Duties and Responsibilities:
Under the general supervision of the Chief of the French Section in Language Services of the Corporate Services and Facilities (CSF) Department of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the candidate will provide accurate, timely and stylistically appropriate translations from English into French, using word processing, spreadsheet, and other relevant software, including CAT tools. Specifically, the selected candidate will:
Translate, mostly without revision, texts covering the full range of Fund documents and publications. Revise and/or review translations prepared by freelancers. Post-edit machine-generated translations to ensure they are accurate, fluent, and contextually appropriate. Identify and research points of terminology, language, and subject matter during assignments consulting with authors and other experts to clarify ambiguities. Contribute to updating and maintaining the terminology database and related reference material. Provide guidance and assistance to freelance translators on IMF-specific concepts, specialized terminology and house style and conventions for French usage. Perform other related duties, as assigned.
Qualifications and Experiences:
In addition to the qualifications set forth in the job standards, the ideal candidate will possess the following:
Educational development, typically acquired by the completion of an advanced university degree, or equivalent, in translation, linguistics, economics, or a related field, supplemented by a minimum of four years of relevant work experience, is required.
Must be a native speaker of French, have excellent knowledge of English; advanced knowledge of Spanish and/or Portuguese would be considered an asset. Have considerable professional experience in translation into French of economic and financial texts of a complex nature for governments, financial institutions and/or an international financial institution. Experience in revising the work of other translators. Experience in financial and economic terminology work is preferred.
Professional experience and knowledge
Considerable professional experience (preferably four years) in translating economic and financial texts of a difficult and complex nature for a government, a large-scale private organization, or an international organization. Reasonable experience in revising the work of other translators.
Professionalism: Advanced analytical, writing and translation skills. Proven ability to produce, within the established deadlines, translations and revisions that meet high standards of accuracy and consistency and retain the sense, style and register of the original text. Ability to deliver within the assigned deadline, while complying with quality standards.Technology: Ability to use word processing, spreadsheet, and other relevant software, including computer-assisted translation (CAT) tools.Continuous learning: Keep abreast of new developments in the translation field, e.g., CAT tools, translation memories, machine translation and related innovations.Planning and organizing: Ability to work efficiently under pressure. Ability to identify and reshuffle priorities and plan for timely delivery.Teamwork: Strong interpersonal skills. Ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively in a team. Ability to maintain harmonious working relationships in a multinational environment.
Shortlisted candidates will be required to take translation/revision test and will be invited to an interview.
A regular staff member who is selected to fill the vacancy will maintain their open-ended status. If the selected candidate is a contractual employee, they will be offered a Term staff appointment. Staff members already on a term appointment will continue their current term but may receive an extension provided that their current term appointment has not already been extended.
This vacancy shall be filled by a 3-year Term appointment in accordance with the IMF’s employment rules that took effect on May 1, 2015.
CSFLSTF Corporate Services & Facilities Dept Language Services Division French Section
A11, A12, A13
The IMF is committed to achieving a diverse staff, including age, creed, culture, disability, educational background, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, nationality, race, religion and beliefs, and sexual orientation. We welcome requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities during the selection process.