I studied, worked and lived in post-USSR countries for more than 25 years.
Diplomatic Interpreter/Translator, Embassy of the Republic of the Sudan in Ukraine.
Responsible for managing, developing and driving Embassy’s media communications activity. Working alongside the Head of Diplomatic Mission, maximize awareness of Embassy’s activities using multiple media channels (press, TV, radio, social media) to support immediate and long term goals in a creative and cost effective manner.
To facilitate communication with non-English/non-Arabic speaking government members and people by providing high-level interpreting and translating support to the Embassy’s staff. Drafts diplomatic notes and translate them into Ukrainian/Russia languages. Maintaining a chronological record of all translations and official correspondence drafted.
Responsible for overseeing communications to the media, including preparing articles, press kits, press releases, and other content initiatives.
Ensure the Embassy protects and promotes its image in a proper, coordinated, and consistent manner.
Cultivate and enhance collaborative working relationships within the press and publicity community.
Manage the flow of news about the Embassy to the media.
Gather and disseminate timely information to press and staff.
Optimize communication system to enhance accuracy of communication.
Create effective communication channels.
Enhance effectiveness of press and publicity function.
Develop relationships with national and regional press contacts to ensure the Embassy reputation is promoted and to deflect criticism.
Plan and oversee press events.
Detect public relations issues as they emerge and address them directly.
Interpret events range from bilateral and multilateral meetings and negotiations in different fields: ranging from agriculture, to security, commerce and business, defense, democracy and human rights, energy and the environment, finance, health, humanitarian assistance, law enforcement, nonproliferation, public diplomacy, science and technology, and transportation.
Under the supervision and guidance of the Head of Diplomatic Mission’s served as principal Translator for the Embassy. Documents translation (between Ukrainian/Russian and Arabic).
Translation of a wide range of material from Ukrainian/Russian into Arabic and from Arabic into Ukrainian/Russian, including items of official, political, scientific, technical, legal, economic or military nature (e.g. reports, legal codes, agreements, Embassy contracts, diplomatic notes and technical documents).