Career Opportunities with Valbin Corporation

Qatari Cultural Advisor

Location: MD - Bethesda


Valbin Corporation is a leading language service provider to the government and private sector and is dedicated to delivering superior linguistic, analytical and cultural services to the diplomatic, defense, intelligence and business sectors.

We are currently seeking well-qualified Cultural Advisors and Cultural Advisor Managers to support a government contract.

POSITION SUMMARY:  The Qatari Cultural Advisor will advise and interpret between military and civilian members of the staff and ranking officials of the Qatari government.  The Cultural Advisor will assist in administrative duties including, but not limited to, facilitating paperwork/immigration documentation from the US Embassy.       

Languages:   Arabic, English



  • Interpret and translate Arabic and English on subjects including procurement, special projects, plans, finance and general correspondence

  • Provide Qatari Muslim cultural advisement

  • Develop training lesson plans, training aids, and conduct training for US forces as required

  • Administrative duties

    • Assist in the processing and delivery of US passport and visa applications

    • Facilitate pass paperwork, negotiations, and other issues involving the Qatari Ministry of Defense

    • Facilitate paperwork/immigration documentation from the US Embassy

  • Additionally, the Cultural Advisor Lead/Manager will:

    • Schedule and monitor contract personnel work schedules

    • Provide advisory duties


  • Minimum of five (5) years’ work experience as a cultural advisor in Qatar or other Gulf Cooperation Council member countries

  • Minimum of five (5) years’ work experience as an English/Arabic translator in a country in which Arabic is the official language

  • Minimum of three (3) years’ work experience with the United States Government during operations supporting a declared contingency

  • Cultural Advisor:

    • Current Secret or Interim Secret Clearance

    • Language proficiency of 3 in both Modern Standard Arabic and English

  • Cultural Advisor Manager:

    • Current Top Secret clearance with SCI eligibility

    • A minimum of five (5) years’ of supervisory experience

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