Job Opening

Posting Title: Arabic Translator/proofreader
Department/Office: Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia
Duty Station: BEIRUT
Posting Period: 21 January 2022 - 20 April 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia-173016-Individual Contractor
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

The objective of the Individual Contractor's (IC) assignment is to deliver an Arabic version of a document that was originally drafted in English, ensuring that the translated version conveys the meaning of the original as clearly as possible.

Work Location

Beirut

Expected duration

2 months

Duties and Responsibilities

The Individual Contractor is required to undertake the following tasks:

• Read through the original material and rewrite it in the target language, ensuring that the meaning of the source text is retained;
• Use specialist dictionaries and UN database, to find the closest equivalents for terminology and words used;
• Check translations of technical terms and terminology to ensure that they are accurate and remain consistent throughout the whole translation;
• Research legal, technical and scientific phraseology to find the correct translation;
• Use on-line resources as research tools throughout the translation process;
• Provide a grammatically correct, well-expressed final version of the translated text;
• Proofread and edit final translated version;
• Provide an electronic word processed version of the translation in Arabic Arial font 14 for text, Arial font 11 for footnotes/endnotes and sources in tables, line spacing for text: Single and line spacing for footnotes: Exactly 14.

Qualifications/special skills

Skills: Computer software skills are desirable.
Academic Qualifications: A Bachelor's degree in translation, language, or a related field from a University or an Institution of equivalent status is required.
Experience: Less than one year of experience in translation and other language functions is required.
Language: A perfect command of English, which must be the candidate's main language, and excellent knowledge of Arabic is required.

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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