UNDP Global Programme on Nature for Development

UNDP Rio de Janeiro


Description of assignment title: Brazilian Portuguese proofreading of UN Biodiversity Lab documents

Assignment country: Brazil

Expected start date: Invalid Date

Sustainable Development Goal: 15. Life on land

For how many hours per week will the volunteer be required?

1 – 5

Host entity: UNDP Global Programme on Nature for Development

Type: Online

Duration: 3 weeks

Number of assignments: 1


Mission and objectives

UNDP’s Global Programme on Nature for Development brings together three different initiatives under one program – the Equator Initiative, the National Biodiversity Initiative, and the Global Forest Initiative – in order to identify, foster, showcase and celebrate nature-based solutions that help achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at local, national and international levels. The work of the Global Programme on Nature for Development contributes to UNDP’s Strategic Plan 2014-2017 by charting sustainable development pathways through the conservation, restoration and sustainable management of biodiversity and ecosystems; and by promoting inclusive and effective democratic governance in the area of natural resources.


The UNDP Nature for Development team is looking for an online volunteer to support proofreading of 4 documents for the UN Biodiversity Lab (UNBL) website in Brazilian Portuguese. The UNBL is a platform that contains over 400 of the world’s best global data layers on biodiversity, ecosystem services, and sustainable development, enabling decision-makers and policymakers to access essential global data, upload national datasets, and calculate dynamic indicators for any area of interest – all without any background in remote sensing and GIS.

Task description

The UNDP Nature for Development team is looking for an online volunteer to conduct Brazilian Portuguese proofreading of key UNBL documentation. Tasks will include liaising with the core team via email and proofreading 3 Word documents (5-11 pages) and an Excel spreadsheet that have already been translated to Brazilian Portuguese. The online volunteer will have the opportunity to build connections with the Nature for Development team at UNDP and learn about the ways in which spatial data can support the achievement of countries’ sustainable development goals.


Required experience

Application is open for all nationalities with a preference for candidates with experience in translation work. Candidates should have a native-level knowledge of Brazilian Portuguese and fluency in English. Professional experience in translation will be considered an advantage. Familiarity with environmental and/or spatial data science will be considered an advantage.


English, Level: Fluent, Required Portuguese, Level: Mother tongue, Required

Other information

Inclusivity statement

United Nations Volunteers is an equal opportunity programme that welcomes applications from qualified professionals. We are committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, care protected characteristics. As part of their adherence to the values of UNV, all UN Volunteers commit themselves to combat any form of discrimination, and to promoting respect for human rights and individual dignity, without distinction of a person’s race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin or other status.

Tags: biodiversity, data science, ecosystem services, human rights, natural resources, portuguese, remote sensing, spatial data, sustainable development, sustainable development goals, translation