Fairtrade Africa Translation Consultancy Jobs in Kenya

Fairtrade Africa Translation Consultancy Jobs in Kenya


  • Fairtrade Africa (FTA) is the umbrella network organisation representing Fairtrade-certified producers and workers in Africa. Its secretariat office is based in Nairobi. It has four (4) regional offices – Eastern & Central Africa; Southern Africa; Western Africa; and the Middle East and North Africa, with a total 90 staff.

  • Established in 2005, FTA aims to effectively represent producers and workers within the International Fairtrade system and provide services to them that contribute to the improvement of their livelihoods. **

    Scope of Work

    The Service Provider will be expected to:

  • Provide simultaneous interpretation from/into three languages, Arabic, English & French for FTA.

  • Provide clear and accurate document translations from/into three languages, Arabic, English & French for FTA and submit final and edited versions.
    provide and supervise a team of interpreters and translators to cover FTA meetings

  • Provide simultaneous interpretation equipment to cover FTA meeting proceedings upon request.


  • Ensure that the interpretations and translations are technically, linguistically, and grammatically correct, error-free and it should meet high-quality standards.

  • Professional interpretation and translation from/to English, French and Arabic

  • Provide accurate and timely interpretation and translation to the satisfaction of FTA standards.

  • Maximum percentage margin of errors per page for translation should not be more than 3 errors.

  • The translated materials should be provided to FTA after completion of the required services in soft copy

  • The translation shall be done within the stipulated deadlines in the work order.


  • A Service Level Agreement will be signed that is anticipated to run for one year.


  • Bidders should have a track record in the provision of the Services and preferably possess qualifications as professional conference interpreters. Previous experience with similar organizations will be an
    added advantage.

  • The successful Bidder should have the capacity to provide a credible and appropriate team of English, French and Arabic interpreters, and translators to cover all FTA meetings.

    The successful Bidder will be chosen based on the below criteria:

  • Interpretation of Terms of Reference

  • Demonstration of the capacity to deliver the Services through previous experience.

  • Qualifications and track record of potential team.

  • Pricing.


    Interested Bidders should apply and specifically attend to the following requirements in the below order:

  • The organizations/individual detailed profile

  • List previous and current clients.

  • Provide two indicative curriculum vitae of translators for your team.

  • Provide four indicative curriculum vitae of interpreters for your team.

  • A reference listing of organisations where similar service is being/ has been offered

  • A Financial proposal that provides a clear breakdown of all fees including any applicable taxes. This should provide the costs of translation from/into three languages, Arabic, English, French per word, cost of interpretation services per person/day and daily charges per unit of simultaneous interpretation equipment.

  • Valid Certificate of Registration

  • Tax compliance certificate

    How to Apply

  • To apply please submit a technical and financial proposal with the above specifications to

  • procurement@fairtradeafrica.net by 16th October 2020.

  • Fairtrade Africa reserves the right to interview and appoint applicants before the closing date of this application.

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