The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) is hiring a Part-Time Chinese Translation/Research Consultant

For immediate release
February 4, 2016 10:30am EST
Contact: Uyghur Human Rights Project +1 (202) 478 1920

Job Announcement:

Chinese Language Translation/Research Consultant (Part-Time)

The Uyghur Human Rights Project, a Washington, DC-based human rights organization that promotes human rights and democracy for the Uyghur people, is seeking an experienced and reliable translator and researcher to fill a new part time position. The candidate may be located in the Washington, DC area with the option of working in the UHRP office in downtown DC. Exceptional candidates who wish to work remotely will also be considered.

UHRP’s Chinese outreach targets human rights and democracy activists to increase the prominence of Uyghur human rights within broader Chinese democracy activism, combat Chinese government propaganda, facilitate the distribution of UHRP’s Chinese research, contribute to and expand UHRP’s research in English, and make lasting connections with Chinese democracy activists. In 2016, UHRP plans to expand both the Chinese language research it produces and its distribution networks.

Responsibilities:

  • Translate all UHRP reports and briefings. These average three per year and run upward of 40 pages;
  • Translate all UHRP press releases and select English blogs. These average two to three per month and run two to three pages;
  • Write short original pieces on a monthly basis for the UHRP Chinese blog;
  • Work with the Chinese Outreach Coordinator to create at least one Chinese language multimedia project;
  • Place original writing in Chinese forums;
  • Edit all blogs or articles authored by the Chinese Outreach Coordinator, Executive Director and outside contributors

Qualifications:

  • Fluency in spoken and written Mandarin Chinese as well as excellent spoken and written English. Uyghur language (or any Turkic language) skills are a plus;
  • BA degree required in Translation, International Affairs, Chinese Studies, Central Asian Studies, Human Rights Studies or similar field;
  • 1-2 years of English to Chinese translation experience. NGO and Human rights advocacy experience also preferred;
  • Familiarity with the human rights situation in East Turkestan is desirable;
  • Excellent written and verbal communications;
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to work under pressure;
  • Proficiency in Macintosh systems and Microsoft Office software applications.

To apply, send a cover letter and resume in Chinese and English to: info@uhrp.org. Please send applications by February 15, 2016.

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