Request for Quotations: Providing Simultaneous/Consecutive Professional Interpretation Service to the LHSS Vietnam Project

Request for Quotations (RFQ)

Providing simultaneous/consecutive professional interpretation service to the
LHSS Vietnam Project


Abt Associates is a mission-driven, global leader in research and program implementation in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development. Known for its rigorous approach to solving complex challenges, Abt Associates was ranked as one of the top 20 global research firms in 2012 and also named one of the top 40 international development innovators. The company has multiple offices in the U.S. and program offices in nearly 40 countries.

The global Local Health System Sustainability (LHSS) project helps low and middle-income countries transition to sustainable, self-funded health finance systems that support high-performing overall health systems. The LHSS activity in Vietnam will work with the Government of Vietnam (GVN) to advance greater local ownership of HIV and TB prevention and control. Led by Abt Associates, the four-year activity will support Vietnam in increasing its domestic financing for HIV and TB services in the context of declining donor funding, using government resources more efficiently, and in assuming local ownership of HIV and TB prevention and control activities.


To support the adequate and effective implementation of technical activities, LHSS Vietnam seeks to engage an individual to provide professional simultaneous/consecutive interpretation service to its meetings, training, workshops, and/or conferences. The individual will work
closely F&A team, the Technical/Program Officers in charge of the activities, and under the direct supervision of the F&A Director.

Key Responsibilities

Provide simultaneous/consecutive professional interpretation services to the meetings, training, workshops, and/or conferences on a request basis.

Skills/Knowledge Required:

  • An advanced degree (minimum Master) in English, especially in interpretation.
  • 5+ years of work experience as an interpreter. Experience in the interpretation of health, health insurance, health financing, and HIV/AIDS would be an asset.
  • A degree in Public Health is a plus
  • Ready to provide service upon urgent requests

Location: The individual’s work is mainly in Hanoi, with occasional travels to workshop/training/meeting venues as required.

Timing: The assignment is planned for the period from January to September 2021 for an estimated level of effort of 12 working days for simultaneous interpretation and 12 working days for consecutive interpretation.

Quotes: All interested individual should submit their quotes to Ms. Phuong Doan at [email protected] by 5:00 PM on 8th January 2021. The individuals must include in their quotes daily and/or hourly rates for simultaneous and consecutive interpretation.

Quotes received in response to this RFQ will be evaluated based on the price, availability, and quality of the required service. These parts are considered equal, the individual with the lowest cost technically available will be awarded. As a result, vendors are encouraged to submit their most competitive offer.

Abt Associates reserves the right to reach a final decision based on an overall assessment of quotes. The submission of a quote does not constitute an award of any funds. The resulting award will be subject to Abt’s standard terms and conditions and applicable to all Prime Contract terms and conditions, which are available upon request.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Abt Associates
Application Deadline: 
Fri, 2021-01-08