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  • Posted: Feb 24, 2020
    Deadline: Mar 1, 2020
  • The Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) was established on 22nd of May 1964 by the four countries that border Lake Chad: Cameroon, Niger, Nigeria and Chad. The Republic of Central Africa joined the organization in 1996, Libya was admitted in 2008. Observer status is held by Sudan admitted, Egypt, the Republic of Congo and the Democratic Republic of Congo. N&rs...
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    Translator (French To English)

    Location: N’Djamena, Chad
    Contract Duration: Three (3) years renewable subject to performance evaluation

    Job Profile

    • The Executive Secretariat of the LCBC is currently searching for a Translator, French Into English

    The responsibilities of the position include particularly (but are not limited to):

    • He or she will be responsible for reproducing conversations in another language for the audience’s understanding,
    • Listens, understands and translates spoken and written conversations from English to French and vice versa,
    • Coordinates the translation tasks of members of other translation teams before they are submitted,
    • Translate texts from English into French or from French into English in various fields,
    • Translate and interpret a variety of subjects at the same time, while guaranteeing a high level of accuracy, professionalism, faithfulness to the spirit and style of the source language,
    • Edit, standardize, revise and finalize texts translated by other employees and contractual translators,
    • Develop translation tools while ensuring standards of clarity, conciseness, style, etc.,
    • Prepare project reports and documentation,
    • Develop legal, technical and scientific glossaries relating to projects in progress,
    • Consult experts in specialized fields to develop specialized knowledge in these fields for translation,
    • Advise users and members of the English/French translation team on issues related to habits, cultures and protocol uses,
    • Develop instructions and reference and a maintenance manual for the translation team,
    • Prepare guidance documentation and project support systems.
    • Reporting line: The Translator reports to the Head of Division of Information and Communication Technologies

    Qualifications and experiences

    • Master’s Degree in Translation or Interpretation;
    • Five (5) years progressive experience in Translation/Interpretation in an international Organization;
    • Technical competencies: This position requires the candidate to have excellent experience in technical translation;
    • Writing: Communicate effectively in writing with others as required by the reader/audience;
    • Information gathering and research: Know how to find information and identify the essential ones;
    • Information organization: Structure, organize and classify the various pieces of information;
    • Practical learning: Use new materials or information to generate implications in translation;
    • Professional secrecy;
    • Use of Computer-Assisted Translation tools, preferably SDL Trados Studio 2019;
    • Maximum age: 45 years

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their Complete Application files to the Office of the Executive Secretary of LCBC at the following address: and should include the following documents:

    • A handwritten application,
    • A letter of motivation,
    • A certificate of non-conviction not more than 3 months old,
    • A certificate of nationality,
    • Employment certificates,
    • Certified true copies of certificates,
    • A signed CV,
    • Two passport-size photographs.
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