Job advert: Translator (Full time) - DANGOTE

Cameroon Desks
About This Position

This full-time position will be based at the Cameroon country office of the Denis & Lenora Foretia Foundation in Yaoundé. The mission of The Denis & Lenora Foretia Foundation is to catalyze Cameron’s and Africa’s socio-economic transformation by focusing on social entrepreneurship, science and technology, innovation, public health, and the implementation of progressive policies that together create economic opportunities for all.

Job description

We are seeking a highly diligent, confident candidate for the role of a Translator. The Translator will be responsible for the accurate translation of documents and emails, as well as attending meetings in which live translations / interpretations are needed. The position comes with great responsibility, as the translator will be responsible for translating all documents, letters, and articles from French to English and vice versa. This full-time position will be based in Simbock- Yaounde.

Key responsibilities
  • Read given material and research industry-specific terminology;
  • Assist the graphics team in converting text and audio recordings from one language to another;
  • Ensure translated content conveys original meaning and tone;
  • Cross-reference specialized dictionaries and translation tools to check quality of translation;
  • Proofread translated texts ensure transparency;
  • Edit content with an eye toward maintaining its original format (e.g. font and structure);
  • Network with field experts to stay current on new translation tools and practices;
  • Should be ready to assist the Communications department in various tasks;
  • Use translation software and create terminologies in various fields;
  • Should be able to manage time and work under pressure on urgent tasks;
  • Attend meetings to translate discussions;
  • Continually take language fluency assessments to certify fluency.
Key Qualifications and Skills
  • Must have a degree in Translation from a recognized institution of higher learning;
  • The ability to grasp new concepts quickly, eg technical terms
  • A clear writing style with impeccable knowledge of spelling and grammar
  • Attention to details;
  • Fluency in both English and French
  • IT skills
  • The ability to build good relationships;
  • Must be able to work independently against deadlines;
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and work under pressure
  • Multitasking ability
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a good team player;
  • Experience working with civil society organizations is an advantage;

All applications must be submitted using the online portal below. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis till the position is filled.

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