Review of Arabic translation

The Carter Center 

A Call for Proposals:

Review of Arabic Translation of the Carter Center’s Election Obligations and Standards Handbook

The Carter Center seeks a consultant to review the Arabic translation of its Election Obligations and Standards handbook. The review will ensure that the existing translation is clear and makes sense. The handbook will be published and disseminated as part of The Carter Center’s resources. The consultant will proofread the Arabic translation of the Election Obligations and Standards handbook and provide written document of recommended changes or modifications.

  • Background

Since 2006, The Carter Center has worked on a collaborative initiative to build consensus on standards for democratic elections based on public international law and human rights: the Democratic Election Standards (DES) project. As part of the DES project, The Carter Center reviewed about 200 sources of international law, including treaties and other instruments from the United Nations, The African Union, The Economic Community of West African States, The Organization of American States, the League of Arab States, the Council of Europe, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the Commonwealth of Independent States and others to more clearly outline international law as applicable to electoral processes. The result of this review was the creation of the Election Obligations and Standards database, initially launched in 2010 and subsequently in 2014. The Election Obligations and Standards handbook is a companion document to the database. It summarizes key election issues related to the main parts of the electoral process, with reference to the relevant sources of international law.

  • Submissions

Kindly send a resume and a quote or rate for the review/proofread to the attention of Obehi Okojie at no later than May 15, 2018. Include in your resume three professional references who can attest to the quality of your translation. Preference will be given to those who can demonstrate a good knowledge of the technical language around elections and human rights.