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Job Opening

Posting Title: Translator's Roster
Department/Office: UNITED NATIONS ENVIRONMENT PROGRAMME
Duty Station: BONN
Posting Period: 17 March 2016 - 16 March 2017
Job Opening Number: 16-United Nations Environment Programme-57712-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

- excellent provision of translation services, including relevant experience as a professional conference translator in an international and intergovernmental context working in simultaneous mode and at high level meetings involving intergovernmental negotiations.
The successful candidates are expected to be knowledgeable in United Nations terminology and on environmental and biodiversity / species conservation issues and are required to ensure the appropriateness and accuracy of all translations. The successful candidates are also responsible for ensuring quality, smoothness and accuracy of translation.

Work Location

Home-based

Expected duration

The duration of the specific assignment will be specified at the time they are made.

Duties and Responsibilities

The CMS Family of instruments, comprising the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) and associated Agreements are intergovernmental treaties administered by the United Nations Environment Programme. The CMS Family provides a global platform for the conservation of migratory species and their habitats.
The CMS Family Secretariats wish to create roster of Translators of highly skilled translators to provide translation services to a very high standard, in all of the official languages of the United Nations during meetings, workshops and conferences as required:

Duties and Responsibilities
The successful candidates will be required to provide service from/to either of the following languages:
- English to French and French to English
- English to Spanish and Spanish to English
- English to Russian and Russian to English
- English to Chinese and Chinese to English
- English to Arabic and Arabic to English

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications: Advanced University Degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in translation or interpretation is required. First-level university degree (BA or equivalent) may be accepted with additional two years of qualifying experience.
Experience: A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in translating field is required.
Language: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, a perfect command of English and another language (either Arabic, Chinese, French, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish) is required. Fluency in additional UN languages Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian ad Spanish) is an advantage.

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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