Translating & Proofreading Online Content from English to Spanish & French

  • Contract
  • Geneva
  • Posted 2 months ago

UNV - United Nations Volunteers


Mission and objectives

UNDP is the UN’s global development network, an organization advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. We are on the ground in some 170 countries and territories, working with them on their own solutions to global and national development challenges as they develop local capacity, they draw on the people of UNDP and our wide range of partners.
Based in the middle of Europe, the UNDP Office in Geneva contributes to UNDP’s mission through serving as the UNDP Platform for Geneva and the Geneva-based organizations and as the primary point of contact with the governments of France and Switzerland.


The UNDP Preparedness Toolkit is an interactive platform to better anticipate and prepare for uncertainty, risk and crisis.
The Toolkit is an enabler for UNDP to support countries to enhance their institutional, strategic, and operational capabilities for preparedness and anticipation, improve the speed and efficiency of UNDP’s programmatic solutions, and apply foresight to inform its development work, including in crisis settings. The Toolkit serves as a programmatic manual for UNDP Country Offices to design projects and programmes related to preparedness and anticipation in support of national and local priorities.
The purpose is aligned with the UNDP Strategic Plan 2022-2025, where resilience is both a direction of change and a signature solution, and the UNDP Crisis Offer, through which UNDP commits to reduce risk by strengthening the capacity of governments, institutions and communities to be better prepared for and ready to respond to multiple risks, as well as to adapt to changes, uncertainty and emerging complexities.
UNDP is looking for four Online Volunteers, fluent or native in either Spanish or French languages, to support the translation and proofreading of text associated with the online platform developed. Selected online volunteers will have the chance to collaborate with UNDP Disaster Risk Reduction and Recovery for Building Resilience Team (DRT) based in Geneva and to learn about the newly developed online platform and its content. Online volunteers will also receive feedback on their collaboration and quality of work, certificate of appreciation upon successful completion of the assignment and will be given credit of support where applicable.
Two online volunteers will be asked to support translation and proofreading from English to French, and two other volunteers will be assigned from English to Spanish.

Task description

– Translate 15,000 words (approximate total number of words for core 4 modules and 3 brochures) in total, using AI based translation software
– Copyedit and proofread the translated content to ensure high quality (two online volunteers in Spanish, two online volunteers in French)
– Support with the translation and proofreading of any other additional visibility materials and resources as required by the Team
– Ensure the text is concise, coherent and adopts consistent terminology throughout the document
– Collaborate with the Communications Team to ensure reports are high-quality and effective
– Provide feedback and suggestions to improve the quality of the document

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