Busara Center Jobs in Kenya

Busara Center Transcribers (Somali Speaking) Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya


Eligibility: Open to locals only

Busara Center for Behavioral Economics is a research organization that seeks to improve the understanding of how people living in poverty make decisions and to leverage that knowledge to produce better social outcomes.

It enables researchers to conduct rigorous laboratory-based studies in behavioral economics in a developing country and applying the outcomes of research to real-world problems.

Key Requirements:


  • Must be fluent in English (written, verbal), Somali (written, verbal), and Kiswahili (verbal)
  • Basic computer knowledge and skills (mandatory)
  • 1-2 years working experience
  • Keenness for details/detail oriented

    • College diploma in Social Sciences, Economics, Development studies, Public policy, Business Administration or related fields
    • Strong qualitative analysis with past experience, including knowledge of thematic analysis or past work experience
    • Past working experience in media and script development • Past experience in translating and transcribing
    • Have the following qualities: are diligent and organized, have a positive attitude, are active and respectful listeners, have strong interpersonal skills,
    • Typing Skills (minimum typing speed of 30 WPM.)
    • Able to work with minimal supervision/autonomously

    General Interpreter Duties

    • Translate Somali scripts to English quickly and accurately
    • Translate comments and notes from script editing process
    • Add input to the script editing process regarding the Somali context
    • Translate developed English survey instruments to Somali
    • Translating and transcribing recorded interviews.
    • Translating and back-translating protocols and interviews

    Hiring Duration: 2 Months

    How to Apply

    To apply, please submit your CV and cover letter to jobs@busaracenter.org and ensure that the subject line reads: "Transcriber: REF NO: BU-2017-03-08'.

    Deadline to Apply: 14th March 2017

    Only online applications shall be considered.

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