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  • Posted: Jan 11, 2021
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    Bible Translation & Literacy is a Christian organization that was established in 1981 to facilitate Bible translation and sustainable Literacy and language development programmes among small language groups in Kenya and beyond. These language groups are isolated by harsh climate and rough terrain; many of them are limited in the areas of education and...
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    Linguistics Assistant

    OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE: LINGUISTICS ASSISTANT

    BTL, a Christian faith-based organisation, involved in Language Development, Bible Translation, Literacy, and Community Development among small language groups in Kenya, is seeking to recruit a highly motivated born again Christian with a good Christian standing, demonstrated spiritual maturity, integrity, and a calling to serve, to fill the above position.

    The candidate must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, strong analytical skills, proactive, and the ability to work with minimum supervision.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Provide Linguistic support to translation projects in the organisation,
    • Conduct field research on Language Development Needs,
    • Work closely with the relevant local communities in the language development process,
    • Provide specialized help to translation teams in the areas of phonology and orthography,
    • Provide training for translators on linguistics, literacy, and translation-related work,
    • Assist the Literacy Coordinator in material development and editing.

    Qualifications

    • Must be a born again Christian with a good Christian standing,
    • A Bachelor’s degree in Linguistics, or a Bachelor’s degree in Education specializing in English/Literature or Kiswahili,
    • Knowledge and/or experience in linguistics analysis,
    • Ability to travel and carry out field research,
    • Excellent report writing and computer skills.

    Method of Application

    Applications with a detailed CV, copies of certificates, and three referees (Professional, Social, and Church), Office and mobile telephone contacts for both applicant and referees be emailed (preferred) or sent to the address below by Wednesday 20th January 2021

    HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER
    BIBLE TRANSLATION AND LITERACY,
    P.O Box 44456 – 00100
    Nairobi

    Email: careers@btlkenya.org

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

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