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Interpreter

Location: Bangladesh

Description

Project Objective

Social Impact is a global development management consulting firm. We provide monitoring, evaluation, strategic planning, and capacity building services to advance development effectiveness. We work across all development sectors including democracy and governance, health and education, the environment, and economic growth. Since 1997, we have worked in over 100 countries for clients such as US government agencies, bilateral donors, multilateral development banks, foundations, and nonprofits.

Project Background

SI is implementing a one-year extension of the Democracy and Governance (DG) Monitoring and Evaluation Support Activity (MESA) to provide the USAID DG office with flexible, demand-driven, technical, analytic, advisory, training, monitoring, evaluation, and related support services for performance measurement, planning, monitoring, evaluation, reporting, activity mapping, and performance information management and dissemination activities. 

DG MESA is conducting a Political Economy Analysis (PEA) of the Cox’s Bazar and Bandarban areas in Bangladesh to help USAID/Bangladesh better understand the local development policy, planning, and networks in communities impacted by the Rohingya refugee crisis. 

** Please note: This is a local position. Only Bangladeshi citizens will be considered. **

Duties and Responsibilities

Social Impact is seeking two Interpreters to work with the PEA team.  The team will consist of five members—two local experts, two expatriate researchers, and a GIS specialist—in addition to the two interpreters.  The team will also be supported technically and logistically by Social Impact’s Dhaka-based office.  The evaluation will last from February-April, with fieldwork taking place between approximately February 23-March 14.  The interpreter should be based in the Cox’s Bazar or Bandarban area and must be fluent in local Chittagong and Cox’s Bazar dialects.  Approximately 15 days of LOE are available for each interpreter position.

The interpreters will accompany the expatriate evaluation team members during fieldwork and provide both English-Bangla and Bangla-English interpretation in meetings, interviews, and focus group discussions.  Some interviews may include interviews in refugee camps.

Qualifications

The Local Interpreter should have:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferred.
  • Professional fluency in English, Bengali, and Rohingya language required.
  • Availability during the full period of fieldwork (February 23-March 14).
  • Prior experience providing interpretation for in-person interviews and events required, including demonstrated experience providing Rohingya-English interpretation.
  • Prior experience in monitoring and evaluation a plus.
  • Prior experience with democracy and governance or refugee projects a plus.

To learn more about SI, please visit our website: http://www.socialimpact.com

SI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview. Please, no phone calls.




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