Terms of reference: translation services from English to French and vice versa

January 18, 2022

About Hivos

Hivos is an international development organization guided by humanist values. Together with citizens and their organizations, we aim to contribute towards just, inclusive and life sustaining societies where people have equal access to opportunities, rights and resources. We work in partnership with others in the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Latin America on three impact areas: civic rights; gender equality, diversity and inclusion, and climate justice. Our approach is solution driven, and we build wider movements for change by amplifying and connecting voices.

Hivos is currently implementing the We Lead program in a consortium with Positive Vibes, Restless Development, Fondo Centroamericano de Mujeres (FCAM), FEMNET and Marsa. We Lead is a partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs aimed at supporting young women to claim their SRH-R, saying: ‘Nothing about us without us!’ .The program targets young women and adolescent girls who; live with HIV/AIDS, identify as Lesbian, Bisexual, Trans, Intersex or Queer; live with disability; and/or are affected by displacement.

The program aims to ensure that rights holders play a leading role in strengthened and inclusive organizations and movements that enjoy increased public support and have convinced duty bearers and health service providers to take steps towards implementing laws, policies and practices that respect and protect these young women’s SRH-R by 2025.

We Lead Intermediate Outcomes

  1. Strengthened CSOs are inclusive of or led by young women from four rights holder groups, and work together in a CoA to defend and promote their SRH-R.
  2. The general public increasingly acknowledges and supports young women’s SRH-R.
  3. Health-service providers are more aware of the SRH-R needs and situation of rights holder groups, and increasingly provide accessible, comprehensive, high-quality, inclusive and respectful SRH-R information and services.
  4. Duty-bearers increasingly design, adopt and implement laws and policies that respect and protect the SRH-R of young women from rights holder groups.

Objective of this consultancy;

To assist the We Lead team in translation from English to French and vice versa, translation of documents and audio recordings when needed.

Deliverables, Services, Milestones

The consultant shall perform the following duties and deliver the outputs below;

  1. Translation of documents from English to French and vice versa
  2. Translation of audio recordings from English to French and vice versa
  3. Live translation from English to French and Vice versa

Hivos hereby, would wish to engage the services of a translator hereby referred to as “Consultant” to provide the following services :

  1. Written translation of documents from English to French and vice versa
  2. Audio translations from English to French and vice versa
  3. Live translation during meeting

Final service delivery date

The service will cover the period from January 2022 to December 2022.

Prices and Payment Scheme

Please provide rates for the following;

  1. Interpretation
  2. Translation (written) per page
  3. Audio per minute

At the end of each month, the provider will provide an invoice detailing the services performed during the period, and will be paid accordingly.
This consultancy will be subjected to withholding tax deducted at the source. The payment will be made upon submission of a fee note duly signed off the We Lead Program Manager on agreed assignment. This consultancy is will be effective from.

Submission Instructions

Please provide :

  • A financial proposition covering the services detailed above in USD;
  • A technical proposition including:
    • A 2 pages curriculum vitae including relevant professional experiences and working experience in translation ;
    • Minimum of three references;

Other requirements:

  • The provider must have between 3 to 5 years of experience in translation.
  • Must be regularly tax registered and able to provide a certified invoice if needed.

Please, applications must be sent to welead@hivos.org

Email Title: Translation Services submission

Deadline: 31st January 2022