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Translator/Interpreter Consultant

Application Deadline: 
08-20-2017
Posted Date: 
08-08-2017
Target Field: 
No specific field of study
Employment Type: 
Part Time
Location: 
Nonthaburi, Thailand

For over 60 years, the World Health Organization (WHO) has contributed significantly to Thailand’s national health development and capacity building particularly in the areas of communicable disease control, primary health care, maternal and child health, and health systems development.

During its time in Thailand, WHO has worked to strengthen the planning capacity of the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) in formulating Thailand's national health development plans. WHO has supported innovative activities in strengthening primary health care and health systems, whilecontributing toward building institutional capacity in controlling communicable diseases and strengthening reproductive, maternal, and child care. Over four decades WHO has contributed to the development of successful programmes in Thailand including immunization, provision of essential drugs, and malaria control.

Job description:

RATIONALE

PURPOSE OF THE CONSULTANCY:

Our office needs translation of documents from Thai into English and vice‐versa, as well as interpretation at meetings attended by International Professionals with Thai speaking counterparts and for this purpose proposes to engage the services of a consultant.   The consultant will be required to work with all departments of the office to ensure continuing availability of valid scientific, technical, managerial and other information relating to health in Thai and English. The consultant will provide consecutive and simultaneous interpretation services (English/Thai) during various meetings, conferences, workshops, roundtables and other WHO activities. Provide written translation services (English/Thai) of several types of documents such as letters of agreement, minutes of meetings, official orders by the ministry of health and other ministries as well as laws and regulations.

 

WORK TO BE PERFORMED

OUTPUT:

Provide consecutive and simultaneous interpretation services (English/Thai) during various meetings, conferences, workshops, roundtables and other WHO activities. Provide written translation services (English/Thai) of several types of documents.

 

DELIVERABLES:

1. Provide simultaneous interpretation services to WHO staff attending meetings, conferences, workshops, etc.

2. Provide translation (Thai‐English and English‐Thai) of legislation, advocacy, information materials and reports, meeting documents, correspondence to/from the Government, national/international counterparts, etc.

3. Proof read translated documents from other individuals which are related to WHO work in Thailand.

 

TECHNICAL SUPERVISION

The consultant will be directly supervised by the Public Health Administrator of the WHO country office for Thailand, but will be required to work with all departments of the office.

 

 

SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS

LANGUAGE:

Expert knowledge of Thai and English (read, write speak)

EDUCATION:

Essential: University degree in English  

Desirable: University degree in specialized in Translation/Interpretation from an accredited institution (http://www.whed.net/home.php)

 

EXPERIENCE:

Essential: Minimum 2 years of experience in interpretation and translation  

Desirable: Relevant experience in the United Nations or an International Organization

 

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:

 Skills on consecutive and simultaneous interpretation services (English to Thai, Thai to English)

 Able to provide written translation services (English to Thai, Thai to English)

 Communicating in a credible and effective way

 Producing results

 

 

PLACE OF ASSIGNMENT AND AVAILABILITY

The consultant will be based at the WHO country office for Thailand, located at the Ministry of Public Health in Nonthaburi. He/She will be required to work for up to 40 hours per week, normally during (but not limited to) office working hours (Monday to Friday, from 8:00 to 16:00).

 

 

REMUNERATION

Monthly remuneration is Thai Baht 121,200. 

Qualification: 
  • As specified in the description
How to Apply: 

Interested candidates should send their CV and cover letter to sethawebmaster@who.int by 20 August 2017.

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Thailand