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Job Vacancy: Interpreter / Translator

Invitation to apply for the vacancy “Interpreter / Translator”

The Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines invites qualified persons to apply for the vacant position of Interpreter / Translator.


Interpreter / Translator

Working Hours:

0900-1800 hrs., Monday to Friday. The selected candidate should be willing to work beyond prescribed office hours and on weekends/holidays as needed.


Competitive monthly salary. With overtime pay for authorized overtime work.

Qualifications Required:

  • A degree from a recognized university.
  • Certification proving high level of English proficiency ( TOEIC, TOEFL, IELTS, etc., preferably with a score in the top percentile).
  • Native Japanese speaker.
  • At least five (5) years of professional work experience as an interpreter or similar role with both simultaneous and sentence-by-sentence interpretation capability (J-E & E-J)


At least five (5) years’ experience as translator/interpreter (simultaneous and/or consecutive).


  • Strong linguistic skills, both in oral and written communication (English and Japanese).
  • Excellent proofreading skills with the ability to identify grammar, spelling and punctuation errors.
  • Ability to translate quickly, confidently and accurately, speak clearly in between both languages (Japanese-English) using proper pronunciation, enunciation and polite expressions.
  • Ability and stamina to interpret meetings for at least 1 hour by yourself.
  • Flexibility and adaptability to work as an in-house interpreter in various types of meetings, both face-to-face and online, in a dynamic environment.
  • Computer knowledge with special emphasis on MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and video conferencing apps like Zoom, Teams and WebEx, with a minimum typing speed of 40 words per minute.
  • Good working knowledge of clerical office work, liaising with counterparts and other stakeholders.
  • Able to do basic research works on various topics, including political and economic issues.
  • Ability to do work with strict observance of rules and schedules.
  • Willing to learn the various services of the Embassy to be able to provide information to others.

Mental and Physical Health:

Candidates should be in good mental and physical health. At the time of offer of appointment, candidates need to submit a medical certificate indicating fitness to work.

General Functions of the Position

  • Provide translation and interpretation services to Embassy personnel and official guests whenever needed (e.g. meetings, contract signing, etc.)
  • Attend meetings and functions on behalf of the Embassy whenever necessary, and provide subsequent reports for the information of Embassy personnel.
  • Draft communications and reports, do research, and provide substantive assistance personnel of the Embassy.
  • Liaise with various stakeholders in Japanese and/or English.
  • Provide administrative work, as needed.

How to apply:

Interested applicants must submit the following:

  • Detailed CV/Resume with English and Japanese cover letters
  • Passport size photograph
  • Supporting documents (i.e. university and employment documents)

Submit your application to:

The Head of Chancery
Embassy of Republic of the Philippines
5-15-5 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-8537
Email: admin.section@philembassy.net
Tel. No.: 03-5562-1600

Qualified applicants will be contacted via email and will undergo an interview by personnel of the Embassy to check their skills and qualification, which can include interpretation / translation tests.

Please note: Only those candidates suitable for the position will be contacted.