Office Translator/Interpreter


Title: Office Translator/Interpreter
Location: Ha Noi
Duration: Mid January – December 2015
Start Date: Mid January 2015
Reporting to: HR Specialist
WBS/PBA Expiry Date: 5200/A0/04/800/001/003


In the office, there are five programme sections/units, Communication unit, Operations and the HCM Liaison Office. The volume of documents that needs to be translated is quite big. The demand for translation work is very extremely high which often requires additional support from external resources.
Thus, it is necessary to have full time translators in the office forming a “translation unit”. The unit may require more than one translator who will provide translation service to the whole office when the translations require professional products to be issued in public.


The office explores the potential candidates who would express their interest in the assignment as an individual consultant.

Scope of Work

Translators are required to translate various documents from programme sections as well as Operations/Communication section if required. Those documents are obliged to be shared with different stakeholders. An average of 15 pages will be translated per day.

Interpretation service may be required for important meetings, trainings or workshops.


Translators will be supervised by HR Unit. Documents for translation will be provided to translators by the POs from sections. Interpretation at the meetings/workshops and travelling to the field will be informed in advance by related POs.

Performance indicators for evaluation

Performance will be reviewed after six months and at the end of the assignment.

Qualification/Specialised Knowledge and Experience

  • The translator should have to following qualification, skills and experience to effectively carry out the tasks:
  • Academic qualification: A Bachelor Degree in English
  • Excellent spoken and written English
  • Excellent spoken and written Vietnamese
  • At least three years experience in working as an interpreter/translator
  • Understanding of UNICEF issues in Viet Nam is an advantage.

General Conditions: Procedures and Logistics

The following general conditions shall apply. The consultant shall (please edit as applicable)

  • Work station: UNICEF Ha Noi
  • office will provide with a laptop, computer and office supplies
  • If authorized to have access to UNICEF transport
  • Be paid on a monthly basis. Consultants are not entitled to any payments during days off and sick leave.

Policy both parties should be aware of:

  • Under the consultancy agreements, a month is defined as 22 working days, and fees are prorated accordingly. Consultants are not paid for weekends or public holidays.
  • Consultants are not entitled to payment of overtime. All remuneration must be within the contract agreement.
  • No contract may commence unless the contract is signed by both UNICEF and the consultant or Contractor.
  • Consultant will be required to sign the Health statement for consultants/Individual contractor prior to taking up the assignment, and to document that they have appropriate health insurance.
  • The Form 'Designation, change or revocation of beneficiary' must be completed by the consultant.

Interested candidates should submit the following documents:

to email: [email protected]

Submiss ion Deadline: 06 January 2015 at 18:00 PM.

Only short-listed candidates will be called. Any attempt to unduly influence UNICEF’s selection process will lead to automatic disqualification of the applicant.
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF is a smoke-free environment.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
UNICEF Vietnam
Application Deadline: 
Tue, 2015-01-06