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Call for external services offers: Translation and other communications support

Closing date for applications: October 27th, 2020

The Global Forest Coalition (GFC) is a worldwide coalition of 112 Indigenous Peoples’ Organizations, women’s rights groups and NGOs from 68 countries. We advocate for the conservation and restoration of forest ecosystems through defending and promoting respect for the rights, territories, traditional knowledge and sustainable livelihoods of the Indigenous Peoples, local communities and women that co-exist with them. In doing so, we campaign for rights-based, gender-responsive and socially-just policies that address the main drivers of forest loss.

GFC is currently looking for support for its communications team, including in particular interpreters and translators (English – Spanish, English – French, English – Russian), video producers, and editors. This request is for ad hoc, short-term assignments varying between a few hours (e.g. webinar interpretation) to a few days (editing support or translation of longer documents, or video production). For the longer term we are also interested in additional social media and communications support.

GFC works with a standard external services rate of 240 Euro per day (8 hours of work).

1. Interpreters and translators

The job

  • To translate short and longer documents from English – Spanish, English – French, English – Russian and occasionally vice versa
  •  To help with interpretation (English – Spanish, English – French, English – Russian) during max. 3 hour webinars.

Main requirements:

  •  Professional and flexible translator/interpreter who is used to working in a multi-cultural environment
  •  Creative, capable of working both independently and as part of a team
  • Affinity with forests, Indigenous rights, women’s rights and community conservation
  •  Fluency in the relevant language; knowledge of another major language like Spanish, Russian or French is an advantage.

2. Producers of video materials

The job

  • Production of short videos for a wide audience, on the basis of photo and video materials provided by GFC member groups or the community-based organizations they work with.

Main requirements:

  • Professional, creative and flexible video producer who is capable of producing attractive, convincing videos for a broad audience
  • Affinity with forests, Indigenous rights, women’s rights and community conservation
  • Experience with working for a multi-cultural non-governmental organization
  • Fluency in English; knowledge of Spanish, Russian or French or another major language is an advantage
  • Creative, self-motivated, and capable of working both independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to self-manage workload and time management skills, in particular the ability to plan, organize and prioritize multiple projects and respect tight deadlines.

3. Editors

We are looking for enthusiastic, dedicated editors to help with editing a wide range of English reports and publications.

The job

  • Editing reports, briefing papers and other information materials written by a broad variety of authors from different countries for different audiences
  • Occasional writing of additional material.

Main requirements:

  • Professional editor with at least 5 years of experience in editing materials written by a broad diversity of authors from different regions of the world and different styles of English
  • Basic knowledge of and affinity with forests, Indigenous rights, women’s rights and community conservation
  • Fluency in English; knowledge of Spanish, Russian or French or another major language is an advantage
  • Experience with working for a multi-cultural non-governmental organization
  • Creative, self-motivated and capable of working both independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to self-manage workload and good time management skills, in particular the ability to plan, organize and prioritize multiple projects and respect tight deadlines.

4. Illustrators and graphic designers

The job

  • Designing reports, briefing papers, flyers, posters and social media images and other information materials for different audiences
  • Illustrating publications, and graphic recording of webinars and other events.

Main requirements:

  • Professional, creative and flexible illustrators and/or graphic designers  that are capable of producing attractive imagery and communications materials for a broad audience
  • Affinity with forests, Indigenous rights, women’s rights and community conservation
  • Experience with working for a multi-cultural non-governmental organization
  • Basic understanding of English; knowledge of Spanish, Russian or French or another major language is an advantage
  • Creative, self-motivated, and capable of working both independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to self-manage workload and time management skills, and respect tight deadlines.

To apply

To apply please send a copy of your CV or portfolio with a services offer to oli@globalforestcoalition.org with a copy to jeanette.sequeira@globalforestcoalition.org.

We particularly encourage applications from people from an Indigenous background and/or people who are involved (part-time or as volunteers) in GFC member groups. We strive for gender and regional diversity in our team.

21 Oct, 2020
Posted in Press releases