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National Consultant, Dari/Pashto Interpreter (SSA)

Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan)

  • Organization: OSCE - Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
  • Location: Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan)
  • Grade: International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Translations and Languages
  • Closing Date: 2021-08-02

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In 2021, the OSCE Programme Office in Bishkek has contracted one international consultant to conduct, among other issues, training courses for the instructors of the Afghanistan Customs Department (ACD) and the Afghanistan Border Police instructors (ABP). Up to ten instructors of the ABP and the ACD will be identified and go through the Training of Trainers (ToT) courses. They will be trained on basic teaching courses for field officers. The training will take place at the State Customs Service (SCS) Training Centre. The project consultant will conduct training sessions on basic training skills. These sessions will include such topics as developing curriculums and lesson plans; public speaking skills; training methodologies; facilitating group work, practical exercises and discussions; developing and using training aids, time management, receiving and analysing feedback and conducting course evaluation.
Therefore, the OSCE Programme Office in Bishkek needs to hire one local translator/interpreter to translate experts’ presentation materials from English to Pashto and Dari and provide consecutive interpretation from English to Pashto and Dari and vice versa during training sessions.

Objective of Assignment:

The objective of the assignment is to enhance capacities of the ABP and the ACD officers during the training for the instructors of respective Services, who in turn will deliver various training courses to their peers on specified topics with the assistance of the WCO and other experts. The POiB, therefore, requires the services of one local translator/interpreter to provide consecutive English/ Pashto and Dari interpretation and vice-versa during the training sessions.

Duration of Assignment:

One year

Tasks and Responsibilities:

Under the overall supervision of the Programme Manager, the successful candidate will be tasked with the following duties:

  •  Provide consecutive interpretation from English to Pashto and Dari and vice-versa during the training sessions; 
  •  Provide written translation of materials related to the training courses, if needed. 

For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE Programme Office in Bishkek, please see:

Necessary Qualifications:

  • University degree in English language or related field;
  • Professional knowledge of the English, Pashto and Dari  languages;
  • Minimum five years of translator/interpreter experience;
  • Good knowledge of topic vocabulary;
  • Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
  • Ability and willingness to work as a member of team, with people of different cultural, and religious backgrounds, different gender, and diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity;
  • Computer literate with practical experience using Microsoft applications.

Remuneration Package:

Remuneration will be based on the selected consultant’s/expert’s qualifications, experience, the tasks and deliverables for this position and in accordance with the OSCE established rates.

If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE's online application link found under

If you are not a national of a participating State, you must apply by submitting an offline application form which can be found under

The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise/re-post the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment or to offer an appointment with a modified job description or for a different duration.

Only those candidates who are selected to participate in the subsequent stages of recruitment will be contacted.

The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all religious, ethnic and social backgrounds to apply to become a part of the Organization. 

Candidates should be aware that OSCE officials shall conduct themselves at all times in a manner befitting the status of an international civil servant. This includes avoiding any action which may adversely reflect on the integrity, independence and impartiality of their position and function as officials of the OSCE. The OSCE is committed to applying the highest ethical standards in carrying out its mandate. For more information on the values set out in OSCE Competency Model, please see


Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.

Additional Information
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