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Position Description

Position Title:               Temporary Translator (Somali-Swahili-English)

Location:                      Nairiobi

Position summary.

This rapid qualitative research will be conducted by a team of four people over a period of two weeks. Field work will be led by FHI 360 staff, working closely with one local research lead and two qualitative Data Collectors. This scope of work is for an Interpreter position, which will support the project lead by discreetly interpreting from Somali to English or Swahili to English, as appropriate, during IDIs and FGDs. We require the Data Collector to be physically present during data collection events

Position Description.

  • Attends one-day project training to become familiar with the concepts and questions to be covered during the data collection activities
  • Conducts live interpretation to English of two-way discussion between a research interviewer and participant(s); source language may be Somali or Kiswahili
  • Accurately translates discussion and answers clarifying questions
  • Maintains participant confidentiality and security of data gathered

Physical demands.

  • The position can entail long periods of sitting, standing and/or walking.
  • Field schedules vary from day to day according to the data collection events scheduled. Schedule will be available at least one day in advance.

Minimum Requirements.

Education and Experience:  

  • BS/BA in relevant field and 1-3 years of relevant work experience.
  • Experience interpreting for health topics (e.g., infectious disease, vaccination programs, and/or mass drug administration) is preferred
  • Demonstrated experience performing live interpretation from Somali and Swahili to English

Other Requirements:

  • Fluent in Kiswahili, English, and Somali
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, including ability to adapt to changing situations and group dynamics.
  • Project-based research ethics training

.

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

FHI 360 fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package, professional development and policies and programs that support healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive difference for others — and yourself.

Please click here to continue searching FHI 360’s Career Portal.

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FHI 360 (formerly Family Health International) is a nonprofit human development organization based in North Carolina. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories. Established in 1971, the organization has long managed in projects relating to family planning and reproductive health. In 1986 the organization began a worldwide response to HIV/AIDS. FHI's research and programs also address malaria, tuberculosis, and other infectious and chronic diseases and international agencies, governments, foundations, research institutions, and individual donors.

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research, technology, communication and social marketing — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories.

As we evolve to meet the challenges of the future, we stand committed to the principles that have guided our organization for the last 40+ years. Our work continues to be grounded in research and science, strengthened by partnerships and focused on building the capacity of individuals, communities and countries to succeed.

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0 USD Nairobi, Kenya CF 3201 Abc road Temporary , 40 hours per week FHI 360

Position Description

Position Title:               Temporary Translator (Somali-Swahili-English)

Location:                      Nairiobi

Position summary.

This rapid qualitative research will be conducted by a team of four people over a period of two weeks. Field work will be led by FHI 360 staff, working closely with one local research lead and two qualitative Data Collectors. This scope of work is for an Interpreter position, which will support the project lead by discreetly interpreting from Somali to English or Swahili to English, as appropriate, during IDIs and FGDs. We require the Data Collector to be physically present during data collection events

Position Description.

  • Attends one-day project training to become familiar with the concepts and questions to be covered during the data collection activities
  • Conducts live interpretation to English of two-way discussion between a research interviewer and participant(s); source language may be Somali or Kiswahili
  • Accurately translates discussion and answers clarifying questions
  • Maintains participant confidentiality and security of data gathered

Physical demands.

  • The position can entail long periods of sitting, standing and/or walking.
  • Field schedules vary from day to day according to the data collection events scheduled. Schedule will be available at least one day in advance.

Minimum Requirements.

Education and Experience:  

  • BS/BA in relevant field and 1-3 years of relevant work experience.
  • Experience interpreting for health topics (e.g., infectious disease, vaccination programs, and/or mass drug administration) is preferred
  • Demonstrated experience performing live interpretation from Somali and Swahili to English

Other Requirements:

  • Fluent in Kiswahili, English, and Somali
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, including ability to adapt to changing situations and group dynamics.
  • Project-based research ethics training

.

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.FHI 360 fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package, professional development and policies and programs that support healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive difference for others — and yourself.

Please click here to continue searching FHI 360's Career Portal.

2020-02-29

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