French Editor Job Vacancy – African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET)

Job Title:       French Editor
Organization:  African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) 
Duty Station:
AFENET Secretariat-Kampala, Uganda
About US:
The African Field
Epidemiology Network (AFENET) is a not for profit, networking alliance and
service organization that brings together field epidemiology training programs
(FETPs) across Africa working side by side with Ministries of Health, regional
and international partners. AFENET works to strengthen epidemiology and disease
surveillance capabilities of African countries that are critical to meeting the
requirements of the Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR)
strategy and the International Health Regulations (IHR).
Job Summary:  The French Editor should deliver quality
editing and translation (French to English and English to French) for a wide
range of documents for the Journal (JIEPH).
Key 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.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       The ideal
applicant must hold a university degree in Communication, Literature, Medical
or scientific discipline or
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
·       At least  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 French
·       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.
·       Bilingual:
Advanced proficiency in French (written and spoken) And Intermed
iate/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
How to apply:
All 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: sec@afenet.net by
Deadline:  Friday
10th April 2020 by 5:30 pm
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