Careers Content Translator ( Bilingual)

Content Translator ( Bilingual)

2+Yrs

Nairobi, Kenya with frequent international travel and possible virtual work arrangement

The successful applicant will have at least 2 years’ relevant experience in English-French translation having held a similar position.

2017-04-01

MicroSave is a market leader in providing consulting services to Mobile Network Operators (MNO’s) and Financial Service Providers (FSP’s) globally.  Our clients include leading commercial banks, telecommunication companies, SACCOs, microfinance institutions and multilateral and bi-lateral donors. With increasing demand for our services, MicroSave is currently looking for a creative, talented and experienced individual to join its team in Kenya under the RéseauHelixdomain on a consultancy basis as a content translator.
 
The key deliverables for this position are:
 
  • Transcribing and translating content for Helix courses from English to French and writing relevant briefing notes and blogs from sister MicroSave sites
  • Ensuring that final language versions fit the correct cultural context including revisions of the same where necessary
  • Maintaining original content and style of the source language in translating to the target language and making a revisions where necessary.

Qualities & Skills: This position requires a well-organized, self-motivated individual with strong prioritization skills to effectively and efficiently carry out the desired duties and responsibilities.

Other relevant skills include:
  • Bilingual French/English
  • Knowledge of digital media/social media of the African French speaking market
  • Experience of translations from English into French OR a Degree in Translation Studies is essential.
  •  Interest in digital financial services or IT a plus.
 
Education:   Translation degree or certificate
 
Compensation: A competitive compensation rate shall be negotiated with the right candidate. Please state current and expected payment rate.

Availability:  State availability (notice period) in your application letter. 

Correspondence:Applications and detailed CV to be sent by email to careers@microsave.net, marking the subject as: CONTENT TRANSLATOR
 

Applications not meeting minimum requirements will not be considered.  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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Impact

For almost 20 years, MicroSave has:

  • Improved credit, savings, insurance and payments products by understanding the poor's financial needs, aspirations, perceptions and behaviours
  • Converted clients to a market-led approach
  • Published papers offering key insights into financial inclusion in Africa and Asia
  • Trained thousands of leading financial inclusions specialists
  • Developed newsletters, notes, research papers with a more global perspective

MicroSave In Numbers

  • Worked with over 200 banks, MFIs and MNOs
  • Helped to develop and test over 200 different financial inclusion products and channels
  • Supported seven MFI transformations and a bank listing in Africa
  • Designed and implemented nearly 75 digital finance projects across Africa, Asia and Latin America
  • Implemented Social Performance Management systems for 23 clients
  • Researched and published in-depth financial market intelligence for 56 African and Asian countries
  • Published over 550 papers, focus and briefing notes, and other print, and online publications
  • Developed 35 toolkits translated into over 15 languages