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Hindi-English interpreter needed for 2 weeks (New Delhi)

Hi everyone,

I am a 27 year old girl from Norway currently doing fieldwork for my
Masters thesis in South Asian studies. The topic is notions of
citizenship, rights and entitlements amongst urban poor women in Delhi,
and in this regard I am affilitated with a Gender Resource Centre in
Kalyanpuri, East Delhi. The Gender Resource Centre is a part of the
Mission Convergence Programme, and a collaboration with the Govt. Of
Delhi and an NGO. Hopefully, I will be able to shed some light on the
increasing collaboration between civil society and the Govt. regarding
public service delivery and social security in India in my thesis. I
speak Hindi, but I find it a bit difficult to really get in-depth
interviews with the women coming to the centre, which is what I really

Thus, I'm looking for someone who can accompany me to the GRC and into
the surrounding jhugghi areas to assist me in the interviews.
Preferably, this someone would be an Indian girl around my age or a bit
younger (because we're speaking to only women, I don't mean to
discriminate!), who doesn't mind translating from English to Hindi and
back on the spot, and who's comfortable walking around in poorer areas
of Delhi, speaking with the women there. I would also love it if you're
interested in social matters, women empowerment, etc! Maybe you've even
studied it or worked in an NGO?
I'm going back to Norway the 11th of April, so this is a short project.
I am just a student and therefore my funds are a bit limited, however, I
would pay you for your work (we can discuss the amount), and on
completion I would also write a letter of recommendation confirming your
involvement in the project.

If you're interested or know someone who is, please send me an email
telling me a bit about yourself and your interests, and any previous
work experience you've had with being an interpreter. Also, don't
hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. I would be happy to
answer them.

This would be my first time working with an interpreter, and I'm hoping
it will be a good experience for both of us! :)

Gudrun Cecilie

New Delhi Forum