Job Description

FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in its staff and international consultants in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions.
  • FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality, background, and culture
  • Qualified female applicants, qualified nationals of non-and under-represented member nations, and person with disabilities are encouraged to apply
  • Everyone who works for FAO is required to adhere to the highest standards of integrity and professional conduct and to uphold our values. FAO has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and FAO, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination
  • All selected candidates, therefore, will undergo rigorous reference and background checks
  • All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality
  • The incumbent may be re-assigned to different activities and/or Duty Stations depending on the evolving needs of the Organization
Organizational Setting: FAO's Subregional Office for SEC is responsible for developing, promoting, overseeing and implementing agreed strategies for addressing subregional food, Agriculture and rural development priorities. It develops and maintains relations with subregion-wide institutions including Regional Economic Integration Organizations (REIOs). The Subregional Office is a subsidiary of FAO's Regional Office for SEC. The Meeting Programming and Documentation Service (SEC) Reporting Lines Under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative and/or Sub-regional Coordinator for Central Asia (FAOSEC), the subscriber works in close collaboration with respective Technical Officers, and FAO-SEC support services (Operations Unit and/or Administration Department) as required.

Technical Focus Interpret and translate from/into non-FAO Languages a variety of project-related documents and workshops.

Tasks and responsibilities
  • Provide written translations of project proposals and a wide variety of texts dealing with agriculture and related subjects, as well as administrative, financial and legal matters, from Russian to Turkish and vice versa, preferably also from/to English, as required;
  • Provide high quality translations within deadlines set, ensuring the adequate use of relevant terminology, in the areas of FAO’s mandate namely: Agricultural Production, land and water (irrigation), plant production and protection, rural development, food security, Food Safety, rural development, agricultural investment, forestry, fishery, livestock production, and Animal Health;
  • As a self-revising translator, the incumbent must produce concise and accurate translations in an appropriate style, which will not be subject to further review;
  • Provide consecutive and/or simultaneous interpretation services during project workshops from Russian to Turkish and from Turkish to Russian, preferably also from/to English, as required ;
  • Perform other related duties as required.
The languages of the Organization are Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING Minimum Requirements
  • Advanced university degree in Linguistic Studies or Translation and/or diploma from an internationally recognized interpreter/translator school specialising in one of the following official languages of the United Nations: English or Russian
  • Three years of relevant experience in simultaneous and consecutive interpretation and translation
  • Excellent writing, editing, and oral communication skills
  • Skills and experience in consecutive and simultaneous interpretation from/into Russian - and the official language of the country - Turkish; and preferably from/into English also;
  • Fluency in spoken and written Russian and the official language of the country - Turkish; and preferably English also;
  • Advanced computer skills and word processing (MS Office and other office equipment); advanced user of translation/interpretation software and equipment.
FAO Core Competencies
  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement
Technical/Functional Skills
  • Extent and relevance of experience in supporting translation services of international organizations.
  • Familiarity with the FAO documentation, terminology and the reference work.
  • Familiarity with terminology research work.
  • Advance computer skills and word processing (MS Office and other office equipment).
  • Be able to produce results with rigid deadlines
  • Professional experience in providing translation services to international organization (written, oral)
Selection Criteria
  • Candidates will be assessed against the requirements listed above.
Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency.
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