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Translation Communications Consultant (West and North Africa) 

Location: Remote

IDinsight is seeking an experienced translator and communications practitioner to support the team with high quality French translation, writing, editing, and communication advisory on a short-term contract of about an average of 10-30 hours per week between January 15th, 2023, and April 31st, 2023

About IDinsight

We amplify social impact by partnering with leaders to develop tailored solutions. Our mission is to use data and evidence to help leaders combat poverty worldwide.

IDinsight is a mission-driven global advisory, data analytics, and research organization that helps global development leaders maximize their social impact. We tailor a wide range of data and evidence tools, including randomized evaluations and machine learning, to help decision-makers design effective programs and rigorously test what works to support communities. We work with governments, multilateral agencies, foundations, and innovative non-profit organizations in Africa and Asia. Our work spans a wide range of sectors including agriculture, education, health, governance, sanitation, financial inclusion, and other areas.

We have expertise in a variety of rigorous approaches and methodologies, which we tailor to each client depending on their needs and constraints. To achieve a positive social impact we:

  • Support clients’ use of data and evidence for routine and major decision-making.
  • Inform funding decisions – toward high-impact initiatives and away from less effective programs or approaches.
  • Create and share tools, knowledge, and ideas that expand the use of data and evidence for social good.

Our diverse, growing team of roughly 250 outstanding colleagues operates in nearly two dozen countries around the world.  Learn more about our mission and values at www.IDinsight.org.  

About the Consultant role

An ideal candidate has robust experience in translation and communication in global development, specifically in the research, policy, and/or evidence fields. S/he/they are familiar with the audiences IDinsight seeks to reach globally including government, NGO, and philanthropic partners, as well as international agencies and is fluent in both English and French.

The Consultant will work closely with a Senior Communications Manager, a Senior Associate, and the West and North Africa Regional Executive Director, to write, edit, and review content and ensure it is up to IDinsight standards.

Responsibilities

The Consultant will work on the following workstreams:

Translation:

Process: the team will share the documents that need translation and the consultant will need to work on them, submit back for review and feedback and then action the feedback. 

Support on written outputs:

  • These may include editing or reviewing: website copy, templates, presentations, proposals, reports, guidance documents, blog posts, social media posts, and miscellaneous news announcements.

Process: Sr. Communications Manager will liaise with the consultant to provide input on  as-needed.

Communications advisory:

  • Provide communications advice and input to the Sr. Communications Manager and the West and North Africa Regional Executive Director on any emerging challenges.

Qualifications

  • Exceptional writing and editing abilities in French and English, with a passion for clarifying complex technical concepts.
  • Demonstrated translation experience in a relevant field - including economics, econometrics, public policy, non-profit communications, etc.. 
  • Keen attention to detail.
  • Experience working with technical experts (e.g. economists, academics, and data scientists) is a plus.
  • Comfortable working with a fast-paced, evolving team.
  • Individuals with a policy background and work experience with actors in evidence generation are particularly encouraged to apply.

Nuts & bolts

Start date

The start date is flexible, with a preference for candidates that can start by January 15th, 2022.

How to apply

Qualified candidates are invited to share their proposal, which should include a CV, hourly rates, any relevant writing samples, and links to previous work including your role in creating the content by email to Emily Coppel emily.coppel@idinsight.org on or before Wednesday, 14th December 2022. Calls may be scheduled to discuss the services of the consultant and meet the team. 

 

Please ensure that your CV includes relevant professional and personal experience as well as details on academic qualifications. CVs can range from one to two pages. Please note, headshot photographs, parental details, birth dates, marital status, and other personal information not relevant to the application do not need to be included in your CV. 

IDinsight’s commitment to reducing power asymmetries

IDinsight is committed to reducing power asymmetries in the social sector. Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion reflects our understanding of the need for the sector to abandon unhealthy practices of the past. We wish to be part of a new generation of international NGOs who are honest about this history and transparent about our role in the present. Our commitment is also aligned with the impact of our work. 

We seek a workforce that is inclusive of a variety of perspectives that will help us refine and improve our methods and relationships, and strengthen the services we provide our clients and their communities or constituencies. The following commitments represent our vision for the IDinsight team:

  1. IDinsight will have greater representation from the populations with whom we work and clients we serve.
  2. IDinsight will have greater representation from the countries in which we work.
  3. Across all countries in which we recruit, we will seek greater representation from historically excluded communities.
  4. IDinsight will foster an inclusive work culture that empowers a diverse team to do their best work.

IDinsight is committed to non-discrimination in our recruitment, employment practices, and organizational culture, regardless of people’s age, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion or belief, or any other status protected by applicable law.

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