Inter-American Development Bank seeks experienced freelance interpreters

The IADB Interpretation Section is expanding its roster of experienced professional conference interpreters for 1-month consultancies

The Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) Interpretation Section (SEC/INP) is seeking to expand its roster of experienced professional conference interpreters and is offering interested candidates the opportunity to apply to a 1-month consultancy at its headquarters in Washington, D.C.

The team: SEC/INP is the IDB Group’s official interpretation service. It provides simultaneous interpretation for meetings of the governing bodies of the IDB Group, namely its Boards of Governors, the Boards of Executive Directors of the Inter-American Development Bank and the Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC), and the Donors Committee of the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF).  It also provides such services to Senior Management Committees. In addition, the Section contracts and coordinates freelance interpretation services for IDB Group seminars and events at headquarters and in member countries. 

The IDB Group has four official languages: English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese.

Opportunity Summary: 

  • Type of contract: Consultant
  • Length of contract: 1 month (February or May 2019)
  • Location: Washington, D.C.
  • Requirements: You must be a citizen of one of the IDB’s 48 member countries and have no family members currently working at the IDB Group.   Given the purpose of this consultancy, interpreters currently on the IDB freelance roster need not apply.

Interested candidates should complete an application and include a letter of interest, a CV, and 3 professional references. Selected candidates may be required to take a simultaneous interpretation test.

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