International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Russian Translator/Senior Translator/Reviser

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Job Description



The Corporate Services and Facilities Department (CSF) has a vacancy for a Russian Translator/Senior Translator/Reviser in the Language Services Division.

Under the general supervision of the Section Chief, the candidate will translate a varied range of IMF documents from English into Russian. The candidate will be expected to prepare translations of assigned texts using word processing, spreadsheet, and other relevant software, including CAT tools. Responsibilities include ensuring that translations are equivalent in meaning and style to original text, researching points of terminology, language, and subject matter, and organizing work to meet the assigned deadlines. The candidate will consult with authors and other experts within or outside the IMF to clarify meaning as required. The candidate will also revise or review translations produced by external contractors.


Candidates must hold an advanced university degree, preferably in a language-related field, economics, and/or law, and a minimum of four years of professional experience in translation of economic and financial texts into Russian.

In addition to these qualifications, candidates should possess: Russian mother tongue; excellent translation skills from English into Russian; sound knowledge of another UN language and/or Ukrainian will be considered an additional asset.

Other requirements include a high level of competence in office automation; a capacity to work efficiently and effectively under pressure and to adapt rapidly to changing requirements while maintaining high levels of production and quality; ability to produce translations that require little or no revision; ability to work as part of a team; good interpersonal skills; and initiative in researching points of terminology, language, and subject matter. Proven project management skills, and experience in leading and supervising teams would be regarded as assets.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to take translation tests, and finalists will be invited for panel interviews.

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