Spanish Translator - Home Based Volunteer Position

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**YP Volunteer Spanish Translator

Position Title: Spanish Translator - Home Based Volunteer Position

Start Date: As soon as possible

Type of Appointment: VOLUNTEERING

Reports To: Research and Development Director

Period: 1 Month

Location: Anywhere with good communications & Internet

Application closes: Reviewed on a rolling basis until position filled

What Young Peacebuilders (YP) Does

YP develops partnerships, research, projects, and tools that nurture peacebuilding passion and skill in children and youth with a focus on contexts impacted by armed conflict. In this way YP helps prevent and end cycles of violence. We also help design effective child and youth peacebuilding projects and research for others. We want to see a major shift in the dominant method of addressing contemporary conflicts toward investing in young people as peacebuilders.

Role Overview and Responsibilities

Young Peacebuilders is seeking an enthusiastic volunteer with Spanish and English fluency to translate key resources to be disseminated to our Spanish partners around the world. These important training materials are used by our partners to support children and young people in setting up peace clubs and running peace projects in their local communities. It is anticipated that approximately 10 days of translation work is initially required with the potential for additional work in the future.

  • Correctly convert YP books, newsletters, magazines, training / learning materials from English to Spanish.

  • Compile information and technical terms into glossaries and terminology databases to be used in translations.

  • Relay the style and tone of the original language

  • Render spoken and written messages accurately, quickly and clearly

  • Apply cultural knowledge to render an accurate and meaningful interpretation or translation of the original message

  • To have people read and understand the translation as if it was the original written material.

Job Specification

Concentration - Translators must be able to concentrate while others are speaking or moving around them.

Cultural Sensitivity - Be sensitive to cultural differences and expectations among the people whom they are helping to translate. Successful translating does not only need knowing the words in different languages but also of understanding people’s cultures.

A minimum of a bachelor's degree in Linguistics or equivalent / relevant is required along with proficiency in Spanish and English.

Candidates can also be considered if they have taken a broad range of courses that focus on foreign languages (Spanish) and English writing, reading and comprehension.

Speak, read, and write fluently in at least two or more languages, two of which are English and Spanish

Candidates should have a previous humanitarian and development experience**

How to apply

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