Activation Date: 02 Jun, 2021 Announced Date: 02 Jun, 2021 Expire Date: 09 Jun, 2021
The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is a non-governmental and non-profit organization based at the Bronx Zoo, New York, USA with over 100 years of experience in the field of international conservation in over 60 countries.
WCS saves wildlife and wild places worldwide through science, conservation actions, education and inspiring people to value nature.
The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has been working in Afghanistan since 2004, beginning with wildlife surveys conducted by Dr George Schaller. In 2006 WCS received funding from the US Agency for International Development (USAID) for a comprehensive project entitled “Biodiversity Conservation and Natural Resource Management” in Afghanistan. In 2010, USAID funded a four-year follow-on project entitled “Improving Livelihoods and Governance through Natural Resource Management in Afghanistan”. In 2014 UNDP-GEF-5 funded WCS to execute a five-year program on “Establishing Integrated Models for Protected Areas and their Co-Management in Afghanistan”. With those donor supports, WCS has established a high-performance team with over 50 full-time staff in Afghanistan to work on conservation and sustainable nature resource management schemes. The goal of the WCS Afghanistan Program is to enhance rural livelihoods by improving management and protection of the scarce and valuable natural resources, with a particular emphasis on preserving Afghanistan’s unique biological diversity. Our work is focused in the provinces of Bamyan and Badakhshan, with a national capacity-building component in Kabul. WCS has helped design and create Afghanistan’s first two protected areas, Band-e-Amir National Park (2009) and Wakhan National Park (2014), and works with all communities in these areas and the government to build capacity to manage the parks and associated landscapes, along with the wildlife and rangelands.
Currently, WCS is implementing the EU 46 month-long program on “Addressing Climate Change in Afghanistan through Sustainable Energy and Ecosystem Management”, the location of the action is in Wakhan District (Badakhshan Province), Sayghan, Kahmard, and north of Yakawlang Districts (Bamyan Province), and Kabul. In addition, WCS is implementing the UNDP-GEF-6 – a 36 month-old program on “Conservation of Snow Leopards and their Critical Ecosystems in Afghanistan”, the location of the action is mainly in Wakhan District and Kabul.
Recently, WCS has been granted an award by the UNEP-GEF a 24 month-long project on “Revising the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP)”, the location of the project is in Kabul with some countrywide/zone wise interventions. As part of this award and in a separate Small Scale Funding Agreement, UNEP granted an additional funding for WCS Afghanistan to support the Lager Than Tiger (LTT) initiative in Central Asia, particularly Afghanistan. As part of this agreement, WCS Afghanistan seeking for a qualified individual/company to translate the LLT document from English to Dari and Pashto.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The contractor will translate the Larger Than Tiger (LLT) technical report (103 pages) from English to Dari and Pashto Languages which is produced by the European Union and translate under the supervision of the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Afghanistan Program, the National Environmental Protection Agency (MAIL). The Dari and Pashto versions (translated versions) of the LLT will go through peer review of scientists, relevant government authorities (NAPA and MAIL) and academia. The contractor is required to incorporate the comments and suggestions that resulted from review process and obtain the final approval by WCS.
Skills and Competences:
• Fluent in Pashto, Dari and English and familiar with environmental and wildlife technical documents in terms of terminologies in Afghanistan and in English
• Adequate experience in translation of similar documents (environmental management plan, national environmental and wildlife reports, policies and strategies) from English to Dari and Pashto Strong computer (MS Office, internet) and typing skills
• Organized and able to work well in a team and independent.
• Should have proven track records in translating from English to Dari and Pashto and vice-versa.
Familiar with Environmental Sciences, Natural Resources Management, Biodiversity Conservation, Agriculture literatures in three mentioned languages.
Administrative process and requirements:
• The contractor should provide proposal that contains translation cost per word.
• WCS reserves the right to ask for subsequent improvements if translations are found to not meet required standards.
• WCS further reserves the right to terminate the contract if deadlines are not respected or deliverables are lacking quality.
• Payments will be scheduled according to delivery of the required services
To apply for delivery of this service, please send your proposal, copy of similar works and CV by email to [email protected]
Note: In the subject line write: Translator of Technical Documents
Submission deadline: 09th June, 2021. Applications submitted past this date will not be accepted. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.