UK Climate Change Unit Job Consultants: Interpreter & Translation service, Papua

UKCCU is seeking for individuals/companies to provide interpreter and translation service to support our programmes.

Terms of Reference
Translation and Interpreter Service for the UK Climate Change Unit

The UK Climate Change Unit (UKCCU) is seeking individuals or companies to provide Indonesian-English translation services, on an as needed basis in Jakarta, Papua, West Papua and South Sumatra. Interested parties can bid for part contracts for some regions, or for the whole contract. However, interested parties must have a presence in the locality for which they bid for work, as the contract will not cover significant travel expenses, beyond local travel within a province. Multiple contracts for this work may be let. All payments will be for work done, no retainer will be paid.

The UKCCU, based in the British Embassy Jakarta, delivers UK Government priorities in tackling climate change issues in Indonesia. The unit is focussed on delivering programmes on Forestry and Low Carbon Development, and on policy work supporting the Government of Indonesia’s climate change policies. In implementing its projects, the unit works closely with a number of ministries in the Government of Indonesia, including the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Forestry, Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Villages at the national level. At the provincial level, the unit is working with the local governments of South Sumatra, Papua and West Papua.

The objective of this consultancy is to effectively support UKCCU in meetings with non-English speaking parties e.g. Government of Indonesia by providing high quality interpreting service and translation of official documents as required.


  • Provide direct oral interpretation in meetings from Indonesian to English and vice versa.
  • Provide oral interpretation using simultaneous translation equipment in meetings or workshops from Indonesian to English and vice versa.
  • Translate documents from Indonesian to English and vice versa. 

  • Extensive experience in providing translation service to international organisations in the development sector, particularly in climate change.
  • For work in Papua, knowledge of the Papuan context (socio-economic, culture, activities, government institution, CSOs, agriculture, etc.) would be an advantage.

Implementation Requirements
The contract will be used on an “as needs” basis. The service provider must be available to provide the service with short notice, e.g. less than 24 hours.

Reporting and UKCCU Coordination
The service provider will coordinate with Irma Handayani, or other UKCCU staff as required.

Two years

Interested individuals/companies are expected to submit a proposal/quotation to ukccuindonesia@gmail.com , by close of business Friday, 31 August 2018