Acuity International

BDOC Interpreter / Liaison Officer

Job Overview

As we transition to Acuity International, you may see references to Caliburn or Caliburn International in our job postings and application process. 

Please note that as of October 1st, Caliburn International is Acuity International and as we phase out our postings and current applications, our company name will be updated.

Our vision aims to empower our clients by actively leveraging our broad range of services. With our global presence, we have career opportunities all across the world which can lead to a unique, exciting and fulfilling career path. Pick your path today! To see what career opportunities we have available, explore below to find your next career!

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• Responsible for day-to-day requirements of bridging the linguistic gap between Sallyport base defense operations center (bdoc) specialists and host nation military bdoc personnel in accordance with the bdoc standard operating procedures (sop) and assisting with the conduct of ‘on-the-job’ training with members of host nation military.


• Translate spoken conversations from Arabic to English and English to Arabic.
• Translate written passages from Arabic to English, and English to Arabic.
• Translate, send and receive emails.
• Facilitate accurate communications between the shift supervisor and host nation bdoc personnel.
• Identify noteworthy communications from the host nation bdoc and ensure concerns are appropriately communicated to the shift supervisor.
• Assist with the conduct of ‘on-the-job’ training with members of the host nation military.
• Other duties as assigned by the shift supervisor or bdoc manager.


• Must have college diploma as minimum. prefer university degree (ideally in languages or humanities).
• Familiarization with security procedures preferred.
• Security operations room experience preferred.
• Basic knowledge of Iraqi military and iqaf rank structures is desirable.


       • Fluency in spoken and written English and Arabic.
       • Intermediate level of it skills to include: MS office (word, excel spreadsheets and PowerPoint).
       • Good communications skills; able to create and maintain positive working relationships in multicultural team
       • Experience as interpreter with us government agencies, coalition forces / military units is highly desirable.
• Must have at least 1 years’ experience working with an ex-pat private security company (psc) in Iraq, ideally in a fast moving type of environment.
• Experience dealing with senior military officers and officials from government of Iraq is highly desirable.
• Very good attention to detail and adherence to approved process’ and procedures.
• Consistently demonstrates integrity, trustworthiness loyalty and commitment.
• Ability to work well under pressure and under austere living conditions with the potential for an element of danger.

Acuity International is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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