Translator, French - Economic Commission for Africa

Closing date: Sunday, 24 July 2016

Department/ Office: Economic Commission for Africa
Duty Station: ADDIS ABABA
Posting Period: 26 May 2016-24 July 2016
Job Opening number: 16-LAN-ECA-61351-R-ADDIS ABABA (L)
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Special Notice
- 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.
Organizational 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).
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
  • 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.
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