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Translation Manager for a Refugee Project

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Witness Change

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LOCATION: Remote - Anywhere
WORKLOAD: 2-5 hours/week (on average)

Witness Change is a not for profit organisation dedicated to improving life for excluded groups by amplifying their stories. Our vision is to create inclusive societies with equal rights for all.

Through our storytelling we aim to reduce stigma, increase agency, and inspire action.

We are seeking Translation Managers to help out with our latest project which will contribute to changing how refugees are perceived in Europe. Refugees storytellers are producing stories in their own languages that will need to be translated to English. Translators have volunteered their time to help us with the task but we need help dealing with the many languages being translated.

Currently we need managers for:
-German
-Dutch


RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Responsible for one or two languages
- Manage the translation process from audio to English text

THE TEAM CONSISTS OF:
- Operations Manager
- 4-5 Translation Manager Volunteers

ROLE DESCRIPTION:
- Liaise with translators
- Update the system
- Format the final text
- Maintain regular communication with the Operations Manager
- Find additional translator volunteers

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
- Organised and enthusiastic
- Fluent in the language you are managing in both written and spoken form
- Ability to be independent and respond promptly to direction
- Must have internet access
- Interested in Refugee/Human Rights issues

HOW TO APPLY:
Candidates should send their interest to angela@witnesschange.org with "TRANSLATION MANAGER" in the subject.

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About Witness Change

Location:

1392 McLendon Avenue NE #22, Atlanta, GA 30307, US

Mission Statement

Witness Change is a not for profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of excluded people by amplifying their stories. Stigmatized people are often excluded from their own stories. We use visual storytelling to support these people as they reclaim the narratives of their lives to achieve necessary change such as influencing policies, attitudes and behaviors that affect them.

Description

Witness Change started in 2015 and was entirely a volunteer run organisation until recently. Without the passionate, dedicated volunteers who bring their skills and enthusiasm to the organization, we could not deliver the campaigns that make a difference in the lives of those whose stories we tell.

As we grow, we will take on more stories to help other excluded groups but our most recent projects have focused on the following:

WhereLoveIsIllegal.com
We are campaigning for an end to discrimination and persecution based on sexuality or gender identity. Where Love Is Illegal uses storytelling as a key advocacy tool to change the narrative on LGBTIQ+ people in countries where their voices are silenced because LGBTIQ+ people are, in some regions, increasingly subject to rampant discrimination, criminalization, and even death.


In My World: www.onedayinmyworld.com
Our goal is to create a world where mental health is recognized as a global health priority and a society where people living with mental health issues are seen, heard and valued. In My World uses storytelling’s powerful potential to amplify the voices of those living with mental health issues to break down barriers that divide us, and prompt action.

1000 Dreams:
1000dreamsproject.com changes the prevailing refugee narratives through a storytelling project that tells the stories of 1000 refugees of diverse experience.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Immigrants & Refugees
International

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Management
  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Project Management

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • 2-5 hours/week
  • - Organised and enthusiastic¬† - Ability to be independent and respond promptly to direction - Must have internet access - Interested in Refugee/Human Rights issues

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