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Translate from English to French stories for the new UNICEF Mali website


15 May 2019 This opportunity is no longer available Share
15 May 2019 This opportunity is no longer available Share
Background and objectives
UNICEF is about to launch a new official website for UNICEF Mali. As part of this, we are translating 18 exciting human-interest stories and photos stories. We seek the support of online volunteers to translate these stories from English into French. Clear guidance will be given about the task from the Mali team. The expected deadline for submission of all texts is 31 May 2019. Qualified individual can volunteer to translate one or several stories or some of them. At least one online volunteer will be asked to proofread translations. Additional Information: Each of the 18 stories will contain text of between 700 -1200 words; two to five quotes; a title and subtitle. There will be revisions, quality insurance and back-and forth by Skype, WhatsApp and email. Online volunteers should expect, and welcome, corrections so that the texts fit UNICEF guidelines. Due credit will be given to volunteers for their contributions.
Translation and interpretation
UNICEF Mali’s new website presents a new opportunity to attract new audiences and tell our story in creative ways that build our visibility and increase the impact of our work. These compelling human-interest stories connect our digital audience with the communities where we work, and they encourage greater participation and support to advocate for children's rights and well-being. Clear and vibrant thematic content on UNICEF's programs provides a trusted resource on the situation for children, and UNICEF's activities and response.
Volunteers: 5 needed
6-10 hours per week / 2 weeks
Professional experience in translating from English to French and if possible, familiarity with the UN and UNICEF programmatic work is desired. A strong sense of integrity and confidentiality is vital for the task. Candidates with French as a mother tongue preferred. Applicants may be asked to translate a short paragraph as part of the selection process.
English, French

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