JA (Junior Achievement) Africa is a member of JA Worldwide, one of the world’s largest youth serving NGOs. JA ‘s mission is to prepare youth for the future of jobs. Through the delivery of hands-on, blended learning in financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship, we empower young people to grow their entrepreneurial ideas, hone their work skills, manage their earnings, and secure better lives for themselves, their families, and their communities.
In 2021, JA Africa partnered with the Tomorrow Foundation to translate its first digital program; JA Digital Entrepreneurship Program (JA DEEP) into French. This online-based interactive entrepreneurship curriculum was created for young African learners, including those who live in countries or go to schools where JA is not present. The focus is now to also make it accessible to Francophone countries.
JA DEEP builds on JA’s existing entrepreneurship programs (JA Company Program and JA ITS TYME) in an online format that teaches the same principles in an engaging and fun way. JA DEEP also builds digital literacy skills in young people as they explore entrepreneurship opportunities where technology can help solve problems within their communities.
2. Purpose of this call
JA Africa is seeking experienced translators to translate the online content for the JA Digital Entrepreneurship Program (JA DEEP) from English to French, for use by its francophone Member Nations.
Proposals are welcomed from translation companies or consortia, as well as from individual candidates specialized in translation of texts from English to French. The preferred suppliers will have experience in translating texts such as curricula, training decks, and capacity-building materials.
Experience in translating texts relating to entrepreneurship, educational web platforms and youth is a plus.
Below are the detailed number of words for each modules:
- Module 1: 5,929 words
- Module 2: 4,403 words
- Module 3: 4,930 words
- Module 4: 7,701 words
- Module 5: 7,256 words
- Module 6: 7,336 words
- Module 7: 5,392 words
- Module 8: 3,443 words
4. Application process
Interested candidates are invited to send a proposal containing:
– Cost per word or page translated
– CVs of the proposed translator(s)
– Availability to start work & proposed timeline for completion
– Names and contact information for 3 references for translation projects completed for other organisations (preferably for youth centred organisations)
Interested translators should submit their proposal by 11:59 PM on Friday 3rd June 2022 to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject title: ‘Proposal for Translation –JA DEEP– 2022’. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.