International Rescue Committee

Reporter Dec6,2020

International Rescue Committee

Regional Consultancy Services – Uganda, Ethiopia, and Tanzania PlayMatters Translation and transcription Professional Services

About PlayMatters Project

PlayMatters is a 5-year initiative fostering learning through play for refugee and host community children between 3-12+ in Uganda, Tanzania, and Ethiopia. Learning through play helps refugee children to overcome trauma, learn and thrive. At the same time, it builds their social, emotional, cognitive, physical, and creative skills which contribute to their long-term wellbeing.

As such, PlayMatters is working with various actors including parents, caregivers, teachers, and policy makers to explore avenues of mainstreaming learning through play as a method of teaching and learning. PlayMatters is led by the International Rescue Committee, and includes Plan International, War Child Holland, the Behavioral Insights team, and Innovations for Poverty Action in partnership with the LEGO foundation. 

Consultancy Services required:

PlayMatters consortium seeks professional services in translation and transcription for their regional work in refugee and host community operation areas. The services will cover Ethiopia, Tanzania, and Uganda for languages used in those three countries as well as by refugee communities currently living there. In addition to English, the languages may include (depending on the activity): Ethiopia: Afar, Nuer, Juba Arabic, Kunama, Somali, Tigrigna, Amharic. Uganda: Acholi, Aringa, Dinka, Juba Arabic, Kakwa, Kinyabwisha, Kiswahili, Lugbara, Madi, Rutooro

Tanzania: Kirundi, Kiswahili, French

The Services are needed for transcription and/or translation of interviews and focus group discussions, in addition to other programming including, but not limited to meetings, reports, instructional materials, training guides, radio scripts, and IVR messaging.

If you have expertise and experiences in the above, please share a comprehensive proposal including estimated costs of providing these services in the location.

Period of services: The services are needed from December 2020 and 2021 onwards.

Send your proposal to the below email address indicating the following among others.

  • Country coverage.
  • Language expertise (Translation and transcription).
  • Previous work experience and recommendations.