ICT Portuguese Translation


1. Introduction

The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) is an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), a group of private not-for profit, non-denominational international development agencies, institutions and programmes that work primarily in the poorest parts of Africa and Asia to improve the quality of life of communities in remote and resource poor areas. In East Africa, AKF works with partners to improve the quality of life by promoting and developing innovative solutions to challenges of development in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. Reflecting the complex and multi-faceted nature of development, AKF programmes in the region encompasses education, health, Early Childhood Development, Rural Development and Civil Society Strengthening. AKF is seeking a consultant work as part of a diverse team of ECD, Education, adult learning, and Civil Society specialists to design, pilot, iterate, and complete a capacity development package for Civil Society Organisations to integrate learning through play into their Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) programming.

2. Background

AKF EA has been contracted by UNICEF East and Southern Africa Regional Office (ESARO) and West and Central Africa Regional Office (WCARO) to;

i. Develop, through a Human Centred Design Process, ICT for Learning process and toolkit to enable national and sub-national governments and schools to develop a deeper understanding of their current ICT capability and develop solutions to prototype and then implement

ii. Translate these documents into French and Portuguese

iii. Finalise a design for all tools and documents to enable these to be attractive and user friendly

To date, AKF have completed the first deliverable and are seeking the services of a consultant or organisation to work with AKF colleagues to translate the documents into Portuguese so these can be used across all 45 ESARO and WCARO countries by UNICEF, government, development partners, and schools. The consultant or organisation will be required to work remotely to:

i. Translate all tools and documents into Portuguese

3. Consultant scope of work

It is expected for the consultant or organisation to:

  • Translate 12 tools, for which there are between 1-3 documents per tool and an average of 15 pages per document – This results in approximately 10,000 words or 220 pages total
  • Apply the translations to all tools and documents which include MS Word, MS Excel, and PDF

4. Key deliverables

  • Finalised translations of documents in Portuguese

5. Work Plan

Activity and Deadline**

Submit all final documents in Portuguese – 29th May 2020

How to apply

Consultants or organisations interested in this career opportunity with AKF should submit a proposal for work including workplan, CV and/or list of organizational experience and anticipated budget by 12 noon on Monday 18th May 2020. E-mail these documents to [email protected] with ‘ICT Portuguese Translation’ in the subject line. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

AKF is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is Committed to Safeguarding and Promoting the Welfare of Children and Vulnerable Adults and Expects all Staff and Partners to Share this Commitment.

The Aga Khan Foundation is an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network (www.akdn.org

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