Translation Intern

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Location : Home-based, EGYPT
Application Deadline :12-Apr-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left :0d 11h 53m
Additional Category :Gender Equality
Type of Contract :Internship
Post Level :Intern
Languages Required :
Arabic   English  
Duration of Initial Contract :20 April – 20 July 2021

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.


UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace, and security.

The Regional Office for the Arab States (ROAS) covers 17 countries in the Arab States region and provides direct support to UN Women Country Offices in Morocco, Tunisia / Libya, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq/ Yemen, and the State of Palestine. ROAS supports Country Offices and UN Country Teams to assist national governments to fulfill their gender equality commitments under the applicable national and international laws and in furtherance of national and regional implementation of Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals. ROAS maintains a bilingual regional website and posts on its social media channels in both English and Arabic.

The Communications Team works cross-cutting in supporting all programmes including Women’s Economic Empowerment, Women’s Political Empowerment, Violence against Women, and Women Peace and Security / Humanitarian Action. The Team is also responsible for formulating and implementing communications and advocacy strategies including communications and visibility plans, and developing various communications materials following including brochures, press releases, documentaries, and infographics, as well as supporting the visibility of outreach and advocacy.

ROAS wishes to invite applications for a Translation Intern. The Intern will report to the Communications Specialist and will have responsibilities as indicated below.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Translate, transpose and review the translation of diverse texts from English into Arabic and vice versa, including:
    • Content for the ROAS website e.g. stories, press releases;
    • Social media posts;
    • Subtitles for audiovisual materials;
    • ROAS reports, strategic documents, and minutes of the meeting.
  • Contribute to the expansion of ROAS Arabic-language lexicons, through the identification and documentation of translations for new and emerging terminology;
  • Support the use of UN Women’s gender-inclusive language guidance and lexicon;
  • Any other related tasks as directed.


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

Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies:

Functional Competencies:

  • Self-motivated, disciplined with deadlines, and able to prioritize and address multiple assignments;
  • Strong computer skills (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, Zoom);
  • Detail-oriented;
  • Able to communicate feedback and quality assurance of the work of others in a constructive and effective manner.

Required Skills and Experience


  • University studies in one of the following disciplines: Translation or Mass Communications, Communication, Linguistics, Journalism, Political Science, or other relevant subjects is required;
  • Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor's level or equivalent); Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation, or Be enrolled in a postgraduate professional traineeship program which is part of a degree programme and undertake the internship as part of the program requirements.


  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral) in Arabic and English are required;
  • Working knowledge of another UN language is an advantage.


Interns who are not in receipt of financial support from other sources such as universities or other institutions will receive a stipend from UN Women to partially subsidize their basic living costs for the duration of the internship.

Application Information:

  • All applicants must submit a completed and signed P.11 form with their application;
  • Due to the high volume of applications received, we can ONLY contact successful candidates;
  • The successful candidate will be required to provide proof of enrollment in a valid health insurance plan at the duty station of the internship, proof of school enrollment or degree, a scanned copy of their passport/national ID, and a copy of a valid visa (as applicable).  


In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW, and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women's empowerment.

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