Translator English, Portuguese and Spanish Specialist

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Result of Service 2. Objective. The Translator will support the Climate Change Unit´s to achieve two main goals:

  • To help the Climate Change Unit in the completion, review and editing of the report considering the region’s varied audience as well as UNEP’s communication style and guidelines.
  • To translate three (3) reports, five (5) power point presentation and two (2) excel documents to Spanish, English and Portuguese.

Responsibilities and Activities Under the direct supervision of the Climate Change Coordinator for Latin America and the Caribbean, and in close collaboration with the climate change communication’s team, the IC shall perform the following activities: 1. Review the language (English) of the report and correct it if it necessary. 2. Translate the review to Latin American Spanish, American English, and Brazilian Portuguese.

Type of document / Name / Original language / Translated to / Estimated word count

Report 4th edition of the report Electric Mobility - Progress in Latin America and the Caribbean Spanish English and Portuguese 30,156

Report Interoperability for Electric Vehicle Charging in Latin America and the Caribbean: Practical Guide of Recommendations English Spanish and Portuguese 17,456

Report Sistemas de transporte público de autobuses eléctricos en la región de América Latina y el Caribe Spanish English and Portuguese 29,880

Ppt presentations 5 ppt presentations containing technical explanations of electric bus planning information. These presentations are part of an online course delivered during 2021 and 2022. Spanish English and Portuguese 17,951.00

Excel document 2 excel files containing two electric bus planning exercises. These excel documents are part of an online course delivered during 2021 and 2022. Spanish English and Portuguese 8,831.00

3. Outputs

Word files:

Product No. 1: The translated report ( two word files) “4th edition of the report Electric Mobility - Progress in Latin America and the Caribbean” into American English and Brazilian Portuguese

Product No. 2: The translated report (two word files) “Interoperability for Electric Vehicle Charging in Latin America and the Caribbean: Practical Guide of Recommendations” into Latin American Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese

Product No. 3: The translated report (two word files) “Sistemas de transporte público de autobuses eléctricos en la región de América Latina y el Caribe” into American English and Brazilian Portuguese

Power point files:

Product No. 4: The translated five (5) power point of an electric bus planning course files into American English and Brazilian Portuguese

Excel files:

Product No. 5: The translated two excel (2) sheets containing exercises for the planning of electric buses into American English and Brazilian Portuguese

Work Location HOME BASED

Expected duration 6 MONTHS

Duties and Responsibilities 1. Purpose.

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment.

The UNEP Latin America and the Caribbean Office (LACO), located in Panama City, works closely with the 33 countries of the region to set the transition to low-emission and resilient economic development as national and regional priority. The UNEP Office for Latin America and the Caribbean oversees the implementation of several UNEP’s projects in the region of Latin America and the Caribbean. These projects are implemented by partners at national level in several countries, commissioned by the relevant government authorities. The main objective of UNEP is to strengthen countries’ capacity to identify and implement adaptation and mitigation measures aimed at increasing resilience to climate change of countries and local communities.

UNEP's climate change unit leads a portfolio of initiatives on Mitigation (electric mobility, renewable energy and energy efficiency), Adaptation (national adaptation planning, nature-based solutions, cities and key ecosystems), Climate Ambition (NDC, LTS and carbon markets), Transparency (Enhanced Transparency Framework) and Climate Finance for sustainable economic recovery in the region, as well as a regional knowledge transfer portal. All the above is aligned with requests received by countries and mandates agreed by the Forum of Ministers of the Environment of Latin America and the Caribbean.

In this context, the climate change unit of the UNEP Office for Latin America and the Caribbean is now seeking for a Translator who will contribute to spread scientific information in local language (specifically for Brazil and the Caribbean)

This person will work closely to the UNEP climate change communication’s team and will be supervised by the Climate Change Coordinator for Latin America and the Caribbean. The Individual Contractor (IC) will work from home.

Qualifications/special skills Academic Qualifications: - An advanced university degree on communication, translation, engineering, environmental science, project manager, translation or a closely related field is required. - Proved Public Translator Spanish – English certification is an advantage.

Experience: - At least 5 years working experience in translation and interpretation services is required.

- Written experience in translating topics related to climate change or similar is desirable.

Language: - Fluency in Spanish and English is required, other languages are desired but not required.

Skills: - Strong analytical skills to examine complex data and be able to write in and informative and appealing way and identify key messages - Demonstrates integrity and ethical standards. - Very high level of organizational, attention to detail, and time management skills. - Ability to work with tight deadlines and deliver high quality results on time.

No Fee THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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