Two bilingual individual consultants
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Scope of the work

The scope of work has two activities :

i) The first is individual reviews of study questionnaires that have been translated from French to English by two professional translation firms.

The original version of the questionnaires is in French and is 113 pages overall. Each of the pages has two corresponding English versions.

The documents to be reviewed are the two concurrent English translations of the French questionnaires. The questionnaires are about an Early Child Development measure.

ii) The second activity is participation in meetings to discuss the translation outcomes. The

meetings will occur remotely using Skype or a similar e-meeting platform. This second activity is a set of nine (09) meetings of 4 hours each.

The consultancy period is from September 14 to October 15. This is a short-term consultancy, full time with the possibility of extension until October 30 depending on project needs.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Individual review of the questionnaires

The successful candidates are expected to review a series of items translated by two separated professional translators (see the Scope of work above for more details)

For each item, they are also expected to choose the best translation using both the professional translators’ outcomes and propose a consolidated retranslation if needed

Participation in remote meetings

Both the successful candidates are expected to participate in some translation committee

meetings (see the Scope of work for more details)

The participants of the translation committee meetings are expected to discuss and have a

consensus for the translation items

Minimum requirements

Degree / Diploma : Bachelor’s Degree minimum; masters preferred

Program of Study : English Studies, Translation or similar

Type of Experience : Translation preferred

Access to remote work equipment (computer, internet, Skype account, etc.)

Full availability over the study period


Excellent writing and communication skills in English & French

Attention to writing and communication details

Experience in translation / communications services

Excellent skills in planning, scheduling, and performing text review’s deliverables within tight


Strong communication, interpersonal and teamwork skills

Moderate understanding of survey questionnaires, public opinion poll or related will be an advantage

Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel

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