TERMS OF REFERENCE To translate legal materials to inform citizens’ rights

at Ethiopian Women Lawyers Association(EWLA)
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted June 28, 2021
Category Consultancy
Social Sciences
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB



The Ethiopian Women Lawyers Association (EWLA) is a non-profit women's advocacy group founded by Ethiopian women lawyers. It began its work in 1996 after being registered in 1995. It has been re-registered as a charitable organization by the Charities and Societies Agency in 2010 as per the Charities and Societies Proclamation. EWLA’s mission is promoting the economic, political, social and legal rights of women and to that end assist them to secure full protection of their rights under the Constitution of Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and other international human rights conventions.

Therefore, as part of its mission and vision EWLA is a grantee of USAID Feteh Activity Ethiopia and implementing a six month grant called   Enhancing Women Engagement to Enable Gender Responsive Judicial and Legal Reforms. The General Objective of this grant is to protect women from denial and violation of their rights through initiating for justice and legal reform to ensure laws better reflect women’s protection and enhance access to justice efficiently.  This grant is Implemented in Adama (Oromia region), Bahir Dar (Amhara region), Awassa(SNNPRS), Assosa (Benshangul/Gumuz Region), Gambela (Gambel region), Semera  ( Afar ) , Jijiga ( Somali ) and Addis  Ababa .

EWLA works for the creation of legally informed citizens that knows their  rights and duties, so that  discrimination against women and girls is eliminated, and women and girls are empowered to achieve equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.  Therefore, EWLA would like to hire two translators to translate and introduced basic rights of citizens to local languages namely Tigrigna, and Afan Oromo.

General Objective

Create a legally informed citizens that knows their rights and duties, to fight discrimination against their rights, by translating twenty pages material and inform citizens about their rights.

Specific Objective

The materials should be,

  • Translated in the manner that legally informs all citizens especially women and girls about their rights and duties.
  • The material should be translated in to Tigrigna, and Afan Oromo

Scope of Work

The translators are   expected to translate Amharic version booklet on basic rights of citizens into Tigrigna and Afan Oromo. The translators should also ensure that the translation is completed and delivered in ten days abased on the standards of EWLA.


  •  One translated Tigrigna  Version of booklet on basic rights of citizens / twenty  pages
  •  One translated Afan Oromo  Version  of booklet on basic rights of citizens / twenty  pages

Duration /Timeline

This assignment will take place for a day from the signing of the contract by both parties. The consultant should bring the detail work plan as part of inception report

Job Requirements

Qualifications and Experience

  • Translators should have at least a BA degree in disciplines relevant to the assignment, such as, communication, journalism, Gender studies, Sociology, Community Development, Leadership, or a related field
  • At least 6 years of work experience in communications and journalism.
  • Fluency in English and Amharic (written and oral)

Company Legal Requirements:

  • Interested applicants should submit:
  • Valid Certificate of Consultancy Service
  • Valid Trading License
  • Valid Tax Registration Certificate (indicating TIN and VAT Number)
  • Full and accurate physical, postal, telephone and email addresses
  • Application Procedure


Applying Instructions

All interested translators can apply by presenting the following documents:

  • Letter of Application
  • Comprehensive technical and financial proposal
  • Reference/certificates of good completion proving that the consultants have carried out similar assignments.
  • Updated CVs for the team of consultants

Interested applicants should submit separate technical and financial proposals and other documents in the application procedure section of this TOR in two sealed envelopes through following address

EWLA Head Office - Email address:  ewlajobs2020@gmail.com

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