Translation of UN OCHA Sudan’s (from English to Arabic) – UNV


Job Description

OrganizationUN OCHA Sudan’s
Description of the assignment titleTranslation of UN OCHA Sudan’s “Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO) 2022” – from English to Arabic
Host entityUN OCHA Sudan
Assignment countrySudan
Duration2 weeks
Sustainable Development GoalPARTNERSHIPS FOR THE GOALS
Number of assignments25
DoA reserved for persons with disabilitiesNo
Advertisement end date27/12/2021

Mission and objectives

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA) is the part of the United Nations Secretariat responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies. OCHA also ensures there is a framework within which each actor can contribute to the overall response effort.

OCHA’s mission is to:

  • Mobilize and coordinate effective and principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors in order to alleviate human suffering in disasters and emergencies.
  • Advocate the rights of people in need.
  • Promote preparedness and prevention.
  • Facilitate sustainable solutions.


This exercise has been launched to achieve bilateral objectives for both the UN OCHA Sudan Translation Unit (USTU) and the UN Online Volunteers (UNOVs). The first party needs the second’s assistance to address the increasing demand for translation requests because of the surge resulting from a combination of political & security developments in the country, COVID-19 related increase in needs and most recently the political situations. Besides the certificate(s) issued by the UNV portal, participating UNOVs shall also receive documented acknowledgement(s) for their support and opportunities for capacity building based on team/ corporate translation approach known as The Information Technology Resourceful Translation Approach (ITRTA).

Task description

A 108-pager Key Document for UNOCHA Sudan Translation Unit (USTU) – Sudan – the Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO) 2022 from English to Arabic.


Required experience

Graduates & Postgraduates of Linguistics, Translation or any other relevant areas of study. Fluency in both Arabic & English is a must. Advanced mastery of computer apps and soft skills pertaining to communication, word processing and text extraction such as OCR, SAR and CAT & MAT are indispensable. Ability to work in a team is essential for all candidates and extra managerial skills are desirable for a few candidates to undertake managing the workflow.


Arabic, Level: Fluent, Required English, Level: Fluent, Desirable.

Other information

Inclusivity statement

United Nations Volunteers is an equal opportunity programme that welcomes applications from qualified professionals. We are committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, care protected characteristics. As part of their adherence to the values of UNV, all UN Volunteers commit themselves to combat any form of discrimination, and to promoting respect for human rights and individual dignity, without distinction of a person’s race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin or other status.

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