Vacancies in the project “Organizing for Power”

Dec 14th, 2021
RLS London

The Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung is looking for interpretation and translation services in various languages for the world-wide project “Organizing for Power” as well as for a freelance contractor to work as Program Associate for the world-wide project “Organizing for Power”
 

Call for Tenders: O4P Translator/Interpreter

The Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung is looking for interpretation and translation services in various languages for the world-wide project “Organizing for Power”.

About Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung and Organizing for Power:

The Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung (RLS) is a German political foundation associated with the German left party “Die Linke”. RLS considers itself part of the political movement for democratic socialism and are a discussion forum for left progressive political alternatives with offices in Germany, Europe and worldwide.

Organizing for Power (O4P) is a networking, training, and free educational program for organizers worldwide. It is an annual program run by the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung and focuses on building mass participation in structure-based environments, primarily in the workplace. Through four trainings, O4P has reached nearly 20,000 organizers from more than 100 countries speaking 12 languages.

About this position:

Interpretation:

O4P programming will be conducted mostly in English, though occasional guests speaking secondary languages may require relay interpretation services using English as the intermediary language. Interpretation services will be required during the hours of the class itself, and interpreters are expected to attend one practice session in advance of each program and to arrive to each regular session a minimum of thirty minutes before its start time. A rate for this preparatory time should be proposed in all proposals.

The set schedule for 2022 comprises a 1.5h event on January 27 at 6pm Berlin time, and 12 hours of class time (2 hours x 6 classes) every Tuesday from May 10 until June 14, also at 6pm Berlin time, of which interpreters should expect to be required for a total of approximately 9 hours (classes also include breakout time, where interpreters are not required). There will be one preparatory meeting in advance of the January 27 event and perhaps as many as two in advance of the May 10 event. Dates for these preparatory meetings will be decided on the basis of the interpreter’s schedule. Beyond these dates, other programming may be scheduled during the year, so, while this overview of interpretation needs is accurate and should be sufficient, some details may change according to emerging program needs.

Translation:

All project-related written materials are originally produced in English. Thus, services required may include the translation of a book chapter, the translation of course materials, and the translation of short emails, surveys, and other communiques with participants. For each long translation (more than 1000 words), translators will be given a minimum of two weeks to complete their work, with the deadline set in negotiation with project coordinator Ethan Earle. For medium-length translations (150-1000 words), translators will be given deadlines of not less than 72 hours. For short translations (less than 150 words), translators will be asked to complete work within 48 hours. It is estimated that each O4P program will require as many as 1-2 long translations and up to 8-10 short translations.

Languages requested:

We would like to hereby request your bid proposal for these translation and interpretation services into one or several of the following languages. Please indicate all that apply in your final proposal.

  • Arabic
  • Spanish
  • French
  • German
  • Russian
  • Portuguese
  • Bahasa
  • Tagalog
  • Hindi

Translation bids should be made on a word-count basis (please indicate the price in €/100 words), while interpretation bids should be made on an hourly basis (€/hour), including differentiated rates for preparatory vs. “live” interpretation work. Please also indicate your preferred working condition, i.e. if you work in tandem or alone, and starting at what time threshold, etc.

Application process:

To apply please send your CV, fees, and a short paragraph outlining your experience working with trade unions, labor groups, or other political organizing bodies. Also make sure to indicate for which languages you could provide translation and/or interpretation. Applications should be sent to earle.ethan@gmail.com and tsafrir.cohen@rosalux.org

Timeline:

End of offer period: 31 December, 2021, 23.59 CET
Awarding of the best offer: 7 January, 2022
Project period: 15 January, 2022 – 31 December, 2022

Application procedure:

All applications sent in by the deadline will be considered through the following evaluation criteria: price (40%), availability (both in January, May and June and more generally as pertains to the conditions outlined above – 20%), and subject matter expertise (40%).


Call for Tenders: O4P Program Associate

The Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung is seeking a freelance contractor to work as Program Associate for the world-wide project “Organizing for Power”.
 
About Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung and Organizing for Power:

The Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung (RLS) is a German political foundation associated with the German left party “Die Linke”. RLS considers itself part of the political movement for democratic socialism and are a discussion forum for left progressive political alternatives with offices in Germany, Europe and worldwide.

Organizing for Power (O4P) is a networking, training, and free educational program for organizers worldwide. It is hosted by the RLS. The program focuses on building mass participation in structure-based environments, primarily in the workplace. Through four trainings, O4P has reached nearly 20,000 organizers from more than 100 countries speaking 12 languages. Going forward, O4P seeks to expand its reach through on-going and new programming to include more organizers from different parts of the world speaking even more languages. To do this effectively, we require a program associate.

About this position:

This is a freelance job comprising approximately 20 hours of work per month,
according to mutually identified needs, for the time required to complete the tasks sketched out below. All work will be done in coordination with program coordinator Ethan Earle, and potentially including supervision from lead trainer Jane McAlevey and RLS staff. Regular check-in meetings, particularly with Ethan Earle, will be core to this position, and will be billed at the same rate as that defined for the tasks detailed below. Working hours and place of work are flexible, and work responsibilities begin according to the timeline below.

Tasks include:

  • design services, including but not limited to flyers, email templates, Twitter cards and related social media images, video intro and outro slides, PowerPoint templates, and logo design;
  • coordinating O4P volunteers, particularly facilitators and on-screen
  • participants, identifying “talent”, recruiting facilitators as necessary, and leading preparatory sessions as needed;
  • technical assistance and webinar support, including launch of zoom webinars, facilitation of breakout rooms, and management of chat and interpretation channels;
  • data and systems management, assisting to organize and more easily manipulate participant and registration information;
  • participating in meetings more broadly related to O4P, providing advice regarding strategic decisions and program orientation;
  • proposing and, in communication with the O4P team, implementing your creative ideas for how to improve O4P going forward!

Desirable qualifications:

  • several years of expertise in graphic design, social media imaging, and creation of logos and templates;
  • hands-on experience with online trainings and facilitation of large groups ideally in political educational, activist, and/or union contexts;
  • profound knowledge in working with Excel, social media and zoom;
  • excellent communication skills;
  • English and a second language would be beneficial;
  • familiarity with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) law.

Timeline:

End of offer period: 31 December, 2021, 23.59 CET
Awarding of the best offer: 7 January, 2022
Contract period: 15 January, 2022 – 31 December, 2022
 
Application process:

To apply please send your CV, fees, and portfolio of your work to
earle.ethan@gmail.com and tsafrir.cohen@rosalux.org

Application procedure:

All applications sent in by the deadline will be considered through the following
evaluation criteria: price/daily (8h working day) or hourly rate (50%);
Qualification/Expertise (50%)