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UNEP - Translation of Antimicrobial Resistance Media Toolkit into Kiswahili

Remote | Kenya

  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Remote | Kenya
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Environment
    • Biology and Chemistry
    • Medical Practitioners
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Translations and Languages
    • Malaria, Tuberculosis and other infectious diseases
  • Closing Date: 2024-05-30


Mission and objectives

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading global authority on the environment. UNEP’s mission is to inspire, inform, and enable nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations. For over 50 years, UNEP has worked with governments, civil society, the private sector and UN entities to address humanity’s most pressing environmental challenges - from restoring the ozone layer to protecting the world's seas and promoting a green, inclusive economy. UNEP is driving transformational change by drilling down on the root causes of the triple planetary crisis of climate change, nature and biodiversity loss and pollution. UNEP’s work is focused on helping countries transition to low-carbon and resource-efficient economies, strengthening environmental governance and law, safeguarding ecosystems, and providing evidence-based data to inform policy decisions. Through cutting-edge science, coordination and advocacy, UNEP supports its 193 Member States to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and live in harmony with nature. And this work has never been more critical.


Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is one of the 10 most serious global public health threats facing humanity. AMR occurs when bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites no longer respond to antimicrobial agents. As a result of drug resistance, antibiotics and other antimicrobial agents become ineffective and infections become difficult or impossible to treat, increasing the risk of disease spread, severe illness and death. In response, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH), known as the Quadripartite has developed this practical toolkit for engaging media in AMR. The aim is to equip individuals, organizations and networks with tools for media engagement on AMR at subnational, national, regional and global levels to increase public awareness of AMR, including policymakers, civil society and communities.

Task description

The Web Platforms team of UNEP is recruiting two Online Volunteers to support our work in antimicrobial resistance (AMR), specifically by translating the contents of the Antimicrobial Resistance Toolkit for media engagement from English to Kiswahili. 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 resources for media engagement. The Online Volunteers will be expected to: - translate the toolkit, which is approx. 40 pages long, 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 the translation is accurate and in line with our communications guidelines. The selected Online Volunteers will be provided with the document in the original language, along with requested timelines for completion, and will receive guidance on the target audience and our 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.

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