BTL Language Development Assistants Career Opportunites in Kenya

Bible Translation & Literacy E.A

Position Title: Language Development Assistants

BTL, a Christian faith-based organization involved in language development, Bible translation, literacy, and community development among small language groups in Kenya, is seeking to recruit highly motivated, born-again Christians of good Christian standing, demonstrated spiritual maturity, integrity, and a calling to serve, to carry out sociolinguistic surveys and language development in the following languages: Keiyo, Ndia, Tigania, Igembe, Kauma, Ribe, Kambe, Jibana, Rabai and Gicugu.

The candidates should possess excellent inter-personal and communication skills, strong analytical skills, be proactive, and have the ability to work with minimal supervision.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the Linguistic Coordinator to develop the respective language.
  • Mobilize the community and create awareness about the work of Bible translation and language
  • The Language Development Assistant will work closely with the respective church and
    community leaders and other relevant stakeholders in the language development process.


  • Must be a born again Christian with good Christian standing.
  • A bachelor’s degree in linguistics is preferred, but also a bachelor’s degree in education,
    specializing in English and literature or Kiswahili, or a bachelor’s degree in mathematics or a
    related field, will be considered.
  • Mastery of the respective language.
  • Excellent analytical skills, especially in linguistics.
  • Good research skills.
  • Excellent report writing and computer skills.
  • Ability to work well in a team.

Reference your applications with your preferred language (e.g., Keiyo Language Assistant), along
with a detailed CV, copies of your certifications, three references (professional, social, and religious), as
well as your mobile phone number (s) and those of your references by Wednesday, April 5, 2023.

Human Resources Manager
Bible Translation and Literacy,
P.O Box 44456 – 00100

Email :

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted