Part-time interpretation/translation services rendered to UN Women Moldova Programmes

Vacancy Number: 049 /Pr-2012

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Location : Home-based
Application Deadline : 12 March 2012
Type of Contract : Individual Contract

Starting date:

April 2012

Reference to the project:

Women Economic Empowerment/"Joint UNDP-UN Women Integrated Local Development Programme" (JILDP)

Expected Duration of Assignment : April-December 2012
Terms of Reference 3  
Individual Consultant Procurement Notice 2  
Personal History Form (P11) 1  
UN Women General Conditions of Individual Contract 1  

 

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BACKGROUND

UN Women Sub-Regional Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia (former UNIFEM) has been actively working in Moldova since early 2003 and extended continuous support through various programmes and activities aimed at creating an enabling environment for gender equality, recognized as a prerequisite for sustainable development with a strong and active policy on gender equality. In fall 2009, UN Women has successfully mobilized additional financial support from Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) to continue its efforts in the country on promoting gender equality and women’s advancement with the focus on implementation of gender equality legislation, Convention on Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination (CEDAW) and other gender equality legislative and policy obligations of the state.


Through a participatory process, during September – December 2009 UN Women managed to raise additional funds for implementation of two new programmes in Moldova, one being focused on the economic empowerment of women through addressing the needs of the rural and sub-urban population, especially poor women in exercising their social and economic rights through increasing access to quality information and services in employment and social protection areasprograms were developed, whilst the second one – is a joint UNDP-UN Women programme on integrated local development aimed at facilitating the process of decentralization in the country and mainstreaming gender equality and women’s human rights into all program areas, including policy, regional and local development as a part of this joint effort. Both programmes are implemented with financial support of Swedish Government and are based on three interrelated outcomes/levels of intervention: work at the policy, institutional and regional/local levels, being designed in line with the Government priorities set for 2009-2013 as well as the Reforms launched by the State in the areas of decentralization, labour market and social protection.


As a part of UN Women work in Moldova there are planned to be conducted a series of missions of international experts and consultants, as well the organization of various events such as conferences, workshops, roundtables, with participation of national counterparts and international organization and invited international consultants. In view of accommodating the interpretation and translation needs of the evolved stakeholders and of ensuring a quality dialogue involving three different languages (English, Romanian, Russian), UN Women Moldova seeks to hire interpreters/translators for providing timely and qualitative interpretation/translation services.

 

SCOPE OF WORK, RESPONSIBILITIES AND DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPOSED ANALYTICAL WORK

Objectives:
Provide consecutive and simultaneous interpretation services (English/Romanian/Russian) during various meetings, conferences, workshops, roundtables and other UN Women activities. Provide written translation services (English/Romanian/Russian), when needed.

Key Activities:

Provide simultaneous/consecutive interpretation services during:

  • Steering Committee meetings;
  • Technical Working Group meetings;
  • Conferences;
  • Official missions;
  • Workshops;
  • Meetings between the international advisors and national consultants, as well as national counterparts.

Provide translation of:

  • Modifications/changes/comments made by international advisors or national
  • consultants/counterparts in various reports;
  • Legislation, advocacy and information materials;
  • Documents of meetings, of the Project Steering Committee and Technical Working Group;
  • Correspondence to the Government, national/international counterparts, and vice versa;

REQUIREMENTS FOR EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

I. Academic Qualifications:
  • University degree in English language, international relations, or related areas;

II. Years of Experience:

  • At least 3 years of progressively responsible in interpretation/translation with an international organization is required;

III. Competencies:

  • Advanced knowledge of computers and office software packages (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Power Point etc.) is required
  • Fluency in English, Romanian and Russian (written and verbal)

DOCUMENTS TO BE INCLUDED WHEN SUBMITTING THE PROPOSALS

Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:

Technical proposal and financial proposal should be submitted at the following email address: vacancies-moldova@undp.org no later than 12 March 2012, 17:30 Moldova time.

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.