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  • Posted: Feb 10, 2023
    Deadline: Feb 20, 2023
  • Kabod Group is a leading consulting firm providing KM services What can we do for you? We all want to be able to adapt to the change that comes along with technological evolution.
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    Head of Languages

    The Head of the Language Services is reponsible to:

    • Lead and plan translation, interpretation, revision, editing, terminological, reference and word processing work, determining priorities and allocating staff resources for the timely, quality and cost-effective delivery of outputs.
    • Prepare the long-term planning of the Unit on the basis of the established vision. Manage the day-to-day work in the light of workload projections and within the available budgetary resources. Efficiently plan the use of in-house and short-term staff as well as external collaborators. Submit proposals for temporary staff recruitment for approval
    • Work closely with the communication and other units in the translation of documents. Provide authoritative advice with respect to the provision of language services and terminology.
    • Plan and coordinate the work of a team of editors, revisers and translators during official Kabod meetings.
    • As appropriate, participate on behalf of Kabod Group in working groups set up at the department or Office level to draw up or update the rules, house style and standards for Kabod publications and official documents.
    • Actively prospect for, identify, test, select and train suitable candidates to replenish the roster of freelance translators, revisers and editors. Approve the entry of these translators, revisers and editors in the Kabod database of external collaborators.
    • Design and implement an internship program for junior translators and interpreters.
    • Establish and maintain contact with major translation schools to identify potential candidates. Liaise and organize exchanges of experience with the language services of other local or international organizations.
    • Supervise and grow the African Languages Translators and Teachers’ network. Develop African languages terminology work, including glossaries, technical vocabularies and direct terminological research within the Unit.
    • In collaboration with other language Unit Heads, participate in the enhanced design, development promotion and use of terminology databases and computer-assisted-translation and terminology (CATT) tools.
    • Keep abreast of language industry trends in Africa and globally, particularly technological changes useful to the work of Kabod.

    Method of Application

    To apply send your cover letter and CV to [email protected] & [email protected] before the 20th February, 2023

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