Translator (Teknaf Base)

Job Description

Title: Translator (Teknaf Base)

Company Name: Terre des hommes

Vacancy: 1

Job Location: Cox's Bazar (Teknaf)

Employment Status: Full-time, Contractual

Educational Requirements:
∎ B.Sc/BA/BBA or Graduation from any discipline
∎ Skills Required: MS Office

Experience Requirements:
∎ At least 1 year(s)
∎ The applicants should have experience in the following area(s): Interpretation, Translation

Job Context:
∎ About Terre des hommes:
∎ Terre des hommes Foundation (Tdh) is the leading Swiss INGO focusing on child rights. It is active in more than 30 countries with development and emergency projects. Tdh interventions are focused on the three programs: Health, Migration and Access to Justice particularly for vulnerable children. Tdh Foundation has a transversal approach towards Child Protection programming and it cuts across all the thematic areas while also has been considered as one of the key value propositions in its business model. The Child Protection expertise within Tdh Foundation aims to develop high quality, evidence-based knowledge and know-how adapted to fragile contexts, conflict zones, and development to improve the protection of children`s rights and their right to protection from all forms of violence (art 19, 34 CRC) in collaboration with and in support of the three core programs. The Tdh Foundation global strategy 2021-2024 specifies that they will have demonstrated that rights-based participation, empowerment, and active involvement of children and communities in defining and implementing responses are essential to improve child protection.
∎ Context:
∎ Tdh is working in Bangladesh since 1974, with operations in Kurigram district, Dhaka district and Cox Bazaar district. Currently, Tdh is implementing programs on Health, Access to Justice (social cohesion and conflict resolution) and Migration, integrated by the transversal expertise of WASH and Child protection. Tdh interventions in Bangladesh are both in development and emergency context.
∎ Following the massive displacement of more than 800,000 people into Bangladesh since the end of August 2017, Tdh has put in place an important emergency response plan to provide relief to the Rohingya refugees, notably on Health, WASH, Child Protection and Social cohesion. Alongside, Tdh is implementing the CLARISSA project in Dhaka slums aiming to build a strong evidence base and generate innovative solutions to the worst forms of child labour (WFCL) and will explore how to take these solutions to scale.
∎ Tdh in Bangladesh has started the process of integration of emergency and development approaches and aims to capitalize on its institutional learning for further programme expansion and to create critical pathways for evidence-based advocacy.
∎ PURPOSE OF POST:
∎ Provide oral and/or written translation, from the mission language to local language(s) or vice versa, in order to ensure simultaneous, accurate, respectful, objective, and fluent communication between TDH staff and the local population.

Job Responsibilities:
∎ MISSION AND PRINCIPAL ACTIVITIES:
∎ Provide oral and/or written translation for the medical activity manager during all work related activities, including health education, counseling sessions, etc.
∎ Translate both ways (without interpretation) using a good command of medical (like mental health, TB, etc) terms.
∎ Assist the PHC Manager with organizational issues, staff meetings, meetings with the local community, etc.
∎ Maintain confidentiality
∎ To declare any "conflict of interest" when asked to translate (e.g. personal involvement) which would necessitate using other staff members for translation.
∎ Help where assigned daily- OPD, Triage, etc with an explanation of care and medications

Additional Requirements:
∎ Both males and females are allowed to apply
∎ Good command in writing and verbally of the languages required (Chittagonian, English, etc.).
∎ Ability and willingness to develop knowledge in the appropriate medical field
∎ Able to operate on the computer with Word and Excel
∎ Culturally sensitive
∎ Good communication skills
∎ Good organizational skills
∎ Person with disability are encouraged to apply

Salary: Tk. 39750 (Monthly)

Compensation & Other Benefits:
∎ Health Insurance

Job Source: Bdjobs.com Online Job Posting.

Application Deadline: 15 Aug 2022

Company Information:
∎ 8 Aug 2022
∎ Terre des hommes
∎ Business : Terre des hommes Foundation (Tdh) is an International Non-Profit Private Organization operating in Bangladesh since 1974 in the fields of Child Protection, Healthcare, Nutrition, Emergency Relief, Water/Sanitation and Hygiene.

Category: NGO/Development

: Tdh is committed to Gender balance & inclusion and these will be important selection criteria. We strongly encourage applicants from the Teknaf sub-district and Cox's Bazar district.Tdh and Tdh employees are required to abide by the values and principles outlined in Tdh Global Code of Conduct and Risk Management Policies.Fully complies with Tdh's Global Code of Conduct and systematically reports any breach to the Code through the whistle-blowing procedure: raises awareness within the Foundation on abuse and violence and the rights deriving therefrom, respecting the rights and dignity of children, members of the communities and our own Staff.Commits to respecting Risk Management Policies including:Safeguarding Policies (Child Safeguarding Policy, Policy on the Protection against Sexual Exploitation and the Directive on Staff Misconduct at the Workplace), Safety and Security Policy and Anti-Fraud/Corruption and Prevention of the Financing of Criminal Activities Policies.Commits to reducing the risk of abuse and harm by developing a culture of open and informed leadership within the organization and in our work with children and the communities in which we intervene.Gender Equality & Equal OpportunityWe are committed to narrowing the gender gap in all positions. We welcome and strongly encourage qualified female professionals to apply.We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.We offer exciting and varied work, useful and meaningful, in a team that wants to make a difference for vulnerable children. Are you interested to join our committed team to face this challenge?

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