CESVI EIDHR Sign Language Interpreter Jobs in Kenya

CESVI EIDHR Sign Language Interpreter Jobs in Kenya


Job Purpose

  • The Sign language interpreter will work directly on the project titled “Increasing the capacity of Human Rights Defenders for the protection and promotion of children best interest in the Kenyan Juvenile Justice System in the 3 Counties of Nairobi, Kisumu and Kericho” and will report to the Special Needs Officer.

  • The incumbent in collaboration with the Special Needs Project Officer will be responsible for mainstreaming sign language interpretation/ training with the purpose of aiding communication, workshops, trainings, seminars, conferences, events of the project through planning, implementing, monitoring and reporting of project in line with the agreed plan of action and budget, donor, and CESVI policies, requirements and procedures.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support streamlining of special needs issues in all the project activities and direct implementation of special needs trainings

  • Support the Special Needs Project Officer in mainstreaming sign language interpretation/ training services with purpose of aiding communication, workshops, trainings, seminars, conferences, events and other organization events.

  • Assist in development of teaching/learning material on basic sign language.

  • Support the Special Needs Project Officer in implementing of sign language trainings in the three counties of Nairobi, Kisumu and Kericho.

  • Support in supervision, monitoring and follow up during and after the sign language training in the three counties of Nairobi, Kisumu and Kericho.

  • Work closely with the lead project person (Project coordinator, special needs project officer) in implementing, monitoring, reporting and follow up of project in line with the agreed plan of action and budget, donor, and CESVI policies, requirement and procedures.

  • Research technical and/or complex information to actually interpret and teach basic sign language on the subject matter.

  • Support in supervision and monitoring of activities with a focus on special needs.

  • In collaboration with the Project Coordinator, Special Needs Officer, monitor the achievement and progress towards the project objectives and expected short term and long term outcomes with a special focus on special needs;

  • Support the Project Coordinator in the daily project implementation and follow-up on activities with a special focus on special needs at the field;

  • In close collaboration with the Special Needs Officer, Project Officer, and the incumbent will maintain relationships with other actors at the community level;

  • Support in drafting of periodical project reports on activities with a focus on special needs required by the donor, and CESVI Coordination Office;

  • To perform any other task assigned by the Special needs officer
    and the Project Coordinator in line with the job description and employment contract.

    Essential Qualifications

  • A valid certificate in Kenya Sign Language from a recognized institution.

  • Fluent in sign language both expressive and receptive.

  • At least 2-3 years’ experience in Kenya Sign Language Interpretation.

  • Proven knowledge and experience working with children with disabilities.

  • A Diploma or Degree in special needs education or related field.

  • Experience in NGO sector, preferably in the area of , special needs education, child protection, and human rights programming with a special needs approach will be an added advantage.

    Other requirements:

  • Experience in providing technical assistance to Civil Society Organizations and familiarity with government structures and processes in Kenya, particularly on children with disabilities; sign language

  • Proven leadership and management skills including planning and management of trainings with a special needs approach

  • A clear understanding of ethics and professionalism in sign language interpretation

  • Ability to change the mode of communication to fit the needs of the individuals being served.

  • A clear understanding of classroom behavior management, instructional methods and learning activities.

  • Culturally sensitive, personable and adaptive.

  • Team work.

    How to Apply

  • Persons qualified for this position are invited to submit their CV (including 3 referees) and COVER LETTER ONLY to CESVI e-mail address;

  • recruitment.nairobi@cesvioverseas.org

  • Please quote the Position (i.e. EIDHR Sign Language Interpreter _your name) in the subject line of your e-mail application. Please do not apply twice, applicants should not attach certificates at this stage. Inquiries on phone or e-mail will not be entertained.

  • Please note this is a national position.

  • Closing date for applications is 9th April, 2021 at midnight (EAT). However Cesvi reserves the right to close the vacancy before the above mentioned date in case a large number of applications is received. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

  • CESVI is an equal opportunities employer. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

  • CESVI does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing or training).



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