UNEP - Translation of website content into Spanish

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The corporate website, www.unep.org, is a gateway to a world of environmental knowledge, offering unparalleled access to cutting-edge research, initiatives and resources aimed at shaping a sustainable future. It also offers actionable insights and a global community committed to protecting our planet's precious ecosystems. The UNEP website stands as a beacon of environmental stewardship, fostering inclusivity through our commitment to multilingualism, ensuring that vital information and resources are accessible to global audiences in the six United Nations, plus Portuguese and Kiswahili.

The Web Platforms team of UNEP is seeking three Online Volunteers to support our work in translation, revision and terminology management, specifically by translating content of www.unep.org and affiliated sites from English to Spanish. We are looking for candidates who can offer meticulous translation and language revision and support precise terminology management, thus enhancing the accuracy, clarity and consistency of our websites across languages. To this end, the Online Volunteers will be expected to: - translate and review translations of assigned web pages, including graphics, photo captions, tags, SEO descriptions etc; - follow UNEP terminology and language practice, including proposing new terms to include in our terminology lists; and - ensure translations are accurate and in line with our communication guidelines. The selected Online Volunteers will be provided with links to web pages in the original language, along with requested timelines for completion, and will receive guidance on UNEP terminology, communications guidelines, as well as other guidance as needed. NB: Online Volunteers who deliver automated translations from Google or other AI tools will be disqualified and their assignment terminated.

Candidates should be native in Spanish and fluent in English. Specialized education or training in translation is required. Familiarity with technical terms related to environment and climate change is required. Five years of previous translation, writing and proofreading experience from English to Spanish are required. Experience with Drupal or similar web content management system is desirable. Previous translation experience for the United Nations, or environmental and scientific bodies will be considered an asset.

Additionally required Strong organizational skills and discipline in delivering to deadlines. Excellent ability to use computer software and translation resources. Good interpersonal skills, the ability to communicate and work with diverse people.

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