Result of Service
Completed translations as required for UNEP-CAR/RCU projects and the upcoming meetings, delivered in the requested turnaround time.
Duties and Responsibilities
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the United Nations systems designated entity for addressing environmental issues at the global and regional levels. Its mandate is to coordinate the development of global consensus on environmental issues by keeping the environment under review and bringing emerging issues to the attention of governments and the international community for action.
The Caribbean Regional Co-ordinating Unit (CAR/RCU) was established in 1986 in Kingston, Jamaica and is the Secretariat for the Convention for the Protection and Development of the Marine Environment of the Wider Caribbean Region (Cartagena Convention) and the Caribbean Environment Programme (CEP). The Cartagena Convention, which has been ratified by 26 of 28 UN Member States in the Wider Caribbean Region, serves as an overarching governance framework for environmental protection and sustainable development in the region. The office also serves as a hub for information for its 35 Member Countries and Territories, throughout the Wider Caribbean Region, as well as the general public. The Convention is the only legally binding agreement of its kind in the region and is supported by three Protocols on Oil Spills, Specially Protected Areas and Wildlife (SPAW) and Pollution from Land- Based Sources and Activities (LBS).
CEP has three main Sub-Programmes:
•Assessment and Management of Environmental Pollution (AMEP)
•Specially Protected Areas and Wildlife (SPAW)
•Communication, Education, Training and Awareness (CETA)
To allow CEP to communicate with these stakeholders, a Translator will be required for English to Spanish and Spanish to English translations. The Translator will also translate documents relating to the Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) & Conference of Parties for the Cartagena Convention (COPs) meetings to be held in 2023.
A first level degree from a university or an institution of equivalent status is required.
At least five (5) years’ experience in translations is required.
Experience providing language services to a United Nations Organisation is desirable.
English and French are the two working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English and Spanish is required.