Deadline: October 27, 2020
Closed Job

Bilingual French-English, English-French Translator

The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is an African-led and Africa-based international research institute committed to conducting high quality and policy-relevant multidisciplinary research. Our researchers address critical development issues and challenges facing sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) in areas such as education, population, health, aging, urbanization, and wellbeing. Our goal is to generate evidence for meaningful action, engage with policymakers in the region to disseminate our research findings, influence policy decisions, and improve the quality of life in Africa

The Countdown 2030 Initiative for Women’s, Children’s, and Youth Health is a global partnership of academic institutions, universities, and UN agencies that aims to improve the measurement and monitoring of women’s, children’s, and adolescents’ health. The project focuses on intervention coverage and inequality coverage and strengthens regional and national capacities on evidence generation and use. As part of the consortium, APHRC is leading the Countdown work in SSA. Through regional networks, the Center brings together research and public health institutions with ministries of health from countries in the region to strengthen the evidence and advocacy in support of Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child, and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH) and nutrition programs. The Countdown Initiative calls for the accountability of governments and development partners, identifies knowledge gaps, and proposes new actions for universal coverage of women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health. For more information, visit http://countdown2030.org/

APHRC seeks a consultant to work with francophone countries for interpretation services during a virtual Country Annual Meeting scheduled for November 17th  2020.

Required Skills & Experience

  • Professional, technical fluency in both French and English
  • Demonstrated experience in interpreting for policy audiences based on scientific/technical reports
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills


  • Proficiency with manipulating graphs in MS Excel
  • Experience and/or education on maternal and child health

Scope of work

The consultant will join a virtual two-hour meeting where he/she will interpret presentations from English to French and vice versa in real time. In the presentations he/she will check translations of technical terms and terminology to ensure that they are accurate and remain consistent throughout the meeting. Compile information about the content and context of information to be translated, as well as details of the groups for whom translation or interpretation is being performed.


  • Simultaneous interpretation services (FR-ENG and ENG-FR) during the 2020 Countdown Virtual Meeting

Interested candidates to send their application documents to consultancies@aphrc.org and cc procurement@aphrc.org by October 27th, 2020. Please use “Translator” as the subject title of your email; only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Cover letters should be addressed to:

            The Human Resources Officer

African Population and Health Research Center, Inc

APHRC Campus, Manga Close, off Kirawa Road, Kitisuru

PO. Box 10787-GPO, Nairobi

Website: www.aphrc.org

APHRC is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the protection of vulnerable persons