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English Translator Consultant (Thai to English - English to Thai)

Climate Bonds Initiative

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Join the Climate Bonds Initiative as a translator and play a pivotal role in mobilizing capital for climate action by bridging language barriers in Thailand's green finance sector.

Overview

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Bangkok Thailand

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In-person- Bangkok Thailand

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Organization Summary

Become part of the Climate Bonds Initiative, a leading international NGO dedicated to mobilizing investment for climate solutions. You'll contribute to the crucial development of Thailand's Green Taxonomy, a project aiming to boost the green finance market and support the Thai government's climate goals from December 2023 to July 2025.

Role Summary

  • Translate a variety of materials including reports, documents, presentations, and legislation from English to Thai and vice versa.
  • Provide accurate and culturally relevant interpretation services during meetings, workshops, and conferences.
  • Perform proofreading tasks to ensure high-quality, error-free translations.

Role Requirements

  • Bachelor‚Äôs degree in English or related fields with English as the medium of instruction.
  • Native Thai language proficiency with certified writing skills.
  • Minimum of two years' experience in translation and interpretation.
  • Familiarity with climate change and decarbonisation terminology.
  • Ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines, and collaborate in a multicultural team.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and typing in both English and Thai.

Application Process Details

  • Submit an updated CV with contact details and at least two professional references.
  • Provide two samples of past work (or web links) and a detailed financial proposal.

Consultant Agreement for the provision of translation/interpretation services: English to Thai and Thai to English.  

Background  

Climate Bonds Initiative (Climate Bonds) is an international non-governmental organization whose main task is to mobilise capital to achieve climate goals. Currently, Climate Bonds is involved in the development of the Green Taxonomy of Thailand, which should contribute to the development of the green finance market in the country and help the Thai government fulfil its climate objectives. The project will consist of many stages and involve the active participation of a local partner with deep knowledge in the fields of green finance and taxonomy creation. 

The project is designed for the period from December 2023 to July 2025. During the project, a comprehensive analysis of the target sectors of the Thai economy (agriculture, industry and construction) will be carried out; technical working groups of local experts, government and business representatives will be created; criteria for classifying activities in all three sectors as low-carbon and in transit to low emissions will be created; recommendations will be given on the application of the resulting criteria in real life the economy. 

Upon completion of the development process, several rounds of technical, targeted and public consultations will be held, during which everyone will be able to submit their ideas and proposals for inclusion in the taxonomy. After finalizing the final document, it is planned to hold a capacity building session to help integrate the results of the work into the day-to-day operations of financial and industrial enterprises in Thailand. 

Purpose and Objectives 

For effective communication and making project information and materials accessible in local language, Climate Bonds plans to enter a Consultant Agreement with a qualified translator/interpreter for providing timely and high-quality translation/interpretation services from English to Thai and vice versa from Thai to English, as well as proofreading/editing documents and reports. The contract would be for the period March 2024 to July 2025. 

Scope of Services and Deliverables/Outputs 

Translation Services:  

  • Translation from English to Thai and vice versa from Thai to English of various reports, documents, presentations, manuals, legislation, advocacy and information materials, and correspondences, among others.¬†¬†
  • Produce a 100% accurate translation of English to Thai and vice versa from Thai to English.¬†¬†
  • Make necessary corrections of changes required by the organization and re-submit revised documents within the agreed timeframe.¬†¬†

Interpretation Services: 

  • Provide simultaneous/consecutive interpretation from English to Thai and vice versa during meetings, technical discussions, workshops and trainings, conference, etc.¬†¬†
  • Provide interpretation from English to Thai and vice versa during official missions including field trips to project sites, training, workshop, information and knowledge sharing sessions.¬†¬†

Proofreading:  

  • Check, correct and edit for English to Thai translation work and vice versa.¬†¬†
  • Quality check and proofreading of translation ensuring no typos, and errors in the final documents/reports.¬†¬†
  • Ensure timely delivery of translated and edited materials.¬†¬†
  • Assure translations are correct and consistent in terms of completion, terminology usage, and correct meaning in Thai.¬†

Selection Criteria  

The candidate for the position must meet the following requirements: 

  • Bachelor‚Äôs degree in English language and other relevant fields (Environment, sustainable finance,¬† etc. from a University with the primary medium of instruction in English).¬†¬†
  • Thai should be his/her mother tongue/first language.¬†¬†
  • Certified proof of writing skills in Thai.¬†¬†
  • Familiarity with technical terminology related to climate change mitigation and decarbonisation on both languages¬†
  • A minimum of two years‚Äô experience and proven track record in translation/interpretation of English to Thai and vice versa (letter of recommendations to be attached in the proposal submission).¬†¬†
  • Ability to work under pressure and to meet strict deadlines.¬†¬†
  • Demonstrated willingness to work as part of a team in a multicultural environment.¬†¬†
  • Hands-on experience with MS office including MS word, MS excel and MS PowerPoint.¬†¬†
  • Computer typing skills for both English and Thai.¬†

Fees 

The consultant will carry out various translation assignments as required by the Project Delivery Manager.  Before each assignment, the contractor will be informed in writing of the type and duration of his/her service. Upon completion of each assignment, the contractor will submit an Invoice describing the work completed and amount due. Payment will be made to the contractor upon the project’s satisfaction of each assignment. 

How to apply  

Interested candidates are requested to submit the following: 

  • Updated CV with contact details¬†¬†
  • At least two (2) references with whom the consultant has worked directly with for similar assignment.¬†
  • Two (2) copies of sample work completed in the past 2 years (also via web links)¬†¬†
  • Financial Proposal (with breakdown of remuneration and justification). Please include:¬†¬†
  • Budget proposal for English to Thai (per word and per page)¬†¬†
  • Budget proposal for Thai to English (per word and per page.).¬†
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