Kanuri Language Support Officer – National at Translators Without Borders (TWB)

Translators Without Borders (TWB) has a vision of a world where knowledge is not hindered by language barriers. TWB is a US-based non-profit  organization which gives people access to important knowledge in their language by linking non-profit organizations with a community of language professionals, developing local language translation capacity, and enhancing awareness of language barriers. It was founded in the 1993 in France with the name, Traducteurs sans Frontières. TWB interprets millions of words of life-saving and life-changing information yearly.

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Job Position: Kanuri Language Support Officer – National

Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Duration: 31 December 2019, with a possibility of extension
Hours: Full-time
Reporting to: Nigeria Language Services Coordinator


  • Make use of TWB online platforms to provide high quality and timely translations assigned for translation, revision, or quality assurance, as well as conduct transcriptions
  • Liaise on voice data projects, as well as providing and coordinating voice recordings
  • Liaise with Kanuri Community Team Leader and Nigeria Language Services Coordinator to ensure that alternative workflows are available to translators who cannot access and/or make use of TWB’s web-based translation platform
  • Research, contribute to and/or write language factsheets guides, do’s and don’ts, etc.
  • Test interpreters or staff members to assess language competency levels
  • Contribute to setting up and facilitating a peer network of interpreters and translators in north-east Nigeria
  • Support the implementation of field activities, including comprehension studies, needs assessments and wider research on language
  • Support TWB’s efforts to scale up operations in Nigeria and the Lake Chad basin
  • Participate in regular reporting as required
  • Keep smooth and professional relationships with the internal TWB team, TWB volunteers and partner agencies.
  • Add to a positive, innovative and cooperative work environment
  • Any other duties relevant to the job description as needed

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  • Mother tongue Kanuri speaker with superb Kanuri writing skills
  • Minimum of 3 years or more work experience in translation or interpretation into Kanuri, ideally from English
  • Ability to quickly learn new online systems
  • Excellent level of written and spoken English
  • Willingness to travel to insecure locations for work
  • Professional translation or interpreting qualifications
  • Previous experience with non-profit organizations, particularly in development and/or humanitarian action
  • Familiar with office management (financial, logistics) routine
  • Experience of Computer Assisted Translation tools
  • Experience in team work management/facilitation.
  • Devoted and loyal to high quality standards and should be meticulous.
  • Ability to establish effective and collaborative working relationships at all levels internally and externally
  • Efficient communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to prioritise work, meet deadlines and work calmly under pressure
  • Self-motivated, flexible and enthusiastic approach to work
  • Resourcefulness and ability to innovate to find creative solutions

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