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Bible Translation & Literacy (EA)

Opportunity to Serve

BTL, a faith-based organisation involved in Bible Translation, Literacy, Language and Community Development is seeking to recruit highly motivated born again Christians of integrity with demonstrated spiritual maturity, a good Christian Standing and a calling to serve to fill the positions below.

The candidates should possess excellent communication and people skills, strong analytical skills, proactive and capable of working both individually as well as in a team.

1. Linguistics Assistants for Chuka and Taveta

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Basic linguistic work for the Chuka/Taveta languages,
  • Community mobilization and creating awareness about the work of Bible Translation and Language Development,
  • The Linguistics Assistant will work closely with the Chuka/Taveta Language Development Steering Committees, the Local Church, the Local Community and other relevant Stakeholders in the orthography development process.

Qualifications
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Linguistics, a Diploma in Linguistics, Translation, or any other related field with relevant experience may be considered.
  • Excellent speaker and knowledge of the language (Chuka or Taveta) will be an added advantage
  • Excellent mobilization skills,
  • Excellent report writing and computer skills,
  • Good research skills.

2. Duruma Bible Translator

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Translate scriptures in Duruma Language in a natural, clear, and accurate manner.
  • Work closely with the project staff, Translation Specialists, the Local Church, Local Community and other relevant Stakeholders.

Qualifications
  • A First Degree in Theology or Biblical Studies or a diploma in Biblical Studies with work experience.
  • Introductory Course to Translation Principles (ICTP) certificate will be an added advantage
  • Excellent speaker of Duruma language
  • Should have a valid license and ability to ride a motor cycle
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines

3. Business Development Officer

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Carry out feasibility studies and determining viable income generating projects
  • Develop and execute Business proposals and guidelines for BTL
  • Identify business opportunities for BTL at national and project level
  • Coordinate Marketing and sales of BTL products and services

Qualification
  • First degree in B Com (Marketing Option) or Business with strengths in Marketing
  • Strong analytical and negotiation skills
  • Three years relevant experience
  • Flexible and creative
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Willingness to travel in remote areas
  • Driving licence

4. Head Cook / Chef De Partie

To serve in our Christian International Conference Centre (BTLCICC) Ruiru

Main Duties and Responsibilities
  • In the absence of the sous chef, he/she shall be in charge of all the kitchen operations (Production, Service and Controls).
  • Determine how food should be presented, and create decorative food displays
  • Determine production schedules and staff requirements necessary to ensure timely delivery of services
  • Estimate amounts and costs of required supplies, such as food and ingredients.
  • Inspect supplies, equipment, and work areas to ensure conformance to established standards.
  • Instruct cooks and other workers in the preparation, cooking, garnishing, and presentation of food.
  • Monitor sanitation practices to ensure that employees follow standards and regulations.
  • Requisition food and other supplies needed to ensure efficient operation.

Qualifications
  • Diploma in food production or catering management from a recognised hospitality institution.
  • Three years experience working in a busy kitchen. Having worked in a busy ala cart kitchen or having knowledge in pastry or bakery is an added advantage.
  • One year in the same position as a head cook (Chef De Partie) and above in a recognised hotel.

Applications with a detailed CV, copies of certificates, and three referees (Professional, Social and Church), mobile telephone contacts and email addresses for both applicant and referees be e-mailed to reach the under mentioned by 21st March 2014

Human Resources Manager
Bible Translation and Literacy,
On email: hrm@btlkenya.org


Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

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