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UNEP - Translation of website content into Russian

Remote | Kenya

  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Remote | Kenya
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Environment
    • Translations and Languages
  • Closing Date: 2024-05-30

Details

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.

Context

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.

Task description

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 Russian. 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.

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