Consultant : Interpreters

  • Mid-level, Long-term consulting assignment
  • Posted on 1 July 2020

Job Description

Country: Global Department: Technical Unit Essential Job Duties/Scope of Work:

International Medical Corps is a global humanitarian non-profit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs.

Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, non-political, non-sectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in areas worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at high risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.

Background to the Assignment

International Medical Corps is a global humanitarian non-profit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs.

Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, non-political, non-sectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in areas worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at high risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.

Purpose of the Assignment

The Tech RRT is an emergency response mechanism formed in August 2015, led by International Medical Corps in consortium with Save the Children and Action Against Hunger, which aims to improve the quality and scaling up of nutrition humanitarian responses. A pool of four technical experts is available and deployable on very short notice to support the entire nutrition community in planning, leading and responding to humanitarian emergencies. While non-deployed, they are home based and spend time working on specific technical pieces of work, bringing progress in learning and bridging technical gaps for all. Currently the Tech RRT team includes specialists in CMAM, IYCF-E, Assessment and Social Behaviour Change (SBC).

As part of its capacity strengthening component, the Tech RRT hosts frequent webinars in the above mentioned technical areas.

Scope of the Assignment

  • Simultaneous interpretation of up to 5 webinars
  • Preparation of a technical terms list document prior to the webinar (2hours)

Deliverables Description

  • Document compiling the technical terms used
  • Webinar recording.

This is expected after every webinar.

Implementation of the Assignment Deliverables

The deliverables will be implemented by the interpreters, after every webinar (up to 5 webinars) in form of a submission of the technical terms document.

Code of Conduct

All Consultants are required to adhered to and promote International Medical Corps shared responsibility and obligation to report matters involving Sexual Exploitation & Abuse, Trafficking in Persons, Child Safeguarding and any suggested violation to our Code of Conduct which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment. If you see, hear or are aware of any suggested activities then you have an obligation to report to International Medical Corps.

Qualifications:

Consultant Specifications

To perform this consultancy successfully, an individual must be able to perform each task with or without reasonable accommodation.

Requirements

Essential

Desirable

Qualifications

BSc. In Translation with an MA in Simultaneous or Conference Interpretation

Experience

  • At least 2 years of experience in simultaneously interpreting conferences.
  • Experience in humanitarian / development interpretation
  • Experience working with International non-governmental organisations, UN agencies, governments, national organisations, and others
  • Experience in Nutrition in emergency / Public health nutrition
  • Experience in interpreting webinars

Competency

  • Fluency in English + one of the languages stated below
  • Good knowledge or previous experience in the Zoom interpretation setting

Language(s)

French (2)

Spanish (2)

Arabic (2)

About the Organization

International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs. Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.

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