Simultaneous Translation Services for International Conference “Regional Dialogue Platform in Asia on Forecast-based Financing” – 13-15 June, Hanoi

TERMS OF REFERENCE: SIMULTANEOUS TRANSLATION SERVICES for International Conference “Regional Dialogue Platform in Asia on Forecast-based Financing” – 13-15 June, Hanoi


The German Red Cross (GRC) is part of the world wide Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. As a humanitarian organization, GRC assists victims of conflict and disaster as well as people affected by social or health related crisis. The Red Cross Movement assists vulnerable people without discrimination as to nationality, race, religious beliefs, class or political opinions and adheres to the seven principles of the Red Cross movement: Humanity, Impartiality, Neutrality, Independence, Voluntary Service, Unity and Universality. In Vietnam GRC is supporting its local partner, the Vietnam Red Cross (VNRC), to implement projects in the field of Disaster Relief & Rehabilitation, Disaster Risk Reduction & Climate Change Adaptation, and Capacity Building.

The GRC Office in Vietnam together with the VNRC will organise an international conference on Forecast-based Financing (FbF)  in Hanoi between 13-15/06/2017.

Agenda: 13-15/6/2017 (3 days)

  • Day 1 (Tuesday, 13 June) will address a broader forum of “newcomers” and those already involved in the FbF initiative including the IFRC and Red Cross Societies working in the region, representatives from Asian governments, UN, WFP, INGOs, scientific institutions and relevant donors. The goal is to create a general understanding about this initiative in Asia, share experience gained during the last three years in other regions and countries, to link partners and map interests. We expect around 100 participants.
  • Days 2 and 3 (14 & 15 June) will involve a smaller forum of experts and practitioners who will share experience and will work further on specific tools of this programme.


The German Red Cross in Vietnam is seeking a team of 2 people to provide:

  • Simultaneous translation from English into Vietnam and vice versa for Day 1 (expected duration 9 hours incl. 1 hour lunch break),
  • Simultaneous translation (plenary) and whispering interpretation (working groups) from English into Vietnamese and vice versa on Day 2 and 3 (depending on the number of Vietnamese Participants who cannot communicate in English).
  • Working hours will be from 9:00-18:00 on Day 1, and from 9:00-17:00 on Day 2 and 3


  • Bachelor or master degree of a language university for English
  • Excellent interpretation and  translation skills for  English - Vietnamese and vice versa
  • Good references for simultaneous and consecutive translation for big international events
  • Experience related to translating/interpreting themes around disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation, Forecast-based Financing


Interested candidates are invited to send their applications consisting of a CV and a proposal in which they state clearly the desired rate (net) for this service in Vietnam dong (VND) per person per day. Application should be sent to: [email protected] (email only) by 19 May 2017 at 17:00 (Hanoi time). Please indicate clearly your application subject: “Application – FBF Interpreters”.

While German Red Cross appreciates all responses, only candidate under consideration shall be contacted.

The shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview/ test on 25-26 May 2017.

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Fri, 2017-05-19