United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Gender Translator Services

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Job Description

Under the overall guidance of the Regional Gender Advisor, we are looking for a translator that will be responsible for the translation of Gender publications, documents, and advocacy materials English to Spanish and Spanish to English, based on the required documents and technical inputs provided by UNICEF LACRO.


The UNICEF Gender Action Plan, 2018–2021 (GAP) is the UNICEF road map to promote Gender Equality and empowerment of girls and women in all areas of its programme and management work. The GAP establishes UNICEF’s intention to transform into a more gender-responsive organization with enhanced ambitions for gender equality across results areas, including Humanitarian Action.

UNICEF promotes the rights and welfare of all girls, boys and adolescents in everything we do. Together with our allies, we work in 190 countries and territories to transform this commitment into practical actions that benefit all children, especially focusing our efforts on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded, worldwide.

The UNICEF Latin America and Caribbean Regional Office is based in in Panama, operating in 36 territories, including 24 country offices.

UNICEF works to put the rights and well-being of the most disadvantaged boys, girls and adolescents at the heart of the social, political, and economic agenda, in line with our equity focus, working across our organization and with our partners in government, civil society and the private sector to support shifts in public policy, fuel social engagement, and increase investment for children.

For more information about UNICEF and its work on gender equality in the LAC Region, please visit https://www.unicef.org/lac/en/gender-equality Purpose of the assignment

Under the overall guidance of the Regional Gender Advisor, the consultant will be responsible for the translation of Gender publications, documents, and advocacy materials English to Spanish and Spanish to English, based on the required documents and technical inputs provided by UNICEF LACRO.

Specific Tasks

The consultant will be responsible for the translation of Gender publications, documents and advocacy materials in English in Microsoft WORD format as required by UNICEF and per UNICEF principles and guidelines.

Expected Results [measurable]

• Timeliness • Quality of products • Delivery of drafts and final product approved by UNICEF Deliverables

The consultant will be paid against delivery of the products, upon satisfactory approval by UNICEF.

Minimum Requirements and Qualifications

Education University degree preferably but not limited to translation, communication, gender studies, marketing, Journalism, literature, social science, international development, International Relations, or related areas.

English-Spanish translation certification.

Work Experience More than 3 years of proven experience providing translation services English to Spanish and Spanish to English, including technical or complex material.

Proven experience in translation of Gender and GBV materials, including guides, manuals, reports, etc. Previous experience working with UNICEF or other United Nations agencies will be valued. Proven experience of having worked within a multi-cultural environment.

A solid understanding of gender issues in both languages Languages Fluent in English and Spanish. Proficiency credentials to prove command of verbal and written English and Spanish. English or Spanish native language desired. Knowledge of French or Portuguese will be considered an asset.

Technical knowledge (if applicable) 3 to 5 years of experience using any of these programs: MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook. Knowledge of the rights of children and adolescents will be an asset.

Strong inter-personal skills.

Ability to work with little supervision.

Ability to work under pressure.

Ability to work with short deadlines Other skills and attributes (optional) Demonstrated excellent skills in providing quality translations of gender material Ability to work efficiently under tight deadlines… Must be detail-oriented Able to work effectively in a multicultural environment Sets high levels of quality and productivity for self Demonstrated experience on UNICEF will be an asset Knowledge of UNICEF style and brand book For every Child, you demonstrate...

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

UNICEF...Core values of care, respect, integrity, trust, and accountability. UNICEF competencies: building and maintains partnerships, demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness, drive to achieve results for impact, innovates and embraces change, manages ambiguity and complexity, thinks and acts strategically, works collaboratively with others and nurtures, and, leads and manages people.


The consultant will work under the direct supervision of the Regional Gender Advisor and in close collaboration with the LACRO Gender team.


Home based - No travel involved in this contract How to Apply?

Application should be submitted online and should include: Resume, Cover Letter and Financial proposal. Qualified candidates are requested to submit daily and monthly fees in their financial proposal.

Duration of contract:

Estimated start date of this consultancy is the last week of July for a period of 11.5 months.

Payment of professional fees will be based on submission of agreed deliverables. UNICEF reserves the right to withhold payment in case the deliverables submitted are not up to the required standard or in case of delays in submitting the deliverables on the part of the consultant.

Vacancy Announcement Remarks

Please note only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

UNICEF reserves the right to make additional assessment of the pre-selected candidates, if needed UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.

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