Translate eLearning courses on WASH cluster from English to French and from English to Spanish (UNICEF)

United Nations Volunteers (UNV)



Description of assignment title: Translate eLearning courses on WASH cluster from English to French and from English to Spanish

Assignment country: Switzerland

Expected start date: Invalid Date

Sustainable Development Goal: 6. Clean water and sanitation

For how many hours per week will the volunteer be required?: 1 – 5 hours per week

Host entity: UNICEF Switzerland

Type: Online

Duration: 2 weeks

Number of assignments: 2


Mission and objectives
UNICEF is on the ground in over 150 countries and territories to help children survive and thrive, from early childhood through adolescence. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments. Based in Geneva, Switzerland, the UNICEF Division of Private Fundraising and Partnerships (PFP) maximises private income to UNICEF through fundraising and sales of cards and gifts, and manages the strategic relationship with 36 UNICEF National Committees in industrialised countries. PFP also implements global strategies in child rights advocacy, communication and brand positioning in National Committee countries through a range of partnerships, including with the media, corporations, civil society and young people.

In order to translate the GWC coordinated WASH assessment training, The Global Wash Cluster provides scripts that need to be translated to French and English.
Voice over will need to be recorded by translators as well in French and Spanish

The Online Volunteers will have the opportunity to build connections with the WASH cluster team at UNICEF EMOPS Geneva and learn about the ways in which the translated product contributes to offer accessible learning to all.

Task description
We are seeking 2 Online Volunteers to support us by translating WASH eLearning courses on coordination from English to French and from English to Spanish. And record voice over. To this end the Online Volunteers are asked:

  • To translate the document, which is 10 hours long from English to Spanish and from English to French
  • Record Voice over
  • Ensure the translation is concise, in line with our communications guidelines, and fits the audience

The selected Online Volunteers will be provided with the document in the original language and will receive guidance on the target audience and our communications guidelines as well as other guidance as needed.


Required experience
Candidates should be native in French or Spanish and fluent in English. Familiarity with technical terms related to WASH topics will be considered an advantage. Previous translation experience is considered an asset.

French, Level: Mother tongue, Required
Spanish, Level: Mother tongue, Required
English, Level: Fluent, Required

Other information

Inclusivity statement
United Nations Volunteers is an equal opportunity programme that welcomes applications from qualified professionals. We are committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, care protected characteristics. As part of their adherence to the values of UNV, all UN Volunteers commit themselves to combat any form of discrimination, and to promoting respect for human rights and individual dignity, without distinction of a person’s race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin or other status.

Reasonable accommodation
UNICEF offers reasonable accommodation for UN Volunteers with disabilities. This may include, for example, accessible software, travel assistance for missions or personal attendants. We encourage you to disclose your disability during your application in case you need reasonable accommodation during the recruitment process and afterwards in your assignment.

Note on Covid-19 vaccination requirements
In addition to duty station-specific vaccine requirements, appointments are subject to confirmation of fully-vaccinated status against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) with a World Health Organization (WHO)-endorsed vaccine, which must be met prior to taking up the appointment. It does not apply to UN Volunteers who will work remotely and are not expected to work on or visit UNICEF premises, programme delivery locations or directly interact with communities UNICEF works with, nor to travel to perform functions for UNICEF for the duration of their contracts.





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