Apr 12, 2018
Request for Proposal (RFP) Issue Date: April 10/2018 Translation Services from English to Amharic, Affan Oromo, Tigrigna for the establishment of Long Term Agreements 1. About FHI 360 FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in Health, Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Research and Technology– creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries, all 50 U.S. states and all U.S. territories. FHI360 is currently implementing the USAID Caring for Vulnerable Children (CVC) project in 126 woredas/towns spread across four regions of Amhara, Oromia, SNNPR, Tigray – and two City Administrations – Addis Ababa and Dire Dawato reach a total of 325,000 HIV-impacted vulnerable children in five years (May 2017 to 2022). The project is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)/Ethiopia. 2. Description of project (terms of reference) FHI 360 through its CVC project seeks to competitively identify highly experienced and qualified professional translators to establish long-term agreements with professional translatorsfor translation from English into Amharic, Affan Oromo and Tigrigna. Service providers will be expected to translate tools, guidelines, training manuals, brochures, annual reports, and information packagesas necessary in the three languages.The scope of each task, deadline for completion and other modalities will be mutually agreed upon in writing in advance of the assignment.The service provider will be responsible for the delivery of translated work in electronic format to a technical monitor that will be assigned at the time of task assignment. 3. Qualifications The service provider shall be an individual or an institution with relevant academic qualifications and professional experience. Specifically, the qualifications are as follows: Perfect mastery of the language (Amharic, Affan Oromo, Tigrigna) and excellent knowledge of English. Post-graduate qualification is highly preferred in language, literature or related fields. Minimum of 5 years of professional translation services experience. Previous work with international organizations, governments, donors, and civil society institution would be an asset. Technical knowledge of thematic areas (HIV/AIDS, child welfare services, economic strengthening and adolescent programming, financial literacy, life skills, mentorship); preferably due to translation-related experience, will be a strong asset. Good communication skills, analytical skills and ability to do research to understand technical concepts. Adaptability and flexibility required to work under pressure and to meet short deadlines. Instructions to Bidders Service providers may submit a proposal for one or more languages. Required Submissions: Technical proposal which includes: o academic qualifications of the service provider o experience in translation services and provide a table that describes: title of translated materials a brief description of the technical content of the material organization/client date performed language translated from and to birr value o Curriculum vitea Supporting documents: o References from 5 or more organizations o 3-5 samples of translated materials preferably related to relevant technical content Legal documents: o Renewed relevant license/Copy of VAT Certificate or TOT Certificate/Copy of TIN Certificate Financial proposal (Valid for 90 Days) o Service proposals indicate a Per Pagecost and must clearly indicate cost breakdown to include the tax Method of Proposal Submission: Technical and financial proposal shall be submitted in two separate envelopes, sealed and signed by the bidder. On the envelops, indicate to which language you are applying for. The bidder shall submit technical and financial proposal inhard copy ONLY, to FHI 360 office by the deadline indicated below. Submission Deadline: No later than 20 April 2018, 4pm. Any proposal received by FHI 360 after the closing date for submission of proposals will be rejected. Address FHI 360 Ethiopia Country Office Gabon Road, Kirkos Sub-City, Meskel Flower Area, at the junction to Adot Tina Hotel Phone: +251.114 688 168; Fax: + 251 114 668 145; +251 114 664 694 P.O.Box 121789 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia FHI 360 reserves the right to cancel this RFP at any time prior to award of contract, without any prior notice and without any obligation to inform the bidder or bidders of the grounds for the cancellation. The issuing of this document does not obligate FHI 360 to contract for the supply of any products or services.
FHI 360 Ethiopia Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Full time