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Translation from English to Urdu (Pakistan)


  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Islamabad
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Translations and Languages
  • Closing Date: Closed


Mission and objectives

UNICEF promotes the rights and wellbeing of every child, in everything we do. Together with our partners, we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere. In all of its work, UNICEF takes a life-cycle based approach, recognizing the particular importance of early childhood development and adolescence. UNICEF programmes focus on the most disadvantaged children, including those living in fragile contexts, those with disabilities, those who are affected by rapid urbanization and those affected by environmental degradation. UNICEF was created with a distinct purpose in mind: to work with others to overcome the obstacles that poverty, violence, disease and discrimination place in a child’s path. We advocate for measures to give children the best start in life, because proper care at the youngest age forms the strongest foundation for a person’s future. We promote girls’ education – ensuring that they complete primary education as a minimum – because it benefits all children, both girls and boys. Girls who are educated grow up to become better thinkers, better citizens, and better parents to their own children. We act so that all children are immunized against common childhood diseases, and are well nourished: no child should suffer or die from a preventable illness. We work to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS among young people because it is right to keep them from harm and enable them to protect others. We help children and families affected by HIV/AIDS to live their lives with dignity.


U-Report is a free online tool to communicate and share issues that matter to young people. It allows young people from any community, anywhere in the world to speak out, respond to polls, and become positive agents of change. You can find out more about U-Report here: We are seeking support from Online Volunteers to translate the responses to polls collected in U-Report from English to Urdu.

Task description

We are seeking Online Volunteers to support us by translating polls collected for U-Report from English to Urdu. Specifically, the Online Volunteers are expected to: 1. be fluent in the local language (preferably native) and English. 2. submit the translation of each poll within 48 hours of the work assigned. The text in the word/poll will be approximately 1000 words. 3. NOT use Google Translate. 4. 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. Below are some of the guidelines for the assignments: - Keep the translation as close to the original as possible - Remember that you are talking to a young audience - Use simple language, and simple sentences yet relevant and technically correct - Avoid jargon and slang - Avoid words with ambiguous meanings, aim for wording that all respondents will interpret in the same way - Strive for wording that is specific and concrete (as opposed to general and abstract) - Avoid the use of single or double negations - Google translation will not be accepted The Online Volunteers will have the opportunity to build connections with the UNICEF and learn about the ways in which the translated product contributes to the youth community.

This vacancy is now closed.