1. About Asian Disaster Preparedness Center
ADPC is an autonomous intergovernmental organization with a vision to reduce disaster and climate risk impacts on communities and countries in Asia and the Pacific by working with governments, development partners, international organizations, NGOs, civil society, private sector, media, and other key stakeholders.
Established in 1986 as a technical capacity building center, ADPC has grown and diversified its expertise across social and physical sciences to support sustainable solutions for risk reduction across a broad range of specialist areas. With over 100 staff from 19 different nationalities and a wide range of professional expertise from atmospheric scientists to social scientists with experiences from all levels of engagement typically required for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Resilience (CR) in an effective manner. ADPC is a competent regional resource center and has seven thematic departments: ADPC Academy, Risk Governance, Climate Resilience, Urban Resilience, Health Risk Management, Preparedness for Response and Recovery, Geospatial Information. These are supported by Finance, Human Resources and Administration, and Strategic Planning departments. In addition to the departments, ADPC works on three cross-cutting themes: Gender and Diversity, Poverty and Livelihoods, and Regional and Transboundary Cooperation through permanent working committees.
ADPC Strategy 2020 guides the organization in providing comprehensive risk reduction support to countries and communities in Asia and the Pacific. ADPC recognizes the importance of examining the linkages between disaster risk management, poverty reduction, gender equality, sustainability, rights-based approaches, climate change and regional cooperation. For details please refer to ADPC website at http://www.adpc.net/
2. Objectives of the consultancy services
ADPC is developing an online training course (7 core modules) and is looking for a consultant that can provide services on translation (English to Burmese) to support the development of the online course.
3. Duty Station
Home-Based (Any location)
4. Introduction of the project
ADPC, with the support from the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD), is implementing an urban resilience program titled “Urban Resilience to Climate Extremes in Southeast Asia” (URCE). The program goal is to build ‘resilient communities in deltaic and coastal urban areas’ and strengthen resilience of the urban systems and urban communities to the current and emerging climate extremes, disasters and emergencies that are anticipated in the deltaic and coastal cities in Southeast Asia.
5. Scope of work
There are a total of 7 Modules, each with 3 – 4 lessons. Each Module will have an estimated running time of one hour.
The videos will be narrated in English and will include Burmese subtitles. The target audience of the course is city officials in Yangon.
The videos will be narrated at an average of 110 – 130 words per minute. As the total length of the course is seven hours (420 mins), the estimated total number of words to be translated from English into Burmese is 50,400.
The consultant will be responsible for the following:**
· Understand translation needs of the course, including the target audience
· Review the video transcript in English
· Translate the transcript from English into Burmese in a culturally appropriate and concise manner
· Liaison with course contributors for support needed in understanding technical terms
· Adjust Burmese vocabulary in the translation as per the target audience
· Communicate effectively with the course development team
· Maintain project documentation and course folders during the assignment
· Ensure assets/data security and integrity
· Perform other duties as agreed with ADPC
· The consultant should be a native speaker of Burmese.
· The consultant should have an excellent command of the English language skills.
· The consultant should have excellent Burmese editing skills.
· The consultant should have relevant experience in interpreting and document translation.
· Prior experience in working with the non-profit sector, especially in the translation of training materials and reports is advantageous.
· The consultant should have excellent interpersonal and coordination skills, and ability to work with a team in a multicultural environment.
· The consultant should be service-minded and detail-oriented.
· The consultant should have excellent organization skills.
The consultant will work under the overall supervision of the Director – Urban Resilience and under day-to-day coordination of the Project Coordinator for online course development. The consultant will also liaison with the ADPC Training Academy, whenever necessary.
8. Duration of the Contract
Maximum duration of assignment is 2 months
Commencing: 15 August 2020
Ending: 14 October 2020
As the consultancy is output based, the consultant may complete the deliverables prior to the deadline without any reduction to their total lump sum payment.
9. Remuneration and Terms of Payment
This is an all-inclusive lump sum contract. Payment will be made at the conclusion of the consultancy service and submission and acceptance of the outputs by ADPC.
10. Selection Method
A consultant will be selected in accordance with ADPC’s recruitment and/or capacity assessment process. This will be combination of assessing key competencies, value for money and availability.
How to apply
- Interested consultants can contract Ms. Suree on [email protected] with any questions regarding this consultancy.
Consultancy applications should include:
- A curriculum vitae (max. 3 pages)
- Completed ADPC consultant form, indicating an all-inclusive fee (home-based) for a maximum of 50,400 words; and a per word/page fee for every word thereafter.
- Copy of portfolio of work