English/French/Spanish interpretation service


The International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) is seeking the services of an agency/professional to provide simultaneous interpretation for our workshops and meetings from English into French and Spanish. ICM has three official languages: English, French and Spanish and aims at accommodating multilingual attendants of our meetings and workshops with those three official languages. As a rule, the main language of the events is English, ICM’s working language, and therefore interpretation into Spanish and French is needed. As such, via this Request for Proposals (RfP), ICM is inviting proposals from competent interpretation agencies to submit proposals for consideration.

Deadline for Submission: Please submit your proposal specifying how your skills and experience match the needs of ICM as outlined in this RfP to [email protected] no later than 1st of July 2024 EOB CET.

Commencement Date: The targeted commencement date is August 2024.

Location: Remote. Interactions with ICM staff and other relevant stakeholders are expected to take place virtually.

About ICM

The International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) supports, represents and works to strengthen professional associations of midwives throughout the world. There are currently 136 Members Associations (MAs), representing 117 countries across every continent and over 1 million midwives globally.

ICM’s day-to-day work is undertaken by a globally dispersed team (currently 28 staff members) based in Brazil, Colombia, Croatia, France, Haiti, Malawi, New Zealand, Pakistan, Spain, Sweden, Uganda, United Kingdom, and at its Head Office in The Hague, the Netherlands.

Background to the Assignment

ICM is working with three official languages that are English (British), French (France) and Spanish (Spain) to effectively communicate with its all MAs globally. To ensure clear communication and equal access to information, ICM prioritize language considerations and interpretation services whenever we organize meetings attended by multilingual participants. This commitment is part of ICM objective for the Triennial Strategy 2024-2026.

What is being commissioned through this RfP

Through this RfP, ICM is seeking the services of an agency/professional to provide remote simultaneous interpretation services in the following language combinations and according to the following quality requirements and workload estimate.

How to apply

Your entire proposal including all supporting documentation, which should be no longer than five A4 pages in length, should be emailed as a single document, to [email protected] no later than on 1st of July 2024 EOB CET.

Please include the title “Interpretation service” in the subject line of your email submission.

Please submit your proposal addressing the selection criteria listed on the next page to ICM. If you have a specific question not answered either above or in the Annex to this RfP, please email [email protected].