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19 Jun 2014

Swahili Translator Job Vacancy

Nusu-Nusu Productions Ltd, a leading provider of Pan-African sports and lifestyle TV content seeks to employ an energetic, savvy Swahili translator on a full time basis. The translator will be responsible for facilitating translation and transcription services in a professional, focused manner and utilizing the necessary skills and equipment for a number of sports and lifestyle shows.

Scope: 
Facilitate accurate colloquial and or meaning-for-meaning translation from English to Swahili for the various shows produced by Nusu-Nusu Productions Ltd

Provide interpretation and transcription services for upsounds without omissions, embellishments or other changes to the accuracy of the source message.

Requirements:Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Exceptional written, oral and presentation communication abilities;
  • Demonstrated native proficiency in Swahili and fluency in English;
  • Knowledge of current Swahili sports and lifestyle vocabulary;
  • Translation experience, preferably four or more years;
  • Experience in teaching Swahili or work in Media is an added advantage;
  • Proficiency in French is an added advantage;
  • Ability to process information quickly and concisely;
  • Ability to multi-task and to effectively adjust/adapt during rapidly changing circumstances;
  • Ability to recognize sensitive cultural differences and explain certain cultural concepts to avoid miscommunication;
  • Exceptional attention to detail.

Education / Training:
Degree or certificate in Communications, Education or Translation and continuing education training / workshops relevant to development of translation knowledge, skills and abilities.

Qualified candidates should send their cover letter, CV and 3 references to info@masharikimix.com clearly indicating ‘SWAHILI TRANSLATOR’ in the subject line.

Applications close on 22nd June 2014.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to take a proficiency test.

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