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Interpreter and Administrative Assistant, ACE, USAID/BURMA

Location: Myanmar

Description

  Interpreter and Administrative Assistant 

USAID Burma Advancing Community Empowerment (ACE) 

 

Project Objective:   

Social Impact has been commissioned to conduct an evaluation to assess the Advancing Community Empowerment (ACE) project. The evaluation will assess the progress of ACE towards achieving intended outcomes, intermediate results, objectives, and overall goals relative to the current political context and impacts of COVID-19; identify best practices and lessons learned related to health, education, and multi-sectoral/integrated approaches to improving governance; and provide recommendations for the remaining two years of the ACE activity and future programming. The evaluation will include a desk review, primary data collection, and reporting, from October to April 2020. 

Position Description:  

SI is seeking a multi-talented and energetic individual to serve as the interpreter and administrative assistant on an evaluation research team. The team will include a Team Lead, Research Specialist, and Interpreter. The Interpreter and Administrative Assistant will provide translation services of Burmese-English and provide logistical support. The person selected for this role would coordinate team travel, schedule interviews, and provide overall support for the evaluation, including providing local context and assisting in note-taking and other evaluation tasks. The Assistant will assist the team with the coordination of the on-the-ground logistics; however, whether the team will travel is still uncertain. The position is level of effort-based and will be approximately 25 days. The Research Specialist will report to the Social Impact Project Manager.  

Responsibilities:   

  • Provide Burmese-English interpretation for SI employees and consultants in meetings with local relevant stakeholders. 
  • Support preparation of a data collection plan, specifically assisting the team in planning the logistics for a detailed data collection schedule and translating data collection protocols into local languages, as needed.  
  • Prior to fieldwork, support preparation of fieldwork logistics, such as hotel, ground transportation, and arranging meetings, under direction from the Team Lead and Social Impact management team.  
  • During fieldwork, support key informant interviews (KIIs) and focus group discussions (FGDs) with identified stakeholders in Myanmar, through either interpretation or notetaking, depending on the team’s needs.  
  • Other logistical/administrative tasks as assigned. 
  • Work closely with SI HQ team and communicate in a timely and effective manner with all project personnel.  

Qualifications:   

  • Fluency in English and Burmese; fluency in other local languages is desirable 
  • Excellent writing skills 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in degree in a relevant field   
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and attention to detail  
  • Prior experience working with research projects preferred. 
  • Prior experience in logistics/coordination of teams or events preferred 

Come join our energetic and innovative team!  We offer you the opportunity to play a role in the growth of our company, work as part of a creative and committed team, and make a difference in the well-being of our world.  

To learn more about Social Impact, 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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