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Senior Interpreter (English), P-5
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:   25 Dec 2006
DATE OF ISSUANCE:   24 Oct 2006
ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT:   Department for General Assembly and Conference Management
DUTY STATION:   New York
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER:   06-CON-DGACM-412066-R-NEW YORK


 
Remuneration
Depending on professional background, experience and family situation, a competitive compensation and benefits package is offered.
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United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Responsibilities
Under the broad supervision of the Chief of the English Interpretation Section, the incumbent provides interpretation into English of speeches and statements given in French and Spanish or Russian. S/he is routinely assigned to sensitive meetings; routinely functions as team leader of all interpreters assigned to the same meeting. S/he assists in the screening, training and examining of prospective English interpreters. The incumbent may be called upon to serve as week-end duty officer for the Interpretation Service and as Chief Interpreter on missions. S/he may be assigned as Officer-in-Charge of the Section or the Service.

Competencies
Professionalism: Punctuality. Ability to perform under stress, willingness to travel and keep flexible working hours. Teamwork: Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relations as a team member and team leader, in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity. Communications: Good interpersonal and communication skills. Commitment to Continuous Learning: Ability and willingness to constantly improve linguistic skills; monitor own work, good documentary and terminological preparation for meetings. Willingness to acquire and improve technological skills. Leadership: Provide leadership and guidance to more junior interpreters. Ability to instruct and advise trainee interpreters, as required. Ability to function as Team Leader, as required, of all interpreters assigned to the same meeting. Assist the Chief of the Section or Service, as appropriate, in screening, training and examining of prospective interpreters. Ability to function as Programming Officer and as week-end duty officer, as required. May be assigned as Officer-in-Charge of the Section or Service.



QUALIFICATIONS

Education
Degree from a university or from an institution of equivalent status or a combination of academic and professional experience. Must have passed United Nations English Interpreters' examination.

Work Experience
At least ten years of internationally recognized professional interpreting experience.

Languages
English and French are working languages of the United Nations. For this post, perfect command of English and an excellent knowledge of French and Spanish or Russian. Knowledge of an additional official UN language is an asset.

Other Skills
Proven ability to interpret from or into other official languages will be an asset.


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).   English and French are the two working languages of the United Nations Secretariat.  The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, TRAINING OR ANY OTHER FEES). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON BANK ACCOUNTS.

PLEASE NOTE THAT APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THE DEADLINE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

How to apply

All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement. Because applications submitted by United Nations (UN) staff members are considered first, provided the eligibility requirements set out in ST/AI/2006/3 are met and the application is submitted in a timely fashion, staff members should apply within 15-day or 30-day mark.

Online applications will be acknowledged where an email address has been provided. If you do not receive an e-mail acknowledgement within 24 hours of submission, your application may not have been received. In such cases, please go to “My UN” page and check the status of your application by clicking on “View Application History”, and resubmit the application, if necessary.
  1. To start the application process, applicants are required to register by opening a "My UN" account. Go to Login, and Register as a User. Fill in the form and choose a User Name and Password.

  2. After opening the account, applicants may apply for vacancies using the Personal History Profile (PHP) provided. Once the PHP has been completed for a particular vacancy, it can be saved and used for future applications. The PHP may be up-dated, when necessary, for future applications.

  3. In completing the PHP, please note that all fields marked with an asterisk must be completed.

  4. UN staff members must submit scanned copies of their two latest Performance Appraisal System (PAS) reports at the time of application to the appropriate Human Resources Office (HRO)/Personnel Office (PO) to the email address below, clearly indicating the vacancy announcement number. In case you have no access to the digitizing equipment, please submit hard copies of the two latest PAS reports to the relevant HRO/PO via fax.

    E-mail: staffing@un.org,

    Fax: 1-917-367-0524

Please see the Frequently Asked Questions, if you encounter problems when applying.