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Pashto Translator

Springfield, VA
65K -75 k
June 30, 2022

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Jahan Shahsawar

Burke, VA



Social Media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn Recruiter

Experience building pipelines of all sorts

Metrics driven

Managed up to 50+ reqs at any given time

Weekly communication with Hiring Managers & Team

Proficient in MS Office Suite (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint & SharePoint)

Recruiting experience and knowledge of labor laws and HR best practices

Strong time management and organizational skills

ATS: Workday, People Fluent, Kenexa, iCIMS, Taleo, Bullhorn, SuccessFactors, Clear Company, UltiPro, My Staffing Pro, ADP RM

Job boards: Career Builder, Zip Recruiter, indeed, Monster, DICE, Clearance jobs, etc. (every job board possible)


Global Institute for rehabilitation Inc

Recruiter Manger for nonprofit organization.

Part time 2018 - 2022


Warehouse receiving &safety Associate Manager

February 2021-April 2022 (contract position)

Springfield, VA.

Blooms Crossing Animal Hospital

Consultant and HR Manager

June 2015-December 2017

Manassas Park, VA .

Mission Essential Personnel (MEP):

Cultural Advisor, Counterterrorism Intel Analyst, Translator & Interpreter for U.S. Army & Special Forces

July 2012-October 2014

Kandahar, Afghanistan

Weekly interviews with sources that provided intelligence. Served as a Translator and Interpreter during these meetings

Participated in all field missions with Special Forces as a Cultural Advisor, Translator, and Interpreter

Translation and Interpretation of classified documents, videos, and audio in different Pashto dialects

Worked as an Interpreter between the U.S. Army and The Afghan National Army Generals as well as Afghan National Police and Local Police Commanders

Provided the U.S. Army support as a Cultural Advisor regarding Afghan culture and religion

Attended weekly Assemblies in various villages across Afghanistan led by the “elders” of each village with the U.S. Army to provide support as an Interpreter.

Recruiting management and Program manager.

2002- 2011

Buffalo Group

Contract Translator

April 2012-July 2012

Reston, VA

Translation of court documents from English to Pashto

Defense Group Inc. (DGI)

Contract Program Manager, Cultural Advisor & Translator

February 2011-October 2011

Washington, DC

Translation of classified documents, audio, and video from various dialects of Pashto to English

Program Manager leading the coordination of various proposals in support of several projects in Afghanistan

Torres Advanced Enterprise Solutions

Sr. Special Advisor & Program Manager

September 2009-September 2011

Developed and implemented Recruiting and language training program for Cultural Advisors hired to work with the U.S Military and U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan

Recruited and ran background checks on hundreds of applicants for work in Afghanistan and Iraq as Translators. All applicants recruited successfully passed the State Department consecutive and translation tests

Founder of the training program used to test all Linguist applicants. Wrote all the content included in the training DVDs for Pashto, Dari, and Farsi as well as Arabic languages

Wrote, translated, and edited a Pashto to English Dictionary later published by Torres and distributed at bases in Afghanistan

ManTech International

Contract Sr. Recruiter, Language & Logistics Department

May 2009-August 2009

Fairfax, VA

Specialized in the Recruitment of Pashto, Dari, Farsi and Arabic Linguists for several different Government contracts. Tested over 200 applicants in 4 months


Recruiting Manager, Language & Logistics Department

August 2008- May 2009

Recruitment for INSCOM US Army Program

Fairfax, VA

Recruitment for INSCOM and RAVENCLAW programs of Pashto, Dari, and Farsi Linguists

Pre-qualified, tested and trained prospective applicants

Torres Advanced Enterprise Solutions

**Director of Language Evaluation & Afghanistan Staff Relation

Aug. 2006-August 2008

Developed the marketing and media strategy for the INSCOM program in Afghanistan

Earned top Recruiter position within the company, traveling to job fairs nationwide to locate potential candidates

Provided numerous television and newspaper interviews to the Afghan media on the topic of the INSCOM program recruitment for Afghanistan

Recruitment of Pashto and Dari Linguists for INSCOM projects in Afghanistan

SOS International

Recruitment Specialist, Language & Logistics Services Department

June 2003-August 2006

Specialized in the recruitment of Pashto, Dari, Farsi, and Arabic Linguists for several different Government contracts

Provided television interviews and advertising in internationally read newspapers to attract potential Linguists

Taught Pashto classes on a weekly basis to Linguist applicants to prepare them for the Pashto written & verbal exam

Created, administered, and reviewed for accuracy, all Pashto and Dari exams taken by applicants

Completed and processed all security clearance paperwork, including the Standard Form (SF-86), for applicants

Self-employed Pashto, Dari & Farsi Teacher


Taught verbal, writing, and reading skills in the Pashto, Dari, and Farsi languages to private students


Several Intelligence Psychology screen training classes (Fort Meade, MD)

LPT [Language Proficiency Test] (Pashto & Dari Language Exam)

Ft. Meade, MD, MELAB Exam (Pashto & Dari Language Exam)

November 2005, ALTA Exam (Translation of Pashto to English Exam)

Several Medical Certifications (Immunology & Toxicology) from NIH Medical School Bethesda, MD

Northern Virginia Community College, English as well as computer keyboarding certificates

Tehran University obtained bachelor’s in political science.

Toulouse, France: Bachelor’s in medical management.

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