Chinese Translator

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Company:United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
Job Type:Contract
Salary:Ksh. Not mentioned

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Background Information - Job-specific

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the United Nations systems designated entity for addressing environmental issues at the global and regional level. Its mandate is to coordinate the development of environmental policy consensus by keeping the global environment under review and bringing emerging issues to the attention of governments and the international community for action.  UNEP's Division of Communications and Public Information (DCPI) communicates UNEP's core messages to all stakeholders and partners, raising environmental awareness and enhancing the profile of UNEP worldwide. The Personnel, specialized in website management, will be responsible for providing support to the Division of Communications and Public Information internet requirements, in particular the management of the, UNEP social media in Chinese and translation of websites for corporate activities.



Objectives, output expectations and performance indicators.

The personnel will:

  • Update of the websites with the objective of ensuring that the Chinese versions are in pace with the main English sites;
  • Develop social media strategies and a creative execution plan for the campaigns and keep the Chinese UNEP social media channels up-to-date
  • Provide translation support to content client services.

Specific tasks and responsibilities

v  Reporting to the Chief, Digital Strategy, Division of Communications and Public Information/ UNEP the consultant will perform the following tasks and responsibilities:

v  Develop, update and upload

v  Update UNEP Chinese websites

v  Proofread all content to be posted on UNEP Chinese websites

v  Ensure timely launch and regular update of the websites with the objective of ensuring that the Chinese versions are in pace with the main English sites;

v  Write the Chinese language version of all other communication and promotional materials related to the existing and other campaigns and outreach activities that may arise;

v  Ensure daily/timely updates of the homepage in Chinese;

v  Translate website content, selected promotional materials and press releases into Chinese for general distribution and posting on the website;

v  Translate press releases and relevant media content in Chinese

v  Translate select publications in Chinese

v  Develop, manage and maintain the static and dynamic Chinese content websites assigned by the Chief, Digital Strategy.

v  Develop UNEP social media in Chinese

v  Develop social media strategies and a creative execution plan, including rolling out a social media schedule to support corporate activities and flagship publications

v  Engage potential and existing campaign partners from Chinese speaking countries;

v  Generate original content for Chinese speaking audience

v  Perform web and graphic development when required for social media use;

v  Manage and monitor the Chinese social media networks

v  Translate messages and post on Chinese social media networks

Other Roles:

v  Participate in other DCPI activities (training, meetings, workshops)

v  Perform as an integral member of Digital Strategy Teams to ensure consistency of language versions of

v  Promote UNEP's work and messages to the Chinese-language stakeholders via support to communications and outreach activities;

v  Analyze requirements of Chinese website users/readers and provide them with pertinent environmental information

v  Perform other related duties as assigned

Outputs for the period of the contract

  • Translate Annual Report contents
  • Translate relevant stories generated during this period
  • Translate Good-will Ambassador and  UN Patron related content
  • Translate Our Planet stories
  • Produce and translate social media content in Chinese

Ultimate result of services

Translate, proofread and update UNEP web based content into Chinese from English.

Develop UNEP social media and engage audiences in Chinese.

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Communication United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) 10 months ago