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National Consultant: Local Language Translator for Foresight Knowledge Product
Procurement Process :IC - Individual contractor
Office :Manila - PHILIPPINES
Deadline :15-Jun-22
Posted on :11-May-22
Reference Number :91078
Link to Atlas Project :
00127818 - Strengthening PHL Covid19 Response
Overview :

National Consultant: Local Language Translator for Foresight Knowledge Product

Location :Manila, PHILIPPINES
Application Deadline :15-June-2022 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :16 working days spread over 1 month


UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.



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General Information                                                                                                                                              

Job Title

Local Language Translator for Foresight Knowledge Product

Project Title:



UNDP Philippines

Duty Station:

Manila, Philippines

Type of Contract:

Individual Contractor (IC)

Contract Duration

16 working days spread over 1 month


Project Description 


With the support of the Connecting Business Initiative (CBI), the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, the United Nations Development Programme, and the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF) launched in 2020, the Synergizing Recovery Initiatives, Knowledge, and Adaptation Practices for MSMEs (SIKAP) Project, geared towards providing tools and resources to strengthen MSME resilience.


Understanding the need to support MSMEs in navigating through the post-pandemic scenarios that might emerge, the SIKAP Project was launched to harness private sector resources and technical expertise among its network and partner organizations, including UN organizations to design programmatic interventions suited for recovery and strategic foresight planning. The SIKAP Project produced key outputs:  SIKAP Online Platform, an online COVID-19 recovery hub that equips micro, small, and medium businesses with the right information and knowledge on how they can adapt and redesign their operations in light of the COVID-19 pandemic; MSME Recovery and Strategic Foresight Toolkit in English and Filipino; MSME Policy Note; and an MSME Landscape Assessment. The SIKAP Project itself was able to sustain its operations by adopting its own business model.


While the SIKAP Project yielded positive results, reaching 3,000 MSMEs, there is also an opportunity to address remaining gaps, improve on project results, and widen reach. Most of the MSMEs that became a part of the SIKAP Project are based in National Capital Region and this presents an opportunity to reach out to MSMEs present in other locations.


This project will engage the services of the Translator to translate one of the key deliverables of the project, the MSME Recovery and Strategic Foresight Toolkit, from English to Filipino language and Visayan dialect.





Duties and Responsibilities

Scope of Work and Deliverables


Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Team Leader, Institutions and Partnerships Programme and in close coordination with the Communications Officer, UNDP Philippines, the Translator shall work on:



  • English to Filipino language and Visayan dialect Translation of MSME Recovery and Strategic Foresight Toolkit (est 60-75 pages)


The Individual Contractor is expected to accomplish the activity with corresponding deliverable:



Estimated Duration to Complete

Target Due Dates

Review and Approvals Required

Name and Email address of designated person who will review and accept the output

English to Filipino language and Visayan dialect Translation of MSME Recovery and Strategic Foresight Toolkit


16 person days


Communications Officer


Programme Team Leader



Review and accept outputs


Programme Associate


Note: All outputs shall be submitted with raw files/editable files.



Institutional Arrangements

The Consultant shall report to, and be supervised by, the Team Leader, Institutions & Partnerships Programme of UNDP Philippines. 


The Consultant will collaborate closely with the Institutions and Partnerships Programme Team and the UNDP Communications Unit to achieve the intended results.


UNDP Philippines shall be entitled to intellectual property and other proprietary rights over all materials that have direct relation to the project.


This consultancy shall be performed remotely and will be a home-based assignment. The Consultant is expected to have their own equipment, office space, and internet connectivity. The Consultant shall not engage in any meetings or activities outside their homes. Coordination/meetings shall be done through phone or online platforms. UNDP Philippines will not provide a workstation, administrative support, transportation or ICT equipment for the Consultant.


Duration of Assignment, Duty Station and Travel

The Contractor will be engaged for 16 working days from July-August 2022 unless revised in a mutually agreed-upon timetable by UNDP and the Contractor. Changes in the duration of the contract will be implemented through the issuance of a contract amendment.


Duty station: The assignment is home-based.


Travel: None






Corporate Competencies

  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN mission, vision, values, and ethical standards
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality, and age sensitivity and adaptability
  • Promotes UNDP's agenda in meetings


Other Competencies

  • Ability to work in close collaboration with a group of national and international experts, to meet strict deadlines and plan the work according to priorities;
  • Demonstrates capacity to plan, organize, and execute effectively;
  • The initiative, good analytical skills, mature judgment, and ability to work under tight schedule while respecting deadlines achievement, ethics, and honesty;
  • Ability to establish effective working relations in a diverse environment
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
  • Builds strong relationships with internal and external clients;
  • Demonstrated ability to function in a team environment and to deal with a complex multi-stakeholder environment
  • Good ability to use information and communication technologies as tools and resources;
  • Excellent written communication and presentation/public speaking skills focus on results, ability to interact productively in a teamwork environment



Required Skills and Experience

Scope of Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments

The Consultant must send a financial proposal based on an all-inclusive lump-sum amount to deliver the output below. The total amount quoted shall include all cost components required to deliver the goods and services identified above, including professional fees and any other applicable costs to be incurred by the Consultant in completing the assignment.


The contract price will be a fixed output-based price. Any deviations from the outputs and timelines will need to be agreed on between the Consultant and the Resident representative effected through a contract amendment. 


Payments will be made upon satisfactory completion of the deliverable by the target due date. The output will be certified by the Programme Associate of Institutions and Partnerships before payment.



Target Due Date


English to Filipino language and Visayan dialect Translation of MSME Recovery and Strategic Foresight Toolkit







Application Procedure

The following documents may be requested:


  1. Duly accomplished Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability using the template provided by UNDP
  2. Personal CV or P11, indicating all past experience from similar projects, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate
  3. At least two (2) relevant sample works
  4. Financial Proposal that indicates the all-inclusive fixed total contract price, supported by a breakdown of costs, as per template provided. Medical/health insurance must be purchased by the individual at his/her own expense, and upon award of contract, the Consultant must be ready to submit proof of insurance valid during contract duration. Medical/health insurance must be purchased by the individual at his/her own expense, and upon award of contract, the Consultant must be ready to submit proof of insurance valid during contract duration.


Criteria for Selection of Best Offer


Assessment of best offer will be via combined scoring method- where the qualifications will be weighted a maximum of 70% and combined with price offer which will be weighted a maximum of 30%.


The applications will be evaluated based on the following criteria.



Max points

University degree in Development Communication, Communication Arts, and other related courses



Minimum of three years of work experience in translation from English to local language and dialects


Minimum of three years of work experience in the Development sector



70 points


Only applications with 49 points will be eligible for the financial evaluation.


Offerors must upload in one (1) file the documents mentioned above.

Templates for a) P11 Personal History Form and b)  Offeror's Letter to UNDP Confirming Interest and Availability and Financial Proposal (Annex 2) are available through the link below. UNDP General Terms and Conditions for Individual Contractors  are also available:

Incomplete submission of required documents may result in disqualification.

Please see the deadline of submissions above.

Because of the volume of applications UNDP receives, only shortlisted offerors will be notified.