Online placement (E-Volunteer)
Start Date Feb - Apr 2019 (flexible)
Length of Placement 3 Months
Language Requirements English, Spanish
English Reading: Level 5, Writing: Level 5, Speaking: Level 5
Spanish 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.
For additional information about our e-volunteering program, please refer to: https:/goo.gl/FQEmbx
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Our Impact and Knowledge Management (IKM) team based at Cuso International Headquarters in Ottawa, is seeking translation support for approximately 3-4 documents of 20-pages. An e-volunteer such as you who is skilled with translating text from Spanish to English is needed for a February 1st start. Documents are for an internal audience and professional translation experience is not required. It is currently estimated that documents will have a three-week turnaround time.
As an e-volunteer, you will:
-Translate internal documents from English to Spanish and from Spanish to English.
Essential Academic Qualifications:
-A post-secondary degree or diploma in Communications, Linguistics, Translation or a related discipline.
Essential Professional Background:
-Professional or causal experience in translating documents from Spanish to English. (A short sample translation passage may be requested.)
Cuso International is a non-profit international development organization, working to improve the lives of people living with poverty and inequality around the globe. Each year we mobilize hundreds of volunteer professionals who work with local partners to create positive, lasting change.
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