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Administrative/Language Assistant, G-6
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
: 13 October 2021
DATE OF ISSUANCE : 06 October 2021
OFFICE : Registry/ Human Resources Section
LOCATION : The Hague or Arusha
JOB OPENING NUMBER : 2021/TJO/IRMCT/REG/LSS/124-GS
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Organizational setting and Reporting:

This position is located in the Language Support Services (LSS), Registry. The incumbent will perform her/his duties under the supervision of the Chief of Language Support Services.
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Responsibilities:
  • Provides administrative assistance to the Chief, LSS, including technical assistance in the ePerformance process and support in the drafting of Handles all correspondence to and from the Chief, responds or drafts responses to a wide range of correspondence, inquiries and other communications; aintains the Chief’s calendar.
  • Provides the Chief of LSS with statistical reports, projections and analysis for the budget, expenditure and performance related purposes. Prepares, processes and follows up on administrative arrangements related to official travel of the Chief and other LSS staff, including in the Umoja
  • Takes follow-up actions, on her/his own initiative, relating to various administrative issues in order to ensure smooth operation of the LSS. Maintains and updates LSS rosters and databases. Provides guidance to staff with respect to administrative procedures, processes and practices in coordination with the appropriate departments. Administers
  • As LSS Umoja Requisitioner, takes the required action in the Umoja Production Systems relative to contractual services and financial follow-up of LSS accounts.
  • Under the supervision of the Chief, the incumbent independently coordinates and monitors the progress of contractual translation; provides administrative assistance to ensure compliance with translation requirements, negotiates deadlines with the selected contractors. Assists in the project management of court reporting services. Prepares specifications and evaluation criteria for bidding exercises (e.g. translation agencies, court reporting agencies). Supervises, coordinates and monitors implementation and progress of contracts, to ensure compliance with specifications and requirements.
  • Acts as the LSS focal point for all LSS operational activities with Procurement, Budget, HRS, Finance, MARS and liaises with ITSS concerning the LSS network security and access issues and other matters.
  • Any other ad-hoc duties as requested by the Chief, including language-related tasks, g. document processing, proofreading, summary or sight translation and referencing; transcript quality verifications, etc.

Core Competencies:
Professionalism: Shows pride in work and in 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. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work.

Accountability – Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments. Delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards. Operates in compliance with organisational regulations and rules. Supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments. Takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.

Technological Awareness – Keeps abreast of available technology. Understands applicability and limitations of technology to the work of the office. Actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate Shows willingness to learn new technology.

QUALIFICATIONS
Education: High school diploma or equivalent.
Experience: Minimum of seven (7) years related administrative/technical experience, preferably in an international environment.
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Language: English and French are the working languages of the Mechanism. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English and BCS is required. Knowledge of a second official UN language is an asset.
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Translator (Kinyarwanda) P-3
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
: 12 October 2021
DATE OF ISSUANCE : 05 October 2021
OFFICE : Registry/Language Services Section
LOCATION : Arusha
JOB OPENING NUMBER : 2021/TJO/IRMT/REG/LSS/219-P
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Organizational setting and Reporting:
The post is located in the Language Support Services, Registry of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (IRMCT), Arusha Branch. The incumbent will work under the direct supervision of the Head of Language Support Services.
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Responsibilities:
  • The incumbent of the post translates, subject to minimal revision, a variety of texts from French and English into Kinyarwanda and from Kinyarwanda into French, respecting deadlines and using appropriate
  • He/She must further aim at a high standard of accuracy, consistency and faithfulness to the spirit, style and nuances of the original; observes established terminology and usage; ensures, as far as possible, consistency with other translations produced by the Service or other translators working on the same
  • Uses all sources of reference, information and consultation relevant to the text at hand and carries out any research Must maintain a certain speed and volume of output, due account being taken of the difficulty of the text and the specified deadline.
  • Identifies new terminology material and submits it for the consideration of
  • Any ad hoc functions as

Core Competencies:
Professionalism: Good writing skills; high standards of accuracy, consistency and faithfulness to the spirit, style and nuances of the original text; good grasp of the subject matter; ability to use all sources of reference, consultation and information relevant to the text at hand; ability to maintain an adequate speed and volume of output, taking into account the difficulty of the text and the specified deadline. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work. Shows pride in work and in 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.

Teamwork – Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organisational 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 Contributes to the learning of colleagues and subordinates. Shows willingness to learn from others. Seeks feedback to learn and improve.

QUALIFICATIONS
Education:

  • Advanced degree from a university or from an institution of equivalent status in translation. A first-level university degree in combination with additional two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.
Experience:
  • Minimum of five (5) years of translation experience, preferably in the context of the United Nations or an international organisation. Some degree of specialization in subjects with which the Mechanism deals, i.e. legal. Familiarity with terminology databases and knowledge of relevant computer software is an asset. Experience in revision is an asset.

Language:

  • English and French are the working languages of the Mechanism. For the post advertised, the incumbent should have Kinyarwanda as a mother tongue, a perfect command of French and an excellent command of English.
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Method of Application
Internal staff at the P2 or P-3 level who meet the requirements are eligible to apply.
Interested candidates must complete the UN Personal History Profile (PHP) form obtainable via personal Inspira accounts (in PDF format) or the IRMCT website. Please submit all documents including the PHP, a Cover Letter, and the last two e-PAS’s (for internal candidates) ELECTRONICALLY AS ONE DOCUMENT to the recruitmentR@un.org in-box. Please indicate the job opening number in the subject line.

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Once received, a list of candidates who meet the requirements of the post will be sent to the supervisor, who will prepare a written comparative analysis of the candidates and recommend a candidate for the position.
Please note that only candidates under serious consideration will be notified of the final decision.

NOTE FOR PREVIOUSLY ROSTERED CANDIDATES

Roster candidates must express their interest and availability for published job openings by submitting an updated PHP and cover letter.

NOTE FOR EXTERNAL CANDIDATES:
External applicants must complete the UN Personal History Profile (PHP) form obtainable from the IRMCT website (www.irmct.org) or from your personal Inspira account and forward electronically to the recruitmentR@un.org in-box. Please indicate the job opening number in the subject line. Please note, CVs cannot be accepted.

Once received, a list of candidates who meet the requirements of the post will be sent to the supervisor, who will prepare a written comparative analysis of the candidates and recommend a staff member for the position. Please note that only candidates under serious consideration will be notified of the final decision. SPECIAL NOTICE: The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

The appointment is limited to the IRMCT. Extension of the appointment is subject to the extension of the mandate and/or the availability of funds. IRMCT is a smoke free environment. Forms
The deadline for submitting the application is as stated above for each job position.

PLEASE NOTE THAT APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THE DEADLINE AT MIDNIGHT (THE HAGUE TIME) ON THE CLOSING DATE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. ONLY THE SELECTED CANDIDATE WILL BE NOTIFIED OF THE OUTCOME.