Job Opening

Posting Title: Consultancy: to assist OHCHR with proof reading and editing of texts in French [Cancelled]
Department/Office: Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
Duty Station: GENEVA
Posting Period: 19 November 2021 - 24 November 2021
Job Opening Number: 21-Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights-168893-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

Work to be carried out on demand.
Monthly invoice to be provided stipulating work carried out / deliverables each month and corresponding number of words.

Work Location

Home based

Expected duration

From 8 December 2021 to 31 December 2021
An extension is envisaged from 1 January 2022 to 6 June 2022

Duties and Responsibilities

The consultant will assist OHCHR with

1. Proof reading and editing of texts in French, including written documents, annual reports, analysis, newsletters, press releases, briefings, factsheets, video and animation scripts, graphic headlines, social media copy, website copy. Tasks include:
a.Ensure that the text produced is technically, linguistically and grammatically correct, error free and meets high quality standards, without requiring further editing by OHCHR.
b.Ensure language meets OHCHR and United Nations editorial requirements, including, in the case of reports or other documents so designated by OHCHR, the United Nations Editorial Manual.
c.Ensure the use of appropriate terminology considering the style and nuances of the original text.
d.Ensure use of respectful and up to date terminology in relation to lesbian, gay, bi, trans, intersex, queer persons, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex characteristics, in line with best practice and any guidance received in this regard from OHCHR.
e.Ensuring quality check and control of all deliverables, prior to delivery to OHCHR.
f.Ensure the use of gender sensitive language, including use of gender-neutral formulations, as appropriate and in consultation with OHCHR.

2. Professional and accurate translation from English into French.
a.Ensure language meets OHCHR and United Nations editorial requirements, including, in the case of reports or other documents so designated by OHCHR, the United Nations Editorial Manual.
b.Ensure use of respectful and up to date terminology in relation to lesbian, gay, bi, trans, intersex, queer persons, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex characteristics, in French, in line with best practice and any guidance received in this regard from OHCHR.
c.Use the appropriate terminology considering the style and nuances of the original text.

3. Support OHCHR in developing a list of accurate and respectful terminologies and guidance for translators and editors.
a.Completing and regularly keeping up to date the list of terms relating to lesbian, gay, bi, trans, intersex, queer persons, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex characteristics in French, and producing related notes to guide the work of translators and editors.
b.Provide substantive feedback on the list of terminologies developed by OHCHR.
c.Research on social media lingo/abbreviations including hashtags.

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications: Advanced degree in Translation
Master degree in translation, literature or related fields.
Experience: 7 year experience is required
Experience in writing, editing or translating documents and terms with evolving public usage and definitions in French.
Proven experience working with civil society, academia or media outlets focusing on the rights of LGBTI people.
Language: Fluency in French and English

No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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