Volunteer Online with UN: Translate UN KSA Country Website from English to Arabic

Volunteer Online with UN: Translate UN KSA Country Website from English to Arabic

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09 Aug 2020
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UN Volunteers platform is offering an online volunteer opportunity, as United Nations Resident Coordination Office in KSA is looking for a qualified volunteer to support translating the country website from English to Arabic to localize it to the Saudi Audience.

This project is mainly to support the digital presence of the UN Country Team that was established last year in the English language. Saudi Arabia's main language is Arabic, therefore, it is required to have all materials in both Arabic and English, which as a result will also improve SEO. This will support the UN brand and help build the bridge between the UN and the local community, as well as enhance our partnership with the government and the private sector, and increase engagement with the community. 

Volunteer duration and working hours:

20+ hours per week for overall 4 weeks. 

Eligibility criteria:

  1. BSc in Translation, Interpreting or similar field, work experience is preferable.
  2. Excellent proofreading skills with the ability to identify grammar and spelling errors.
  3. Refers to Global UN/Agency websites for specific Arabic terms that requires UN language.
  4. Adheres to industry quality standards established by the Association of Translation Companies to ensure all completed work follows legal & ethical obligations.
  5. Accuracy, Attention to Detail, Motivation, Ability to Meet Deadlines.
  6. Ability to communicate in English.

Volunteer duties:

The translator responsibilities include:

  1. Reading and thoroughly understanding the context of the website, using specialized dictionaries and translation tools and reference to UN Arabic global website and proofreading finished pieces of work. 
  2. Translator should have a keen eye for detail and be fluent in at both Arabic and English languages. 
  3. The translator should also consolidate the translated material according to the website organization structure, in order to facilitate with updating the content into the CMS. 
  4. The translator should also read through materials English, ascertains understanding of the meaning and context of that material, and converts it into Arabic, making sure to preserve the original meaning. 
  5. The online volunteer will receive due credit and a certificate of appreciation for his/her efforts. 

About UN Volunteers:

The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) program contributes to sustainable human development through volunteerism worldwide.

Online volunteering allows organizations and volunteers to team up to address sustainable development challenges – anywhere in the world, from any device. Online volunteering is fast, easy – and most of all, effective.

Through the Online Volunteering service, UNV offers: 

  1. A global platform for organizations and online volunteers to connect.
  2. An easy-search database of online volunteering opportunities.
  3. Tools to manage volunteers’ and organizations’ online collaboration.
  4. Access to online volunteering experiences, best practices and lessons learned.
  5. The possibility for volunteers and organizations to expand their networks.
  6. The advantage of the universal reach and neutrality of the United Nations.

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