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JOB VACANCY: Translator

The Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines in Tokyo is inviting qualified candidates for the following vacancy:

Translator for Administrative Section

The Administrative Section of the Embassy deals with day-to-day management of property, equipment, supplies, security, and well-being of personnel. The Section also deals with Japanese service providers for purchase orders, ocular inspections, negotiation, and signing of contacts.

Job Purpose
The Administration Section provides a wide range of technical and administrative support to Embassy operations. The translator provides support and reports to the Administrative Officer and to other key personnel of the Administrative Section.

 Support the Administrative Officer and other key personnel of the Administrative Section in the day-to-day operations of the Embassy;
 Assist the Property Officer in the negotiation, translation of documents, and engagement of service providers for goods and services required by the Embassy;
 Assist the Protocol Officer in the day-to-day translations, negotiations, meetings, operations, as and when necessary;
 Assist the Security Officer in the day-to-day translations, negotiations, meetings, operations, as and when necessary;
 Liaise with the police and other local authorities, representatives from the hotels, banks, among other service providers, as and when necessary;
 Manage the email account on a daily basis for translations of incoming documents (letters; emails, notes, etc);
 Maintain confidentiality of all administrative issues and concerns of the Embassy at all times;
 .Perform other tasks as assigned by the Administrative Officer and other superiors in the Section.

 Japanese or Filipino national; Male of Female; between 25 and 45 years old;
 University/Bachelor’s degree in any field;
 (for Filipino nationals) Excellent written and verbal communication skills in Japanese (required JLPT N1 proficiency) and holder of long-term resident visa;
 (for Japanese nationals) Business proficiency in English both in written and oral communication;
 Proficiency in computer applications;
 Ability to work independently on his/her own initiative with minimal guidance from superiors; courteous and honest;
 Physically and mentally fit to work; and
 Can translate on the spot conversations and one-page document;
 Previous applicants are welcome to submit his/her new application.

General considerations:
The selected candidate will be given six months contract and renewable thereafter, subject to performance evaluation and availability of funds.

Actual appointment salary and compensation will take into account the selected individual’s qualifications and experience.

Application requirements:
Interested individuals are requested to send the following documents not later than 26 July 2021 via email to admin.section@philembassy.net with the subject, “Application for Translator of the Administration Section”:

1. Application Letter
2. Curriculum Vitae with passport-size photo
3. Data page of passport
4. Copy of school records (diploma and transcript of records)
5. Copy of Residence Card and Visa for Filipino applicants; please make sure applicant has legal residence status in Japan (permanent, long/short-term visas) because the Embassy does not sponsor visas for local employment
6. Copy of National Health Insurance Card