Post Title: Interpreter (English booth)
Office: Department Administration, Finance and Human Resources
Supervisor: Head of Conference Services and Rapporteur
Duty Station: OACPS Secretariat, Belgium
Posting period: 1 September 2021 to 31 October 2021
Post Number: ACP/41/058/21/AFHR/HR/CNA
No. of vacancies: 4
Organisational Context Under the guidance and supervision of the Head of Conference Services and Rapporteur, the Interpreter provides interpretation services for the OACPS Secretariat, ensuring high quality, accuracy and consistency of work. The Interpreter promotes a client-oriented approach consistent with OACPS Rules and Regulations. The Interpreter routinely covers sensitive and highly technical meetings.
II. Functions / Key Results Expected
1. Provides simultaneous or consecutive interpretation into his/her A language of statements and speeches given in his/her B and C languages, inter alia during oral proceedings, debates or discussions of committees and working groups of the OACPS Secretariat
2. Interprets into English and/or French during dignitaries’ courtesy calls on the Secretary-General and on any other such occasions, focusing on the achievement of the following result:
3. Performs similar duties when requested by the staff of the Secretariat in the pursuance of their official duties, focusing on the achievement of the following result:
4. Seeks continuous learning/further training in A, B and C languages, focusing on the achievement of the following results:
Impact of Results
The key results have an impact on the quality of interpretation at OACPS and OACPS-EU meetings, as well as the smooth running of these meetings.
Masters degree or equivalent from a recognised university or interpretation school; successful completion of competitive interpretation examinations.
At least five (5) years of professional interpreting experience.
A perfect command of English as mother tongue/main language (A) and excellent comprehension of French (B language). Ability to work from Portuguese or Spanish (C languages) would be an added advantage.
Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed and may be assessed through other methods.
Candidates for the post must be nationals of Member States from the African, Caribbean, and Pacific Regions and must therefore attach a copy of their valid passport for proof of nationality. Applications from non-ACP nationals will not be considered.
Staff Members of the OACPS are subject to the authority of and duties assigned by the Secretary-General and will discharge their functions under conditions established by the Secretary-General.
All employment decisions are made on the suitability of the candidate and the needs of the OACPS. Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible.
The appointment to this position is for an initial period of 3 years and renewal thereof is subject to the needs of the OACPS and availability of the post or funds.
Applications for this post should be sent by e-mail to: email@example.com and must reach the Secretariat by midnight on the deadline date.
Applications must be accompanied by an updated curriculum vitae completed in the following format: https://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/editors/en/cv/compose. Applications in another format will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further evaluation Applicants must provide copies of degrees, diplomas, certificates, and any other documents attesting to their competence and professional experience.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and those under serious consideration will be subjected to reference checks.
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