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Job Opening
Job Opening ID: 225057
Job Network : Public Information and Conference Management
Job Family : Language
Category and Level : Professional and Higher Categories, P-3
Duty Station : GENEVA
Department/Office : Division of Conference Management
Date Posted : Jan 11, 2024
Deadline : Feb 24, 2024

Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the French Interpretation Section, Interpretation Service, Division of Conference Management, Department for General Assembly and Conference Management, Geneva, and is under the general supervision of the Chief, Interpretation Service.
Under the broad supervision of the Chief, French Interpretation Section, the Interpreter will be responsible for the following duties:

– Services up to seven meetings per week (exceptionally eight), usually of no more than three hours duration.
– Provides interpretation, as required, into French of speeches or statements given in English or Russian.
– May occasionally be assigned to sensitive meetings.
– May function as team leader of all interpreters assigned to a given meeting.
– May perform other related duties, as required.
PROFESSIONALISM: Ability to demonstrate a high level of concentration; split-second accuracy. Ability to work under continuous stress and deliver clear interpretation on an exceedingly broad range of subjects. 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; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

TEAMWORK: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

COMMITMENT TO CONTINUOUS LEARNING: Keeps abreast of new developments in own occupation/profession; actively seeks to develop oneself professionally and personally; contributes to the learning of colleagues and subordinates; shows willingness to learn from others; seeks feedback to learn and improve.
An advanced university degree (Master’s or Doctorate degree, or equivalent degree) in the relevant field or related fields is required. A first-level or advanced degree (Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctorate degree, or equivalent degree) in any fields of studies with two additional years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree in the specified fields of studies.
Job – Specific Qualification
Having passed the United Nations Competitive Examination for French Interpreters is required.

Work Experience
At least four (4) years of relevant professional experience is required.

Out of these, at least two (2) years of professional interpreting experience in international organizations is desirable.
English and French are the working languages in the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, a perfect command of French, normally expected to be the incumbent’s main language. Candidates for this position must also possess an excellent knowledge of English and Russian.

NOTE: “Perfect command equals a rating of “fluent” in all four areas (read, write, speak, understand) and “excellent knowledge” equals a rating of “confident” in two of the four areas.