Translator (English/French)

Country: Senegal
Organization: International Organization for Migration
Closing date: 18 May 2021

Call for Applicants

ROWCA-HR-21-098

Position : Translator (English/French)

Duty Station : RO DAKAR

Contract Type : Consultancy

Length of Contract : 6 Months

Estimated Start Date : 1 June 2021

Closing Date : 18 May 2021

Context:

Established in 1951, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. IOM implements innovative projects aimed at young people and aspirant migrants through a Communication for Development (C4D) approach. One such project is Migrants as Messengers (MaM), which seeks to empower target audiences in West Africa make informed decisions about migration through peer-to-peer messaging.

The project started in three countries in November 2017 and will expand to seven countries in 2019 (Nigeria, Senegal, Guinea, The Gambia, Côte d'Ivoire, Sierra Leone and Liberia). It is carried out by volunteers using storytelling techniques to record and broadcast interviews with returned migrants and share these stories online and at community events.

Under the direct supervision of the Head of Awareness Raising, and in coordination with the Translator at IOM’s Regional Office for West and Central Africa in Dakar, the successful candidate will be responsible for translating a variety of project materials from English to French, and from French to English.

Core Functions and Responsibilities:

  1. Provide high quality translation services for reports, communication and knowledge products, videos, etc. as required by the organization.

  2. Collect, compile, extract and propose new records or terms to support the development and maintenance of an integrated multilingual terminology database.

  3. Perform referencing and research activities to ensure high-quality pre-translation and terminology work.

  4. Perform other related duties as required.

Deliverables:

  • 1. Deliverables: Month 1
  • Nature of deliverable: 65 pages of translation (estimated at 300 words per page)
  • Payment: 15%
  • 1. Deliverables: Month 2
  • Nature of deliverable: 65 pages of translation (estimated at 300 words per page)
  • Payment: 15%
  • 1. Deliverables: Month 3
  • Nature of deliverable: 65 pages of translation (estimated at 300 words per page)
  • Payment: 15%
  • 1. Deliverables: Month 4
  • Nature of deliverable: 65 pages of translation (estimated at 300 words per page)
  • Payment: 15%
  • 1. Deliverables: Month 5
  • 65 pages of translation (estimated at 300 words per page)
  • Payment: 15%
  • 1. Deliverables: Month 6
  • Nature of deliverable: 65 pages of translation (estimated at 300 words per page)
  • Nature of deliverable: Final report on progress made
  • Payment: 25%

Required Qualifications and Experience:

Education

· Bachelor’s degree in translation, linguistics, communications, media studies, journalism, international relations, international development, marketing, or another related field.

Experience

  • A minimum of three years of relevant experience.
  • Familiarity with the work of the IOM in West and Central Africa;

Language

Fluency in French and English is required.

Knowledge of one other local language is an advantage .**

Notes:

Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.

Only Senegalese citizens or foreign nationals with valid work permit/visa will be considered.

Women with the above qualifications are encouraged to apply.

How to apply:

How to Apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via email to recrutementdkr@iom.int indicating “Translator (English/French)**”** on the subject line, by 18 May 2021.

IOM only accepts applications with a cover letter not more than one page specifying the motivation for the application as well as a detailed resume/CV.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.



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