African Development Bank Post-Editing and Proofreading Officer (French Language) Jobs in Nigeria

African Development Bank Post-Editing and Proofreading Officer (French Language) Jobs in Nigeria

African Development Bank Group (AfDB) - Established in 1964, the African Development Bank (AfDB) is the premier pan-African development institution.

Its mission is to promote economic growth and social progress across the continent. The Bank has 80 member countries, including 54 African countries (regional member countries).

The Bank’s development agenda is delivering the financial and technical support for transformative projects that will significantly reduce poverty through inclusive and sustainable economic growth.

In order to sharply focus the objectives of the Ten-Year Strategy (2013 - 2022) and ensure greater developmental impact, five major areas (High 5s), all of which will accelerate our delivery for Africa, have been identified for scaling up, namely; energy, agro-business, industrialization, integration and improving the quality of life for the people of Africa.

Reference: ADB/18/213

Location: Côte d’Ivoire

Position N°: 50078437

Grade: PL6


  • Undertake post-editing of pre-translations generated by Translation Memory or Neural Machine Translation Software;
  • Ensure that the right terminology is used and that no untranslated parts are found in the final product;
  • Verify facts using standard reference sources;
    Apply basic rules regarding spelling, punctuation and style;
  • Ensure that no information has been accidentally added or omitted;
  • Use reference materials to maintain consistency across the translated document;
  • Undertake detailed checking of translations done by external translators and in their final processing stage;
  • Adapt existing translations to conform to new versions of documents;
  • Avoid subjective changes regarding style, smoothness, and feel of translated documents;
  • Proofread translations done externally and post-edit pre-translations to identify and correct grammar, punctuation and spelling errors;
  • Assume responsibility for errors/omissions associated with a translation process in which he/she was involved;
  • Provide feedback to the supervisor on projects assigned to him/her;
  • Maintain strong relationships with translators and revisers, and follow their guidance;
  • Juggle overlapping projects and priorities
    in a fast-paced environment;


  • At least a Master's Degree or equivalent in Language Studies, Precis-Writing, Terminology, Post-Editing or a closely related discipline;
  • A minimum of five (5) years of experience in post-editing, translation or translation-related activities, precis-writing and proofreading;
  • Excellent writing skills & very good command of English and French languages;
  • Broad general knowledge and excellent levels of attention to detail;
  • Ability to post-edit and proofread quickly and efficiently with little supervision;
  • Comprehensive knowledge of CAT tools (e.g. Multitrans, Trados, and Workflow systems).
  • Capacity to adjust rapidly to a complex multicultural environment.
  • Ability to fit into a multilingual team and maintain seamless working relationships.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects under pressure and remain professional
  • Ability to communicate efficiently (written and oral) in English and French.

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 29th November, 2018

    For more information and job application details, see; African Development Bank Post-Editing and Proofreading Officer (French Language) Jobs in Nigeria

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