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  • Posted: May 2, 2023
    Deadline: May 31, 2023
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    DDD believes talent has no boundaries--and opportunities shouldn’t either. In 2001, we saw the need to bring tech skills and living-wage work to men and women in underserved communities in Asia. It was here that DDD helped plant the seed for a socially responsible outsourcing practice known as impact sourcing.
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    Freelance Linguist- Swahili / Hausa

    Purpose of the role

    The Linguist performs quality translation, copy edit tasks, and on-demand video tasks, and ensures that the work is performed at a satisfactorily high standard within the specified deadlines and quality level; ensures that the Language Process is being followed when executing all tasks.

    Job Description

    • Performing on-demand translation tasks 
    • Performing transcreation/translation/post-editing tasks 
    • Performing other translation-related admin tasks 
    • Managing project-related queries
    • Preparing, managing, and maintaining the language materials (including glossaries, Style Guides, and work instruction) up to quality standards and up to date
    • Interacting with clients on linguistic matters as required
    • Ensuring good interaction among team members and resolving questions on terminology and language matters
    • Participating in the development of new and improved working processes
    • Arbitrations/ RCA & LQE feedback (helping the team with filing arbitrations)
    • Achieving the goals set by the Swahili/ Hausa Team Lead


    • University degree in Linguist/Applied Languages.
    • Fluent in Swahili / Hausa (native level), both written and spoken, and fluent in English, both written and spoken.
    • Being experienced as a translator in Mobile Apps, Search Engines, IT Consumer Products, Entertainment, Marketing, Software UI, and Websites is a plus.
    • Excellent feel for language (source/target).
    • Knowledge of terminology in the following subject matters IT consumer products, social media, and entertainment.
    • Thorough understanding of the localization process.
    • The excellent user experience of standard software, such as Windows and Office applications and standard CAT tools (e.g. SDL Studio, XTM).
    • Ability to learn new localization tools and applications quickly.
    • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and translators.

    Other Skills

    • Ability to work with tight deadlines.
    • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
    • Ability and willingness to train/teach others and pass on knowledge.
    • Ability to work within a remote team.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Digital Divide Data (DDD Kenya) on to apply

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