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Job Vacancies in Alliance Française in Nairobi, Kenya

Alliance Française is recruiting a
Head of Translation and Interpretation Department
The Head of Translation and Interpretation Department will be responsible for:

  • Coordinating all Translation / Interpretation requests
  • Managing Translation / Interpretation Projects
  • Managing a team of 10 translators / interpreters
  • Translating documents
  • Revising and self-revising translations
  • Quoting, invoicing and monitoring payments
  • Marketing Translation/Interpretation Services

  • Experience as a Translator required (at least 3 years)
  • Translation Degree desired
  • French as native language (required)
  • Experience in managing Translation / Interpretation project desired
  • PC literate
  • Excellent communication skills in both French and English (written & spoken)
Personal Qualities:
  • Good organizational skills
  • Detail-oriented
  • Strict on respecting deadlines and works well under pressure
  • High integrity and professionalism
  • Team Player with a positive constructive attitude
  • Flexible and ready to take on new responsibilities
  • Good customer relationship
Job Description:
  • Full time – 40 hours per week – One-year renewable contract, 3 months probation period

Head of HR and Administration
Specific Duties will include:
  • General HR administration including recruitment, employment contracts, compiling and updating employee records, performance evaluation
  • Provide professional support to line managers and employees on employee - related matters
  • Supervise and coordinate the activities of the technical and support staff
  • Provide administrative support to the senior management team
  • Attend Departmental and Board meetings including taking minutes
  • Coordinate procurement and general maintenance
  • Undertake other duties to ensure smooth and efficient running of the office

  • Bachelor’s degree in HR,
  • Diploma in HR management an added advantage
  • Excellent command of spoken and written English, good knowledge of French required
  • Excellent IT skills – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
  • Knowledge of Kenyan labor legislation
Personal Qualities and Skills:
  • At least 5 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Good organizational skills and ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to pay attention to details with a flexible attitude
  • Team Player able to take on new responsibilities
  • Pro-active and methodical and able to exercise discretion
  • Service oriented team player and able to work in a multi-cultural setting
  • High sense of integrity and professionalism
General Information: Full time – 40 hours per week – One-year renewable contract, 3 months probation period

Please send in your application letter together with a CV, to:

Alliance Française de Nairobi (Attn. Mrs. Ange LENAOLA, Head of HR)
P.O. Box 45475, Nairobi 00100, 

or by 30th November 2015

Position available starting: 4th January 2016

(Any Canvassing will be disqualified)

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