World Bank

Russian Translator/Interpreter

World Bank

Job Description

  THE WORLD BANK GROUP'S VISION AND STRATEGY Established in 1944, the World Bank Group (WBG) is one of the world's largest sources of funding and knowledge for development solutions. The vision of the WBG is to eradicate Extreme Poverty by reducing the number of people living on less than US$1.90 a day to three percent by 2030 and to promote shared prosperity by fostering the income growth of the bottom 40 percent in every country. The WBG is governed by 189 member countries and delivers services out of over 130 offices with nearly 15,000 staff located globally. The WBG consists of five specialized institutions: the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), the International Development Association (IDA), the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), and the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). For the diverse workforce of the WBG, integrity, ethical behavior and decision making, and adherence to corporate values are core to the success of these goals. The WBG’s core values are impact, integrity, respect, teamwork and innovation. The core values reflect what the WBG stands for, how staff treat each other, and how the WBG treats is partners and clients. GLOBAL CORPORATE SOLUTIONS Reporting to the Managing Director and World Bank Group CAO, Global Corporate Solutions (GCS) brings together the functions of Corporate Security, Corporate Real Estate, and Corporate Services. About the Department The Corporate Services Department (GCSCS) within GCS provides services to the World Bank Group in the areas of Translation and Interpretation; Graphic Design and Publications; Printing and Interactive Media; Travel and Visa services; Food and Conference Services; Mail and Shipping; Staff Services; and the Art Program. The Department also provides administrative support and oversight to the World Bank Family Network, the World Bank Group Staff Association, and the 1818 Society, and is responsible for setting the policy framework and service standards, and for delivering services through a combination of staff and vendors at HQ and in Country Offices. GCSCS has about 130 staff and about 1,000 contractors. Having gone through a reorganization in FY18, modernizing from being known as the General Services Department for more than 20 years, GCS is now implementing a large-scale change program, focused on taking service delivery to the next level, becoming more agile and responsive, and providing value for money, including continual bench-marking of services against external comparators and simplifying and integrating products and services to better serve staff and clients. The purpose of the Translation and Interpretation Unit (GCSTI) is to facilitate the World Bank Group’s communications with its member governments, with a wide range of institutions, civil society associations, nongovernmental organizations, and other entities, by providing translation and conference interpretation services. The successful candidate will contribute to the Russian translation and interpretation program, one of six in-house translation programs (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish) and will report directly to the RussianTeam Leader, under the general oversight of GCSTI Senior Program Manager. ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Produces self-revised translations, primarily from English to Russian, of a wide range of World Bank documents, ensuring their accuracy, completeness, consistency, stylistic acceptability, and on-schedule delivery.

  • Prepares translations, often of a sensitive or confidential nature, and frequently on short notice.

  • Researches each source document thoroughly, fully using translation aid tools and systems available in order to ensure that the appropriate specialized terminology is employed.

  • Revises translations produced by other translators.

  • Checks the content and the format of documents translated following computer-assisted processing if applicable.

  • Supports terminology development work.

  • Communicates with other translators working on the same document or subject, ensuring consistency of style and terminology in the final products.

  • Communicates with clients on documents translated and delivered.

  • Organizes own program of work and reports to supervisor.

  • Pays particular attention to keeping computer and Information Technology skills up to date, and to remaining abreast of general developments in the translation/interpretation field.

  • Interprets in consecutive and simultaneous mode during events and meetings as need be.

  Selection Criteria
  • Minimum: Master’s degree with five years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Preferred: Degree in translation or Post-graduate degree in translation, economics, finance, Law or social sciences, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Russian as primary language (i.e., native-level ability) or mother tongue.

  • Excellent comprehension of English.

  • Proficiency in the use of relevant standard software packages, e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.

  • Proficiency in the use of web-based terminology and reference tools.

  • Proficiency in the use of CAT Tools, preferably SDL Trados and Groupshare, as well as use and maintenance of translation memories.

  • Ability to work under very tight deadlines.

  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment and build effective working relations with clients and colleagues.

  • Specialized knowledge in fields such as Public Finance, accounting, law, or the social sciences would be desirable.

Required competencies
  • Teamwork (Collaboration and Inclusion): Collaborates with other team members and contributes productively to the team’s work and output, demonstrating respect for different points of view.

  • Knowledge, Learning and Communication: Actively seeks knowledge needed to complete assignments and shares knowledge with others, communicating and presenting information in a clear and organized manner.

  • Drive for Results: Takes personal ownership and accountability for meeting deadlines and achieving agreed upon results and has the personal organization to do so.

  • Client Orientation: Takes personal responsibility and accountability for timely response to client queries, requests or needs, working to remove obstacles that may impede execution or overall success.

Poverty has no borders, neither does excellence. We succeed because of our differences and we continuously search for qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds from around the globe.
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