International Consultant-Interpretation service from ENGLISH to FRENCH, and from FRENCH to ENGLISH for UN Women Liaison Office AWLN’s Monthly Meetings

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Location : Home Based, ETHIOPIA
Application Deadline :22-Mar-23 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Gender Equality
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
English   French  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :Once a month (until 31st Dec 2023 with a possibility of extension)
Expected Duration of Assignment :Once a month (until 31st Dec 2023 with a possibility of extension)

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.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.


UN Women Liaison Office to the African Union (AU) and United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) engages with the AU and its various organs, the United Nations System particularly ECA, regional CSOs, and International NGOs, as well as the diplomatic community and in particular, delegations to the African Union. Through the Office, UN Women provides technical support to member states, the AUC, and the ECA in the adoption, implementation, and monitoring of commitments on gender equality and women’s empowerment (GEWE) at the regional level, and in accordance with its mandate. 

Among others, the African Women Leaders Network serves as a continental platform to galvanize women’s leadership of Africa towards lasting peace and sustainable development in all sectors and at all levels, building on, and working with, existing women networks with the support of the African Union and the United Nations. The Network builds on African women’s leadership to increase women’s participation in decision-making through peer learning and mentoring, enhanced solidarity, advocacy, and capacity-building among other strategies.

Women leaders across sectors and generations came together in New York in June 2017, to launch the African Women Leaders Network (AWLN) with the support of the African Union Commission and the United Nations, and the Federal Republic of Germany. In April 2018, the AWLN convened its second “Women Leaders Forum for Africa’s Transformation”, which sought to take stock of the achievements made by AWLN and women across Africa in the lead-up to 2020. Six AWLN pillars were adopted: (1) Governance; (2) Peace and Security; (3) Finance and Women’s Entrepreneurship; (4) Youth Leadership; (5) Agriculture and (6) Social Mobilization. The inter-generational partnership is recognized as strategic to help move the movement forward.

To strengthen the coordination of AWLN and to progress the network, a monthly meeting with the National Chapters Chairs is held on a monthly basis by the UN Women Liaison Office, As such, UN Women LO is requesting the procurement of an Interpreter during the monthly held AWLN meetings.  

Duties and Responsibilities

Interpretation service from ENGLISH to FRENCH, and from FRENCH to ENGLISH during UN Women LO’s Monthly AWLN Meetings and other technical meetings as needed.

IV. Key Performance Indicators

  • Timely and quality interpretation services from ENGLISH to FRENCH, and from FRENCH to ENGLISH
  • Adherence to UN Women standards and rules
  • Relationship with partners and stakeholders


Core Values:
• Respect for Diversity
• Integrity
• Professionalism
Core Competencies:
• Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
• Accountability
• Creative Problem Solving
• Effective Communication
• Inclusive Collaboration
• Stakeholder Engagement
• Leading by Example

Functional Competencies

  • Ability to work with diverse partners including governments, donors, civil society, and UN agencies
  • Ability to construct complete sentences in English and French
  • An ability to keep up with the speed

Required Skills and Experience


  •  Bachelor’s degree in interpretation or a related field.


  • At least 5 years of demonstrated relevant prior work experience as an interpreter.
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English and French languages
  • Accuracy in interpreting the target language in a grammatically correct manner.
  • Ability to construct complete sentences.
  • Prior experience working in an intercultural environment.
  • Basic understanding of the UN system and the values of the UN

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English and French is required
  • Knowledge of the other UN official working language is an asset


  • All applications must include (as an attachment) a completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from
  • Kindly note that the system will only allow one attachment and candidates are required to include in the P-11 form links for their previously published reports and articles completed within the last two years. Applications without the completed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.

At UN Women, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. UN Women recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, national origin, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, competence, integrity and organizational need. 

If you need any reasonable accommodation to support your participation in the recruitment and selection process, please include this information in your application.

UN Women has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UN Women, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to UN Women’s policies and procedures and the standards of conduct expected of UN Women personnel and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. (Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.)

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