UNITAR in Berne


Description of assignment title: Voice Acting in (North African and Middle East) Arabic for an online ToT Course

Assignment country: Switzerland

Expected start date: Invalid Date

Sustainable Development Goal: 16. Peace, justice and strong institutions

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

1 – 5

Host entity: UNITAR

Type: Online

Duration: 1 weeks

Number of assignments: 1


Mission and objectives

The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) is a dedicated training arm of the United Nations System, serving some 55,000 beneficiaries annually by conducting close to 500 training, learning and capacity development activities around the world. The Mission of UNITAR is to develop the individual, institutional and organizational capacities of countries and other United Nations stakeholders through high-quality learning solutions and related knowledge products and services to enhance decision making and to support country-level action for overcoming global challenges. As an autonomous body within the United Nations System, UNITAR is governed by a Board of Trustees and is headed by an Executive Director. The Institute is supported by voluntary contributions from governments, intergovernmental organizations, foundations, and other non-governmental sources. Many UN entities offer training on themes of relevance to their respective mandates. None of them, however, offers the expertise on how best to deliver this training, how best to capture and retain knowledge and how best to build upon it. UNITAR is therefore concentrating on the means of delivering adult training and professional learning; how to monitor and evaluate their impact on behaviour; and how to capitalize on capacity development. In that vein, a set of strategic priorities was formulated in view of making UNITAR the calling card of the United Nations system when it comes to knowledge transfer through training on cutting edge issues, adult learning methodologies and professional training. In addition, UNITAR conducts research on knowledge systems to explore innovative and modern approaches for high-quality training, with the goal to be a centre of excellence, measured by international standards. By doing so, the work of the Institute is benefiting to our other partners and to the entire United Nations system in its drive towards a more integrated delivery fr


Custodians of Peace has been conceptualized by UNITAR upon request of the Commissioner for Peace and Security of the African Union. The creation and activation of FemWise-Africa in 2017 constitute an ambitious attempt on the part of the African Union to institutionalize African women’s good mediation and conflict prevention practices from the grassroots level upwards and to create entry points for female community leaders and peacemakers to more effectively access and take part in peace processes. Against this backdrop, the overall project will systematically develop the capacities of African women from a variety of backgrounds to effectively take part in mediation and conflict prevention efforts across the African continent.

Task description

We are looking for native North African and Middle East Arabic speakers who have experience in voice acting. The volunteers will be asked to produce voice recordings of very high quality to support our online Training of trainers course. UNITAR will send the volunteers a word document with the texts that need to be recorded, including the information on the context and tone we are going for. UNITAR will also advise on online free software that the volunteer could use and provide a technical How-To guide for the recording of the audios on the software. The volunteers would then record these texts and send the mp3 files to UNITAR.


Required experience

The volunteers need to be a North African and Middle East native speakers and they should have prior experience in voice acting. Furthermore, the volunteers are required to possess or have access to a computer with a good internal microphone as well as good internet connectivity to ensure the recording of good quality audios.


Arabic, Level: Working knowledge, Desirable

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.