Interpreter for the Project End-line Reflective Workshop

Hiring an interpreter for the Project End-line Reflective Workshop

Save the Children (SC) has been implementing programs in Vietnam since 1990 in order to help children in their lives through our key thematic areas namely Child Protection, Child Poverty, Education, Health and Nutrition, Child Rights Governance (CRG), Disaster Risk Reduction and Emergency Response. SC is currently supporting children in 22 provinces throughout of Vietnam through partnership with government agencies, Civil Society Organizations, private sector, academic and research institutes.

Save the Children (SC) has been implementing a five-year project named “Strengthening Capacity of Civil Society Organizations (CSO) in Child Right Governance – Phase 2” (here by called SIDA CSO in short) from 01/01/2017 to 31/12/2021. The project is funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) through Save the Children Sweden. The overall objective of the project is a society where CSOs have developed their skills and State actors have systematic dialogues with CSOs in order to take actions towards gaps identified in the CRC concluding observations. The project has two Outcomes: (1) State actors recognize the importance of the involvement of CSOs in fulfilling children’s rights; and (2) Government support and promote initiatives toward a total ban of physical and humiliation punishment (PHP). Target population of the project are deprived children, including children and youth who are most at risks of abuse, victims of gender-based violence/bullying and Physical and Humiliation Punishments (PHP); Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgender (LGBT) and CSOs/Community- based Organizations (CBOs)/Local Non-Government Organizations (LNGOs) that identified as strategic partners. Project sites are Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh and nearby provinces, Hue, Da Nang, Quang Binh, Quang Tri, and Quang Nam provinces.

Through capacity building of civil society, Save the Children (SC) and partners have nurtured relationships and provide opportunities for CSOs and State actors to interact regarding the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) in Vietnam. SC and partners have facilitated, mentored and provided platforms for networks at local, provincial and national levels to develop further. These networks of CSOs from various contexts, representing marginalised groups, are expected to become capable of monitoring children´s rights and be recognised as a relevant and credible discussion partner to the government. Details on project’s outcomes and key activities can be found in Annex 1.

Save the Children is planning to recruit 01 interpreter to provide simultaneous translation from English to Vietnamese and vice versa for the project’s endline reflective workshop which will be organized in Hanoi.

1.     Objective of the Consultancy:

The objective of this consultancy is to provide simultaneous translation from English to Vietnamese and vice versa for the project’s endline reflective workshop.  The mission will be conducted offline or online depending on the situation of COVID-19 and the according social distance regulation of the government. If an online workshop is organized, it will be conducted via zoom, Microsoft Teams, or other applicable applications.

2. Consultant’s responsibilities:

The selected consultants will provide interpretation (English - Vietnamese and Vietnamese – English), including presentation, plenary discussion and question & answer in the workshop.

3. Expected deliverable:

Complete translation with high quality in the training.

4. Duration/timeframe:

The workshop is tentatively held for 02 full days (offline) during 26-27 October 2021; or 04 half days (online) during 26-29 October 2021.

5. Consultant’s Qualifications:

Essential:

  • Bachelor Degree or higher in English language, English education, or professional translation;
  • Proven experience, at least for five year, in simultaneous interpretation in international workshop/ trainings/meetings;
  • Proven experience in provision of translation services via online platforms.

Preferable:

  • Good understanding of NGO projects/work, especially child-focused projects; and
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.

6. How to apply for the services

The candidate should submit a financial proposal (in Vietnamese Dong and including PIT) and CVs through email address:  vietnam.consultancy@savethechildren.org

The deadline for responses is: 29 September 2021 (5:00 PM)

Annex 1: Project Summary

1.1 Project name: “Strengthening the capacity of civil society organizations on Child Rights Governance”

To strengthen the capacity of CSOs and connect them with other stakeholders in protecting and promoting the implementation of Child Rights with equality, non-discrimination and child participation, the project “Strengthening the capacity of civil society organizations on Child Rights Governance” has been implementing since 2017 and will end in December 2021.

1.2 Project Objective: CSOs have space for systematic dialogue with Government for fulfilling the gaps identified in the CRC concluding observations

1.3 Project duration: 1 Jan 2017 – 31 December 2021 (5 years)

1.4 Project’s expected outcomes:  

Outcome 1.1: State actors recognize the importance of the involvement of CSOs in fulfilling children´s rights

Intermediate outcomes: 

  • CSO coalitions are organised to defend child rights and are proactively addressing situations where children´s rights are at stake in dialogue with State actors at different levels;
  • Children collectively engage with key government agencies using the civil society coalitions to demand Government actions on children´s rights.

Outcome 1.2: Government support and promote the initiative towards a total ban of PHP

Intermediate outcomes: 

  • CSO coalition members in three cities of Ho Chi Minh, Hue and Hanoi are actively advocating for a total ban of PHP.
  • Mothers and Fathers understand negative consequences of PHP and are exercising new/alternative parenting practices.

1.5 Primary activities 

  • Organize trainings to build capacity for CSOs on Child Rights issues and Child Rights Governance 
  • Organize workshops, forums among CSOs to promote knowledge and experience sharing on child rights and child rights governance
  • Organize IECs campaigns and dialogues on Ending Physical and Humiliating Punishments against children
  • Set up and strengthen activities of children clubs
  • Support Parents club and CSOs to organize communications events on ending violence against children
  • Conduct research(es)/ survey(s) on child rights issues such as PHP, CRBP, Children’s participation in child-related issues (Young Voice survey), etc and organize sharing workshops with multi-stakeholders. 
  • Contribute to CSOs’ UNCRC reports on Child Rights Implementation: VACR is the focal organization, other partners will provide inputs for the reports
  • Develop a network of facilitators on good parenting skills (Positive Discipline in Everyday Parenting) and organize PDEP session for caregivers in some provinces in Northern, Central and Southern Vietnam
  • Organize consultation workshop to collect opinions of different stakeholders (Civil Society Organizations, Government agencies, children, etc.) on children’s rights issues
  • Develop IECs products to raise public awareness on child rights
  • Conduct researches on child rights issues to provide evidences for advocacy efforts

1.6 Beneficiaries

  • CSOs/Community-based Organisations (CBOs)/local Non-Government Organisation (LNGOs) that identified as strategic partners.
  • Deprived children including urban children/youth who are most at risk of abuse and out of the system

1.7 Implementing Partners:  

  • Vietnam Association for Protection of Children Rights (VACR). 
  • Center for Management and Sustainable Development/ Management and Sustainable Development Institute (MSD); 
  • Center for Rural Development in Central Vietnam (CRD); 

1.8 Other stakeholders

  • Department of Children – Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs;
  • Department of Information Security (Ministry of Information and Communications);
  • Youth Union at Central level and Youth Union HCMC
  • Committees of National Assembly

Job Details

Organisation Name: Save the Children

Application Deadline: Wed, 2021-09-29

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