• Ömeravni Mh. İnebolu Sk. No:67 Kabataş/Beyoğlu/İstanbul
  • +90 212 249 44 48



Expected Starting date: ASAP Status: (Fixed-term)


  1. Dünya Doktorları Derneği

Dünya Doktorları Derneği (DDD) is a humanitarian, impartial and independent non-governmental organisation based in Turkey, facilitating access to health care to populations affected by armed conflicts, internal violence, natural disasters, disease, famine, poverty or exclusion. It seeks to stimulate and enlist voluntary commitment from medical and health care providers, and those with expertise in other fields.

DDD in Turkey, in collaboration with different partners, is running projects aiming at facilitating access and orienting beneficiaries to primary and secondary level of health care services, providing Mental Health & Psychosocial Support and Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation services to the refugees and migrants in Turkey.

Please visit www.dunyadoktorlari.org.tr to learn more.


  1. Mission

Since the beginning of the Syrian and Iraqi crises, a massive influx of external population movements have taken place through the Turkish border into inside Turkey. Over 3 million refugees, migrants & asylum seekers are currently hosted in Turkey which led to an increasing demand for health services and put a serious burden on the system. A need arose for permanent health facilities to provide services; and hence improve access to the services to a large number of refugees and migrants.

In this context, Dünya Doktorları Derneği’s intervention aims at assisting the local public health system in providing and improving access to health and health related services to vulnerable populations among refugees and migrants in Turkey, specifically in Hatay, Izmir and Istanbul provinces.

In Afrin, DDD is preparing an intervention to assist population in need by providing health services.


  1. Hierarchical & Functional links

Base at the MHPSS Center – Hatay, the Translator reports to the Facility Manager.


  1. Essential Duties
  • Document translation;
  • Verbal translation;
  • Reporting;
  • Other


  1. Responsibilities

5.1 Document translation

  • Assist management in translating/rephrasing documents from Arabic to Turkish or English and vice versa in high quality; and using the humanitarian terminology in clear language understood by all parties involved;
  • Review translated material for the accuracy of meaning, grammar and syntax.


5.2 Verbal translation

  • To perform fast and accurate translation/interpretation during meetings, workshops and professional conversations, etc. etc. including one to one and group settings;
  • Work closely with the team, translating between Turkish, Arabic or English of each parties in the consultation or conversation;
  • Ensure that all words and sentences are well communicated.


5.4 Reporting

  • Report any security related issues to the line manager or to the Field Coordinator;
  • Provide a report and/or handover document at the end of contract.


5.3 Other

  • Provide assistance when requested by any member of the team;
  • Participate in internal work meetings;
  • Support operational organisation of field trips and DDD programs/activities
  • Assist with any additional tasks required by management


NB: considering the purpose and values of the organisation, DDD requests to its employee complete flexibility in term of duties and commitment, as their job description can be adjusted throughout the year according to needs and priorities.


  1. Expected profile


  • University degree or equivalent qualification in English, Arabic, linguistics, interpretation or related fields;


Professional experience

  • Minimum 1-2 years practical experience in Turkish-Arabic translation or teaching
  • Previous international personal or professional experience would be a plus;
  • Good command of Microsoft office package (PowerPoint, excel, word)


Skills and qualities required

  • Experience in translating and proofreading;
  • Excellent organisational and multi-tasking skills;
  • Capable to prepare clear and comprehensive reports in Arabic and Turkish;
  • Excellent communication, reporting and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to work in an international context and collaborate with international and national experts;
  • Flexibility and ability to handle pressure.
  • Good diplomatic skills



  • Fluency in Turkish and Arabic (verbal and written) is a must. English is an asset.


How to apply:


Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Due to the urgency to fill this post, DDD reserves the right to review the CVs on a rolling basis and selected candidates may be interviewed prior to the closing dates listed.

DDD is not in a position to respond to every applicant individually due to the anticipated high number of applications.

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the first interview.


General Information

DDD retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment, to offer a contract with a modified job description or for a different duration, or to offer a contract at a lower grade.


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