Marghi Community Team Leader at Translators without Borders (TWB)

Translators without Borders is a unique non-profit organization that helps humanitarian organizations communicate more effectively with vulnerable populations in the right languages. TWB created the first translation and language program specifically for crisis response and is now deploying that program in northeast Nigeria.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Marghi Community Team LeaderLocation: Maiduguri, BornoContract length: Initially 3 months, with the possibility of extension/ national positionHours: 50%Travel: Some travel in north-east Nigeria and between Maiduguri and field sitesReporting to: The Crisis Response Translations Project ManagerThe RoleThe Marghi Community Team Leader will lead on recruiting, capacity building, and managing a community of translators in Marghi, from among qualified translators and suitably skilled bilinguals in Nigeria and the wider region.The role will identify capacity building needs and coordinate training and support measures to respond to them.The post-holder will be responsible for delivering high-quality Marghi language translation, terminology development, and training services to humanitarian organizations in north-east Nigeria and will provide research, administrative and logistical support to other TWB activities as needed.ResponsibilitiesRecruitment and management of the Marghi language team:Research and report on the existing capacity of professional language service providers (LSPs) for Marghi in north-eastern Nigeria, identifying their training and support needsRecruit a team of qualified translators and suitably skilled bilinguals for training and recruitment into a TWB community of translators (posting vacancies, shortlisting, interviewing, reaching out to universities, LSPs, community groups)Test Marghi applicant translators to ensure high-quality applicants are selectedTrain and coach new Marghi translators to improve their skills and ensure they know how to use TWB translation platforms and glossariesManage and support the Marghi language the pool of translators to encourage exchanges of experience, sharing of learning, mutual support and a sense of belonging to a TWB teamManage the volunteer and translator incentive program in collaboration with the Crisis Response Translations Project Manager.Management of translation and language services:Liaise between partner organizations, Marghi translators and TWB’s wider translation team to take full responsibility for delivering high-quality translations on timeLead for Marghi in the provision of multilingual terminology support to humanitarian partner organizations, including terminology harvesting, collaborative development of sectoral terminology in relevant languages, and support to field testingWorking with the CD, coordinate training activities, including liaising with partner organizations on needs, timings and venue; identifying suitable trainers with the right skills and languages; collecting evaluation forms; and maintaining a register of trained Marghi translators and interpretersSupport TWB in the implementation of field activities, including comprehension studies, needs assessments and wider research on languageWorking with the Crisis Translation Manager, make sure that alternative workflows are in place and available to members of the Marghi translator pool who cannot access and/or use TWB’s web-based translation platformResearch, contribute to and/or write language factsheets guides, dos and don’ts, etc.Participate in research and monitoring, evaluation and learning activitiesTest interpreters to assess language competency levelsIdentify needs for new translation technology tools and assist with the development and roll-out of new tools as they emerge (including online testing modules and audio translation)Support a peer network of interpreters and translators in north-east NigeriaOther Activities:Provide administrative and logistical support to TWB’s activities in Nigeria as neededSupport TWB in scaling up operations in Nigeria, particularly with recruiting other language team leadersAttend occasional meetings of humanitarian organizations to relay TWB messaging and report on discussions or decisions, as directed by the Humanitarian Program Manager/Country DirectorProduce regular reportsAny other duty as required.

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