Special Tribnal for lebanon

Language Assistant (Roster, Re-circulation)

Vacancy Ref NL-OTR-LSS-G5-469(R)
Deadline for Applications 31 December 2013 (-3313 days left)
Issuance Date 25 February 2013
Location Leidschendam
Organ / Section REGISTRY   /  Language Services Section
Post Level G5
Depending on professional background, experience and family situation, a competitive compensation and benefits package will be offered. The successful applicant will be offered a temporary appointment or an appointment of one year limited to the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL). This appointment and any subsequent extension(s) are subject to terms of the Tribunal's mandate and/or the availability of the funds. The Special Tribunal for Lebanon is an international inter-governmental organization with its own independent legal identity and not a UN organization. However, STL follows the UN common system for benefits and entitlements to its staff members. UN staff members may also serve on loan from their parent department/office, if selected. Appointment against this post is on a local basis.

This vacancy announcement for rostering purposes is open until 31 December 2013. The intention is to fill the current vacant post with a suitable candidate found through this exercise whilst maintaining a roster for future vacancies.

Applications will be vetted and eligible applicants short-listed, tested and interviewed at regular intervals. Thereto, you are encouraged to apply without delay.

*Note: This is a re-circulation to widen the pool of candidates. Candidates who have previously applied for this vacancy do not need to re-apply.
Under the supervision of the Unit Head, the incumbent will be expected to perform the following duties: produce draft translations of various documents from Arabic into English or French and vice versa; transcribe speech from audio and video files; review audio transcription produced by peers; produce written summaries of documents; assist specialists in reviewing Arabic-language material; provide sight translation of texts; transliterate proper nouns from Arabic to Latin script; provide ad hoc language assistance as required; proofread and format documents produced in-house or externally; use established STL terminology, templates and conventions; strive for consistency with the output of other language assistants; work to deadline and produce a set volume of output. The incumbent will also be expected to identify new terminological material for the consideration of senior staff members and perform duties in accordance with prescribed procedures to facilitate the work of internal and external translators; and perform other duties as required.
Knowledge and Skills
• Professionalism - 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.
• Planning and Organising - Ability to establish priorities, coordinate with others and handle a large volume of work in an efficient and timely manner.
• Teamwork - Good interpersonal skills, willingness to share knowledge and encourage cooperation, ability to work in a multi-cultural environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
• Accountability - Ability to work well and consistently, while observing strict deadlines.
• Communication- Ability to write in a clear and concise fashion and to communicate effectively orally.
• Technological Awareness - Proficiency in MS Office applications (e.g. MS Word, Excel) and other IT applications; knowledge of computer-assisted translation and terminology systems is desirable.
• Education: High school diploma or equivalent.
• Experience: At least 5 years of experience in a language-related function.
• Languages: Arabic, English and French are the official languages of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon. For this post an excellent command of Arabic and a very good command of English and/or French is required. Applicants may be invited to sit a competitive test.
• Other: Ability to work quickly and accurately under pressure. Demonstrated ability to use computer technology.