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FAROUK JASSIM 13-114 NANCY SMITH PT. OTTAWA, ONTARIO K1N 1C1 TEL. /FAX: (613) 237-4057 E-MAIL ADDRESS: OBJECTIVE To work with your Institute as an Arabic-English Translator/ Interpreter. EDUCATION 2001 Cultural Interpreter Certificate Cultural Interpretation Services of Ottawa-Carlton, Ontario 2001 Accredited Translator Translation Bureau Public Works and Government Services, Ontario 2000 Interpreter Certificate IVMWAA (Immigrant and Visible Minority Women Against Abuse) Ottawa-Carlton, Ontario 1988 Court Interpreter Certificate Ministry of the Attorney General of Ontario, Ontario 1987 Certificate of Studies in International Human Rights University of Prince Edward Island, PEI 1986 B.A. Philosophy (Honors Program) University of Ottawa, Ontario 1974 B.A. Economics University of Mosul, Iraq WORK EXPERIENCE Presently Translator/ Interpreter/ Cultural Advisor USA Army Hawija, Iraq Duties: Facilitate communications between army personnel and locals for variety of purposes, including project contracts, military training as well as translating different kinds of documents, and working with special units responsible for interrogations and investigations. 2004-1993 Arabic Language Teacher CFLS (Canadian Forces Language School) Ottawa, Ontario Duties: Teaching MSA (Modern Standard Arabic) and Iraqi dialect to DND employees, basic and advance levels of language, which include grammar, syntax, translation and transcription. 2004- 2003 Arabic Teacher Catholic Board of Education Ottawa, Ontario Duties: Teaching Arabic Language (credit course) to high school students. 2002- 2000 Interpreter/ Translator CISOC (Cultural Interpretation Services of Ottawa-Carlton) Ottawa, Ontario Duties: Interpreted for social assistants, hospitals and police departments meetings and interviews. 2002-1986 Court Interpreter/ Translator Court Interpretation Services Ministry of The Attorney General of Ontario Duties: Simultaneous and consecutive interpretation from and to Arabic/ English in the courtroom. Translation of legal documents. 2002-1986 Interpreter Immigration Refugee Board Department of Citizenship and Immigration of Canada Ottawa, Ontario Duties: Simultaneous and Consecutive Interpretation of refugee hearings. 1992-1989 Interpreter Department of Employment and Immigration Ottawa, Ontario Duties: Consecutive interpretation from and to Arabic/ English of immigrants’ hearings. Translation of document pertaining immigration claimants and audiocassettes. 1989-1987 Translator OCISO (Ottawa-Community Immigrant Services Organization) Ottawa, Ontario Duties: Translated personal letters, documents and academic transcripts for newcomers to Canada. 1988-1986 Culture Briefer Malkame Consultants Ltd. Ottawa Ottawa, Ontario Duties: Briefed DND, employees (Peace Keepers) with cultural issues and concerns and historical background of Arabic communities of different origins. 1982 English Teacher Arabic Students Association University of Ottawa, Ontario Duties: Taught English as a second language to foreign students of Ottawa University. 1982-1982 Arabic Language Teacher Living Language Services Ottawa, Ontario Duties: Taught Arabic to government employees including External Affairs officials. 1981-1979 Director/ Teacher Arabic Community School Ottawa, Ontario Duties: Taught Arabic to Canadian students; I was promoted to director’s position, which involved hiring language teachers, ensuring a quality standard of teaching and the general administration of the school. 1978-1977 Arabic Teacher Islamic Community School Newcastle, United Kingdom Duties: Taught Arabic with emphasis on religious Themes derived from the Qur’an to Muslim adults of Non-Arabic origin. 1977-1974 Accountant Assistant Equipments and Machinery Company Ministry of Agriculture, Mosul, Iraq Duties: Organized and controlled financial books and relating documents of the company. SOFT SKILLS • Huge analytical capacity of legal, political and philosophical issues. • Capability of delivering instructions and information. • Ability to organize and manage formal and informal groups. Presently I’m the president of the Iraqi-Canadian Society of Ottawa. Formerly president of the Iraqi Community centre of Ottawa-Hull (1990-1991), president of the Arab Student Association at the University of Ottawa (1981-1982). LANGUAGES Arabic, English, French REFERENCES Available upon request.
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