BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE JOB
Posting Title: Translation Coordination (Individual Contractor)
Department/Office: United Nations Environment Programme
Duty Station: MONTREAL
Posting Period: 07 September 2023 – 05 October 2023
Job Opening Number: 23-United Nations Environment Programme-217814-Individual Contractor
Staffing Exercise: N/A
Result of Service
- Provide support during pre-session preparation.
- Preparation/proofreading/checking translations of documents for the 93rd meeting of the Executive Committee in five languages, prepare draft letters and send word count lists to translators at the end of their assignment.
- Complete the work assigned fully respecting stringent deadlines and with excellence.
Work Location: Montreal
Expected duration: 2 months
Duties and Responsibilities:
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading international environmental organization that establishes the global environmental agenda, encourages the consistent application of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the framework of the United Nations, and acts as a powerful spokesperson for the environment worldwide.
The Multilateral Fund for the Implementation of the Montreal Protocol (MLF) works to reverse the loss of ozone in the stratosphere and reduce use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), which contribute significantly to global warming. It was created in 1991 as the financial mechanism of the Montreal Protocol to help developing nations (also known as Article 5 countries in the Protocol’s official language) adhere to their obligations under the agreement.
The UNEP (www.multilateralfund.org) and Montreal, Canada-based Fund Secretariat work together to oversee the MLF, which is managed by the Executive Committee. The duty station in Montreal where this position is located is UNEP/MLF.
The Individual Contractor (IC) shall carry out the following duties directly under the direction of the Information Management Officer:
- Determine the complexity and workload of various translation projects, then assign them to the best translators based on their experience, availability, and language competency.
- Establish due dates for each translation task, taking into account the amount of work and the translator’s workload as well as any revisions and proofreading.
- Participate in the assessment and revision of translated pre-session materials as well as the meeting report (against the English version),
- Using the offered comparisons, entering modifications in documents that have been translated into French and Spanish.
- As needed, consolidating and formatting papers in French, Spanish, and Chinese.
- As needed, assisting with Arabic and Russian document layout and quality assurance.
- Executing comparisons on documents and their annexes.
- Creating the format for draft letters to governments.
- Making enclosures for correspondence with governments.
- After translators complete their work, sending them word counts lists.
- High school diploma or equivalent is required.
- Computer literacy with good knowledge of word processing, and spreadsheet applications is required.
- Experience in gathering and analyzing data is required.
- Experience working in an international organization is desirable.
- College diploma in translation and certificate courses in languages desirable.
- A minimum of five years of experience in meeting services, administration, programme support or related area is required. The minimum years of relevant experience is reduced to three for candidates who possess a first-level university degree or higher.
- Experience in servicing meetings including coordination of documents flow in various languages is required.
- Experience in typing and drafting documents is required.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this IC contract, fluency in written and oral English is required; and knowledge of French is desirable. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.
- This position is temporarily available for a period of two months and is subject to local recruitment.
- 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.