VAC-11875 Electoral Law Translator

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CTG overview

CTG staff and support humanitarian projects in fragile and conflict-affected countries around the world, providing a rapid and cost-effective service for development and humanitarian missions. With past performance in 17 countries – from the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and Asia, we have placed more than 20,000 staff all over the world since operations began in 2006.

CTG recruits, deploys and manages the right people with the right skills to implement humanitarian and development projects, from cleaners to obstetricians, and mechanics to infection specialists, we’re skilled in emergency response to crises such as the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Key to successful project delivery is the ability to mobilise at speed; CTG can source and deploy anyone, anywhere, in less than 2 weeks and have done so in 48 hours on a number of occasions.

Through our efficient and agile HR, logistical and operational services, CTG saves multilateral organisations time and money. We handle all our clients’ HR related issues, so they are free to focus on their core services.

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Overview of position

CTG is looking to contract an experienced Electoral Law Translator for our operations in Somalia, candidates interested in applying for this role must have relevant experience as outlined in this TOR & must adhere to the statements made in the “Further Information” section of this TOR.

Role objectives

  • Ensure that the translation text is technically, linguistically & grammatically correct, error free & meets high quality standards, without requiring further editing after completion of the translation.

  • Professional translation from / to Somali & English languages.

  • Provide accurate & timely translation to the satisfaction of organisational standards.

  • Observe confidentially & refrain from divulging any information about the content of the text.

  • Return the original of the documents to our clients office after completion of the services.

  • Translation shall be done within the stipulated deadlines in the work order.

  • Maximum percentage margin of errors per page should not be more than 3 %.

  • The documents translated remain the copyright of our client & should not be shared with any third party.

  • Fees will be paid upon actual provision of services & after getting the certification of the concerned staff member & after submission of invoice for the payment.

  • Payments will be wired to bank accounts.

  • Translation of documents from / to Somali & English Language. Each page will be calculated by 250 words (250 words per 1 page), translation of Power Point slides, per one slide.

  • Payments will be made against signed purchase orders & purchase orders done upon actual services delivered.

Project reporting

This role reports to the line manager & is required to assess the progress made against the assigned service on a quarterly basis,

Key competencies

  • Minimum of bachelor of law with five years of professional experience in translation & editing.

  • Demonstrated experience in translating professional documents.

  • Outstanding translation & editing skills in Somali & English.

  • Proven experience of translation / interpretation services.

  • Experience working with international development organisations is desirable.

  • Demonstrate effective organisational skills & ability to handle work in an efficient & timely manner.

  • Proficiency in English & Somali is a must.

Team management

This role has no team management responsibility.

Further information

Confidentiality & copyrights:

  • All documents compiled by or received by the contractor in connection with this contract shall be property of our client, shall be treated as confidential & shall be delivered only to duly authorised officials on completion of the work or services under the contract.

  • In no event shall the contents of such documents or any information known or made known to the contractor by reason of its association with our client be made known by the contractor to any unauthorised person without the written approval of our client.

  • The contractor shall take all reasonable measures to ensure that its agents, employees, subcontractors & independent contractors comply with the provisions of this article.

  • The obligations in this article shall not lapse upon termination of the contract.

Payment terms

  • Our client reserves the right to withhold all or a portion of payment if performance is unsatisfactory, if work / outputs is incomplete, not delivered or for failure to meet deadlines.


· At no stage of the recruitment process will CTG ask candidates for a fee. This includes during the application stage, interview, assessment and training.

· CTG has a zero tolerance to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA) which is outlined in its Code of Conduct. Protection from SEA is everyone’s responsibility and all staff are required to adhere to CTG’s Code of Conduct at all times.

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