Job Opening

Posting Title: Interpreter, Arabic (2 posts), P4
Job Code Title: INTERPRETER, ARABIC
Department/Office: Department for General Assembly and Conference Management
Duty Station: NEW YORK
Posting Period: 30 November 2017 - 13 January 2018
Job Opening Number: 17-Language-DGACM-89590-R-New York (L)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

These positions are located in the Arabic Section of the Interpretation Service, Department for General Assembly and Conference Management (DGACM) at Headquarters. Under the general supervision of the Chief of Interpretation Service these positions provide interpretation for all inter-governmental and other meetings at the United Nations.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Interpreters will be responsible for the following duties:
Services up to seven meetings per week (exceptionally eight), usually of no more than three hours duration, of various United Nations bodies. Arabic interpreters provide interpretation into Arabic of speeches given in English or French and interpretation into English or French – as appropriate – of speeches given in Arabic.
Routinely covers sensitive meetings.
Routinely functions as team leader of all interpreters assigned to a given meeting.
May instruct and advise interpreter trainees.

Competencies

Professionalism: Ability to demonstrate a high level of concentration; split-second accuracy. Ability to work under continuous stress and deliver clear interpretation on an exceedingly broad range of subjects. 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.

Communication:Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed

Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; -Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; -Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings

Commitment to Continuous Learning: Keeps abreast of new developments in own occupation/profession; actively seeks to develop oneself professionally and personally; contributes to the learning of colleagues and subordinates; shows willingness to learn from others; seeks feedback to learn and improve

Education

A first level degree from a university. Candidates for this position must have passed the United Nations Competitive Examination for Arabic Interpreters.

Work Experience

At least five years of professional interpreting experience in international organizations is required.

Languages

A perfect command of Arabic, normally expected to be the incumbent’s main language. Candidates for these posts must also possess an excellent command of English or French, as required.

Assessment

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

Special Notice

- Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.

United Nations Considerations

Candidates will be required to meet the requirements of Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter as well as the requirements of the position. The United Nations is committed to the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity for all its human resources, including but not limited to respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to whether they have committed, or are alleged to have committed criminal offences and/or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

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). The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

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No Fee

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