Bilingual Administrator wanted at AECOM – Dubai

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Job Summary
AECOM are currently seeking a Bilingual Administrator (Temporary – 6 months contract) to be based on one of our projects in Dubai.
 
We envisage in all aspects of administration works, but particularly in preparing a reports in both English and Arabic language, taking minutes of meetings, preparing letters and any other documents, supporting in preparing presentations in graphical foramts.

AECOM’s core services in this field include:
Job Duties:
 
Preparing minutes of meetings
 
Drafting letters, reports, any other documents in both English/Arabic language.

Preparing presentations in both Arabic/English

Attending meetings with client

Specific Skills Required :

Arabic as Native language

Fluent in English

Good working knowledge in Microsoft office i.e. word/excel/power point

Good knowledge of graphical software for presentations

Good knowledge of engineering projects

UAE Driving license is an advance

Hard working

Minimum Requirements

A minimum of 4-6 years of experience in the field of administration.
Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor degree in related fields from an accredited college or university.
What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It’s a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world’s most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It’s a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It’s what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Category Administrative Support / Secretarial

Business Line Support/Cross Services

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Arab Emirates

Position Status Temporary

Requisition/Vacancy No. 195388BR

Translator wanted by UNDP in UAE

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Location : Home based, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Application Deadline : 19-Feb-18 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract : Individual Contract
Post Level : International Consultant
Languages Required :
Arabic English
Duration of Initial Contract : Three months

Background

The United Nations Training and Documentation Centre for South West Asia and the Arab Region (the Centre), was established by the General Assembly resolution 60/153 of 16 December 2005. It is mandated, under the supervision of Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), to “undertake training and documentation activities according to international human rights standards”.

To this end, The Doha OHCHR Centre implements a series of activities, including designing and carrying out capacity building courses for Member States. Thus, the Centre will produce and translate into Arabic a Human Rights educational material/training manual-in 2 parts- to be used by civil society organizations, educational institutions, governmental organizations, national Human Rights institutions and Human Rights defenders.

Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Head of the Centre, and in close collaboration with the programme team, the contractor will be responsible to undertake language translation of OHCHR products, and he/she will apply professional judgment across a broad range of translation functions.

Duties and Responsibilities

Summary of Key Functions:

The consultant is requested to translate the below:

REPORTING TO THE UNITED NATIONS HUMAN RIGHTS TREATY BODIES TRAINING GUIDE Part I – Manual: 33178 Words
REPORTING TO THE UNITED NATIONS HUMAN RIGHTS TREATY BODIES TRAINING GUIDE Part II – Notes for Facilitators: 33095 Words
The two manuals are available online : https://www.ohchr.org/EN/PublicationsResources/Pages/TrainingEducation.aspx

The translator will work under the direct supervision of the Head of the Centre. To facilitate a smooth monitoring of the translation, regular meetings/conference calls should be organized to discuss the progress of the work.

The project requires a high quality of translation and the expected deliverable are:

First draft of the Manual-Par I, in Arabic.
Final draft of the Manual-Part I, in Arabic
First draft of the Manual-Par II, in Arabic.
Final draft of the Manual-Part II, in Arabic
Study the text and convert it into Arabic using the most appropriate vocabulary and commonly accepted equivalents of professional, scientific or technical terms and ensure that the original meaning is retained by acquiring information about the professional, scientific and technical subject matter covered
Incorporate suggested changes to the translation
All text, including text contained in figures, boxes, captions, sources and covers requires translation and proofreading
The translator is expected to perform terminology research (ie. in OHCHR website and others) to ensure the accuracy and appropriateness of translation. The translator is also responsible for ensuring quality and accuracy of the entire document before submitting it back to the officer in charge of the project.
Consult specialists and reference works, technical dictionaries and other appropriate sources as necessary
Ensure that terminology and nuances are correctly rendered and that the translation is structurally, grammatically and idiomatically correct
Verify the accuracy of citations; spot manifest or possible errors in the original text and inform the editor and the author when appropriate
Compare the translation of a text with the original to verify the accuracy and completeness of the translated version and the suitability of the vocabulary and terminology used
Proofread the translated materials before final submission to detect any error in spelling punctuation, or grammar
DELIVRABLES DEADLINE
PAYMENT RATE

First draft of the Manual-Par I, in Arabic. Number of effective working days : 23
Final draft of the Manual-Par I, in Arabic. Number of effective working days : 22 100%
First draft of the Manual-Par II, in Arabic Number of effective working days : 23
Final draft of the Manual-Par II, in Arabic. Number of effective working days : 22 100%

Competencies

• Teamwork: Works collaboratively with supervisor to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas.

• Planning & Organizing: Based on the supervision received, develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; prioritize activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; uses time efficiently.

• Professionalism: Ability to conduct data collection using various methods. Conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent research and analysis, including familiarity with and experience in the use of various research sources, including electronic sources on the internet, intranet and other databases. Plan own work and manage conflicting priorities. Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results.

• Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively and customizes language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed

Required Skills and Experience

Education:A bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) in translation, or relevant field, from a university or institution of equivalent status.

Experience:Minimum of five years of experience in translation. Working experience with United Nations and/or other international organizations is desirable. Preference given to translators with experience translating material related to Human Rights trainings.

Knowledge and skills,Language Requirements:

Knowledge and understanding of the language and vocabulary of international institutions and agreements.

Native Arabic-speaker, professionally bilingual in English, including the ability to write clearly and concisely

Interested applicants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications(Please combine all the documents in one file and attached it )

Indicate clearly the number of experience years as well as the field, the number and title of translated documents of 250 pages or more
The Consultant must provide a brief methodology on how to approach and conduct the work (presentation and Feasibility) indicating in his/her offer exactly the number of working days which should not exceed 90 days in any case. He/she must submit a calendar of meetings and evolution of his working and must take into account comments and conclusions of all meetings held with the supervisor
Proposal explaining how he/she is the most suitable for the work
If the candidate is part of the list of sworn translator, should provide the evidence justifying such information
Financial proposal indicating the cost per page of 250 words as well as the total cost
Personal CV including past experience in similar projects and at least 3 references with contacts details.
Cumulative analysis

The award of the contract should be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:

responsive/compliant/acceptable and
Having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial

Criteria specific to the solicitation.

Technical Criteria weight: 70%
Financial Criteria weight: 30%

Only preselected candidates having obtained 25 points will be invited to pass a written test

Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 point would be considered for the Financial Evaluation

Criteria

Weight

Max.

Point

Technical

70%

70

Criterion A: Bachelor degree

· Bachelor degree ……………………………………………………….05 points

Master’s degree or higher ………………………………………….10 points If the obtained degree is in translation, 5 other points will be allocated

15

Criterion B: Experience in written translation from Arabic to English

· One year …………………………………………….…………………..3 points

More than one year and less than 5 years ……………5 points
More than 5 years and less than 10 years ……………10 points
· More than 10 years ……………………………………………..15 points

15

Criterion C: Being part of an official list of translators approved by local authorities ……………………………………………………………………….…………………..5 points

5

Criterion D : Methodology to conduct the work Qualitative

• Presentation of approach and strategy …………….…5 points;

• Feasibility of calendar for deliverables ……………….……………………………5 points

10

Criterion E : Experience of translating documents of 250 pages or more and in Human Rights subject

Experiences in 3 documents ………………………..……….……3 points
Experiences in Human Rights subject ……………………….5 points

5

Criterion F: Languages: The proficiency of the Arabic & the English language is mandatory.

Test of one page to translate is required.

20

Financial

30%

30

Lowest financial proposal

30