National UN Volunteer : INTERPRETER/TRANSLATOR
Host Agency : UNIDO; Establishment of Industrial Common Service Facilities
Deadline for submission of applications: 3 February 2006
Application should be addressed to:
United Nations Development Programme,
Jl. M.H. Thamrin Kav. 3 P.O. Box 2338
Jakarta 10250, Indonesia.
Please send your application by e-mail with the post code as the subject of your email, or by postal mail with the post code in the upper left corner of the envelope and do not send it by fax. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Terms of Reference
Post Code: 014-06/UNV-UNIDO
Post Title: National UN Volunteer : INTERPRETER/TRANSLATOR
Recruitment: Indonesian National
Location/Duty Station: UNIDO, Lhok Seumawe Field Office, Aceh
Duration of Assignment: 3 (three) months
Starting Date: Immediate
Direct Supervisor: Local Technical Project Coordinator (TPC) in Lhok Seumawe and the National UNIDO Technical Backstopping Officer (National Project Manager) based in Jakarta.
The United Nations Volunteers is the UN Organisation that supports sustainable human development globally through the promotion of volunteerism and mobilisation of volunteers. It serves the causes of peace and development through enhancing opportunities for participation by all peoples. It is universal, inclusive and embraces volunteer actions in all its diversity.
Volunteerism is diverse and is embedded in all cultures and traditions. In this context, as a United Nations Volunteer you are encouraged and expected to relate to local volunteerism and to be identified with the concept. You are expected to regard your national colleagues as peers and together uphold trust as volunteers among yourselves and within the communities and the organisation you are assigned to.
On December 26, 2004 a magnitude 9 on the Richter scale earthquake struck the west coast of northern Sumatra and triggered a massive tsunami that devastated most of Aceh and north Sumatra provinces. The province of Aceh was hardest hit by the disaster resulting in more than 115,000 people lost their lives, 115,000 are missing and 700,000 people are internally displaced. The tsunami severely destroyed coastal areas and wiped away houses, buildings, and almost all infrastructures in the province including roads, bridges, water and electricity supplies, agricultural land, irrigation, fisheries, food and fuel networks. Accordingly, economic activities in the province stagnated and millions of surviving people have lost their livelihoods and have been stripped of their assets.
The UNIDO project aims at rebuilding rural economies of the tsunami affected communities by stimulating income and employment generation activities in Lhok Seumawe and Bireun, Aceh .
During the pilot project, the main activities involve:
Training of selected trainers at Malang Vocational Training Centre, East-Java. The upgraded trainers will train beneficiaries at the Common Service Facilities (CSFs).
Establishment of CSFs from where hands-on training in industrial skills will be provided. The pilot project will support development of small scale industries related to wood, rattan, bamboo furniture and housing fixtures, food-processing, sewing and broidery. Machine and equipment facilities will be made available from the CSFs on a rental basis to support micro entrepreneur start-ups. In addition, the CSFs will function as a marketing outlet and information center for products, services and employment.
The project beneficiaries are smaller tsunami affected communities including young men and women living in both urban and rural areas where the economy has been affected by the disaster. It is expected that by March 2006 at least 300 people in the province will benefit from this pilot project and will be able to revitalize their economic activities. Indirect beneficiaries include local government institutions involved in the development of SMEs such as the Vocational Training Centre for Industry, Ministry of Manpower and Transmigration, the Industrial Services, and Local NGOs.
Terms and Conditions
This position is a voluntary position. Volunteers are not paid a salary as such but given a monthly Volunteer Living Allowance (VLA). Other benefits are included such as medical insurance, travel cover to and from duty station to place of recruitment, and a small grant on completion of assignment.
Duties and Responsibilities
Provide simultaneous interpretation services for UNIDO’s English speaking international consultants;
Help organize workshops/meetings and take minutes in English;
Translate documents, articles and other project materials;
Perform other duties as may be required;
Minimum Qualification and Experience
Undergraduate degree or equivalent in English;
Extensive practical experience in interpreting and translating services;
Excellent communication skills – both written and interpersonal will be essential, as most of the work will be done in direct collaboration with the local beneficiaries;
Experience of working with local bodies, agencies and communities in a developing country situation;
Good command of Word and Excel. Knowledge of publication software an asset but not a requirement;
Excellent team player with the ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines;
Good report writing skills;
Excellent English language skills (read/write/speak/listen);
Commitment to UNV’s mission, aims and values, particularly to the promotion of volunteering for development and volunteering for MDG;
Knowledge of Acehnese and the region an asset.
Line of Communication:
The National Interpreter will work under the overall direction and supervision of the local Technical Project Coordinator (TPC) in Lhok Seumawe and the National UNIDO Technical Backstopping Officer (National Project Manager) based in Jakarta.
ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED