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Assistant Sign Language Interpreter

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

State Department for Social Protection
For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:-
(i) a Diploma in the following disciplines; Communications, Sociology, Deaf Studies, Linguistics, or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution; and
(ii) a certification from a recognized interpreter certification body
(i) Online through the Commission website: or jobs portal: www.psckjobs.go.keOR
(ii) By completing ONE PSC 2 (Revised 2016) application form. The form may be downloaded from the Commission’s website


This is an entry grade for this cadre. An officer in this grade will be required to work under the supervision and guidance of a more experienced officer. Duties and responsibilities shall include:-
(i) performing a wide variety of Kenyan Sign Language (KSL) interpretation in a variety of settings which includes all departments, staff meetings, field trips, workshops, trainings, seminars, conferences, and events, and other organizational settings;
(ii) obtaining and reviewing the material containing the information to be interpreted and conduct research on technical information or complex information to gain an understanding of what will be interpreted;
(iii) promoting direct communication between the Deaf, Deafblind, Hard of hearing
and others;
(iv) interpreting sign to voice in the manner in which the expression is presented;
(v) maintaining confidentiality as required by the State Department and the Sign Language Interpreter code of conduct;
(vi) anticipating needs and assisting in arranging an accessible environment prior to special events;
(vii) maintaining sensitivity and respect for cultural and linguistic differences observed in the Deaf, Deaf-Blind and hard of hearing communities; and
(viii) maintaining confidentiality in all interpretation settings and safeguards confidential files on sign language interpreter teams’ issues

Job Requirements

Required education: Diploma, Associate's degree
Required relevant work experience: 2 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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