Position Description

USAID Improving Private Sector Competitiveness
(IPSC) Activity Translator/Interpreter

A. Background

The purpose of the USAID Improving Private Sector Competitiveness Activity (“Activity”) is to remove constraints and build the competitiveness of small and growing businesses (SGBs) in Vietnam, including those led by vulnerable populations. With this activity, USAID/Vietnam is supporting Vietnam’s competitiveness: vertically at the policy, market and firm level; and horizontally by working along the entire spectrum of enterprise growth models, from household businesses transforming into registered firms to small firms on the cusp of scaling up. Deloitte Consulting LLP (“Deloitte”) is implementing this Activity on behalf of USAID. The Agency for Enterprise Development of the Ministry of Planning and Investment is the Vietnam Government counterpart of IPS-C.

The Activity is made up of four inter-related Objectives:

  • Objective 1. Building business management capacity of Small and Growing Businesses, including those led by vulnerable populations (particularly women and ethnic minorities),
  • Objective 2. Improving efficiency and productivity by promoting innovation, technology adoption, and sustainable business models,
  • Objective 3. Enhancing business enabling environment for a broad-based inclusive economy,
  • Objective 4. Strengthening business-to-business (B2B) and cross-sectoral linkages.

B. Specific Tasks

The Translator/Interpreter shall perform the following tasks:

  • Provide Vietnamese-English and English-Vietnamese translation and interpretation services to the project team and counterparts in support of project objectives and deliverables.
  • Collaborate with various vendors on any outsources translation and interpretation needs. This includes working with the procurement coordinator on any needed outsourcing.

Oral Translation:

  • Translation from Vietnamese to English and vice versa;
  • Whisper/consecutive/real-time translation during meetings, conferences; and
  • Responsible for providing good quality translation to all project and counterpart staff engaged in dialogue.

Written Translation:

  • Translation of IPSC and counterpart documents such as regulations/ legislation, technical procedure manuals, training presentations, letters, emails, etc. from Vietnamese/English and vice versa;
  • Responsible for providing high quality translations within specified deadlines; and
  • Other duties assigned by the supervisor.

C. Reporting and Supervision

The Translator/Interpreter will report to the Deputy Chief of Party, Chief of Party and Operations Manager.

D. Competency Expected for this Position

  • BA/BS in translation, interpretation, English Literature, communication, or related field
  • Minimum of 5 -10 years of experience in managing complex business processes.
  • Experience working on international donor-funded projects.
  • Desired experience in economic growth and building small and growing businesses
  • Ability to work with various diverse teams.
  • Ability to multitask and troubleshoot.
  • Efficient, detail- oriented and organized.
  • Ability to take initiative and complete tasks under tight deadlines.
  • Experience working in a team environment and having excellent people skills.
  • Vietnamese nationality.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and Vietnamese and proficiency in reporting and presenting.

E. Submission and Deadline:

  • Interested candidates are invited to submit their CV with the Cover Letter in English to [email protected]. In the subject line, please indicate name of the position to which you are applying.
  • Please include three references and copies of relevant certificates with your submission.
  • In the subject line, please indicate name of the position to which you are applying.
  • Due to high volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Deadline for applications is 31 October 2022 by 5pm Hanoi time.
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Mon, 2022-10-31