Translator English and Spanish Specialist Individual Contractor

  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable
  • Job type:
    Consultancy
  • Posted:
    6 days ago
  • Category:
    Communications
  • Deadline:
    December 24, 2022

JOB DESCRIPTION

Result of Service

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 the report to English.

OUTPUTS:

– Develop the digital edition of the report “Rutas hacia la Transparencia Climática – Latino America y el Caribe”

– Translation from Spanish to English the edited version of the report “Rutas hacia la Transparencia Climática – Latino America y el Caribe”.

DELIVERABLES:

Product No. 1: The report “Rutas hacia la Transparencia Climática – Latino America y El Caribe” Reviewed and edited in Spanish.

Product No. 2: The report “Rutas hacia la Transparencia Climática – Latino America y El Caribe” written in English.

Work Location

Home-based

Expected duration

28 Days

Duties and Responsibilities

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 and its activities are integrated into the Medium-Term Strategy and the Programme of Work approved by the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA).

The UNEP Latin America and the Caribbean Office (LACO), 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 (Nationally Determined Contributions, Long Term Strategies 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.

The document “Transparency Pathways Report” developed by the Climate Action and Transparency team is aimed at identifying the greatest challenges and recommending ways for improvement to the Latin America and The Caribbean countries, in order to move towards better monitoring and reporting systems and practices for climate change.

In this context, the climate change unit of the UNEP Latin America and the Caribbean Office is now seeking for a Translator who will contribute to spread scientific information through the support in the edition and translation of the document.

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 will work from home.

Qualifications/special skills

ACADEMIC:
– Bachelor’s degree on communication, engineering, environmental science, project manager, translation or a closely related field is required.
– Proved Public Translator Spanish – English certification is an advantage.

PROFESSIONAL:
– At least 4 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, knowledge of other languages is desirable.

SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE AND 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.

Languages

Additional Information

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.