Translator I Consultant (Somali)

Position:  Translator I (Somali)
Location: remote
# of Openings:  0

Translator I (Somali)
Democracy International (DI) seeks a Translator I Consultant (‘Consultant’) for its State Department-funded program in Ethiopia, Support to Political Party Transition (SPPT). The SPPT project supports nascent, transitioning, political parties that are committed to constructively engaging in the political process leading up to and after the upcoming National Election in Ethiopia. An integral component of the program involves strengthening the core competencies of the partner parties through targeted, embedded technical assistance and advice.
The SPPT team is working to develop animation videos that convey the trainings SPPT has developed for local political parties. SPPT initiates to procure a translator to support the development of these videos through translating the scripts from English to Somali. The translator will then recite and record the scripts in Somali. The translator is to convey the original tone and intent of the script, taking into account cultural and regional differences between source and target languages.
  • Minimum of university degree in linguistics, literature, journalism or related social science fields,
  • 3-5 years of professional translation experience in the relevant areas
  • Demonstrated good understanding of technical terms used in areas of development broadly, governance, law and human rights, politics;
  • Proven skills in translation and interpretation from English into Somali, and vice versa;
  • Excellent communication skill in English and Somali;
  • Proficiency in English and Somali;
  • Reproduce up to eight video scripts in Somali
  • Provide recitations and recordings of those scripts in Somali
  • Imparting thought, purpose, spirit, emotions and tone of speakers from source language into target language.
  • Final copies of the translated scripts (these documents will not be accepted if further editing is needed)
  • Final recordings reciting the translated scripts for the animated videos (these recordings will not be accepted if further editing is needed)
Application Process
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and CV. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the position will be filled as soon as a qualified candidate is identified. DI will only contact candidates of interest.
About the Organization
DI provides technical assistance, analytical services and project implementation for democracy, human rights, governance and conflict mitigation programs worldwide for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the U.S. State Department and other development partners. Since its founding in 2003, Democracy International has worked with civil society organizations, political parties, election-management bodies, government agencies, legislatures, justice-sector institutions, and others in 70+ countries.
DI welcomes and supports a diverse and inclusive work environment. We are committed to equal employment opportunities (EEO) for all applicants seeking employment and for DI employees. DI makes employment decisions based on organizational needs, job requirements and individual qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, personal appearance, military status, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation, educational status, unemployment status, place of residence or business, source of income, or reproductive health decision making. Additionally, harassment or discrimination based on these characteristics will not be tolerated at DI. To perform the essential functions of this position, reasonable accommodations are available to qualified individuals with disabilities.

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