PFP Emergency Translators (3) , LACRO, Panama City (11.5 months - Home-Based)
hace 4 días

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Under the overall guidance of the RSC Emergency Focal Point on-call, certified English-Spanish-Portuguese translator is sought to provide his / her services right after an emergency occurs, subsequent to the release of official information by the organization HQ and the need for raising funds in LAC Spanish-speaking country offices has been confirmed.

The consultant will receive a translation request from a PFP emergency focal point and is expected to deliver the translated document within 1-3 hours after receiving the request.

Specific Tasks :

The consultant must be available to be contacted by an emergency focal point after a state of emergency has been declared and fundraising has been requested by UNICEF HQ.

This may be out of office hours. The incumbent :

  • Receives an email from one of the emergency focal points, announcing the emergency and containing the document to be translated.
  • Remains available to be contacted at his / her mobile by the emergency focal point to ensure that he / she is aware of the event and has received the document to be translated.
  • Translates the document (which will consist of a maximum of 4 pages) and will deliver the product in a 3-hour timeframe maximum.

  • Will be available in the proceeding days to continue to translation work that may be necessary depending on the size of the emergency.
  • Expected Results :
  • Timeliness
  • Timeliness
  • Quality of products
  • Delivery of drafts and final product approved by UNICEF
  • Deliverables : Description

    Expected deadline

    Deliverables will depend on the number of emergency translation requests made throughout the duration of the contract and will comprise the translation of documents containing 2-5 pages (average).

    ODO the emergency

    Documents that need to be translated the days after the onset of an emergency.

    ODO the emergency

    The consultant will be paid against delivery of the products, upon satisfactory approval by UNICEF.

    ODO the emergency

    Minimum Requirements and Qualifications


  • University degree preferably but not limited to communication, marketing, journalism, literature, social science, international development, international relations, or related areas.
  • English-Spanish-Portuguese translation certification.
  • Work Experience

  • At least 5 years of proven experience providing translation services in Spanish-English-Portuguese.
  • Previous experience working with UNICEF or other United Nations agencies will be valued.
  • It would also be an advantage if the translator has experience working with humanitarian organizations.
  • Languages

    Fluent Spanish, English, and Portuguese

    N / A

    Other skills and attributes


  • 3 to 5 years of experience using any of these programs : MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook.
  • Knowledge of the rights of children and adolescents will be an asset
  • Strong inter-personal skills
  • Ability to work with little supervision
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to work with short deadlines
  • Language skills
  • For every Child, you demonstrate

    UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

    UNICEF competencies : building and maintains partnerships, demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness, drive to achieve results for impact, innovates and embraces change, manages ambiguity and complexity, thinks and acts strategically and works collaboratively with others.

    Click here to learn more about UNICEF’s values and competencies.

    Administrative details :

    Supervision : The consultant will work under the supervision of the LACRO PFP Emergency Focal Point, Panama and alongside with Fundraising Specialists at RSC / PFP (Regional Support Center / Private Fundraising and Partnerships), Market Development team at RSC and Country Offices.

    Workplace : Home-based. Travel is not required.

    How to Apply? Application should be submitted online and should include : Resume, Cover Letter, University Diploma, certifications and Financial proposal.

    Qualified candidates are requested to submit fees in their financial proposal.

    Payment of professional fees will be based on submission of agreed deliverables. UNICEF reserves the right to withhold payment in case the deliverables submitted are not up to the required standard or in case of delays in submitting the deliverables on the part of the consultant.

    Duration of contract : Estimated start date of this consultancy is the first / second week of February 2022 for a period of 11.5 months.

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