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Vacancy Announcements :Consultancy to translate documents from Somali to English and vice-versa

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Position Consultancy to translate documents from Somali to English and vice-versa
Contract Duration 1 year
Starting Date July 2014
CTG Global is a Human Resources Service Company specializing in Recruitment, Management Consultancy, Human
Resources support services and Monitoring & Evaluation in post disaster and post conflict countries around the world.
CTG Global provides services to humanitarian organizations, government, non-governmental organizations, businesses,
security companies and individuals that enables them to focus on their core business and the achievement of their
objectives in hostile and threatening environments as we provide a safe and secure environment for them to do so and
alleviate them of their risks, crisis and personnel management problems.
Since 2011 UNODC Regional Office for Eastern Africa (ROEA) is implementing a programme in Somaliland to support
the reform of the criminal justice sector. The programme is implemented through the UNODC Sub-Office in Somaliland
and ROEA in close cooperation and consultation with relevant institutions, including the Ministry of Justice, the
Judiciary, the Attorney General’s Office, the Ministry of Interior, the Custodial Corps Department, and the Law Reform
However, few local interlocutors can communicate in English fluently and no international staff or consultants working on
the programme read speak or write in Somali. This has obviously posed several challenges in particular for the work of
consultants who require access to existing documents in Somali for the successful implementation of their work. None
of the laws the technical experts need to implement their programmes were available in English. In addition, the work
product of technical experts must be translated into Somali in order for it to be of use to stakeholders in the Somaliland
criminal justice system now and in the future.
In light of the above, UNODC ROEA is planning to contract a translation firm to provide translation services to specialist
and advisors which are currently supporting the Government of Somaliland to develop a series of legal and legislative
documents, including a policy framework for the Ministry of Justice, a training curriculum for the Police, a litigants’
charter, sentencing policy for the Judiciary, a legal aid manual.
Under the overall guidance of the UNODC ROEA Representative and the direct supervision of the UNODC ROEA Head
of the Criminal Justice Programme, the translation firm will perform the following substantive duties and responsibilities:
• Provide timely, accurate and well written translation of the materials provided by the staff and consultants
• Translate legal documents from English into Somali and vice versa, as appropriate
• Use American English spelling standards
• Conform to any guidelines and style sheets
• Submit the entirely of the work by the headline agreed with the client
• Bachelor’s degree in English and/or Somali language, international relations, or related areas with four (4) years
of relevant professional experience
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• Excellent command of Somali and English language
• Proven experience in translations from English to Somali for research institutes, international organizations,
human rights organizations, and law firms
• Excellent drafting and oral communication skills
• Advanced knowledge and skills of MS Office, including MS Word, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint is required
Interested candidates should submit their CV along with their application letter via e-mail to
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with reference to “BHJOB2678_500” in the subject line. Short-listed
candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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