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Translation of content for the SIDS Data Platform (Spanish, French, and Portuguese)


  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • Statistics
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • Translations and Languages
    • Renewable Energy sector
  • Closing Date: 2022-05-26

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Mission and objectives

UNDP has a long-standing partnership with Small Island Developing States?(SIDS), with an estimated annual value of US$300m, supporting SIDS to advance national development priorities and respond to diverse challenges and opportunities.?UNDP’s?upgraded SIDS offer responds to their most pressing needs as well as greatest opportunities for accelerating sustainable development. Building on multipliers that promise to accelerate progress across the SDGs, and building on?UNDP’s?comparative advantage and specific expertise, UNDP is expanding its support in: Climate Action, developing Blue Economies and promoting Digital Transformation.


Central to all the integrated pillars of the SIDS Offer, Data is a key enabler for Small Island Developing States (SIDS) to accelerate development. However, SIDS face challenges due to significant data gaps and in the discovery, access, analysis, and interpretation of data. In order to develop effective policy in the SIDS, there is a necessity to have access to comprehensive and updated qualitative and quantitative data. Thus, SIDS policymakers require access to leading digital tools designed with their specific needs in mind. In order to achieve the 2030 development agenda and the SAMOA Pathway priorities, policy must be data-driven and based on integrated analyses of vulnerabilities and the methods we can use to address them. Foundational data infrastructure is crucial in enabling access to, analysis of, and sharing of data and innovations between and within SIDS. This includes national open data portals, spatial data infrastructures, and data communities, all made possible through the provision of digital tools, open data, and finance mechanisms necessary to develop capacity of local research and innovation. With these priorities in mind, we have developed the SIDS Data Platform to help advance data capacity and accelerate the development of a SIDS data ecosystem.

Task description

The SIDs Data Platform is a new data and visualization digital tool developed to support SIDS in rising up together to respond to the 2030 Agenda with access to precise, updated, and comprehensive data. We are currently developing versions of the platform in Spanish, French, and Portuguese, and are looking for translators who can support in this endeavor. The initial task includes translation of 5000 words for the content used in the explanation of pages and interactions on the web interface. Additional translations will include for the presentation and the written manual.

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