Job Vacancies Department for General Assembly and Conference Management (DGACM)
JOB TITLE: Editorial Assistant (German), G-5
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 19 Mar 2010
DATE OF ISSUANCE: 18 Jan 2010
ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT: Department for General Assembly and Conference Management
DUTY STATION: New York
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 10-CON-DGACM-423243-R-NEW YORK
Appointment against this post is on a local basis. External candidates will be considered only when no suitable internal candidate from the duty station is identified. If an external candidate is selected, his/her appointment will be subject to a passing grade on the relevant entry-level examination at the duty station. The candidate is responsible for any travel expenses incurred in order to take the examination at the duty station.
Depending on professional background, experience and family situation, a competitive compensation and benefits package is offered.
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Under the supervision of the Chief of the German Translation Section/DD/DGACM, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:Performs final proofreading for all translations produced by the German Translation Section: reads all page proofs for completeness, grammar and formatting, alerting the responsible authority if obvious errors or discrepancies are found in the translated text.Assists the Chief of Section in the administrative and managerial tasks related to the mandate of the Section: keeps time and attendance, maintains files, acts as property custodian. Replaces the Language Reference Assistant during his/her absence: registers documents to be translated, processes texts against translation memories, prepares translation folders.
Professionalism: possesses solid technical competence and shows attention to detail. Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results. 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.Planning and Organizing: 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; uses time efficiently.Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others.Technological awareness: actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; shows willingness to learn new technology.Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately.
High school diploma or equivalent. Must pass the United Nations Administrative Support Assessment Test (ASAT) in English and German at New York Headquarters.
Several years of experience, including in proof-reading, draft typing, copy editing, typographical layout or related field.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, candidates must have German as their primary language with proficiency in spelling and grammar. Fluency in oral and written English is required; knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.
Knowledge of MS Office, particularly MS Word, is required. Knowledge of Trados Translator’s Workbench, IMIS and eAssets is desirable.
The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations – Chapter 3, article 8). English and French are the two working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.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.PLEASE NOTE THAT APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THE DEADLINE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
How to apply
All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement. Because applications submitted by United Nations (UN) staff members are considered first, provided the eligibility requirements set out in ST/AI/2006/3 are met and the application is submitted in a timely fashion, staff members should apply within 15-day or 30-day mark.
Online applications will be acknowledged where an email address has been provided. If you do not receive an e-mail acknowledgement within 24 hours of submission, your application may not have been received. In such cases, please go to “My UN” page and check the status of your application by clicking on “View Application History”, and resubmit the application, if necessary.
1. To start the application process, applicants are required to register by opening a “My UN” account. Go to Login, and Register as a User. Fill in the form and choose a User Name and Password.
2. After opening the account, applicants may apply for vacancies using the Personal History Profile (PHP) provided. Once the PHP has been completed for a particular vacancy, it can be saved and used for future applications. The PHP may be up-dated, when necessary, for future applications.
3. In completing the PHP, please note that all fields marked with an asterisk must be completed.
4. UN staff members must submit scanned copies of their two latest Performance Appraisal System (PAS) reports at the time of application to the appropriate Human Resources Office (HRO)/Personnel Office (PO) to the email address below, clearly indicating the vacancy announcement number. In case you have no access to the digitizing equipment, please submit hard copies of the two latest PAS reports to the relevant HRO/PO via fax.
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