Bibliothèques Sans Frontières / Libraries Without Borders (BSF) is an international NGO founded in 2007 which works to strengthen the autonomy and resilience of vulnerable populations by providing access to information and education and promoting cultural diversity. In the Middle-East, in Central and Eastern Africa, in Europe, or in Colombia, BSF works to put in place safe spaces and services for education, professional training, psychological support and social cohesion for vulnerable populations. To provide these services, BSF created the Ideas Box with support from the Alexander Soros Foundation. Ideas Boxes are multimedia centers in a kit, fully equipped with materials, that can be installed in less than 20 minutes. They provide access to a library, a cinema, thousands of educational and informational resources, and an internet connection. The resources are carefully chosen to match the needs, language, and culture of the local users. The technological equipment and teaching methods offered by the Ideas Box transform places like schools, libraries, and community centers to comprehensive resource- and learning-centers.
For more information, visit www.bibliosansfrontieres.org (French), or www.librarieswithoutborders.org (English). Context
For more than 30 years, Bangladesh has been one of the theaters of the Rohingya crisis. For decades, the Muslim minority has faced repression and discrimination in their home country, Myanmar, particularly in the northern state of Rakhine. Many of these people looked for refuge in neighboring Bangladesh, in the Cox`s Bazar region. Since the events of August 25, 2017, more than 671,000 Rohingyas have crossed the border between Myanmar and Bangladesh. By March 2018, there were more than 880,000 refugees in the country. The sudden increase in the number of Rohingya arriving stretched the capacities of humanitarian organizations working in Bangladesh. The newly arrived are living in refugee camps but also in overpopulated makeshift camps, in schools, community centers, religious establishments, or with local families. New colonies have also been put in place and continue to develop. Because of the Rohingya crisis, there is an immediate need for cross-sectoral assistance. The difficulties for these newly displaced people include the loss of food and nutritional security, gender and protection issues, and the need for water and sanitation facilities, housing, health facilities, psychosocial support, and family services. Evaluation reports show a significant need for access to accurate information to prevent risks related to rumors and unreliable information; access to basic literacy and to a quality education, especially for girls and women; and access to safe spaces for traditional PSS programs. After studying needs in the Cox`s Bazar district, BSF launched activities around themes linked to education and training, access to information, and protection for the communities in the region. BSF activities will be conducted with Ideas Box and IdeasCube, a multimedia center and a digital library, which have a been developed by BSF over the past 7 years.
For the implementation of its activities, BSF is looking to a translator for a 1-month consultancy
Masters degree in any disciplineMaster degree in English language
Bangla and Chittagonian is mandatory
Office suite (word, excel) mastery
Mastery of Recording device functionality
Skills Required: Audio Editing, Sound Editing, Translation