Company HSRC
Reference # Stigma Index Translators 01/2020 (DBN) or Stigma Index Translators 01/2020 (PTA)
Published 17/01/2020
Contract Type Contract
1 Month
Location Nationwide, Nationwide, South Africa
The people living with HIV stigma index.
An index to measure the stigma and discrimination experienced by people living with HIV in three Provinces in South Africa 2020


The SOCIAL ASPECTS OF PUBLIC HEALTH (SAPH) programme within the HSRC employs a multi-disciplinary group of social scientists and public health specialists who conduct numerous empirical and policy-related studies each year, the majority of which are donor-funded.

SAPH undertakes research on the social determinants, behavioural determinants, and structural determinants of the quadruple burden of disease of HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis (TB), maternal and childhood diseases; non-communicable diseases (NCDs), and violence and injuries as well as to develop intervention programmes and undertake implementation science research.

The SAPH programme is engaged in a number of research projects. This project entitled: The people living with HIV Stigma Index is an Index to measure the stigma and discrimination experienced by people living with HIV in three Provinces in South Africa. This study is funded by the the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) is working together with the People Living with HIV (PLHIV), the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex and Sex Worker sectors of the South African National AIDS Council (SANAC).

This study will be conducted in 6 districts (2 districts per province) in Mpumalanga, Kwa Zulu-Natal and Free State. We are looking for four translators, preferably living with HIV/AIDS, who would be able to translate our English survey into Sesotho, siSwati, Xitsonga, isiNdebele, Afrikaans and isiZulu.

Translators, South Africa PLHIV Stigma Index Survey Project

Ref no: Stigma Index Translators 01/2020 (DBN)
Stigma Index Translators 01/2020 (PTA)
5 posts (Anticipated duration is maximum 14 working days only)
To be located in Durban and Pretoria.

The successful incumbents will be expected to translate the survey and consent documents from its original English version into either Sesotho, siSwati, Xitsonga, isiNdebele, Afrikaans or isiZulu and back translate the translated version to check for accuracy. The duration of this position is anticipated for a maximum 14 working days only. They will work under the supervision of the Project Director and respective Project Coordinators.
Job Functions Translation
Industries Research
Key Responsibilities

•Make written translation and submit translation in word processed documents;
•Proof Read and edit the document;
•Share draft translation with supervisor;
•Incorporate suggested changes to the translation;
•Ensure high quality and accuracy of the entire document before submitting it to the supervisor in charge of the project;
•Ensure accuracy of the terms and terminology used in the documents;
•Ensure that the translation is written with style, correct grammar and spelling;
•Complete the work within the agreed timeline and submit the final translation in both soft and hard copy;
•The translator is expected to perform terminology research.
Key requirements
•At least a Grade 12 (Matric) education;
•At least 5 years of professional experience in working in the relevant area;
•Demonstrated good understanding of technical terms and terminology used in areas of work;
•Proven skills in translation and interpretation from and into English and vice versa;
•Demonstrate effective organizational skills and ability to handle work in an efficient and timely manner;
•Ability to work independently;
•Knowledge in HIV field.

The HSRC offers attractive, market-related packages depending on qualifications and experience.

Applications: In your application, please include (1) a letter of motivation; (2) your CV including past working experience in a managerial position and (3) the names of three contactable referees (with telephone, fax and/or e-mail contact details). Please indicate the province for which you are applying in your letter of motivation.

Please quote the reference number according to your area of preference:
Stigma Index Translators 01/2020 (DBN)
Stigma Index Translators 01/2020 (PTA)

The HSRC will only consider applications that comply with the above requirements. Applicants may be required to undertake a written exercise in the competencies required for the position.

Please submit your application on-line at http://hsrc.jb.skillsmapafrica.com

Please note the following: Ensure you use Google Chrome or Firefox from a computer or laptop, and not a cell phone. Only your CV can be uploaded on the first page after you have registered/logged in. ALL OTHER DOCUMENTS can be uploaded on the Document tab on your profile. Attachments must be less than 2 MB.

Should you encounter challenges in applying for this post please contact Skillsmap directly " for Telephonic support: +27 12 420 7200; or Email support: skillsmapsupport@sage.com.
Alternatively send your application to recruitment@hsrc.ac.za quoting the reference number relevant to your preferred location.

For enquiries NOT applications please contact Ms Mesele Matlala at mlmatlala@hsrc.ac.za or Dr Jacqueline Mthembu at jmthembu@hsrc.ac.za

The HSRC is committed to accelerating the improvement in the proportion of its senior managers, research leaders and support staff who are black, female or people with disabilities.

Closing date: 24 January 2020.

We encourage applicants to submit prior to that date. Applicants who have not been contacted within eight weeks after closing date, should assume that their application has been unsuccessful. Only applicants who are interviewed will be advised of the outcome of their applications. The HSRC reserves the right to not make an appointment.

Job Closing Date 24/01/2020
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