Interpreter - The Philippines, AEC/IDP Study, E3 Analytics
Company Overview
Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved - and is committed to continuing to improve - economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

Project Overview and Role

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved - and is committed to continuing to improve - economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

Project Overview:

The E3 Analytics and Evaluation Project is a contract that has been recently extended for another two years after an initial five-year run, with current end date of September 30, 2020. The purpose of the contract is to support technical sectors in USAID's Economic Growth, Education, and Environment Bureau (E3) and provide a vehicle for rigorous evaluation and analytic services in order to support Mission accountability and the needs of Mission Technical Offices. The project plans and executes rigorous impact evaluations. In addition, evaluation design support including consultations, concept paper development and/or 'in country' scoping is carried out for other evaluations, some of which may be performance evaluations. The project also conducts project design activities that may include literature reviews, logistics pilots, needs assessments, uptake surveys, and other studies to support USAID project or program design efforts.

The study will investigate AEC capacity levels in each country, identify the regulatory environment around codes and standards for construction activities, processes and barriers to monitor and enforce these regulations, and other related issues. The study is also expected to examine how city managers address shocks (e.g., conflict, weather, natural disasters) and population shifts which create internally displaced persons (IDPs), existing strategies involving infrastructure to mitigate these shocks, options for multifunctional buildings to address IDPs, and potential areas for future USAID programming to address these issues. The goal of the study is to create a scalable tool and model that will allow USAID to improve AEC project outcomes while simultaneously providing infrastructure that can mitigate the effects of various shocks.

Responsibilities

Position Summary:

Palladium is seeking an Interpreter to support the evaluation team. The Interpreter will have experience in one of the key sector areas:

Responsibilities:
  • Understanding of local context, soft skills, norms for meetings and setting up with high level government officials
  • Provide translation and simultaneous interpretation services in meetings with evaluation team.
  • Provide information gathering, research, reporting, and related services in the field.
  • Advise evaluation team on communication issues including Filipino culture, media, and outreach approaches.

Requirements

Qualifications:
  • Must be fluent in English, Filipino, Spanish, Tagalog, and Ilocano.
  • Must have at least a Bachelor's Degree.
  • Minimum 2 years of relevant experience, preferably as interpreter for USAID projects of working with USAID / other donors.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide cultural competency, knowledge of common Filipino slang and phrase expressions.
  • Excellent listening, retention, and note-taking skills to maintain accuracy.

Details
Junior Level
US, United States
Closing date:
30 April 2019