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 Job - Translation Assistance (UNICEF)

 Duration: 12.12.2017 - 07.01.2018



Translation Assistance to UNICEF Azerbaijan Country Office

  1. Background/Context of the Consultancy Requirement

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Country Office for Azerbaijan works closely with the Government of Azerbaijan in our country cooperation programme for children and women. The Country Office has daily communication and dialogues with the local implementing partners that requires significant work of translation and interpretation between English and Azeri language. The Country Office is now looking for a highly experienced and qualified translator/interpreter to support our work.

  1. Justification

Considering the current capacity of the Country Office, additional support on translation and interpretation is required to fulfill the programme needs and support smooth communication with programme implementing partners.

  1. Goal/Objective

Under the supervision of the Communication Specialist the incumbent of the post will support the Country Office in a daily basis on both oral interpretation and document translation from Azerbaijani to English, and vice versa.

Areas frequently covered by such documents include Child Protection, Health, Education, Youth Participation among others. It is required the interpretation/translation using appropriate terminology taking into account the style and nuances of the original language/text.

  1. Tasks/Work assignment

  • Provide interpretation support to international staff and external experts during official meetings, conference/workshops, training, field visits and other oral conversations.

  • Provide translation support to programmes including but not limited with correspondence, programme documents, government policy paper and reports, knowledge materials, and other documents relevant to the programmes. The document translation assignments are normally limited with no more than 10 pages except cases as per urgency.

  • Provide support on proofreading/editing materials from programme staff or documents translated into Azerbaijani or English by contracted translators as per needed;

  • Drafting minutes of meetings, if needed>

  • Other tasks assigned based on the office needs.


  1. Results/Deliverables

  • Satisfied services provided for interpretation and translation assignments;

  • Monthly report submitted by the last day of each month.

  1. Timeframe and Proposed Fee schedule

The contract will cover 11.5 months from the day of signing the contract.

Payments will be made based on the deliverables and satisfaction of the work in a monthly basis.

  1. Required Qualifications 

Education: Degree from a university or from an institution of equivalent status (University degree in Translation and interpretation will be an asset). 

Work Experience: Minimum five years’ experience in translation, preferably in the context of the United Nations or other international organizations.

Languages: Good command of English and Azerbaijan languages; knowledge of Russian an asset. 

Competencies: Commitment, good communication and inter-personal skills, drive for results, good team work, capacity in planning and prioritization, being capable of working under pressure and meet deadlines. 

  1. Submissions of interest in this assignment

Interested individuals should submit the following documents through UNICEF e-recruitment system:

  1. Cover letter, CV

  2. Proposed budget

  3. References


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