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  • CALL FOR APPLICATION FOR INCLUSION IN THE SADC SECRETARIAT DATABASE OF FREELANCE INTERPRETERS

    SOUTHERN AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY

    CALL FOR APPLICATION FOR INCLUSION IN THE SADC SECRETARIAT DATABASE OF FREELANCE INTERPRETERS

    Background

    The Southern African Development Community (SADC) currently has sixteen Member States[1] with a population of approximately 277 million people and a combined GDP of USD 575.5 billion (2010). The overall objective of SADC is to achieve development and economic growth, which is to be attained through increased regional integration, built on democratic principles and equitable and sustainable development.

    During the 2019 August Summit and Council meetings, the Council of Ministers approved Kiswahili to be used for Interpretation only as the fourth SADC official language alongside other already existing SADC official languages, namely, English, French and Portuguese. It is against this background that SADC Secretariat wishes to build its Database of Freelance Kiswahili Interpreters and, therefore, invites suitably qualified and experienced Freelance Kiswahili Interpreters who are citizens of SADC to apply for inclusion in the Database, as follows:

    1.     INTERPRETATION

    Qualified Freelance Interpreters are invited to apply by expressing their interest in being considered for inclusion in the SADC Database of Freelance Interpreters to Service SADC Policy Meetings as Interpreters.

    2.     APPLICABLE RATES

    The SADC Secretariat offers competitive rates for interpreting services as follows:

    2.1       Interpretation: USD 400 / DAY

    2.2       DSA for the City of Assignment

    All payments will be made in accordance with the SADC Financial Rules and procedures and other applicable regulations.

    3.     SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS

    Applications should bear the subject CALL FOR APPLICATION FOR INCLUSION IN THE SADC SECRETARIAT DATABASE OF FREELANCE INTERPRETERS and must be submitted by not later than 13th December 2019, 1600Hours, through the following address:conferenceunit@sadc.int

    ONLY SADC CITIZENS WILL BE CONSIDERED.

    All applications should be accompanied by the following:

    3.1       Short covering letter stating the position that you want to be considered for and describe how your qualifications, experience and competencies are relevant to the position.

    3.2       Updated Curriculum Vitae not more than Five (5) pages.

    3.3       Certified Copies of Diplomas and/or Certificates.

    3.4       Certified copies of National Identification Cards and Passports.

    4.     COMMUNICATION

    Only applicants with the desired qualifications and skills will be considered for inclusion in the SADC Database of Freelance Interpreters.

    Candidates will be assessed on-the-job upon which their inclusion in the Database will be determined.

    Regular assessments will be conducted for Interpreters to determine their continued suitability for retention in the Database.

    The SADC Secretariat reserves the right to reject any application not deemed suitable for inclusion in the Database and has no obligation to award interpretation contracts to any successful applicant upon inclusion in the Database.


    [1]     The Southern African Development Community (SADC) is comprised of Angola, Botswana, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eswatini, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe