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Call for Consultancy services (Interpreter)

Location: Kampala, Central Region, Uganda

LWF World Service is the humanitarian and development arm of the Lutheran World Federation. We are a widely recognized, international, faith-based organization working in over 20 countries. We seek to bring people of all backgrounds together in the common quest for justice, peace, and reconciliation in an increasingly complex and fragmented world.

A commitment to the human rights of every individual, regardless of their status, guides our work, actions, and operations. We are particularly known for our timely, compassionate, and professional humanitarian work, and for our field presence in hard-to-reach areas. Our work is people-centered and community- based. Above all, we work with the most vulnerable, and in order to claim and uphold their rights, we engage proactively with local government and community structures.

 

LWF Uganda works closely with United Nations agencies (UNHCR, UNFPA, UNICEF, WFP), PRM, EU/ECHO, BFTW, etc. LWF Related and faith-based agencies and their back donors.

For additional information, please see www.lutheranworld.org/WorldService.

 

Purpose: Simultaneous interpretation English – French – Spanish

Number of participants needing interpretation:          approx. 40

Time frame:                                                                 5 days

Workplace:                                                                  Kampala/Entebbe or online support  

Working languages:                                                     English, French, Spanish

Dates, location

Date: July 24th – 28th 2023

Location: Kampala/Entebbe or online – venue to be confirmed

The closing date for applications: 21 June 2023

Job Summary:

LWF-Uganda, a country program of the larger Lutheran World Federation (LWF), a well-respected international humanitarian organization based in Geneva, Switzerland. The LWF-Uganda program has been operational in Uganda, working in humanitarian response and development. The national headquarters is based in Kampala, with 8 sub-programs located throughout the country, in the districts of Obongi, Adjumani, Lamwo, Kamwenge, Kitgum, Pader, Kikuube and Luuka.

 

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

Task and deliverables

Provide the interpretation from:

English to French, French to English

English to Spanish, Spanish to English

French to Spanish, Spanish to French

Provide simultaneous interpretation for persons on and offline

Preparation of interpretation with the provided materials

Accept instructions from conference organizer

Target groups

LWF Finance teams from various countries

Required skills and experience

Fluency in the working languages (English, Spanish and French)

Demonstrated experience in providing simultaneous interpretation services

Knowledge of Financial terminology is an added advantage

Practical experience using online interpretation platforms such as Zoom

Higher education in linguistics, business management, accounting, economics or any other related field.

At least 2 years of work experience in interpretation and translation

At least three references for multi-day interpretation experience

Fluent knowledge of written and spoken French language is obligatory

Fluent knowledge of written and spoken English language is obligatory

Fluent knowledge of written and spoken Spanish language is obligatory

Communication

LWF Uganda Procurement will directly contact the consultant by email from the following address: quotes.kampala@lutheranworld.org. All correspondence must be through this email address.

Evaluation Criteria and Score

The selection of the interpretation team will be made based on the following criteria:

Evaluation Criteria

Relevant educational qualification.

Relevant Knowledge of English, Spanish and French (both written and spoken).

Experience of conducting interpretation work in English, Spansh and French and vice versa.

Quality of the interpretation documents provided.

HOW TO APPLY:

Qualified technical simultaneous interpreters/ interpretation teams with relevant experience in delivering similar services as mentioned in this Terms of Reference (TOR) are requested to submit the following –

Interpretation team profile and updated CVs of each team member with contact details;

At least two (2) references with whom the team and each interpreter has worked directly with for similar assignment;

Financial Proposal (with breakdown of remuneration and justification).

 

LWF/DWS is an equal opportunity employer, irrespective of gender, race or religious affiliation.  Female candidates possessing the above requirements are encouraged to apply. LWF/DWS is a signatory to the Code of Conduct for humanitarian agencies. Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect the organization’s commitment to the prevention of abuse and exploitation of beneficiaries.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

Application closes: Jun 20, 2023

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