Spanish Translator Consultant - VA//B/
Rotterdam, Netherlands
14 dagen geleden
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Background Information - Job-specific

The GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP) supports activities of non-governmental and community-based organizations in developing countries to promote climate change abatement, conservation of biodiversity, protection of international waters, reduction of the impact of persistent organic pollutants and prevention of land degradation while generating sustainable livelihoods.

Funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) as a corporate programme, SGP is implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on behalf of the GEF partnership, and is executed by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS).

To support the SGP Central Programme Management Team CPMT in the timely and accurately translation of key documents from English to Spanish and from Spanish to English.

Functional Responsibilities

The Spanish translator will be a home-based retainer and will report to the SGP CPMT Team. The incumbent will be responsible for translating internal and external documents for print and web.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to :

  • Producing a high standard written translation of English text to Spanish and Spanish into English. Content accuracy includes detailed comparison of content, facts and figures and making sure there are no omissions from the source;
  • translations and proofreading all footnotes and / or endnotes, captions under photographs, lists etc.; accurate exact and agreed upon translation of UN agencies and title;
  • accurate and consistent usage of UN terminology adapted to Spanish.

    Ensure that translation text is technically , linguistically and grammatically correct , error free and should meet high quality of standards

    Follow through quality check and proofreading of translation; ensuring that no typographical errors are left in the final text.

    Make translated documents as user-friendly as possible for Spanish speakers.

    The translation submitted to SGP under this TOR is the property of SGP and cannot be submitted, distributed to or used by any other party, unless arranged otherwise.

    The translator is obligated to work within the required deadlines and be available to SGP for comments and corrections.

    Perform other related duties as required.

    Monitoring and progress controls :

    The incumbent will need to be able to translate 1 Page (250 words) per hour

    Provide accurate and timely translations into the target language

    The translations prepared by the incumbent will be revised by SGP

    Good coordination with others working on similar documents in order to ensure consistency of terminology and style if needed

    Payments will be made on the basis of hours worked on an assignment

    Functional competencies

    Excellent writing skills in their main language.

    Ability to translate into their main language with a high standard of accuracy and faithfulness to the spirit, style and nuances of the original text

    Knowledge of international affairs.

    Ability to master new subjects quickly.

    Political sensitivity.

    A high level of concentration and attention to detail.

    Ability to meet tight deadlines and maintain required productivity without compromising quality.

    Ability to conduct research, using a variety of open and in-house reference sources relevant to the text at hand.

    Education / Experience / Language requirements

    Education A first-level degree (Bachelor) from a university whe...

    Contract type, level and duration

    Contract type : Individual Contractor Agreeement (ICA)

    Contract level : LICA -9

    Contract duration : Retainer contract maximum of 1,200 hours per year

    For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link :

    Additional Considerations

    Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time

    Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.

    Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.

    Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

    Work life harmonization - UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.

    We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types

    For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post

    The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.

    It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits / interns.

    Recruitment / internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.

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