African Field Epidemiology Network French Editor Jobs in Uganda

African Field Epidemiology Network French Editor Jobs in Uganda

  • In advancing the cause for a healthier Africa, AFENET seeks to fill the position of a French Editor who can deliver quality editing and translation (French to English and English to French) for a wide range of documents for the Journal (JIEPH).

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Manuscript Processing

  • Post submission quality control checks Ensure submitted manuscripts follow the journal’s guidelines on formatting and format suitable manuscripts for review.

  • Peer Review share reviewer reports with authors

  • Pre-publication processing (Copyediting) Ensure reviewed manuscripts are properly
    formatted, grammatically correct and that any inconsistencies are identified, captured, shared with supervisors, and reported to authors before the final publication.

  • Post-publication processing Ensure that the manuscripts published are error free. Process final PDFs for final archiving and indexation to PubMed Central and African Journals Online (AJOL).

    Support to Authors

  • Provide timely assistance and feedback to authors as required.


  • Identify, capture and report incidents and patterns as required.

  • Perform other tasks as required.

    Minimum Academic Qualifications

  • A university degree in Communication, Literature, Medical or scientific discipline or Advanced Level Certificate of Education with translation/editing experience

  • Experience in scientific writing or medical journal editing is an added advantage

  • Previous experience in English to French technical translation added advantage

  • Minimum of five years’ professional experience in interpretation and translation of text from English to French and French to English

  • Excellent translation, editing and writing skills in

  • Experience working in diverse cultures and with multicultural groups

  • Familiarity with public health terminologies and issues

  • Ability to work within required deadlines and be available for comments and corrections.

    Other Essential Requirements

  • Bilingual Advanced proficiency in French (written and spoken) And Intermediate/average proficiency in English (written and spoken)

  • Relevant training and certification in translation and interpretation

  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and by writing,

  • Strong attention to details and accuracy.

  • Personal characteristics Self driven, organized, keen, able to work under pressure, team worker, excellent interpersonal skills and able to work with minimal supervision

  • Computer skills Essential -Microsoft Word, Email etiquette, Desirable-Paint, Editpad Pro

  • Benefits All positions carry competitive remuneration

    How to Apply

  • Interested candidates should submit their Application Letters detailing their experiences and skills, Curriculum Vitae, copies of relevant academic documents and 3 references to:

    The Human Resource Office,
    African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET).

  • Email by Friday, April 10, 2020 close of business 5:30 pm (East Africa Time).

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