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Oct 24, 2017

KANCO French Translators Jobs in Kenya

Job Vacancy: French Translator
KANCO is  regional membership network of organizations including: Non-Governmental Organization (NGOs), Community Based Organization (CBOs), Faith Based Organization (FBOs), Private Sector, Research and Learning Institutions responding to HIV & AIDS and TB in Kenya. 

It is also accredited as a Linking Organization with the International HIV & AIDS Alliance. 

Its mission is to provide leadership, promote collaboration and enhance capacity among Civil Society organizations (CSOs) and other stakeholders to respond to HIV & AIDS, TB other public Health concerns at community level.
Guided by the vision of healthy people, empowered communities, over time KANCO has evolved to become a premier agency for sensitizing, mobilizing and promoting collaboration among civil society organizations (CSOs) working in the region
HIV and Harm Reduction Conference Back Ground Information
The First Regional Eastern Africa HIV and Harm Reduction Conference (1REAHRC) will be 2017’s largest regional harm reduction (HR) event targeting 500 delegates. It will bring together those at the heart of the HR response from practitioners and peers to advocate and researchers. 

For three packed days, presentations, workshops, panel discussions, community village sessions, networking events and more will be taking place. 

Being the first of its kind in Nairobi-Kenya, the event will be hosted by KANCO and partners at the Kenya School of Monetary studies (KSMS), situated along the Thika super highway of Nairobi City.

East Africa is beginning to adopt a forward looking approach to harm reduction and drug policies; however the progress is still slow. In response, the 1REAHRC will help build a world where people benefit from good policies rooted in dignity, health and human rights.

Conference Objectives
  • To share knowledge and experience in harm reduction.
  • Inter-sectorial debate to define the value of harm reduction policies in the region and Africa.
  • To share different strategies in harm reduction programing.
  • Creation of action plans to follow-up on outcomes of the conference and reinforce partnerships.
  • To mainstream harm reduction discussion among policy makers and institutions.
Expected Outputs
  1. A high-level statement from the ministries represented.
  2. Following-up action plans on harm reduction programming in the Countries represented.
  3. Partnership for following-up initiatives.
  4. Regional partnership and networking for harm reduction advocacy.
French Translator Consultancy Summary Description
KANCO is currently recruiting for Professional English to French translator to provide technical support on contractual basis during the First HIV and Harm Reduction Conference in Eastern Africa to be Held From November 15th-17th 2017 at Kenya School of Monetary Studies in Nairobi Kenya. 

This position reports to the conference coordinator.

Key Tasks and Deliverables:
  • Enhance communication by conveying information accurately from English to French and Vis versa.
  • Handle and deal with all French verbal and written communication.
  • Format all translated documents to mirror the original source document.
  • Manage how translations will be done in the different conference sessions running parallel.
  • Render spoken messages accurately, quickly, and clearly.
  • Ensure people read the translation as if it were the original.
  • Must properly transmit any cultural references, including slang, and other expressions that do not translate literally.
  • Must deal with the pressure of deadlines and tight schedules.
  • MUST PROVIDE translating equipment including microphones and translators as part of the consultancy package.
  • Convert the final conference report from English to French for website Sharing.
  • Submit all translation assignments electronically.
Key Requirements / Qualifications
  • Must have Eastern Africa Countries Citizenship.
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts / Education with specialization in French.
  • Fluency in French and mastery of both English and French is mandatory.
  • Minimum of two years’ verifiable experience as a French instructor / teacher and translator/ interpreter.
  • Work experience in a related occupation/ Prior translation industry experience.
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal skills in French and English)
  • Must be able to write clearly and effectively in the languages they translate.
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Strong and outstanding communication and interviewing skills
  • Must be computer literate
  • From a company or consultancy background with translating equipment including microphone and translators.
  • Must be sensitive to cultural differences and expectations among the people whom they are helping to communicate.
  • Must listen carefully when interpreting for audiences to ensure that they hear and interpret correctly.
How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit a detailed CV and cover letter stating  how they managed French translations in similar  events ( with Examples) where parallel sessions were running concurrently, and how many other people they worked with to deliver such by  27th  October 2017 to [email protected]

Quoting their expected remuneration for the 3 day event.

KANCO is an equal opportunity employer. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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