EOI – Translators Consultants (ALSF) at the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) – 6 Openings

African Development Bank Group (AfDB)

African Development Bank Group (AfDB) – Established in 1964, the African Development Bank is the premier pan-African development institution, promoting economic growth and social progress across the continent. There are 80 member states, including 54 in Africa (Regional Member Countries). The Bank’s development agenda is delivering the financial and technical support for transformative projects that will significantly reduce poverty through inclusive and sustainable economic growth.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Expressions of Interest: Translator Consultant – ALSF

Location: Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
Consultant Type: Individual Consultant
Department Issuing the Request: ALSF – African Legal Support Facility
Duration of the Assignment: October 2023 – October 2024 (1 year renewable)
Duration of the Contract: Twelve (12) months, starting in October 2023
Tentative Date of commencement: 1 October 2023
Job Family: Legal
Slots: 6 Openings

Brief Description of the Assignment

  • Six (6) Individual Consultants (translators) for the African Legal Support Facility: three (3) translators from English to French, two (2) translators from French to English and one (1) translator from English or French to Portuguese (vice versa)

Terms of Reference

  • The African Legal Support Facility (“ALSF” or the “Facility”) hereby invites individual consultants to indicate their interest in the following Assignment: Translations services: Three (3) translators from English to French; two (2) translators from French to English and one (1) translator from English or French to Portuguese (vice versa).
  • The ALSF will require the services of six (6) individual consultants to translate documents of the Facility on an as-needed basis.

General Information About ALSF:

  • The ALSF is hosted by the African Development Bank in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. The ALSF’s main objectives include: (i) assisting African Governments in defending against litigation brought against them by vulture funds (and other such entities); (ii) providing legal advisory services to African Governments in the negotiation of complex commercial transactions relating to extractive resources, infrastructure, PPPs, debt, and related commercial agreements; (iii) capacity building for lawyers related to the above; and (iv) development of knowledge products.
  • The Facility would like to use the services of six (6) translators (the “Consultant(s)”) to provide translation services for legal and institutional documents developed by the technical staff of the Facility.

Objectives and Tasks of the Assignment

  • The Facility will require the services of the Consultant according to translation needs throughout the duration of their contracts;
  • The Consultant will be responsible for translation and proofreading of written legal and institutional documents (from English to French; from French to English and from English or French to Portuguese vice-versa) prepared by the technical staff of the ALSF throughout its activities and operations;
  • The documents to be translated shall be related, but not limited to draft reports, legal agreements, minutes of meetings, operational documents (project proposals, budgets, activity reports, strategy, and procedure, etc);
  • For each document or set of documents submitted for translation to the Consultant by the Facility, the parties agree on a deadline for completion of the service, on the cost (based on a Previously determined fixed rated) and payment schedule.

Administration / Reporting:

  • The consultant will report to the Corporate Secretary of the ALSF who will adequately brief and guide the consultant.

Qualifications and Experience Required

  • It is required from the Consultant to provide a technical and a financial offer.
  • The financial offer must indicate the translation fees applicable per word (from the English to French; from French to English and from English or French to Portuguese vice-versa).

The Consultant is also required to provide the following documents:

  • At least a Master’s Degree in Translation or its equivalent in the field of Languages, Communication, Law or other related discipline for each proposed translator.
  • Significant experience in the field of written translation of institutional and legal documents (such as project documents).
  • For each of the proposed translators, high degree of initiative, reliability and ability to work independently and within a short time.
  • Excellent writing skills in English and French (writing skills in Portuguese will be an advantage).
  • Knowledge of the activities and operations of the African Legal Support Facility will be considered an asset.
  • Experience with the African Development Bank and / or other international organizations / international financial institutions and familiarity with the terminology of the world of development will be considered an asset.
  • Competence in Microsoft Office; and
  • Must be a citizen of a member country of the African Legal Support Facility.

Application Closing Date
21st July 2023 at 5 PM GMT

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Expressions of Interest to: alsf@afdb.org using “ALSF- Translators Consultants” as the subject of the mail.

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  • The African Legal Support Facility invites Individual Consultants to indicate their interest in providing the above-described services. Interested Consultants shall provide information on their qualifications and experience demonstrating their ability to undertake this Assignment (documents, reference to similar services, experience in similar assignments, etc.).
  • Any questions and requests for clarifications may be sent to: m.kayitenkore@afdb.org
  • Only short-listed individuals will be contacted.
  • Attach a Curriculum Vitae (CV) based on the template in Annex