The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the UNs global development network. It advocates for positive change and connects countries to knowledge and resources to help ordinary people build better lives. UNDP has been working in Lebanon since 1960, supporting the government and the people in their efforts to recover from the civil war, build lasting peace, generate sustainable and equitable growth, and mobilize funds from donors to help the country in these efforts. With the escalation of the crisis in Syria, UNDPs outreach has expanded to include supporting the Lebanese population to cope with the impact of the Syrian refugee influx. Lebanon has achieved seven of its Millennium Development Goal (MDG) targets in health, primary education, and gender equality in education. Yet the most critical of the targets, poverty reduction and environmental sustainability, have not been achieved. In order to reach out to the larger audience and create an understanding of... UNDPs mission and work in Lebanon, it is essential that all key documents should be translated into Arabic English and French This will Enhance the understanding of UNDPs mission, goals and on-ground work and Increase the readership of UNDP news and work.
Duties and Responsibilities
The UNDP Lebanon country office wishes to make a long-term agreement with (5) English-Arabic and Arabic-English Translators. As translation, they need to provide fast and high-quality professional translation of various document types: reports, flyers speeches, press releases, success stories, web site content, newsletters, video subtitling, agreements etc. Interested applicants shall be aware of the environment in which UNDP operates, and it is expected that the applicants have the qualifications and proven experience to translate technical documents. The main areas of project implementation are included but not limited to Social and Local Development, Crisis Prevention and Recovery, Energy and Environment, Health and Governance.
Excellent command of both English and Arabic. Good communication skills; Proven ability to work under pressure and in less comfortable situations.
Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UNs values and ethical standards; Advocates and promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UN; Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability; Treats all people fairly without favoritism; Knowledge of the UN preferable.
Required Skills and Experience
Bachelor Degree in translation or social sciences related fields.
At least five years of experience as translator. Proven track record of high-quality professional translation from English to Arabic and vice versa. Experience with UN agencies and NGOs Lebanon undefined undefined
National Translator Lebanon United Nations Development Programme (Lebanon) Lebanon