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Roster of Simultaneous Translator (English and Thai languages), UNICEF Thailand Country Office, Bangkok, Job No #569605

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Contract type: Consultant
Duty Station: Bangkok
Level: Consultancy
Location: Thailand
Categories: Programme Management

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfilling their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, a better future

UNICEF works to ensure the rights of all children in the East Asia and Pacific Region.  This means the rights of every child living in this country, irrespective of their nationality, gender, religion or ethnicity, to:

  • survival – to basic healthcare, peace and security;
  • development – to a good education, a loving home and adequate nutrition;
  • protection – from abuse, neglect, trafficking, child labour and other forms of exploitation; and
  • participation – to express opinions, be listened to and take part in making any decisions that affect them

How can you make a difference?

UNICEF Thailand Country Office is establishing a roster of national or international simultaneous translators to provide professional support in simultaneous translation between English and Thai languages during workshops and meetings. The selected candidates will remain on the roster for a period of 36 months and may be contracted for specific tasks by any section in the office.


Work Assignment: Simultaneous translation from English to Thai, Thai to English languages.

Each time a particular translator from the roster is selected for work, the detailed work arrangements, and assignment specifications, including deliverables, time frames and supervision arrangements, will be established.


Duration of Contract:  The consultants will remain on the roster for a period of 36 months.


Duty Travel: Travel may be required for some specific assignments upon agreement with hiring office.


To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

• A degree in communications, journalism, social sciences, language related diploma, or a related technical field.                                                          

•  Minimum 3 years of professional work experience in simultaneous translator Thai and English languages.

•  High level and outstanding spoken and Thai and English language translation skills.

•  Demonstrated experience in simultaneous translating Thai and English language via online tools such as Zoom, etc.

•  Excellent interpersonal skills and flexible attitude.

•  Prior work experience with UN agencies and UNICEF style.

•  Familiarity with children’s issues or social issues.

•  Consultant based in Bangkok is also preferable.



Interested candidates are requested to submit CV, full contact information of minimum 3 references, availability, and proposed professional fee in Thai Baht by 25 February 2024.



For every Child, you demonstrate…


UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability, and Sustainability (CRITAS) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People, and Drive for Results.

To view our competency framework, please visit here.


UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.

UNICEF offers reasonable accommodation for consultants/individual contractors with disabilities. This may include, for example, accessible software, travel assistance for missions or personal attendants. We encourage you to disclose your disability during your application in case you need reasonable accommodation during the selection process and afterwards in your assignment. 

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check. 


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process. 

Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws. 

The selected candidate is solely responsible to ensure that the visa (applicable) and health insurance required to perform the duties of the contract are valid for the entire period of the contract. Selected candidates are subject to confirmation of fully vaccinated status against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) with a World Health Organization (WHO)-endorsed vaccine, which must be met prior to taking up the assignment. It does not apply to consultants who will work remotely and are not expected to work on or visit UNICEF premises, programme delivery locations, or directly interact with communities UNICEF works with, nor to travel to perform functions for UNICEF for the duration of their consultancy contracts. 

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