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Tuesday, 18th February 2020
Volunteer in French/ English Translation and Francophone Programme Management


To provide APCA with support for the planning and implementation of palliative care interventions in French speaking countries across Africa.

Reports to:   Programmes Director.

Location:     The post holder can either be based at the APCA Secretariat in Kampala, Uganda or work remotely from any part of the world.

Key result areas and responsibilities

1.    Programme development, planning and implementation     

  • Identify and pursue opportunities for the expansion of APCA’s work in French speaking countries.
  • Provide translation support for APCA’s ongoing work in French speaking countries. This translation cuts across technical palliative care documents such as reports to developing French resources.
  • Support APCA’s French speaking partners to develop and implement work plans and budgets.
  • Support the development and review of APCA’s reports in French e.g. annual reports, donor reports, activity reports etc.
  • Support the development of the French arm of APCA’s small grants programme including a review of applications received from applicants in French speaking countries.

2.    Contribute to the effectiveness of APCA’s communications function

  • Support APCA’s Communications Officer to produce French information and articles in French for uploading on APCA’s website and ehospice platform.
  • Mobilise a network of the palliative care community in French speaking Africa through a social network, with support from APCA’s Communications Officer and other staff.

3.    Provide organizational development and administrative support for French speaking countries and partners of APCA.

  • Be APCA’s main contact for French speaking countries.
  • Manage all APCA’s correspondence, appointments and business conducted in the French language.
  •     Respond to public inquiries and queries from French speaking countries relating to all APCA’s work 
  •     Promptly, courteously and professionally receive and keep a record of all contacts of APCA in French Speaking countries.
  •     Be knowledgeable and updated about the organization to be able to give adequate and relevant information to French speaking countries in Africa and current and potential partners outside Africa.
  • Disseminate APCA’s French information, resources and materials to APCA’s French speaking partners.
  • Provide basic training, support and mentorship for APCA’s staff in the French language.

Minimum Academic Qualifications

  • A qualification in the French language.
  • A qualification in other languages such as English and Portuguese
  • Training in Project planning and management.

Required skills

  • Translating written text from English into French and vice versa perfectly
  • Working understanding of project cycles including design, planning, implementation, management and monitoring and evaluation.
  • Palliative care and or end of life education or service delivery/implementation skills in a vertical or integrated health programme in Africa
  • Ability to work in a diverse environment of culture, language and profession
  • Public relations skills
  • Working with partners
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft office computer software packages