4 Fresher SGR Project Chinese Interpreter/Translator Jobs – Ministry of Works and Transport

Organization: Ministry of
Works and Transport
Project Name: Standard Gauge
Railway Project
Duty Station: Jinja,
Namanve, Tororo and Iganga, Uganda
Reports to: Resident
About US:
The Government of Uganda through the Ministry of Works and Transport is
spearheading the development of the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) network. The
SGR project is being implemented over five (5) years as a regional project with
Uganda’s partner states of Kenya, Rwanda and South Sudan. The objective of
developing the SGR network is to provide a modern, fast, reliable, efficient,
and high capacity railway transport system as a seamless single railway operation.
Job Summary: The Chinese
Interpreter/Translator will provide professional interpretation/translation
services from Chinese to English and vice versa.
Key Duties and
  • Check original texts or confer with
    authors to ensure that translations retain the content, meaning and
    feeling of the original material
  • Check translations of technical terms and
    terminology to ensure that they are accurate and remain consistent
    throughout translation revisions.
  • Compile terminology and information to be
    used in translations, including technical terms such as those for
    engineering and any other related technical areas.
  • The incumbent will listen to speakers’
    statements in order to determine meaning and to prepare translations,
    using electronic listening systems as necessary.
  • The incumbent will translate messages
    simultaneously or consecutively into specified languages, orally or by
    using hand signs, maintaining message content, context, and style as much
    as possible.
  • 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.
  • The incumbent will proofread, edit, and
    revise translated materials.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The Chinese Interpreters/Translators
    should hold a Bachelor’s (Hons) Degree from a recognised institution
    PREFERABLY from the People’s Republic of China.
  • Good working knowledge of written and
    spoken Chinese (Mandarin).
  • Personal Competencies: Team
    work; effective Communication; Interpersonal Skills; Ethics and Integrity;
    Result orientation; Computer Literacy
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested Ugandans should send written
applications with letters of recommendation from either the current or previous
employer(s) covering the last three consecutive years of employment, copies of
academic certificates & transcripts, previous and current appointment
letters, curriculum vitae, and a recent passport size colour photograph.
Applications should be addressed to:-
The Project Coordinator, Standard Gauge Railway Project,
P. O. Box 27756, Kampala. Uganda
Applications should be delivered to the …New Vision Offices…
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be
    contacted and Canvassing or lobbying by applicants will lead to
  • Candidates who present forged
    documents/testimonials will be arrested and prosecuted.
  • Envelopes containing applications should
    be clearly marked with both the position applied for and duty station.
Deadline: 28th September 2016

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