Job Opening

Posting Title: REVISER (FAST Project Manager) (Temporary Job Opening), P4 (Temporary Job Opening)
Job Code Title: REVISER
Department/Office: United Nations Office at Geneva
Duty Station: GENEVA
Posting Period: 10 December 2021 - 16 December 2021
Job Opening Number: 21-Language-UNOG-167856-J-Geneva (X)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

DCM launched Fully Automated Speech to Text (FAST) project to set up a structure that will routinely run automatic speech recognition of the six UN languages to produce searchable transcripts of meeting proceedings. The Reviser/FAST Project Manager position is located in the Office of the Chief of the Languages Service, Division of Conference Management, United Nations Office at Geneva. The incumbent reports to the Chief of the Languages Service.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Reviser/FAST Project Manager will be responsible for the following duties:

• Revises translations and original summary records dealing with a broad range of subjects dealt with by the United Nations.
• Translates, mostly without revision, texts covering a broad range of subjects dealt with by the United Nations, particularly those subjects requiring experience and recognized proficiency. Makes effective use of language technologies and assists the Section in promoting their utilization.
• Drafts, mostly without revision, summary records and serves as monitor of précis-writing teams.
• Develops new terminology for use where none exists in the target language.
• Carries out linguistic research and prepares terminological bulletins and glossaries, technical vocabularies and related reference tools.
• Counsels and assists translators/précis-writers and briefs them on the procedures and practices of the Service, terminology and a broad range of subjects, as required.
• Participates in the setting of terminology standards.
• Supervises the work of small groups of translators/précis-writers.
• Acts as UNOG gText and gDoc focal point.
• Acts as project manager for the FAST project on a part-time basis, when required.
• Coordinates the FAST project; monitors and analyses project development and implementation; reviews relevant documents and reports; identifies problems and issues to be addressed and initiates corrective actions; liaises with relevant parties; ensures follow-up actions.
• Assists the Chief of the Languages Service in devising change management strategy to support modernization of the documentation services.
• Plans and facilitates workshops and other interactive sessions and assists in developing the action plan the Languages Service will use to manage the change.
• Researches, analyses and presents information gathered from diverse sources.
• Generates project evaluation initiatives; designs data collection tools; reviews, analyses and interprets data collected to identify issues and resolutions.
• Organizes and prepares written outputs including planning documents, project charters, process analysis and project reports.
• Provides substantive backstopping to consultative and other meetings, conferences, etc., to include proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations, etc.
• Conducts training workshops related to the project; makes presentations on assigned topics/activities.
• Coordinates activities related to project budget funding and prepares related documents/reports (pledging, work programme, programme budget, etc.)
• Performs other related duties as required.

Competencies

• PROFESSIONALISM:
Ability to develop detailed project plans and implementation strategies; Ability to manage and implement complex projects or change management processes; Ability to engage with large and diverse teams in order to meet organizational goals; Recognizes opportunities for change; 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 with a good grasp of the subject matter; Ability to exceed the workload standards; Knowledge of a broad range of subjects dealt with by the United Nations, i.e., political, social, legal, economic, financial, administrative, scientific and technical; Knowledge of terminological and reference research techniques with ability to use all sources of references, consultation and information relevant to text at hand; Ability to show a high level of versatility, judgment, tact and discretion. Ability to provide useful feedback that helps translators/précis-writers become self-revising and revisers to expand their knowledge and skillset. Familiarity with the range of issues relating to the management of 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 perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

• CREATIVITY:
Actively seeks to improve programmes or services; offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs; promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas; takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; thinks "outside the box"; takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things; is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches.

• TECHNOLOGICAL AWARENESS:
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.

• MANAGING PERFORMANCE:
Delegates the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority; makes sure that roles, responsibilities and reporting lines are clear to each staff member; accurately judges the amount of time and resources needed to accomplish a task and matches task to skills; monitors progress against milestones and deadlines; regularly discusses performance and provides feedback and coaching to staff; encourages risk-taking and supports creativity and initiative; actively supports the development and career aspirations of staff; appraises performance fairly.

Education

A first-level degree from a university or institution of equivalent status.

Job - Specific Qualification

Candidates for this position must have passed the combined United Nations Language Competitive Examination for Translators/Précis-writers, Editors, Verbatim Reporters and Copy Preparers/Proofreaders/Production Editors or any relevant United Nations language competitive examination held before 2017.

Work Experience

A minimum of five years of experience in translation, précis-writing, editing, self-revision, verbatim reporting, copy preparing, proofreading or production editing is required.

Experience in the use of standard computer-assisted-translation (CAT) tools is desirable.

Three years of experience working within a multilingual setting is desirable.

Experience working within the United Nations or a similar international organization is desirable.

Proven experience in self-revision is desirable.

Experience in working with linguistics software applications, multimedia formats and back office applications is desirable.

Experience with PRINCE2 or similar project management methodology is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, excellent knowledge of English (as assessed in the relevant Competitive Examination) is required; knowledge of two other official languages (also as assessed in the relevant Competitive Examination), one of which must be French, is also required.

Assessment

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice

• This position is temporarily available for a period of six months, with a possiblity of extension. If the selected candidate is a staff member from the United Nations Secretariat, the selection will be administered as a temporary assignment.

• While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post.

• Subject to the funding source of the position, the eligibility for this temporary job opening may be limited to candidates based at the duty station.

• This temporary job opening may be limited to “internal candidates,” who have been recruited through a competitive examination administered according to staff rule 4.16 or staff selection process including the review of a central review body established according to staff rule 4.15.

• Staff members of the United Nations common system organizations who will reach the mandatory age of separation or retirement within the duration of the current temporary need period are not eligible to apply.Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation.

• Retirees above the mandatory age of separation who wish to be considered for the current temporary job opening must indicate the reason for their last separation as "retirement." Such retirees shall not be employed by the Organization, unless (a) the operational requirements of the Organization cannot be met by staff members who are qualified and available to perform the required functions; and (b) the proposed employment would not adversely affect the career development or redeployment opportunities of other staff members and represents both a cost-effective and operationally sound solution to meet the needs of the service.

United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places 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. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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