Job Vacancies Department for General Assembly Affairs and Conference Management
Position: Senior Reviser
Location: United States of America ( The ), New York
Closing Date: Monday, 30 July 2012
Organizational Setting and Reporting
This position is located at Headquarters in the Department of General Assembly and Conference Management (DGACM). This position is under the general supervision of the Chief of the Russian Translation Service.
Within delegated authority, the Senior Reviser will be responsible for the following duties: (These duties are generic and may not be carried out by all Senior Revisers.)
Revises translations and original summary records dealing with subjects of an exceptionally sensitive, complex or technical nature.
Translates texts of an exceptionally sensitive, complex or technical nature.
Directs the conduct of terminological research within the translation unit concerned.
Counsels and assists revisers and translators/pr Ã©cis-writers, as required, at and away from Headquarters in addition to performing all or some of their functions.
Assists the Chief of Service in the preparation of terminology materials to meet the needs of the Service.
Assists the Chief of Service in the preparation of instructions.
Assists the Chief of Service in monitoring the quality of in-house and contractual translations.
Trains junior language staff.
Programmes daily and long-term work of the Service.
Assists the Chief of Service in selecting texts for United Nations competitive examinations, in marking candidates’ scripts and in evaluating results.
Serves as officer-in-charge in the absence of the Chief of Service.
Performs other related duties as required.
Has ability to demonstrate excellent writing and analytical skills; ability to maintain the highest standard of accuracy, consistency and faithfulness to the spirit, style and nuances of the original text; knowledge of terminological and reference research techniques with ability to use all sources of information; knowledge of a broad range of subjects dealt with by the United Nations, i.e. political, social, legal, economic, financial, administrative, scientific and technical; ability to demonstrate the highest level of versatility, judgement and discretion, tact and negotiating skills; familiarity with the range of issues relating to management of the Translation Services. 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. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspective s and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
Planning & Organizing:
Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.
Keeps abreast of available technology; understands applicability and limitation of technology to the work of the office; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; shows willingness to learn new technology.
A first level degree from a university or institution of equivalent status. Candidates for this position must have passed the United Nations Competitive Examination for Translators.
A minimum of ten years of experience in translation, prÃ©cis-writing, revising, of which seven preferably in UN system.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised perfect command of Russian which must be the candidate’s primary language, and excellent command of English and French or Spanish are required.
United Nations Considerations
The United Nation shall place no restriction on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principle and subsidiary organs (Charter of the United Nations – Chapter 3, article 8).
The United Nations does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing training or any other fees). The United Nations does not concern itself with information on bank accounts.
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