Pre-qualified Translators

Brussels, Belgium
Global Programs – Brussels - HQ /
The Search for Common Ground in Brussels is seeking to establish a list of 5 pre-qualified translators to serve the sporadic needs of its programs in Belgium, in Europe, and across the world.
The individuals and companies holding proven expertise in translation will be selected based on their capacity to deliver timely professional translation in English to French/French to English, English to Arabic/Arabic to English, French to Arabic/Arabic to French.
According to the organization’s needs to sometimes deliver certified translation of official documents, at least 1 among the 5 selected translators will be a sworn translator appointed by the legal authorities in a European country.
Selected translators will be considered as go-to providers to be contacted whenever there would be a need for translation emerging from Search’s program in Belgium or elsewhere in the world during a period of 24 months. To comply with Search’s procurement policies, this pre-qualification process will be renewed at a yearly basis to maintain a fair competition.
Being pre-selected does not guarantee funding or a consultancy with Search, but it will place those selected in top position to be contracted by our programs based on their needs

General Requirements

    • Consultants are individuals who are not employees of Search for Common Ground;
    • They are available to be engaged on an "as needed basis" to perform specific tasks within a specified duration and deliverables; 
    • Consultants must be able to sign an agreement;
    • They must be duly registered for VAT and other taxes;
    • Consultants are expected to have sound skills and knowledge in their area of expertise in order to deliver a high level performance.

Specific Requirements

      Based on their background, selected consultants will be divided in 3 categories as following:

    • Junior consultant: 2 to 4 years of experience
    • Expert consultant: 5 to 9 years of experience
    • Senior consultant: Over 10 years of experience

    • Proven expertise in professional translation in at least one of these 3 languages: English, French or Arabic 
    • Ability to demonstrate quality of work through submission of 2 past work samples and at least 2 letters of recommendation from past clients
    • Search will be interested in identifying at least one sworn translator in Belgium among those who will be selected
    • A demonstration of their commitment to the Common Ground Approach, working across dividing with deep respect for all involved.

Selection Criteria

      All submissions will be analyzed based on the following criteria:

    • Relevant experience as demonstrated by CV and  2 writing samples of previous work
    • Experience working with institutions/iNGOs as demonstrated by letters of recommendation
    • Pricing per word / per page  (price competitiveness)
    • Among the 5 finalists, the panel will also seek to find a balance between candidates able to respond to small requests and those able to manage larger volumes of work.
Only selected candidates will be contacted.

As job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the position holder may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities. 


Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please. Please see our website for full details of our work. All Search Employees must adhere to the values: Collaboration- Audacity - Tenacity - Empathy - Results. In accordance with these values, Search enforces compliance with the Code of Conduct and related policies on Anti Workplace Harassment, Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Conflict of Interest, and Anti-fraud. Search is committed to safeguarding the interests, rights, and well-being of children, youth, and vulnerable adults with whom it is in contact and to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for children, youth, and vulnerable adults.  Search for Common Ground does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. View our code of conduct here and our privacy policy here.

Les descriptifs de pouvant ne pouvant être exhaustifs, le titulaire du poste pourra être amené à entreprendre d'autres tâches qui correspondent globalement aux responsabilités clés ci-dessus.
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Seuls les candidats invités à un entretien seront contactés. Pas d'appels téléphoniques s'il vous plaît. Veuillez consulter notre site Web pour tous les détails de notre mission.

Tous les employés de Search doivent adhérer aux valeurs de Search : Collaboration- Audace - Ténacité - Empathie - Résultats. Conformément à ces valeurs, Search fait respecter le code de conduite et les politiques connexes sur la lutte contre le harcèlement au travail, la protection contre l'exploitation et les abus, la protection des enfants, les conflits d'intérêts et la lutte contre la fraude. Search s'engage à préserver les intérêts, les droits et le bien-être des enfants, des jeunes et des adultes vulnérables avec lesquels elle est en contact et à mener ses programmes et ses opérations d'une manière qui soit sûre pour les enfants, les jeunes et les adultes vulnérables.
Search for Common Ground ne fait pas et ne doit pas faire de discrimination fondée sur la race, la couleur, la religion (croyance), le sexe, l'expression de genre, l'âge, l'origine nationale (ascendance), le handicap, l'état matrimonial, l'orientation sexuelle ou le statut militaire, dans aucune de ses activités ou opérations.
Consultez notre code de conduite ici et notre politique de confidentialité ici.

Dado que la descripción de funciones no puede ser exhaustiva, el titular del puesto puede tener que realizar otras tareas que coinciden en líneas generales con las responsabilidades clave mencionadas.
Sólo se contactará con los candidatos invitados a una entrevista. Se agradece no recibir llamadas telefónicas. Consulte nuestro sitio web para conocer todos los detalles de nuestro trabajo. Todos los empleados de Search deben adherirse a los valores de la organización: Colaboración - Audacia - Tenacidad - Empatía - Resultados. De acuerdo con estos valores, Search hace cumplir el Código de Conducta y las políticas relacionadas con luchar contra el acoso en el lugar de trabajo, la protección contra la explotación y el abuso, la protección de la infancia, los conflictos de intereses y la lucha contra el fraude. Search se compromete a salvaguardar los intereses, derechos y bienestar de los niños, jóvenes y adultos vulnerables con los que está en contacto y a llevar a cabo sus programas y operaciones de una manera que sea segura para los niños, jóvenes y adultos vulnerables.  Search for Common Ground no discrimina ni discriminará por motivos de raza, color, religión (credo), género, expresión de género, edad, origen nacional (ascendencia), discapacidad, estado civil, orientación sexual o condición militar, en ninguna de sus actividades u operaciones. Consulte nuestro código de conducta aquí y nuestra política de privacidad aquí.