Post Title: Reviser (French)
Office: Department Administration, Finance and Human Resources
Supervisor: Head Conference Services and Rapporteur
Duty Station: OACPS Secretariat, Belgium
Posting period: 1 September 2021 to 31 October 2021
Post Number: ACP/41/059/21/AFHR/HR/CNA
No. of Vacancies: 1
Under the guidance and supervision of the Head of Conference Services, the Reviser (French) provides translation and revision services for the OACPS Secretariat, ensuring high quality, accurate and consistent work. The Reviser promotes a client-oriented approach consistent with OACPS rules and regulations.
As Team Leader and Head of the French Translation Section, the Reviser supervises and manages the running of the Section, and establishes appropriate working procedures to provide the necessary framework to maintain and enhance productivity. In this regard, s/he interacts with all the other members of the Conference Services unit and with the authors of texts in the Secretariat’s client departments.
Internal contacts are particularly useful for research and clarification purposes. External focus is essential since most of the documents are translated for meetings organised by the Secretariat for agents external to the Secretariat (e.g. Ambassadors, Ministers, etc.). External contacts should also be established with certain EU units with which the Secretariat conducts missions, and also for the organisation of OACPS competitive examinations for recruiting translation staff.
Functions / Key Results Expected
1. Directs, organises, supervises, and allocates work to a team of translators working from English, Portuguese and Spanish into French, focusing on the achievement of the following result:
2. Revises translations, proofreads and edits documents from client departments and translates texts covering a broad range of subjects, focusing on the achievement of the following results:
3. Assesses performance of translators and prepares annual assessment reports; advises and assists in-house translators and freelance translators, focusing on the achievement of the following results:
4. Carries out linguistic research; and compiles a glossary for the OACPS Secretariat, focusing on the achievement of the following results:
Impact of Results
The key results have an impact on the delivery and quality of documents required for OACPS meetings and/or comprehension of texts by in-house staff members.
Masters degree or the equivalent in Translation, from an internationally recognised school or university.
At least eight (8) years’ experience in the field of translation, preferably with at least 5 in an international organisation
Excellent command of the main working languages (French and English). Knowledge of Portuguese or Spanish 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 based 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 the 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 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 document 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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