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New Job Opportunity United Nations (UN) at IRMCT Arusha – Translator

AJIRA LEO
IRMCT
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TEMPORARY JOB OPENING (Duration initial period of 3 months)
Translator (Kinyarwanda), P-3
DATE OF ISSUANCE : 04 May 2021
OFFICE : Registry/ Language Support Services
LOCATION : Arusha
JOB OPENING NUMBER : 2021/TJO/IRMCT/REG/LSS/202-P
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Organizational setting and Reporting:
This position is located in the Language Support Services, Registry, Arusha Branch and reports to the Head of LSS.
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Responsibilities:
The
incumbent of the post translates, subject to minimal revision, a
variety of texts from French and English into Kinyarwanda and from
Kinyarwanda into French, respecting deadlines and using appropriate
terminology. S/he must further aim at a high standard of accuracy,
consistency and faithfulness to the spirit, style and nuances of the
original; observes established terminology and usage; ensures, as far as
possible, consistency with other translations produced by the Service
or other translators working on the same document. Uses all sources of
reference, information and consultation relevant to the text at hand and
carries out any research required. Must maintain a certain speed and
volume of output, due account being taken of the difficulty of the text
and the specified deadline. Identifies new terminology material and
submits it for the consideration of revisers. Any ad hoc functions as
required.

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Core Competencies:

  • Professionalism
    Good writing skills; high standards of accuracy, consistency and
    faithfulness to the spirit, style and nuances of the original text; good
    grasp of the subject matter; ability to use all sources of reference,
    consultation and information relevant to the text at hand; ability to
    maintain an adequate speed and volume of output, taking into account the
    difficulty of the text and the specified Commitment to implementing the
    goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full
    involvement of women and men in all aspects of work. 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.
  • Teamwork – Works collaboratively with
    colleagues to achieve organisational goals. Solicits input by genuinely
    valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others.
    Places team agenda before personal agenda. Supports and acts in
    accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not
    entirely reflect own position. Shares credit for team accomplishments
    and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
  • Commitment to Continuous Learning
    – Keeps abreast of new developments in own occupation/profession.
    Actively seeks to develop oneself professionally and personally.
    Contributes to the learning of colleagues and subordinates. Shows
    willingness to learn from others. Seeks feedback to learn and improve.
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QUALIFICATIONS
Education:

  • Advanced
    degree from a university or from an institution of equivalent status in
    translation. A first-level university degree in combination with
    additional two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of
    an advanced university degree.


Experience:

  • Minimum
    of 5 years of translation experience, preferably in the context of the
    United Nations or an international organisation. Some degree of
    specialization in subjects with which the Mechanism deals, i.e. legal.
    Familiarity with terminology databases and knowledge of relevant
    computer software is an asset. Experience in revision is an asset.


Language:

  • English
    and French are the working languages of the Mechanism. For the post
    advertised, the incumbent should have Kinyarwanda as a mother tongue, a
    perfect command of French and an excellent command of English.

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HOW TO APPLY:
Internal staff at the P2 or P-3 level who meet the requirements are eligible to
Interested
candidates must complete the UN Personal History Profile (PHP) form
obtainable via personal Inspira accounts (in PDF format) or the IRMCT
website. Please submit all documents including the PHP, a Cover Letter,
and the last two e-PAS’s (for internal candidates) ELECTRONICALLY AS ONE
DOCUMENT to the recruitmentR@un.org in-box. Please indicate the job opening number in the subject line.

Once
received, a list of candidates who meet the requirements of the post
will be sent to the supervisor, who will prepare a written comparative
analysis of the candidates and recommend a candidate for the
Please note that only candidates under serious consideration will be notified of the final

NOTE FOR PREVIOUSLY ROSTERED CANDIDATES
Roster
candidates must express their interest and availability for published
job openings by submitting an updated PHP and cover letter.

NOTE FOR EXTERNAL CANDIDATES:

External
applicants must complete the UN Personal History Profile (PHP) form
obtainable from the IRMCT website (www.irmct.org) or from your personal
Inspira account and forward electronically to the recruitmentR@un.org in-box. Please indicate the job opening number in the subject Please note, CVs cannot be accepted.
Once
received, a list of candidates who meet the requirements of the post
will be sent to the supervisor, who will prepare a written comparative
analysis of the candidates and recommend a staff member for the
position.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS : 17th May, 2021.

Please note that only candidates under serious consideration will be notified of the final
PLEASE
NOTE THAT APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THE DEADLINE AT MIDNIGHT (THE
HAGUE TIME) ON THE CLOSING DATE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. ONLY THE SELECTED
CANDIDATE WILL BE NOTIFIED OF THE OUTCOME.

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