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UN Women is Looking for Home Based Translation Expert: Apply Now!

Applications Deadline: 25 June 2024

UN Women is Looking for Home Based Translation Expert: Apply Now!

Location :

Home Based

Type of Contract :

Individual Contract

Translation Expert (English-Arabic) – National Consultant – Retainer

The translator will be engaged under a retainer contract for twelve months in length (with the possibility of extension) and is expected to provide high-quality Arabic-to-English and English-to-Arabic written translation services for UN Women on a per-assignment basis. Individual assignments will vary in length, content, and form. UN Women Bahrain will identify in advance translation assignments, ascertain whether the hired consultant is available during the time period of the assignment, and clearly inform the hired consultant of the nature, timeframe, and expected outputs for each assignment. Flexibility is expected as the nature of the communications work often evolves to respond to contextual needs and demands, including deadlines set at short notice. After completion of the assignment, the consultant will be required to submit an invoice detailing the number of words translated (one page of text being equivalent to 250 words).

Under the direct supervision of the Coordination Specialist and the overall guidance and supervision of the Regional Director for the Arab States, the consultant will be responsible for providing written translation (Arabic-English, English-Arabic) for a range of documents, including briefs, reports, speeches, presentations, meeting notes, etc., compliant with UN Women’s inclusive language guidelines.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Translate UN Women Bahrain knowledge products and communication materials from English to Arabic and vice versa, ensuring accuracy, appropriateness, and adherence to UN Women’s gender-sensitive translation guidelines;
  • Conduct thorough terminological research using UN/UN Women/UN Term websites and other resources to ensure the accuracy and consistency of translations;
  • Take full responsibility for the quality and accuracy of the entire translated document before submission.

Consultant’s Workplace and Official Travel

  • This is a home based consultancy.


Core Values: 

  • Respect for Diversity;
  • Integrity;
  • Professionalism. 

Core Competencies: 

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues; 
  • Accountability;
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication;
  • Inclusive Collaboration;
  • Stakeholder Engagement; 
  • Leading by Example.


  • Excellent translation expertise on gender-sensitive, inclusive, and neutral languages;
  • Demonstrable experience in communicating on gender equality and women’s empowerment;
  • Excellent writing skills;
  • Ability and willingness to work as part of a team to meet tight deadlines and produce high quality work.

Required Skills and Experience

Education and Certification:

  • Master’s degree in translation or languages, or a related field;
  • A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.


  • At least 2 years of progressively responsible work experience in Arabic-English translation;
  • Familiarity with gender-sensitive language in Arabic and English;
  • Work experience with UN Women or the UN system would be an asset.


  • Fluency in written and oral English and Arabic is a must.


Interested individuals must submit the following document to demonstrate their qualifications. Kindly note that the system will only allow one attachment.


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