Job Opening

Posting Title: Legal Translator [Cancelled]
Department/Office: United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA)
Duty Station: AMMAN
Posting Period: 20 January 2022 - 03 February 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-UNRWA - Human Resources-172286-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

Successful Candidates will be placed on a roster to be assigned projects, as demands emerge.

Work Location

Jordan Field Office

Expected duration

•The duration of the consultancy is 11 months with start date on March 2022 and with possibility of extension subject to availability of funds;

Duties and Responsibilities

In accordance with Agency policy and procedures, the incumbent:
•Translate documents based on legal office requests from Arabic to English and vis-à-vis;
•On-demand, provide interpreter service during any meeting between the legal office staff members and others;
•Translate legal documents including but limited to, contracts, letters, investigations, witness statements, court's files and judgments, UNRWA's Dispute Tribunal documents, and any other legal documents.
•Translate texts from the original language to the target language, preserving the meaning, tone, cultural references, and nuances of meaning;
•Revise the translations and check that the texts contain no errors;
•Translate/revise documents developed by the legal office including agreements, letters, policies, and circulars.. etc.;
•Maintain continuous communication and consultation with the lawyers regarding the best use and understanding of the legal expressions;
•Maintain the highest procedures for protecting the confidentiality of documents and meetings.
• Respect the translation delivery dates especially the tasks related to UNRWA's Dispute Tribunal.
• Performs such other duties as may be assigned.

Qualifications/special skills

Skills: •Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others in a diverse team environment.
•A high level of written and verbal communication skills and practical writing experience in a legal context, including the ability to present information and data in a clear and instructive manner, combined with superior skills in legal writing.
•Ability to translate texts from the original language to the target language, preserving the meaning, tone, cultural references, and nuances of meaning;
•Ability to maintain the highest standers of confidentiality.
•Ability to respect deadlines.
Academic Qualifications: A university degree from a university or institution of equivalent status in translation, interpreting, law, or other related fields is required
Experience: At least two years of progressively responsible legal translation experience in a national or international organization.
Language: Fluent command of written and spoken English and Arabic

Additional Information

•Remuneration will be with a monthly basic salary of JD 700 net tax free.

INDEPENDENCE OF WORK
Application of guidelines
The incumbent applies his/her education, training, and prior work experience to translate the legal documents in the heights stander of quality.
Supervisory control overwork of the incumbent
Day-to-day activities are carried out and routine decisions are taken without reference to a higher authority. Major activities are under the overall supervision of HFLO. Work is reviewed for the attainment of objectives

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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