United Nations Volunteers (UNV)

French Translator and Proof-Reader (Generation Equality Forum)

United Nations Volunteers (UNV)

Job Description

Eligibility criteria Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters Duty Stations.

Description of task Under the guidance and supervision of the Deputy Head of the GEF Secretariat and in close collaboration with other colleagues on the team, the selected candidates would be expected to provide accurate Translation services in a manner that reflects the true meaning and understanding of each text.

Specific tasks include:
  • Review, translate, edit, and proof-read all GEF-related documents, email texts and communication materials, meeting relevant deadlines and ensuring a high level of quality, accuracy, coherence and comprehension.
  • Work closely with designated staff and experts to ensure consistency and accuracy on terminology, word choice, style and quality.
  • Apply a gender-sensitive lens to all translated material, utilizing approved UN terminology.
  • Demonstrate willingness to support other tasks related to the translation of deliverables as assigned by the supervisor.
Furthermore, UN Volunteers are encouraged to integrate the UN Volunteers programme mandate within their assignment and promote voluntary action through engagement with communities in the course of their work. As such, UN Volunteers should dedicate a part of their working time to some of the following suggested activities:
  • Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day);
  • Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country;
  • Provide annual and end of assignment self- reports on UN Volunteer actions, results and opportunities.
  • Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, Press Releases, etc.;
  • Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN Volunteers;
  • Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering, or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.
Qualifications/Requirements Required degree level: Master degree or equivalent Education - Additional Comments:
  • Masters or equivalent in languages, social science, literature, linguistics, Law or related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of working experience and expertise in translation, proof-reading and editing work.
Required experience: 60 Months Experience remark:
  • Proven computer skills;
  • Knowledge and understanding of issues relevant for UN Women’s work;
  • Proven expertise in proof-reading and translating reports and long papers from united nations and/or international organizations;
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and produce high quality deliverables;
  • Fluent in English and at least one of the following: French, Spanish, Arabic. Multi-linguistic abilities will be given preference.
Language skills:
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise: Translation and interpretation Area of expertise details:
  • Masters or equivalent in languages, social science, literature, linguistics, law or related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of working experience and expertise in translation, proof-reading and editing work.
Driving license: No Competencies values: Accountability, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams   Application deadline: 11-03-2021
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