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
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.
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.
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.
Expert knowledge of Thai and English (read, write speak)
Essential: University degree in English
Desirable: University degree in specialized in Translation/Interpretation from an accredited institution (http://www.whed.net/home.php)
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
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).
Monthly remuneration is Thai Baht 121,200.
- As specified in the description
Interested candidates should send their CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by 20 August 2017.