2 Writer – Kupsabiny Job Placements – United States Peace Corps

United States Peace Corps
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Training
About Peace Corps:
The Peace Corps is
an agency of the United States Government, which sends American Volunteer
development workers to assist in capacity building and technical assistance
activities in over 70 countries worldwide.  The United States has enjoyed
diplomatic relations with Uganda for over 30 years.  Ambassador Deborah R
Malac currently heads the U.S Mission to Uganda.  The Mission is composed
of several offices and organizations all working under the auspices of the
Embassy and at the direction of the Ambassador.
Among the offices
operating under the U.S Mission to Uganda are:
  • United States Agency for International
    Development (USAID)
  • Centers for Disease Control
  • Peace Corps 
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Replicating Language Manual, Exercise
    Workbook and Phrasebook into Kupsabiny language following closely the
    existing Manual as a guide.
  • Translating the Table of Contents for
    the above mentioned based on existing ones following a Meaning-based
  • Providing Grammar Reference, Functional
    Phrasebook, Glossary and Grammar Chart at the end of the Language Manual
  • Translating the Introduction to Survival
    Language Tape Scripts, Teacher Terminology, Agribusiness Terminology and
    Safety & Security Phrases into Kupsabiny Language.
  • Giving the equivalent of Kupsabiny
    greetings in the Greetings Book.
  • Editing and proof reading all the
    translated texts to ensure that the corrections have been done
  • Recording of Manual Tape Scripts,
    Survival Kupsabiny, passages and songs.
  • Sharing any other information and tasks
    related to manual writing to facilitate team work and smooth completion of
    the given assignment.
  • Participation in the introductory
    sessions to ensure proper understanding of the method work.
  • Perfect knowledge in proper use of
    office the equipment (Computer, Printer, photocopier, Scanner, etc).
  • Excellent computer skills (MS Word)
  • Strong typing skills to ensure
    completion of the assigned work within the scheduled time.
  • Gather existing published materials in Kupsabiny
    language to be used as reference materials for proper syntax and
  • Willingness to live away from home to a
    location conducive to writing the mentioned materials for the duration of
    the exercise.
  • Proper documentation and filing of the
    finished work and handing it to the Language & Cross-Cultural
Key Deliverables:
  • Completed Language Manual, Exercise
    Workbook and Phrasebook.
  • Translated Introduction to Survival
    Language Tape Scripts, Teacher Terminology, Agribusiness Terminology and
    Safety & Security Phrases into Kupsabiny Language.
  • Recorded Language Manual Tape Scripts,
    Introduction to Survival Kupsabiny, passages and songs.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the
    US Peace Corps Writer – Kupsabiny job must hold a Diploma in the area
    of specialization
  • Experience in teaching a local Ugandan
    language to Peace Corps Trainees
  • Experience in teaching and analyzing a
    Ugandan language
  • Experience in adult education training
    and community development
  • Good interpersonal, counseling and
    intercultural skills
  • Excellent communication skills in
    English and at least one Ugandan language
  • Good judgment and problem solver.
  • Applicants must be legally able to work
    in Uganda.
How to Apply:
All candidates
should submit only MS Word formatted documents to include: a letter of interest
(1 page), resume (3 pages maximum), names and contact information for three
references to
Clearly indicate
your name and the position applied for on the subject line of the cover email
as well as on all the attachments: For example “Katungu Bonita_Writer Kupsabiny”
for the Writer Position. Do not write any other words in the subject line of
your mail. Submitted documents become the property of the Peace Corps and will
not be returned.
NB: You will be
contacted ONLY if you are deemed qualified. If called for an interview, you
will be expected to bring a reference letter from your area Local Council (LC1)
as well as your academic credentials.
Deadline: 14th August 2019
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