Portuguese Language Associate

Brazil preferred Full-time Allows remote

Portuguese Language Associate

Savvy and talented Portuguese writer and translator.


Language Associates sit at the core of Avaaz’s campaigning work - translating campaign communications into compelling and powerful opportunities to take action for languages across the world.  

This is an exciting position at the heart of one of the most innovative and promising public organisations in the world today. It offers a unique structure and team to help develop and pursue large scale social change efforts.

As a Language Associate, in addition to translation you may also support and help lead the research, development, and running of campaigns on a range of national and global issues, helping to channel the time and money of our members in the most effective ways possible. This position will report to one of Avaaz’s campaigns team.

About the role

The ideal candidate will be an excellent writer in Brazilian Portuguese as they compose the biggest percentage of Portuguese materials produced by Avaaz. The translator needs to be able to write concisely and informally in an emotional and active voice. More than a simple translator, we need someone who can interpret our campaigns and "make them sing" in Portuguese. This job will suit someone with a flexible schedule who is able to work on tight deadlines.


Reports to: Languages & Campaigns teams

Hours: full-time

Timeline: rolling, please apply ASAP


Main duties and responsibilities

  • Take English Avaaz campaigns and turn them into sharp and compelling Portuguese language campaigns -- translating/interpreting all relevant materials for the Avaaz website and emails. This is estimated between 1000-2000 words a week

  • Looking for sources for campaigns -- finding relevant, issue-specific, supporting materials from the press, NGOs, etc.

  • Working with campaigners to coordinate materials in Portuguese, including briefings to Campaigns team, and research in general

  • Checking Avaaz website for Portuguese language errors: typos, grammatical errors, etc.

  • Helping with correspondence from Portuguese speaking members


Location: Brazil preferred.

Avaaz is a global organization, with most staff working collaboratively in a "virtual office" environment from four continents; staff can reside wherever they wish.


Compensation and Benefits

Salary varies with location and experience but is highly competitive with leading nongovernmental organizations. Benefits also range with the location but include 5 weeks paid vacation per year pro rata.


To Apply

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