection with interviews.