Job Opportunity in Austria at the UN as an Arabic Translator 2020

Date limite : 17 avr. 2020

Organisation à but non lucratif: United Nations

Spécialités: Langues

Niveau d'études: Etudiant

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Job Opportunity in Austria at the UN as an Arabic Translator 2020

The United Nations is offering a job opportunity in the Department for General Assembly and Conference Management for an enthusiastic Reviser/Self-revising Translator in Arabic to join the team in Vienna, Austria for 2020. 

Responsibilities include:

  1. Translate, mostly without revision, texts submitted mainly by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO), the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and other entities as required.
  2. Revise translations covering subjects dealt with by the above-mentioned bodies and organizations, particularly those subjects requiring experience and recognized proficiency in scientific, technical and legal matters.
  3. Meet the established workload and quality standards.
  4. Develop new terminology for use where none exists in the target language; carry out linguistic research and participate in the preparation of online terminology records and glossaries, technical vocabularies and related reference tools.
  5. Coach and assist junior translators, give them feedback on their work and brief them on the procedures and practices of the Section, terminology and a number of subjects, as required.
  6. Participate in drafting or consistency groups.
  7. Supervise the work of small groups of translators during meetings by acting as focal point for meetings, including during early and night shifts.
  8. Perform quality control of outsourced documents.
  9. Perform other work related duties as required.

Competencies:

Professionalism

  1. Has ability to demonstrate good writing skills; high standard of accuracy, consistency and faithfulness to the spirit, style and nuances of the original text with a good grasp of the subject matter.
  2. Has knowledge of a broad range of subjects dealt with by the United Nations, i.e., political, social, legal, economic, financial, administrative, scientific and technical. 
  3. Is able to use all sources of references, consultation and information relevant to text at hand. 
  4. Is able to work under pressure and maintain adequate speed and volume of output. 
  5. Has ability to show a high level of versatility, judgement and discretion. 
  6. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. 
  7. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

Teamwork

  1. Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others' ideas and expertise.
  2. Is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda.
  3. Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position.
  4. Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

Planning & Organizing: 

  1. Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required.
  2. Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning.
  3. Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.

Judgement/Decision-making: 

  1. Identifies the key issues in a complex situation, and comes to the heart of the problem quickly.
  2. Gathers relevant information before making a decision; considers positive and negative impacts of decisions prior to making them.
  3. Takes decisions with an eye to the impact on others and on the Organization.
  4. Proposes a course of action or makes a recommendation based on all available information; checks assumptions against facts.
  5. Determines the actions proposed will satisfy the expressed and underlying needs for the decision; makes tough decisions when necessary.

Education:

  1. A first-level degree from a university or institution of equivalent status.
  2. Candidates for this position must have passed the combined United Nations Language Competitive Examination for Translators/Précis-writers, Editors, Verbatim Reporters and Copy Preparers/Proofreaders/Production Editors in Arabic or any relevant United Nations language competitive examination in Arabic held before 2017.

Work Experience:

  1. A minimum of five years of experience in translation, précis-writing, editing, self-revision, verbatim reporting, copy preparing, proofreading or production editing is required.
  2. Experience in the use of standard computer-assisted-translation (CAT) tools is required.
  3. Three years of experience working within a multilingual setting is desirable.
  4. Experience working within the United Nations or a similar international organization is highly desirable.
  5. Out of the afore-mentioned experience, a minimum of three years of revision experience is desirable.
  6. Scientific, technical or legal studies and/or experience with a broad range of subjects dealt with by the United Nations will be considered an asset.

Languages:

  1. Fluency in Arabic, which must be the candidate’s main language.
  2. Arabic translators must also have knowledge of English and, preferably, of one other official United Nations language, as tested by the relevant United Nations language competitive examination.
  3. The requirement of a third language may be waived in the case of candidates who possess relevant substantive expertise in the scientific, technical or legal field.

More about the UN:

The United Nations (UN), was established in 1945, is an intergovernmental organization responsible for maintaining international peace and security, developing friendly relations among nations, achieving international cooperation, and being a center for harmonizing the actions of nations. It is the largest, most familiar, most internationally represented and most powerful intergovernmental organization in the world.

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