Online placement (E-Volunteer)
Partner Location Guyana
Start Date Jan - Mar 2019 (flexible)
Length of Placement 2 Months
Language Requirements English, Portuguese
English Reading: Level 5, Writing: Level 5, Speaking: Level 5
Portuguese Reading: Level 5, Writing: Level 5, Speaking: Level 5
Language Scale: http://www.cusointernational.org/languageratingscale
Cuso International’s e-volunteering program welcomes new and returning volunteers to work with our international program partners and volunteers remotely. E-volunteering offers many of the benefits gained from international volunteering, while having the extra advantage of fitting into one's regular weekly schedule without needing a passport. Contributing and giving back to a community, gaining new skills, and making new connections are common benefits of e-volunteering and for Cuso International it is a great opportunity to engage more people in its mission.
E-Volunteers are expected to supply their own basic home office equipment, Internet and have a moderate knowledge of computer technology. Some of our partners are located in remote areas with unreliable internet connection. Consequently, it is reasonable to assume that when working with the partners, emails will not be responded to immediately. For most of our partners, this is their first experience working with e-volunteers and flexibility and patience is a valuable e-volunteer characteristic.
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The Ministry of Social Protection is cognizant of the growing population of persons in Guyana, whose native language is not English. The Ministry will play its role in protecting these persons by offering its services. The Ministry therefore desires to have the information, education and communication materials on sexual and domestic violence translated into the native language of these foreigners.
The Ministry desires to have the information, education and communication materials on sexual and domestic violence translated from English to both Spanish and Portuguese.
As the Portuguese Translation Advisor, you would support the Ministry in the translation of the following items:
- Four (4) posters
- Three (3) brochures
- One (1) Directory
As an e-volunteer, you will:
-Reading information, education and communication materials and rewriting it in the specified languages; following established rules pertaining to factors, such as word meanings, sentence structure, grammar, punctuation ion and mechanics.
-The translation of IEC materials to Portuguese.
-Convert written work from English to Portuguese, retaining the original meaning.
Essential Academic Qualifications:
-Bachelor’s Degree in Linguistics, Communications or a related discipline.
-Have an excellent level of fluency in written and oral English.
-Must be fluent in Portuguese.
Ministry of Labour and Human Services and Social Security
The Ministry of Labour, Human Services and Social Security (MLHSSS) is the Government’s ministry charged with carrying out the mandate of making deliberate policy and program interventions in the social sector with a view of supporting the poor and vulnerable persons from cradle to death. http://www.mlhsss.gov.gy
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