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Interpreters / Translators (x4) - Parliament of Zimbabwe

Location: Harare
Alert: Application Deadline Expired

Section 154 of the Constitution stipulates that the Clerk of Parliament and other Staff of Parliament are appointed on terms of conditions of service approved from time to time by the Committee on Standing Rules and Orders (CSRO) and are Public Officers, distinct and separate from the Public Service.  These appointments are on an open, performance based contract subject to the provisions of the Officers of Parliament (Terms of Service) Regulations, 2018, as amended from time to time.

Applications are therefore invited from suitably qualified and experienced Zimbabwean citizens below the age of fifty (50), with a clean security, disciplinary, criminal record, to fill the permanent establishment vacant positions of Interpreters / Translators. Candidates with a good knowledge and practical application of Quality Management Systems (QMS) in particular ISO 9001:2015, will have a distinct advantage.

Languages: Sotho/Xhosa/Kalanga/Chibarwe/Chewa/ Khoisan/Tswana

Grade                         :           8 / 7

Location                     :           Public Relations Department

Reports To                 :           Director Public Relations

Job Description

14.1     Interpret accurately and simultaneously vernacular languages spoken during plenary sittings of the House and Parliamentary Portfolio Committees business;

14.2     Produce educational material on Parliament for schools, civic society and the general public in vernacular languages;

14.3     Produce Parliament articles and other publications;

14.4     Cover Parliament events like workshops, seminars and conferences through photography and writing;

14.5     Translate Parliament fact sheets and other documents into local languages;

14.6     Assist in conducting public hearings and educational outreach programmes;

14.7     Develop Parliamentary terminology in liaison with various stakeholders; and

14.9     Perform any other duties as may be assigned from to time by the Director Public Relations;

Minimum Qualifications and Personnel Specifications

  • An Honours Degree in Arts / English and Communication Studies;
  • A post graduate qualification in Education is an added advantage;
  • Sound Public Relations / Marketing knowledge is a distinct advantage;
  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written;
  • Ability to interpret and translate at least any two of the above local languages, is a distinct advantage.
  • At least 2 years relevant working experience;
  • 5 “O” Levels, including English Language and Maths;

To Apply:

In return, Parliament of Zimbabwe offers a comparatively competitive public sector remuneration package which will be disclosed to shortlisted candidates.

Candidates with a good knowledge and practical application of Quality Management Systems (QMS) in particular ISO 9001:2015, will have a distinct advantage. Applications, together with fully detailed curriculum vitae, copies of certified educational and professional certificates, and three contactable referees, clearly showing which job is being applied for, should be hand-delivered and / or sent to:

The Clerk of Parliament

Parliament Building

Corner Third Street & Nelson Mandela Avenue

P.O. Box CY 298



Alternatively, submissions can be e-mailed to: Canvassing and CV fraud will lead to automatic disqualification.

The closing date for receiving applications is Monday, 14th MARCH, 2022

Alert: Application Deadline Expired

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