National Consultant for Translation of SL-CPD Toolkits

at Education Development Trust
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted August 15, 2021
Category Business Development
Job Type Contract
Currency ETB



The overall purpose of the TARGET program is to support GEQIP-E and the general education sector more broadly, to improve both student learning and equity. GEQIP-E is focused on improving school and system performance through direct interventions and relevant system strengthening. TARGET will support GEQIP-E to re-focus the system to improve learning outcomes through four integrated task areas, one of which is Task-3. In which Task 3 Enhanced school leadership to improve school performance. Were in supporting existing school leaders through in-service continuing professional development (CPD) to strengthen instructional leadership, accountability, and grant use, especially in the lowest performing schools, and to develop model interventions to identify what works in addressing the barriers faced by the most marginalized groups in the four emerging regions.

 This School Leaders CPD program has been under implementation in collaboration with Link Community Development (LCD), Ministry of Education, Regional Education Bureaus, schools, and local government in 4 emerging regions. While now TARGET is planning for scale up of the SL-CPD in large scale in all regions, for which it in preparation stage which includes reviewing of the training toolkits considering the context and findings from the pilot implementation. Then translating the toolkits into local languages will be the next priority we are looking forward.


 To translate SL-CPD Toolkits and related documents from English into local languages (i.e. Amharic, Afan Oromo, and Somali)

 Purpose of the Assignment:

 TARGET is seeking the service of an individual with the required high-level capacity to undertake in an efficient and swift manner the translation of the SL-CPD Toolkits and related documents from English to local languages (i.e. Amharic, Afan Oromo, and Somali).

Duties and Responsibilities

 Under the overall supervision of TARGET/Task-3 representative and in close collaboration with TARGET and MOE staffs, the consultant will undertake the following duties:

§  Ensure the timely delivery of translated materials from English to indicated local languages

§  Share draft translation with TARGET/Task-3 representative.

§  Incorporate suggested feedbacks and changes to the translation.

§  Ensure a high quality of work, reflecting the right terminologies and sense of Ethiopian education context (All texts, including text contained in figures, boxes, captions, sources and covers require translation and proof reading) to ensure accuracy and appropriateness of translation.

 Materials needed to be translated and number of pages

1.     SL-CPD Toolkits Guide

2.     SL-CPD Toolkits 1 to 4

3.     SL-CPD Toolkits 1 to 4 Power Point Slides

The SL-CPD Toolkits and related documents to be translated


No.ItemNumber of PagesLanguage to be translated


1SL-CPD Toolkits Guide75Amharic, Afan Oromo, and Somali
2SL-CPD Toolkits 152Amharic, Afan Oromo, and Somali
3SL-CPD Toolkits 250Amharic, Afan Oromo, and Somali
4SL-CPD Toolkits 352Amharic, Afan Oromo, and Somali
5SL-CPD Toolkits 450Amharic, Afan Oromo, and Somali
6SL-CPD Toolkits 1 Power Point Slides78 SlideAmharic, Afan Oromo, and Somali
7SL-CPD Toolkits 2 Power Point Slides76 SlideAmharic, Afan Oromo, and Somali
8SL-CPD Toolkits 3 Power Point Slides68 SlideAmharic, Afan Oromo, and Somali
9SL-CPD Toolkits 4 Power Point Slides67 SlideAmharic, Afan Oromo, and Somali


§  The final translated documents along with the printing design should be submitted to TARGET (1 Copy for each document stated above in each local languages indicated)

All documents, whether draft or final, should be submitted in soft and hard copies to TARGET after the completion of the work.

§  In case of any error or omission in the contracted work, it shall be the responsibility of the service provider to carry out the service to the satisfaction of the client.

Period of engagement

The translation assignment should be completed within 30 days from the date of award of the work. 

Price and Payment

§  Prices are in Ethiopian Birr and are inclusive of all payable taxes.

§  Discounts should be included on quoted prices, if any.

§  Quoted price would be open to negotiations.

§  Full payment shall be made after submission of the approved final translated documents to TARGET

Selection Criteria

The evaluation committee will evaluate the CVs and select a consultant based on a combination of the following:

§  Qualification and experience.

§  Demonstrated experience in translating professional documents

§  Experience in translating issues related to Education, particularly School Leadership and Continuous Professional Development

§  Outstanding translation and editing skills in the indicated local languages

§  Track record of successful completion of past assignments.

§  Cost

§  Willingness and flexibility to work within the required deadline.

§  Demonstration of effective organizational skills and ability to handle work in an efficient and timely manner.

Job Requirements

Qualifications and requirements

§  A Master’s degree and at least 7 years of experience working in education sector, Particularly in School leader and Teachers training and Continuous professional development materials development and translation.

§  Substantial knowledge about current Ethiopian Education Context in general and School Leader and Teachers training

§  Experience in translation and similar assignments

§  Fluent in English and indicated local languages.

§  Fully proficient in computer skills

§  Proven ability and capacity to deliver translations to meet tight deadlines.


Applying Instructions


-        The consultancy service is open for both individual consultant or Firms in which they can apply for either for one language or for the three languages translation works.

-        Make sure to submit the application in a sealed envelope: Technical and Financial proposal to our office.

§  Before the closing date and time, bidders should prepare their offer in a sealed envelope and submit to EDT Office located at Meskel Flower, next to Dreamliner hotel, Jemea Bldg 5th floor.

§  Education Development Trust (EDT) reserves the right to reject all or part of the bids

§  For further information vendors can contact us:    Phone: +251114702596 or

§  Deadline August 20, 2021

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