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National Consultant (Curriculum Translator), Mogadishu, Somalia

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Position title: National Consultant (Curriculum Translator)

Place of performance: Mogadishu, Somalia

Apply by: 12/08/2020

Start date: 16/08/2020

Duration: up to 3 months (@20days/month)

Qualification: Diploma in Social Science, Education, or related areas..

Sector experience: Minimum of 5 years of demonstrable relevant Education experience and/or minimum of 5 years of demonstrable relevant Social Development experience.

Geographical experience: Minimum of 5 year of experience in Africa (essential).

Language: Fluency in English (essential) , Somali (essential) and Maay (desirable).

Job description

CTG Overview

CTG stands for Committed To Good. With an ethical approach at the heart of all that we do, it is a description that makes us proud. Respect for the fundamental human rights of our staff, and those our staff encounter, is a cornerstone of our values. We strive for gender equality, inclusion and diversity, providing fair and equal opportunities for all. We take a zero tolerance approach to corruption and stay true to local labour laws and all local statutory requirements. In operation since 2006, today we are honoured to serve clients in 15 fragile and conflict-affected states assisting with disaster relief, peace building, humanitarian aid and development programmes through our specialised recruitment, HR management and operational services.

Overview of position

  • IOM is an implementing partner for the FGS national program for the treatment & handling of disengaged combatants. The national program maintains the objective of establishing a comprehensive process that allows for low risk disengaged combatants & women associated with Al Shabab to socially & economically reintegrate into society through transition centres in Kismayo & Baidoa. This support includes the provision of basic education, civic education, religious counselling & life skills, business, financial literacy & vocational training.
  • In an effort to counter & prevent violent extremism, deradicalisation curriculum focuses on promoting universal values of tolerance, peace, nationalism, patriotism & acceptance has been developed.
  • The 6 module curriculum was drafted in English to allow comprehensive review & then translated into Somali. DDR unit seeks to recruit an experienced Translator to translate the supplementary curriculum for the civic & religious curriculum & prove edited the full 6 module curriculum.
  • This contract receives day to day & week to week oversight from the technical staff (Education Coordinator) & other staff. Overall contract performance management is jointly monitored & evaluated by IOM & their govt. partner. IOM will undertake contracting obligations & remuneration.

Role objectives

Under the guidance & direct supervision of the DDR Education Coordinator, the Translator will undertake the following duties & responsibilities:

  • Submit prove edited English to Somali translation in word processed documents.
  • Translate the gender supplementary curriculum into Somali.
  • Provide high quality translation of the curriculum.
  • Work closely with the Curriculum Developer & the Education Specialist to ensure accuracy of terms & terminology used in the curriculum.
  • Edit & revise translation based on feedback.
  • Consult with unit colleagues when required.
  • Ensure translation is written to follow similar writing style as the original material with, correct grammar & spelling.
  • Complete the work within the agreed timeline & submit the final translation.
  • The documents translated remains the copyright of IOM & should not be shared to any 3rd party.
  • Observe confidentially & refrain from divulging any information about the content of the text.

The documents to be translate from English to Somali include: Complementary Islamic perspectives endorsing Civic Education:

  • 23 pages.
  • 6407 words.

The stories of Somali women: Their inspirational role in nation building & sustained service to the Somali society:

  • 38 pages.
  • 10891 words.

Prove editing & make changes to the civic & religious curriculum 6 module Somali:

  • 159 pages.
  • 36,308 words.

Project reporting

This contract receives day to day & week to week oversight from the technical staff (Education Coordinator) & other staff. Overall contract performance management is jointly monitored & evaluated by IOM & their govt. partner.

Key competencies

Education: – Diploma of Social Science, Education, or related areas. Languages: – Fluency both in English & Somali. Knowledge of Af-Maay & Arabic is desirable. Experience: – 3 to 5 years of professional translation experience in the relevant area

  • Demonstrated good understanding of technical terms used in areas of history, social psychology, political science & youth
  • Proven skills in translation from & into English & vice versa
  • Fluent communication skill in both English & Somali
  • Strong analytical & writing skills with proven skills in policy recommendations & problem identification & solving
  • Excellent teamwork skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Excellent computer skills in word & presentation. Required competencies: – Takes responsibility for action & manages constructive criticism
  • Maintains high customer service standards at all times
  • Identifies ways & implements actions to improve performance of self & others
  • Displays mastery of the profession & conducts oneself in a professional manner at all times
  • Contributes to a collegial team environment. Team management

This role does not have any team management responsibility.

Further information

This vacancy is open to 2nd tier candidates. The appointment is subject to funding confirmation. Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements & security clearances. Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply for this role. Candidates applying for this role need to share a sample copy of their translation work / skills, without which they will not be considered further for this role.

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