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English to French Translation of training materials in support of FemWise-Africa

Switzerland (Switzerland)

  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Switzerland (Switzerland)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Translations and Languages
    • Procurement
  • Closing Date: 2022-01-26

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Mission and objectives

The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) is a dedicated training arm of the United Nations System, serving some 55,000 beneficiaries annually by conducting close to 500 training, learning and capacity development activities around the world. The Mission of UNITAR is to develop the individual, institutional and organizational capacities of countries and other United Nations stakeholders through high-quality learning solutions and related knowledge products and services to enhance decision making and to support country-level action for overcoming global challenges. As an autonomous body within the United Nations System, UNITAR is governed by a Board of Trustees and is headed by an Executive Director. The Institute is supported by voluntary contributions from governments, intergovernmental organizations, foundations, and other non-governmental sources. Many UN entities offer training on themes of relevance to their respective mandates. None of them, however, offers the expertise on how best to deliver this training, how best to capture and retain knowledge and how best to build upon it. UNITAR is therefore concentrating on the means of delivering adult training and professional learning; how to monitor and evaluate their impact on behaviour; and how to capitalize on capacity development. In that vein, a set of strategic priorities was formulated in view of making UNITAR the calling card of the United Nations system when it comes to knowledge transfer through training on cutting edge issues, adult learning methodologies and professional training. In addition, UNITAR conducts research on knowledge systems to explore innovative and modern approaches for high-quality training, with the goal to be a centre of excellence, measured by international standards. By doing so, the work of the Institute is benefiting to our other partners and to the entire United Nations system in its drive towards a more integrated delivery fr

Context

Custodians of Peace has been conceptualized by UNITAR upon request of the Commissioner for Peace and Security of the African Union. The creation and activation of FemWise-Africa in 2017 constitutes an ambitious attempt on the part of the African Union to institutionalize African women’s good mediation and conflict prevention practices from the grassroots level upwards, and to create entry points for female community leaders and peacemakers to more effectively access and take part in peace processes. Against this backdrop, the overall project will systematically develop the capacities of African women from a variety of backgrounds to effectively take part in mediation and conflict prevention efforts across the African continent.

Task description

We are looking for 5 volunteers who will be available to translate training materials in support of a joint capacity building project with the FemWise- Africa Network. The training materials include two self paced courses and training documents for virtual training of trainers courses. Weekly tasks are estimated to 3000 words for translation. Volunteers will be expected to complete tasks with the utmost professionalism and deadlines for all tasks will be mutually agreed upon.

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