Luvale Translation Consultants (2) – Zambia – Interactive Audio Instruction Technical Support


Company DescriptionEDUCATION DEVELOPMENT CENTER (EDC)Education Development Center (EDC) is a global nonprofit that advances lasting solutions to improve education, promote health, and expand economic opportunity, with a focus on vulnerable and under-served populations. Since 1958, we have been a leader in designing, implementing, and evaluating powerful and innovative programs in more than 80 countries around the world.EDC promotes equity and access to high quality education and health services and products that contribute to thriving communities where people from diverse backgrounds learn, live, and work together. We support an inclusive workplace culture that embraces many perspectives and broadens our understanding of the communities we serve, enhancing and enriching our work.EDC is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion in the workplace.Project DescriptionFunded by UNICEF and in collaboration with the Zambian Ministry of General Education, EDC will provide technical assistance to develop interactive audio instruction (IAI) programs, both the scripts and recorded audio, to expand the reach of continuity of learning to the most disadvantaged children in Zambia at primary level. The programs will focus on three core learning areas: literacy and language, mathematics and integrated science. The programs will be developed for primary grades 1-7 and the programs for grades 1-4 will be translated in to the seven local languages as adopted by the Zambia Education Curriculum Framework 2013.Job DescriptionEDC is looking to hire 2 Luvale Translation Consultants as part of the production team. The consultants will work closely with ministry partners and scriptwriting team to translate Interactive Audio Instruction Programs for grades 1 – 4. Each consultant will translate English scripts into the local language – Luvale. The translation must be done in a way that maintains the core integrity of the script while assuring its cultural comprehension among local language speakers. This position reports to the Production Coordinator. This consultancy will be deliverables based with payment per translated script, not a daily rate.Key Functions Of Position IncludeTranslate scripts for grades 1 – 4, 75 scripts per grade to be shared by 2 translators for each language, according to given schedules and meet deadlines;Work in close collaboration and cooperation with the production team, scriptwriters, and the Ministry of Education (MoGE) officials involved in the translation of programs;Participate in meetings with MoGE to validate the language of the scripts and make revisions as needed;Maintain records of scripts and master plans in electronic versions and hardcopies;Participate in technical meetings as needed;Perform others duties as assigned.QualificationsThe Translation Consultants shall have at a minimum the following qualifications:EducationBachelor’s degree in Education, Arts, or any other relevant field.Skills And ExperienceExperience with writing, translation, revision or editing of content in Luvale;Experience working with Interactive Audio Instruction preferred;Experience of working in a team and in collaboration with the government;Experience with computer applications;Ability to handle concurrent activities, prioritize work, and work well under pressure;Proven skills in delivering work through efficient and effective planning.LanguageThe candidates must be fluent in written and spoken English and in Luvale.Additional InformationJob closing date: February 25, 2022Due to the volume of applications submitted, only finalists will be notified. No phone calls, please.EDC is committed to enhancing the diversity of its workforce and ensuring an equitable and highly inclusive work environment. EDC is a smoke-free workplace, and offers a supportive work environment, competitive salary, and excellent benefits. Women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.Note: EDC doesn’t solicit for money from applicants at any level of the recruitment & selection process.