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31 Janvier 2021 Il y a 2 ans

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Régions concernées par cette opportunité: Tunisie
Domaines concernées par cette opportunité: Environnement

Type of service: Translation of Report in “Communicating Climate Change in the MENA Region from English into Arabic

Timeframe: February 8th – March 5th, 2021

Total number of pages to translate: 80-90 pages (Number of words: 30 000)

Application deadline: January 31st, 2021 until 00:00h GMT. Any tender received after this deadline will be automatically rejected.

Who can apply? All Tunisians and other Arab speaking nationalities residing in Tunisia and providing skills mentioned in this call.


The objective of the assignment is to provide a translation service from English to Arabic.

Background and context

For the moment, the most appropriate means of communicating about climate change in some countries and regions are very limited.

Within the framework of implementation of the project “Enabling a new conversation across the Arabic speaking worlds (GCCNP)” that aims are to: enable national level organizations in Tunisia to design and test the most effective language and narratives for communicating climate change with their priority audiences; produce Insights into narratives across the Arab world.

The goal of this project is to change the discourse on climate change in the Arab world to strengthen public action against climate change; to build capacity for communication of climate change in other selected countries in the region and to disseminate findings for use by others globally.

The project is funded by KR foundation, and implemented in partnership between Climate Outreach, Climate Action Network International CAN-I, Climate Action Network Arab World CANAW and Earth Hour Tunisia Association (EHTA); began in April 2019 and will be finishing by the end of April 2021.

Firstly, it was executed in Tunisia by EHTA in partnership with 9 other associations in different region of Tunisia. And it results in a report (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vSXUXGwgMIJa0HyZ1z2Tbk9ujoT1rqyf/view) detailing the used mythology and giving hypothesis on the successful languages to use in communicating Climate Change to different categories of people in Tunisia.

After the edition of 3 reports for each country (Tunisia, Mauritania and Egypt), a final report will be launched soon to give a summary of the whole work in these countries as representatives of the MENA region.

We are seeking a skilled translator with an understanding of climate change and/or social science to translate our Final report from English to Arabic while ensuring that no meaning is lost through translation.

Scope of work

The translator will undertake the following duties and responsibilities:


  • Written translation of the Report (composed of 80-90 pages) from English to Arabic,
  • Proofread and edit of the Report
  • All texts, including texts contained in figures, boxes, captions, sources and covers requires translation and proofreading
  • Ensure that the translation is written with correct grammar and spelling


  • Share draft translation with Earth Hour Tunisia that will share with its international partners

Changes according to feedbacks and opinion of partners:

  • Incorporate suggested changes into the translation. The translator should be prepared for 2 or 3 rounds of feedback and edits from partners in the project.
  • Being able to receive comments and feedback and giving time to meet with the person who will be following up the translation work.

Sharing the last version :

  • Ensure high quality and accuracy of the entire document before submitting it to Earth Hour Tunisia and its international partners
  • Complete the work within the agreed timeline and submit the final translation via email to Earth Hour Tunisia

Calendar :


  • Payment will be made in Tunisian dinar
  • The rate per page shall be inclusive of all associated costs

Critères d'éligibilité

  • Demonstrated good understanding of technical terms and terminology used in climate change and/or social science
  • Proven skills in translation and interpretation from and into English and vice versa in the field of climate change and/or social science
  • Ability to respect timelines mentioned in the calendar (paragraph4)

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