ARMENIAN ASSOCIATION OF SOCIAL WORKERS

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Translation Services Competition

13.04.2021

Simultaneous/consecutive Interpretation Services for the Project

The “Armenian Association of Social Workers” non-governmental organization (hereafter AASW) announces a competition for the selection of the Translation Services (Simultaneous/consecutive interpretation) assignment within the framework of the “Promoting Social Inclusion and Self-Reliant Livelihood Activities in Armenia” Project (hereinafter Project).

The main objective of this consultancy is to support to the implementation of the Project activities, specifically to provide with quality interpretation services (simultaneous/consecutive interpretation from English to Armenian and vice versa).

The Project is planned to be implemented within 2021-2023 time period.  

  1. Scope of work

The Consultant (Interpreter) shall:

  • Provide simultaneous and/or consecutive interpretation during project events (conferences, round-tables, closing event, etc.) and meetings (technical working groups meetings, meetings between international Consultants and local counterparts, World Bank missions, etc.) from English to Armenian and vice versa.

The payment for simultaneous and/or consecutive interpretation will be done based on hours (1 hour / 2 hours / 4 hours / 8 hours) characters.

The Interpreter should satisfy the following qualifications and requirements

  • Certified translator/interpreter (degree in philology - Eng. Lang.) and/or high education in other relevant field (is an advantage);
  • Relevant experience with a proven record in providing interpretation/translation services from English to Armenian and vice versa (list of potential references must be indicated in CV),
  • Experience of interpretation/translation in the field of Social Work (is an advantage)
  • Flexibility for travel in Project target marzes (dates will be preliminary agreed)

The Project

The project is expected to help increase access to social assistance benefits and services and provide self-employment support to about 11,000 vulnerable members of society in urban and rural communities in Ararat, Armavir, Kotayk, Lori and Shirak regions of Armenia. The Project grant was received under the Japan Social Development Fund (JSDF) which is financed by the Government of Japan.  

The Project includes three components:

Component 1. Development and implementation of a pilot counseling program:

This component will support the country’s efforts to design and implement a structured social case management approach that can serve as a tool to enhance the internal cohesion of services and benefits in the country’s social protection and labor system. The objective of the Component-1 is twofold: a) to increase the accessibility of social services for the most vulnerable populations (FBP beneficiaries) in Armenia, and b) to activate those FBP beneficiaries with spare labor to become self-reliant by providing a number of (self-) employment opportunities. These objectives will be achieved by policy and technical support to the development of a social case management system through development of operational procedures for identification, registration, enrolment and targeting beneficiaries as well as procedures for grievance redress, monitoring, community outreach, information campaign and capacity building.

The conceptual framework and methodology of the social case management will be based on the following main dimensions been identified by the government as priority needs to be met within the Project:

  • Activation,
  • Inclusion/involvement of households experiencing the highest rates of marginalization and extreme poverty  (provision of state and non-state resources including education and health services for children, health services for adult members, and specialized services),
  • Reduction of child poverty (ensuring access to education and health services; addressing the issue of malnutrition for children up to age five; prevention from institutionalization and early intervention to mitigate risks).

Special attention in all dimensions will be paid to households with a disabled family member.

Component 2. Capacity building and entrepreneurship support:

This component will strengthen the supply of programs supporting entrepreneurship by testing the provision of small business grants and the accompanying business training/coaching to FBP beneficiary households with spare labor to support their “graduation” out of the program. Based on lessons learned, including from the previous JSDF project, the project will emphasize strong screening, comprehensive evaluation and continuous capacity building (including training, mentoring, and coaching) to ensure sustainability of project outcomes.

Component 3: Project management and administration; monitoring and evaluation; and knowledge dissemination.

The project has been designed by the World Bank in partnership with the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs of Armenia and will be implemented by the Association of Social Workers– a non-governmental, not-for-profit national professional representative body of social workers in Armenia.  The JSDF was established by the Government of Japan and the World Bank as a mechanism to provide direct assistance to the poorest and most vulnerable groups in eligible World Bank countries. The aim is to enhance their capacities, strengthen their empowerment and participation in society and economic life.

All interested candidates meeting the above-listed requirements are requested to submit their letters of interest and CVs to the e-mail address below until April 27, 2021.

Please clearly indicate the title of the position (Translation Services (Simultaneous/consecutive interpretation) in the subject line of the e-mail. Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for the interview.

E-mail:  procurement@aasw.org

Tel: (374 95) 605600 (for questions and clarifications)


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