Translation Officer – Shelter Afrique – Nairobi

Key Responsibilities and Job Dimensions
Key Responsibilities
Ensure the confidentiality and high-level control of managerial documents.
Review original materials and rephrase them in the target language, maintaining the source text’s intended meaning.
Utilize Translation Memory software for consistent translation within documents.
Consult specialized dictionaries and reference materials to identify the most suitable equivalents for terminology and words used.
Collaborate with end-users to address any unclear points in the translation.
Proofread and edit final translated versions received from bilingual assistants to ensure grammatical accuracy, style compliance, and proper formatting.
Deliver grammatically correct and well-expressed final versions of translated text to end-users.
Enhance and expand expertise in specialized areas of translation.
Provide guidance and direction to bilingual assistants to ensure adherence to industry-specific terminology.
Maintain document control management for all documentation.
Ensure timely translation of all documents received within the unit.
Decision Making / Job Influence
The role is responsible for own area of work in terms of planning on how to carry out scheduled and allocated duties Working Conditions
The role operates under normal working conditions
Job Competencies (Knowledge, Experience and Attributes / Skills).

Academic Qualifications/ Functional Skills/ Behavioural Competencies
Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Law, or a related field.
Proficiency in both English and French languages.
Candidates with a Master’s degree and/or proficiency in a third language will be given preference.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Solid grasp of grammar and a deep understanding of subjects, particularly in the banking and/or lending industry.
Effective interpersonal communication abilities.
Exceptional accuracy and attention to detail.
Proficiency in relevant software applications.
Self-motivation and the ability to meet deadlines.
Capacity to work effectively under pressure.
Knowledge of office management systems and procedures.
Computer and technical skills.
Strong time management abilities.
Positive attitude.

Professional Qualifications / Membership to professional bodies
Language Certification is preferred Previous relevant work experience required
A minimum of 4 years of experience working as a Translator, with practical exposure in an international organization, will be considered an added advantage.

Method of Application
Applicants are invited to send a letter of motivation illustrating their suitability in relation to the qualifications listed and their detailed curriculum vitae, as well as the names and addresses of their referees, to the following address:
Applicants must indicate the position for which they have applied in the subject line of their email.
The deadline for submission is 25 August 2023.
Only shortlisted candidates who meet the above requirements will be contacted.
Shelter Afrique is an Equal Opportunities Employer.