Education Development Center (EDC) is one of the world’s leading nonprofit research and development firms. Established in 1958, EDC designs, delivers and evaluates innovative programs to address some of the world’s most urgent challenges in education, health, and economic opportunity. Our services include research, training, educational materials, and strategy, with activities ranging from seed projects to large-scale national and international initiatives.
The USAID Let’s Read Project is a 5-year, $48.9 million project in the five target provinces of Eastern, Muchinga, Southern, Northwestern and Western Zambia that works to improve reading outcomes for approximately 1.4 million children attending pre-primary (kindergarten) through to Grade 3 and provide professional development for teachers to support reading interventions in Zambian public and community schools
EDC will develop a number of Interactive Audio Instruction (IAI) programs to support early grade reading and improve the quality of early education. These interactive audio programs will guide teachers and students through lessons to address specific learning objectives. The Translator/Language Specialist is part of a production team who works closely with scriptwriters, actors and the production team to produce Interactive Audio programming for early education classes. The Translator/Language Specialist translates scripts into one of 7 local languages – Icibemba, Citonga, Cinyanja, Kikaonde, Silozi, Lunda or Luvale – in a way that maintains the core integrity of the script while assuring its cultural comprehension among local language speakers. The translator/language specialist will work with both scriptwriters and production teams. This position reports to the scriptwriting coordinator.
This position is located in Lusaka.
Essential functions of the Translator/Language Specialist include:
The candidate for the position of Translator/Language Specialist shall have at a minimum the following qualifications:
Skills and Experience:
Fluency in English and one of the following languages is required:Cinyanja, Icibemba, Citonga, KiKaonde, Luvale, Lunda, Silozi
Due to the volume of applications submitted, only finalists will be notified. No phone calls, please.
Applications submitted without a resume or CV will not be considered.
EDC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to enhancing the diversity of its workforce and ensuring an equitable and highly inclusive work environment. EDC is a smoke-free workplace, and offers a supportive work environment, competitive salary, and excellent benefits. Women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.