September 15
08:28 2020

 PMU under the Ministry of Health and Social Protection of Population is seeking a Translator for the IsDB/LLF-Project for Improving of Maternal, Neonatal, and Child Health in the Four Districts of the Khatlon Region of the Republic of Tajikistan.

 Terms of Reference and Scope of Services of the Translator

 Project title: The LLF-Project for Improving of Maternal, Neonatal, and Child Health in the Four Districts of the Khatlon Region of the Republic of Tajikistan

Background: The Ministry of Health and Social Protection of Population has received financing from the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) in the amount of USD 23,000,000 to finance the LLF-Project for Improving Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health Services in the Four Districts of the Khatlon Region of the Republic of Tajikistan.

The Project objectives are: i) Enhancing availability/accessibility of Maternal, Neonatal, and Child Health (MNCH) services; ii) Institutional and human resources capacity building in the targeted health facilities; iii) Improving public awareness and health-seeking behavior; and,          iv) Establishment of a functional referral system in the Khatlon region.

Key Responsibilities and Deliverables

  • Written translation of all necessary documents/reports from English into Tajik and/or Russian and from Tajik and/or Russian into English;
  • Verbal translation/interpretation of bilateral/multilateral meetings of the PMU and IsDB missions with the other stakeholders;
  • Preparation and maintaining of the minutes of the meetings in English / Tajik and/or Russian;
  • Accompanying IsDB missions during the visits to the project sites/districts;
  • Maintaining records/archive of correspondence with IsDB and other relevant stakeholders;
  • Correct, complete and accurate translation of the project documents in spite of their complexity;
  • Any other assignments by the PMU manager and Project Coordinator.

 Required Skills and Experience


  • Academic background with minimum Master degree in English language or first-level university degree with 2 additional years of experience;


  • Minimum 5 years of work experience in translation of official documentation for Master degree and 7-year experience for bachelor degree;
  • Experience of work with the International organizations and development institutions is an advantage;
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and react quickly;
  • Knowledge of regulatory terminology in the field of health and of the IsDB and/or other similar international financing institutions;
  • Computer literature: windows XP, Microsoft excel, word, and ability to learn new systems quickly;

Language Requirements:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English, Russian and Tajik;

Competencies and Personal Attributes

  • Communication skills: the ability to communicate appropriate, concise and accurate information in written and verbal formats;
  • Ability to ensure and maintain a high degree of accuracy and quality of work, including work under pressure of multiple tasks;
  • Planning and organizing: ability to operate independently with minimum supervision, prioritize and schedule workload and effectively manage multiple tasks;
  • Teamwork: building effective communication and relationships both within and outside the team. Sharing knowledge, information and best practices with others;
  • Results orientated to ensure the goals and operational targets are achieved.
  • Constantly improve quality of work.

Contractual conditions:

  • The duration of the contract will be for the project implementation period (four years), subject to annual performance evaluation.
  • The salary will be paid on monthly basis in accordance with the agreement to be signed with the Ministry and salary scale of the PMU agreed upon by the Ministry of Finance.
  • The position will require regular travel to the project sites around Tajikistan. Travel expenses such as per diem, accommodation, etc. will be reimbursed as per appropriate procedures.


All qualified candidates are welcome to submit their CV and cover letter in Tajik & English; University diplomas and transcripts along with English Translation, other relevant certificates to e-mail:

Deadline for submission of applications is 5pm (Dushanbe time) September 23, 2020. 

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