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FROM 11 JUNE 2018

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The South African Embassy in Paris is seeking the service of qualified professionals, to occupy a full-time position of Translator/Interpreter (English to French and French to English).

Duties will include:

Translation of correspondence and official documents from French – English and English-French

Interpretation at official meetings and Embassy events

Maintain and update the Embassy website in both English and French

Administer the Embassy’s incoming email account in both English and French

Do research in both English and French texts, in support of Embassy activities.

Various ad-hoc tasks of the Embassy relating to maintaining effective communication in French and English through public, image building, Embassy events and media liaison.



Applicants must be in possession of a relevant four year certificate or degree qualification from an Interpretation/Translation Institution.

Minimum 3 years experience as an interpreter/translator

Minimum 2 years in an international environment, international organization or Embassy

Proficiency in both English and French


Proven research skills

Good communication skills

Computer proficiency (MS Word, Excel, Database, Internet use)

Good interpersonal skills and an ability to work well within a team environment

Ability to accurately meet deadlines

Flexibility to work after hours and during weekends

Remuneration: minimum salary €30 884.00 Maximum salary €56 497– level 6

CLOSING DATE: 30 November 2018

CVs in English as well as employment cover letters in English and police clearance certificate may be forwarded to the following email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Enquiries: Ms MS Mkhwebane Tel: 01 53 59 23 26

NB: Preference will be given to the candidate who speaks French as the first language or English as the first language.

 Only applicants with the right to employment in France may apply. All appointments will be subject to a process to reference checking, qualification verification.

Applications received after the closing date will not be considered

 Only applicants with the right to employment in France may apply.