QUALIFIED TRANSLATORS/INTERPRETERS (ENGLISH/RUSSIAN/BELARUSIAN)


Location : Minsk, BELARUS
Application Deadline :31-Dec-14
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
English   Russian  
Duration of Initial Contract :one year with the possibility of extension


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provision of interpretation into English/Russian and vice versa at bilateral and multilateral meetings, negotiations, conferences, workshops, seminars;
  • Provision interpretation (English/Russian) for international staff during meetings with counterparts and field trips to project sites;
  • Producing qualitative written Russian/English and vice versa translation of documents
  • Interpretation provided at specific requests;
  • Qualitative and timely delivery of translation services provided at specific requests.


Competencies

  • Knowledge and practical experience with UNDP and/or other international organizations is an asset;
  • Confidence to undertake oral translation and at training activities, high level meetings;
  • Excellent interpersonal and cross-cultural skills and ability to convey messages clearly, succinctly and accurately
  • Ability to think clearly and precisely articulate.


Required Skills and Experience

  • University Degree in foreign languages
  • Fluency in spoken and written Russian/Belarusian/English;
  • A minimum of 3 years progressive experience in translating /interpreting  preferably for a donor funded technical assistance project or at governmental or international organizations level;
  • Experience in communicating and cooperating with governmental, non-governmental, donors and private agencies is an asset;
  • Good knowledge of computer applications.

Interested individual consultants must submit on-line or by e-mail tenders.by@undp.by (please indicate # of tender 262/2014) the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:

  • Letter to UNDP Confirming Interest and Availability (Annex #2)
  • Financial proposal (Annex #2)
  • Personal CV including past experience in similar projects and at least 2 references (or contact information of at least 2 people who could provide a reference upon request).

All documents required (Letter to UNDP Confirming Interest and Availability, CV or P11 and Financial Proposal) shall be presented altogether in just one (1) envelope, if submitted by courier, or in one email transmission, or as an attachment to an on-line application, without password encryption. 

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please make sure you have provided all requested materials.


APPLICATIONS WILL BE REVIEWED ON ROLLING BASIS.

 

The candidates will be evaluated based on the following methodology:

Cumulative analysisWhen using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract should be made to the individual consultant whose offer received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria:

Total score=Technical Score + Financial Score

Example

* Technical Criteria weight; [70%], maximum 700 points

* Financial Criteria weight; [30%], maximum 300 points

All the offers of individual consultants who scored 490 (70% from 700) and more points during the desk review/interview are acceptable for financial evaluation. The lowest technically qualified proposal receives 300 points and all the other technically qualified proposals receive points in inverse proportion according to the formula:

P=Y*(L/Z), where

P=points for the financial proposal being evaluated

Y=maximum number of points for the financial proposal

L= price of the lowest price proposal

Z=price of the proposal being evaluated

ANNEXES:

ANNEX#2 - Letter to UNDP Confirming Interest and Availability and FINANCIAL PROPOSAL

ANNEX#3 - IC CONTRACT TEMPLATE

 
Applied scoring system:
Degree of compliance
Supporting Evidence

Scoring scale (% from maximum available score for the given sub-criteria)

Excellent

Excellent evidence of ability to exceed contract requirements

100%
Good

Good evidence of ability to exceed contract requirements

80%
Satisfactory

Satisfactory evidence of ability to support contract requirements

60%
Poor

Marginally acceptable or weak evidence of ability to comply with contract requirements

40%
Very poor

Lack of evidence to demonstrate ability to comply with contract requirements

10%
No submission

Information has not been submitted or is unacceptable

0%
 
Scoring table:
 

Evaluation Criteria

Weight, %

Max Score

Education

20
200

University Degree in foreign languages

15
150

Advanced degree in foreign languages

5
50

Experience

20
200

3 years of progressive experience in translating /interpreting 

10
100

More than 3 years of progressive experience in translating /interpreting  - 5 points for each additional year of experience but no more than 50 in total

5
50

Practical experience with UNDP and/or other international organizations (for a donor funded technical assistance project or at governmental or international organizations level)

5
50

Personal Skills, Competencies

30
300

Interpretation (quality of interpretation of the task given during the interview)

 
10
100

Written translation (written test)

 
10
100

Ability to think clearly and precisely articulate

3
30

Communication skills

5
50

Good knowledge of computer applications

2
20
Totally
700
Max 700
 


UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.


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