UNICEF Viet Nam is looking for qualified full time translators/interpreters (CONSULTANCY NOTICE OW 2013-01).

1. Background

UNICEF Viet Nam is looking for qualified office-based full time translators/interpreters. The demand for translation work in the office is very high which often requires additional support from external resources. Programme sections have to outsource the service of the translation since they do not have sufficient human resources for such activity. This has implicated substantial investment in such kind of services. Thus, it is necessary to have full time translators 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.

2. Scope, Objective and Outputs with Timeline for Each Task

Translators are required to translate various documents from programme section as well as Operations/Communication sections if required. These documents are to be shared with different stakeholders. An average of 15-20 pages will be translated per day.

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

3. Management

Translators will be supervised by HR unit. All translation job requests should be submitted via HR, who will assign and monitor job completion. Interpretation at the meetings/workshops and travelling to the field will be informed in advance by related POs.

4. Qualifications and experience required:

The translator should have the 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 a translator/interpreter
- Understanding of UNICEF issues in Viet Nam is an advantage.

5. General Conditions: Procedures and Logistics

The following general conditions shall apply:
- Work station: Ha Noi
- Official travel within the country with applicable DSA at UN rate, if any
- The office will provide with a laptop and office supplies
- 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.
- No consultant may travel without a signed travel authorization prior to the commencement of the journey to the duty station.
- Consultants will not have supervisory responsibilities or authority on UNICEF budget.
- 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, including
Medical Evacuation.
- The Form 'Designation, change or revocation of beneficiary' must be completed by the consultant.

6. Interested candidates are kindly requested to submit the following information:

- Letter of interest
- CV/P-11 form ( UN Personal History Form )
- Copy of degrees

Please indicate the title of the assignment on the top left corner of envelop and address to UNICEF at:

Human Resources Unit
81A Tran Quoc Toan street, Ha Noi, Viet Nam

Or via email: [email protected]

Closing date for receipt of proposals: 27 October 2013.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Any attempt to unduly influence the selection process will lead to automatic disqualification of the applicant.


Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Ha Noi
Application Deadline: 
Sun, 2013-10-27