The information has been updated successfully

Category: Research/Consultancy

Medical Interpreter/ Transcriber

Medecins Sans Frontieres/ Doctors Without Borders (MSF)



Job Context
  • Verbal interpretation, in person or remotely, during daily medical activities (medical round, consultations, interviews, meetings, etc.) and written translations, from the mission language to local language(s) or vice versa, in order to ensure accurate, respectful, fluent and confidential communication between medical staff and local population.
  • Contract duration: 3 months
Job Responsibilities
  • Inform medical staff about important cultural nuances to consider during a meeting, medical consultation or interview with local people.
  • Participate in staff trainings and meetings as an interpreter.
  • Provide face to face interpreting, as well as during telephone and radio calls or other telecom devices, when necessary.
  • Adapt communication to any circumstances, using appropriate language registry as well as diplomatic and courtesy manners.
  • Translate MSF internal / external documents into local language(s).
  • Keep record of all translated documents.
  • Look after all equipment provided, i.e. dictionaries or other books that belong to MSF
  • Ensure confidentiality and medical secrecy.
  • MSF Section/Context Specific Accountabilities:
  • Transcribe qualitative data (in-depth interviews (IDIs) and focus group discussions (FGDs)) from Bangla into English pertinent to the injury prevention study, and in line with relevant transcription guidelines/template
  • Translate materials (consent forms, education/intervention materials etc) and tools (e.g. IDI/FDG topic guides etc) required for the study.
  • Save and file transcriptions and related documents in line with relevant guidelines and ensuring confidentiality and data security.
  • Report any challenges or discrepencies during the translation/translation process to the study coordinator.
  • Accompany data collection team to take notes during FGDs and IDIs, as required.
  • Flexible to perform other tasks as nececessary.
  • Conduct visits to factories identified within the study, as required.
Employment Status


Educational Requirements
  • SSC
  • Preferred: university degree desirable, health knowledge advisable.
Experience Requirements
  • Na
  • The applicants should have experience in the following area(s):
    Research Support
Additional Requirements
  • - Essential: Participated in similar research earlier with an NGO/institution
  • - Essential, bilingual in both mission language and local languages and/or dialects
  • - Essential computer literacy (word, excel and internet)
  • Competences:
  • Results. Commitment..
  • Teamwork. Service.
  • Flexibility. Stress Management.
Job Location

Dhaka (Kamrangirchar)

Compensation & Other Benefits
  • Benefits:
  • Salary according to level [3] of the internal MSF salary grid. 1.67 annual leave days per month worked. Medical Reimbursement for employee and direct dependents
Job Source Online Job Posting

Read Before Apply

We highly recommend you to apply through hardcopy with the positon you are applying for and your name clearly written on the front of the envelope to:
LOG/ADMIN Office, MSF-Clinic, West Nabi Nagar, Ward No-56, PO- Posta, Thana- Kamrangirchar, Dhaka.

Important Notes:
• All incomplete applications or those not clearly labelled will be rejected.
• Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews/testing.
• Application documents are non-returnable; please do not submit original documents.
• No applications will be accepted after the deadline.
• Only Bangladesh citizens will be considered for this position.
• No monetary, goods or service offers, nor favoritism, will be tolerated in a recruitment process. MSF reserves the right to refuse any candidate having benefited from such acts. Any illicit solicitations can be reported to the justice system. MSF reserves the right to refuse any candidate having benefited from such acts and will stop collaboration with any workers involved in such acts.

No relocation allowance shall be provided

*Photograph must be enclosed with the resume.

Apply Procedure

Application Deadline : January 19, 2019
Company Information
Medecins Sans Frontieres/ Doctors Without Borders (MSF) Address : 5th Floor, Khawaja Palace, Plot N. 76, Ro-11, Banani, Dhaka-1213, Bagladesh. Business : Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) is an international medical humanitarian organization working in many countries worldwide. MSF has been working in Bangladesh since 1992. MSF was awarded the prestigious `Nobel Peace Prize` in 1999 for its pioneering humanitarian activities since 1971 in several continents.
Job Summary

Published on: Jan 11, 2019

Vacancy:  Undefined

Employment Status: Contractual

Experience: Na

Job Location: Dhaka (Kamrangirchar)

Application Deadline: Jan 19, 2019

 Shortlist this job  Share by Email  Print this job  View all jobs of this company  Report this job

Courses from Bdjobs Training
Pay online with EMI EASY PAY