Consultant - Interpreter

Announcement of Vacancy: 

Suitably qualified citizens of the Member States and Associate Members of the Association of Caribbean States are invited to apply for the position of Interpreter at the ACS Secretariat at its headquarters in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.

Duration of appointment: 
3 months
Duties and responsabilities: 

The Interpreters will be engaged as part of a team of independent contractors in order to provide thorough and accurate interpretation at meetings of the ACS.

Specific Responsabilities: 

The Interpreter will;

1. Have experience interpreting at multilingual fora, with focus on English, Spanish, and knowledge of the routine and the provisions at regional and international meetings of organizations of a political and/or diplomatic nature such as Ministries of Foreign Affairs; and intergovernmental organisations.

2. Provide simultaneous online interpretation services at ACS meetings and conferences using standard, clear and accurate language.

3. Demonstrate flexibility and provide solutions, should the meetings/conferences exceed the regular duration in order ensure continued interpretation without interruption.

4. Provide consecutive interpretation, when required, during audience discussions.

5. Upon request and receipt of duly authorized instruction from the ACS, confirm availability of simultaneous interpretation for the respective specific event.

Minimum qualifications: 
  • At least a first degree in the humanities with studies related to English and Spanish interpretation.
  • At least five (5) years’ experience working as an English to Spanish, Spanish to English interpreter.
  • Excellent working experience in writing and speaking clearly in English and Spanish.
  • Demonstrated experience in writing technical and/or diplomatic documents in English and Spanish.
  • Prior experience providing English to Spanish, Spanish to English interpretation in an International Organisation or Government Foreign Affairs is desirable.
Documentation required: 

Eligible Consultant(s) should submit in electronic format to with copy to the following:

I. Cover letter stating relevant experience;

II. Indication of availability to carry out the Consultancy from April 2022 for a period of three months.

III. Supporting documents such as curriculum vitae, indication of nationality and foreign language proficiency (i.e. basic/intermediate/fluent)


The Interpreter will be required to carry out the tasks remotely, but may be required from time to time to carry out the interpretation at the ACS Secretariat.

Job Title: 
Consultant - Interpreter
Deadline for receiving applications: 
30 March 2022