Job opportunity: Francophone Africa Translator

View Vacancy – Francophone Africa Translator A1 (02/22 YAO)

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Job Category: UK Mission
Job Subcategory: Interpreter / Translator

Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)

Main purpose of job:

The British High Commission is looking for a translator to join our team.

The successful candidate will be responsible for providing translations for our embassies/missions across Francophone Africa. They will be expected to translate external communication material for regional campaigns as well as official documents.

We are looking for a responsible self-starter who can also work well in a team managing competing demands. In return, they will be a key member of the mission and the wider British diplomatic network. This is a chance to be engaged in an international environment, work on a number of projects and learn about British diplomacy.

This position will focus providing accurate and timely translation of communications and official material. There will also be opportunities to cover for other roles in the British High Commission.

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Translating official documents
  • Translating communications material
  • Administrative tasks, including logging translation requests
  • Engaging with the regional communication hub based in Pretoria to manage translation requests
  • Engaging with other posts in the region to provide them with timely translations
Essential qualifications, skills and experience

  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written) in both English and French
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Experience in professional translation
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and multi-task effectively
  • Good team-working skills and the ability to develop productive relationships with other teams around the network
Desirable qualifications, skills and experience

  • Relevant qualification and/or relevant experience
  • Familiarity with UK culture
Required behaviours

  • Changing and Improving, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace, Working Together
Application deadline: 27 June 2022

Grade: Administrative Assistant (AA)

Type of Position: Fixed Term

Duration of Post: 12 months

Region: Africa
Country/Territory: Cameroon
Location (City): Yaounde
Type of Post: British High Commission
Number of vacancies: 1

Salary: XOF 362,394 plus housing allowance XOF 60,996 and Transport Allowance XOF 32, 844

Start Date: 25 July 2022
Additional information: Please note this is one position advertised in two regions, the successful candidate will be based in either Dakar or Yaounde.
Please check your application carefully before you submit, as no changes can be made once submitted.
The British High Commission will never request any payment or fees to apply for a position.
Employees recruited locally by the British High Commission in Yaounde are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in Cameroon.
All candidates must be legally able to work and reside in the country of the vacancy with the correct visa/work permit status or demonstrate eligibility to obtain the relevant permit.

The responsibility lies on the successful candidate to;
1.Obtain the relevant permit
2.Pay the fees for the permit
3.Make arrangements to relocate
4.Meet the costs to relocation
Employees who are not liable to pay local income tax on their Mission salary may have their salaries reduced by the equivalent local income tax amount.
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Please note: Job grade AA=A1, AO=A2, EO=B3, HEO=C4, SEO=C5
Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted on successful candidates.
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