Ashoka Volunteer African Translators vacancy

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Job Position: Volunteer African Translators for Worldwide Course on Corona Virus – VIRTUAL with Alison

Job Location: Abuja

This is an unpaid, volunteer opportunity

About The Affiliated Organization

Alison is one of the largest free learning platforms worldwide. It was founded to enable anyone to study any subject, at any level, in any language, at any time, anywhere. We have 14m learners and 2.5m graduates worldwide. We are currently translating our English Coronavirus course into 100+ languages. We have the top 30 most spoken languages complete, but we are struggling to find volunteers who speak languages from smaller populations – not least in Africa and Asia. Have a look at to see the project page and a list of languages.

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Job Description

Coronavirus Translation Project Goal: To enable nearly everyone, worldwide, to study a course on the Coronavirus Tasks

We are looking for volunteers with an academic/medical background so we can have confidence the translation is done well (we double-double check it no matter who translates) and also volunteers who can work with us efficiently and reliably for an hour or so every week to update the course as the corona virus and its mitigations evolve.

Important: We need volunteers as we are doing this as a community project and have no funds to spend on professional translators. Please let us know today if you can help!

Volunteer Logistics

Estimated hours required per week: 3 hours
The estimated duration of the project is: 6-12 months
This position is Virtual

Language Requirements

All languages with 10m+ Speakers

Desired Skills And Experience

  • Academic or Medical Background
  • Native speaker in the target language
  • Attention to detail

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