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Volunteer French-to-English Translator

Volunteer Position Description

Join a global movement of women who are harnessing the power of digital media to broadcast solutions-oriented news from the front lines of some of the most unheard regions in the world. World Pulse is seeking French-English translation volunteers to support the rising voices and leadership of grassroots women leaders in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and other French-speaking African countries.

Background

In 2012 World Pulse Correspondent Neema Namadamu began leading digital media literacy trainings with grassroots women leaders in Bukavu, DRC to facilitate the participation of hundreds of Congolese women in our Digital Action Campaign to end violence against women, which had a regional focus on the Democratic Republic of Congo. Collectively, these women call themselves the Maman Shujaa (“Hero Women” in Swahili). Today, more and more Maman Shujaa are joining our community, and they continue to share their stories, their visions for change, and to connect with a global network of support on World Pulse.

Volunteer Role

As a translation volunteer, your role will be to support in translating these stories from French to English to bring the voices of the World Pulse community members from the DRC to a larger audience. This is a unique opportunity to connect directly with grassroots women leaders and young women, some who are connecting to the Internet for the first time to share their voices with the world.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate has a global soul, excellent intercultural communication skills, and a passion for World Pulse's unique editorial voice and mission. Additionally, candidates should be excited by web 2.0 media, communications, solutions-oriented news, women's studies, grassroots activism, and citizen journalism.

  • Minimum 3 month commitment
  • Minimum 2 to 3 hours per week time commitment, more if available!
  • Frequent and reliable access to the Internet
  • Create a free World Pulse online community account
  • Fluent speaking and writing skills in both French and English
  • Some French to English translation experience

Contact

If you are interested in this position please fill in our Volunteer Intake Form. Should you have any questions, please contact Scott Beck, Online Community Manager at scott@worldpulse.com.

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