Website Plan International
Translation Services Manager
Location: Woking, Flexible
Company: Plan International
Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.
We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected.
Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.
We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.
We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.
Programme Y.O.D.A is an organisational change programme through which we will change our Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution, revise our processes and working practices in relation to Finance, Grants, Programmes and Projects and Supply Chain Management, and develop a new Project Management and Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning (PMERL) solution.
The purpose of this post working under the direction of the Programme Y.O.D.A Change Partner is to manage translation services within the change journey.
The role will manage the whole translation process across Y.O.D.A, supporting business and training teams and ensuring quality and consistency both across Y.O.D.A and Plan in general. This will involve multiple stakeholders as well as interaction with external translation services.
We are currently seeking to improve the way we manage translations at Plan International with the increasing use of AI tools and translation software – resulting in the need for enhanced workflow and new ways of working.
The successful candidate will be a process oriented, customer focused, multi-tasking individual with a proven track record in delivering translation and linguistic services.
They will combine creativity and a solution orientated mindset, with highly effective linguistic and relationship building skills.
They will also have:
- A record of accomplishment of achieving results and strategic impact in translation and coordinating for translations to be delivered.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to communicate complicated and technical issues in a concise and clear way, to a wide range of target audiences
- The ability to work under pressure, to tight deadlines, with competing priorities and minimal supervision
- Fluency and translation level in at least two languages amongst English, French and Spanish
- Experience of Translation Management Software (TMS) and Computer Assisted Translation (CAT) tools
Please view the full Job Description here: Y.O.D.A. – Translation Services Manager – April 2022.docx
Please highlight in your Cover Letter how your skills and experience match the requirements in the Person Specification.
Type of Role: 2 Year Fixed Term Contract
Location: Flexible where Plan International has a legal entity and the applicant has the pre-existing right to work and live. *
Salary: We will be happy to disclose the salary and applicable benefits to applicants as part of this process, however, please kindly note that this will vary according to the location of the appointed candidate and therefore it is not possible to include full details here.
As an indication if this role was based in the Global Hub office in the UK the salary range would be circa £45,000 per annum
Closing Date: 24 April 2022
*Applicable locations may include: Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Central African Republic, China, Colombia, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Finland, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Korea, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Spain, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for.
We want Plan International to reflect the diversity of the communities we work with, offering equal opportunities to everyone regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.
Plan International is based on a culture of inclusivity and we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas.
We foster an organisational culture that embraces our commitment to racial justice, gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion.
Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. This means that we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with and we must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.
A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International’s Safeguarding Children and Young People policy. Plan International also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this scheme we will request information from applicants previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.