Translation Consultant - Amharic (USAID Ethiopia TRANSFORM project)
EnCompass LLC is seeking a Translation Consultant to translate multiple documents from English to Amharic. The time frame for this consultancy will be up to 20 days over a period of 4 weeks. The documents to be translated are data collection tools, including interview guides, focus group discussion guides, and consent forms for a Gender Assessment under the USAID TRANSFORM- Primary Health Care project, which aims to contribute to Ending Preventable Maternal and Child Deaths (PCMD) by strengthening the health system in Ethiopia. EnCompass is part of a consortium of implementing partners, led by Pathfinder International, working together to support the operationalization of the governments’ Health Sector Transformation Plan at multiple levels of the health system.
The ideal candidate will be fluent in both English and Amharic and have prior experience in translating technical documents.
This is a 4-week consultancy starting on January 18, 2021.
Position Duties and Responsibilities
- Review all documents in English
- Conduct translation of documents from English to Amharic
- Respond to any feedback on the translation in a timely manner
- Submit final translated documents to the Senior Gender Advisor by the last day of the consultancy.
- Minimum of a Master’s in Public Health (or related field) with at least 3 years of experience in RMNCH programming
Experience and Skills
- Strong expertise in translation of technical documents
- Preferred experience in translating data collection tools into Amharic
- Fluency in Amharic and English
- Strong technical and writing skills
- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
How to Apply
Please submit CV and cover letter, and complete the application.
29 December 2020
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