Un Economic Commission For Africa Needs A French Translator

This position is located in the Public Information and Knowledge Management Division (PIKMD), Publications Section (PS) at the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Addis Ababa. The incumbent works under the overall guidance of the Chief of PS, and the direct supervision of the Head of French Translation and Editing Unit (FTEU).

Job Responsibilities: 

– Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.

– UNECA is committed to promoting geographical distribution and gender equality within its Secretariat. Therefore, women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Public Information and Knowledge Management Division (PIKMD), Publications Section (PS) at the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Addis Ababa. The incumbent works under the overall guidance of the Chief of PS, and the direct supervision of the Head of French Translation and Editing Unit (FTEU).

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the French translator will be responsible for the following duties:

•Translates, subject to revision, documents covering a broad range of subjects dealt with by ECA, i.e. social, economic, financial, administrative, scientific and technical;

•Services meetings of the Commission and those of the sub-regional offices as part of a team and translates their report subject to revision;

•Identifies new terminology material and submit it for the consideration of the revisers;

•Performs other related duties as required

Job Requirement: 

•Professionalism: Good writing skills, high standards of accuracy, consistency and faithfulness to the spirit, style and nuances of the original text; good grasp of the subject matter; ability to use all sources of references, consultation and information relevant to the text at hand; ability to maintain an adequate speed and volume of output, taking into account the difficulty of the text and the specified deadlines; ability to use all sources of references, consultation and information relevant to text at hand.

•Planning & Organizing: Ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor own work. Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.

•Teamwork: Good coordination with others working on same document in order to ensure consistency of terminology and style; demonstrated ability to gain the support and cooperation of others and maintain effective working relations in a team endeavour, with sensitivity and respect for diversity.

Education Qualification:

Degree from a university or from an institution of equivalent status required. Must have passed the United Nations competitive examination for French translators.

Work Experience

A minimum of two years of translation experience preferably within the United Nations is required. Knowledge of a broad range of subjects dealt with by the Economic Commission for Africa (social, economic, financial, administrative, scientific and technical) with a recognized specialization in a particular substantive, technical or administrative area is highly desirable.

Languages

A perfect command of French, which must be the candidate’s main language, and excellent knowledge of English as tested by the relevant United Nations competitive examination for French Translators are required.

How to apply: Applications are submitted online.

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