Education Development Center (EDC)
Posted Job
4 months ago

Translator/Language Specialist for Lunda

EDC is one of the world’s leading nonprofit research and development firms. EDC designs, implements, and evaluates programs to improve education, health, and economic opportunity worldwide. Collaborating with both public and private partners, we strive for a world where all people are empowered to live healthy, productive lives.

EDC is committed to diversity in the workplace.

Job Description

Position Description

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 – Lunda – 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 a fixed-term Contract for 6-months and based in Lusaka.

Essential functions of the Translator/Language Specialist include:

  • Translates scripts for pre-primary/early childhood education classes according to schedule and meet deadlines
  • Collaborate, exchange ideas and work in close cooperation with the Ministry of General Education (MoGE) and the Let’s Read production team involved in the development of programs.
  • Assist in the formative evaluation of programs and participate in feedback sessions assist in the overall “master planning” for educational audio and program design process
  • Revise scripts according to formative evaluation assessment
  • Participate and contribute to the overall master planning (program design for radio format) process
  • Maintain records of scripts and master plans electronic and hardcopies
  • Perform others duties as assigned

Qualifications

Education:

  • At least a degree, Bachelor’s degree or equivalent with 1-3 years of relevant experience

Skills and Experience:

  • Familiarity with MOGE and authorised orthography for Lunda
  • Ability to write and read in one or more of above local languages
  • Familiar with culture (songs, poetry…), creativity, flexibility, use of imagination, initiative and ability to work with a team toward a common goal are essential
  • Primary teaching or experience in education, in Theater Arts, Script Development or equivalent preferred
  • Ability to self-manage: Scriptwriters are responsible for adhering to tight deadlines for work products
  • Ability to work collaboratively: Scripts are written in a coordinated manner and rely on what was written previously for uniformity, continuity and no ambiguity.
  • Ability to meet deadlines: All steps involved in the process of writing to broadcasting will mainly be time driven
  • Work timely and effectively to meet deadlines
  • Willing to work extra hours when necessary
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience in the production of educational materials preferred
  • Flexibility, initiative and ability to work with a team towards common goal is essential
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Mastery of basic software competence; Word, Excel

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