Organization: Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS)
Location: remotely
Position: Freelance Translator
Unit: Media & Communications Unit
Starting Date: As soon as possible
Job Type: Freelance

Who we are:

The Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS) is a unique non-governmental organization that has demonstrated its credibility in the field of human rights since its inception in 1993. It advocates for human rights, democracy, and accountability across the Arab region.

As a regional organization deeply embedded within the human rights movement in the Arab region, CIHRS fosters strong connections with civil society organizations on the ground while effectively engaging with major players in the international community. Through decades of activism, engagement, and monitoring of national, regional and global politics, CIHRS has gradually increased its institutional capacity and its international reach, while reinforcing its distinctive ability to connect local human rights violations in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to global security and stability concerns. The organization operates mainly through its offices in Tunis, Brussels, and Geneva. It combines international advocacy, research, capacity building, and human rights dissemination and media campaigns to elevate the voices of local human rights actors and defenders, and in doing so contributes to the protection of public space within the Arab region.

About the candidate(s)

  • Demonstrable experience in translating academic documents on a range of themes including, but not limited to, social sciences, humanities, and law
  • Demonstrable knowledge and/or interest in the human rights field, particularly as it pertains to the Arab region.

The successful candidate(s) will:

  • Ensure seamless comprehension between translated copy and original articles
  • Be highly responsive
  • Be detail-oriented
  • Have capacity to translate up to 1500 words per day
  • Be proficient in written British English

If interested please send an email to and indicate “Freelance translator” in the subject line of the email.

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