English to Sinhala Language Translator – Economic Research (Full or Part-time position)

Verité Research is looking to hire an English to Sinhala Language Translator for Economic Research to join our Economic Research Team.

Verité Research is a private think tank based in Colombo that conducts research in Economics, Politics, Law and Media.

At Verité Research, we offer our staff an interdisciplinary research environment and direct exposure to the work and management of the organisation.

3 reasons you should apply to Verité Research:

  1. You will contribute towards impacting Sri Lanka’s policy issues in the areas of economics, law, politics and media.
  2. You will be mentored by a dynamic group of experts from the fields of Economics, Law and Media
  3. You will be a part of an interdisciplinary work environment and be exposed to work from across the organisation

In this role, you will be involved in :

  1. Translation – The work will involve translating content from English to Sinhala and vice versa.
  2. Transcription – The work will involve converting audio files to text using an internet browser-based tool.
  3. Search Evaluation – perform basic online tasks to evaluate the quality and relevance of internet-based search results, advertisements, and/or web page content
  4. Networking with field experts to stay current on new translation tools and practices.
  5. Learning from a dynamic group of economists.
  6. Working collaboratively with both the research team and the communications team.

What we require:

  1. Education:
    • Bachelor’s Degree in the social sciences or a related field.
    • Candidates who have ten years or more of executive level work experience.
  2. Work experience:
    • Minimum two years’ experience in translating documents from English to Sinhala is mandatory
    • Retired professionals are encouraged to apply.
  3. Skills:
    • Working proficiency in MS Word
    • Excellent proofreading skills with the ability to identify grammar, spelling and punctuation errors
    • Exceptional time management skills and ability to complete tasks in timely and efficient manner.
    • Creating and supporting an environment which fosters teamwork and cooperation.
  4. Language: Full professional proficiency in reading, writing, and speaking English and Sinhala is required.

Please send in your cover letter and CV, along with a sample of your translation work to work@veriteresearch.org

Please mention the position applied for – English to Sinhala Language Translator for Economic Research – clearly in the subject of the email.

Deadline:  15th December 2021