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Senior Translation, Interpretation And Advocacy Officer at East African Community (EAC) November, 2022 Job Description
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The East African Community is a regional intergovernmental organization comprising the Republic of Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, the Republic of Kenya, the Republic of Rwanda, Republic of South Sudan, Republic of Uganda and the United Republic of Tanzania with its Headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania.

The EAC mission is to widen and deepen economic, political, social and cultural integration to improve the quality of life of the people of East Africa through increased competitiveness, value added production, trade and investments.

This is an exciting opportunity for highly motivated and result-driven professionals who are citizens of East African Community Partner States (Burundi, DRC, Uganda, Rwanda, South Sudan and the United Republic of Tanzania) to apply for the following position tenable at East African Kiswahili Commission

SENIOR TRANSLATION, INTERPRETATION AND ADVOCACY OFFICER

(1 post) (REF: EAC/HR/2022-23/22)

Grade:                     P2

Reports to:             Principal Curriculum Development Officer

Station:                   Zanzibar, Tanzania

Main Purpose of the Job:

To facilitate, coordinate and harmonize translations and interpretations to and from Kiswahili for the Partner States and other agencies and encourage the development of Kiswahili for information, education and communication functions

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Facilitating, coordinating and harmonizing translations into and out of Kiswahili.
  2. Assisting Partner States to set up training centers for Kiswahili interpreters and translators
  3. Surveying, monitoring, harmonizing and encouraging the development of Kiswahili for information, communication and technological functions and usage
  4. Providing translation and interpretation services to promote the use of Kiswahili in the various EAC activities in the Partner States to enhance a common identity
  5. Advocating for the use of Kiswahili as the preferred language of wider communication within the community and beyond
  6. Promoting the use of Kiswahili in the conduct of official business and public life within the community
  7. Undertaking relevant studies to facilitate policy development in the specific sectors of the Commission
  8. Assist in timely preparation of the required departmental work plans and reports
  9. Enhancing a positive corporate culture and image of the Commission
  10. Undertaking such other activities meant to further the Commission’s objectives as may be decided from time to time

Qualifications and Experience:

  • A Master’s degree in Linguistics specializing in Kiswahili or equivalent qualifications from a recognized university
  • At least eight (8) years of experience, of which three (3) should be at Senior Level in a relevant field;
  • Proven experience in Translation, Interpretation and Advocacy
  • Ability in Program Planning, Implementation, Coordination, Monitoring and Evaluation

Skills and Competencies:

Strong administrative and organizational skills, excellent writing and communication skills in Kiswahili, English or French and ability to work in a multi- cultural/diverse environment.

Eligibility for applications:

Only applicants from the Republic of   Burundi, DRC, Uganda, Rwanda, South Sudan and the United Republic of Tanzania are eligible to apply for the above position.

Terms and Conditions of Service:

The above position is tenable for a contract of five (5) years renewable once.

This position is subject to the application of the Quota System.

Fringe Benefits:

The established posts offer attractive fringe benefits including housing allowance, transport allowance, education allowance, a medical scheme, and insurance cover.

Education Qualifications:

All candidates applying must have qualifications that are recognized by the relevant national accreditation body in their respective Partner State. This condition is applicable for locally and internationally attained qualifications.

All professions that require registration with the specific professional bodies will be expected to do so in compliance with the requirements of their respective Partner States.

Relevant Working Experience: 

Internship, training and apprenticeship will not be considered as relevant work experience.

Equal Opportunity:

The EAC is an equal opportunity employer; therefore, female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply. EAC will only respond to those candidates who strictly meet the set requirements.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates who meet the qualification and experience requirements for the above mentioned position are advised to:

  • Fill in the application form attached (download from here);
  • attach their application letter,  a detailed CV, Copies of certified academic certificates,  and a copy of National Identity Card or Passport in PDF format scanned in one (1) file.
  • Please quote the respective reference number on both the application letter and envelope.
  • For electronic submission, please quote the respective reference number on the subject of the email and send to the address given below.

Applications should be submitted to the address below not later than  Friday, 18th November, 2022

Please note:

1. You may submit your application either electronically or in hard copy but not both.

2. All Applications MUST STRICTLY:

    • have EAC application form, CV, application letter, ID ;
    • indicate nationality and age;
    • have the job reference number;
    • have certified copies of their academic degrees and other professional Certificates;
    • provide referees.

3. Only qualified candidates will be contacted

4. EAC Staff Rules and Regulations preclude considerations of applicants above 55 years of age.

Please note that EAC does not require candidates to pay money for the recruitment process. All invitations for interviews will be done in writing.

A due diligence will be conducted for all successful candidates in respect of their academic certificates (certification by a recognized higher education body in respective Partner States) and employment records.

The Secretary General
East African Community
P. o Box 1096
Arusha – Tanzania.
Tel: +255 27 2162100
Fax: +255 27 2162190
E-mail: [email protected]
Website : www.eac.int

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