Senior Reviser, English - United Nations, Switzerland, Deadline: Jun-10-2016

Posting Title:Senior Reviser, English
Duty Station:GENEVA
Posting Period:12 April 2016 - 10 June 2016
Job Opening Number:58348
Staffing ExerciseN/A

Special Notice
Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.
Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the English Translation Section, Languages Service, Division of Conference Management, Geneva.
Within delegated authority, the Senior Reviser will be responsible for the following duties: 
- Revises translations and original summary records covering a broad range of subjects dealt with by the United Nations, including records dealing with subjects of an exceptionally sensitive, complex or technical nature.
- Translates, texts covering a broad range of subjects dealt with by the United Nations, including subjects of an exceptionally sensitive, complex or technical nature.
- Develops new terminology for use where none exists in the English language, preparing glossaries, technical vocabularies and related materials.
- Counsels and assists revisers and translators/précis-writers and briefs them on the procedures and practices of the Section and a broad range of subjects, as required.
- Meets the deadlines established for the production of documents.
- Assists the Chief of Section in the preparation of instructions as appropriate.
- Assists the Chief of Section in monitoring the quality of in-house and contractual translations.
- Trains language staff.
- Assists the Chief of Section in selecting texts for United Nations competitive examinations, marking candidates’ scripts and evaluating results.
- Serves as the First Reporting Officer for a designated number of P-3 translators of the Section. 
- Serves as officer-in-charge in the absence of the Chief of Section.
- Performs other related duties as required.
- Ability to demonstrate excellent writing and analytical skills. - Ability to maintain the highest standard of accuracy, consistency and faithfulness to the spirit, style and nuances of the original text while working under pressure and maintaining adequate speed and volume of output. - Knowledge of terminological and reference research techniques with ability to use all sources of information. - Knowledge of a broad range of subjects dealt with by the United Nations, i.e. political, social, legal, economic, financial, administrative, scientific and technical. - Ability to demonstrate the highest level of versatility, judgement and discretion, tact and negotiating skills. - Familiarity with the range of issues relating to management of the Translation Sections. - Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of translation and précis-writing; - 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.

- Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; - identifies priority activities and assignments; - Adjusts priorities as required; - Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; - Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; - Uses time efficiently. 

- 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 organizational 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.

- Delegates responsibility, clarifies expectations, and gives staff autonomy in important areas of their work; - Encourages others to set challenging goals; - Holds others accountable for achieving results related to their area of responsibility; - Genuinely values all staff members’ input and expertise; - Shows appreciation and rewards achievement and effort; - Involves others when making decisions that affect them.

- Delegates the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority; - Makes sure that roles, responsibilities and reporting lines are clear to each staff member; Accurately judges the amount of time and resources needed to accomplish a task and matches task to skills; - Monitors progress against milestones and deadlines; - Regularly discusses performance and provides feedback and coaching to staff; encourages risk-taking and supports creativity and initiative; - Actively supports the development and career aspirations of staff; appraises performance fairly.
A first-level degree from a university or institution of equivalent status. Candidates for this position must have passed the United Nations Competitive Examination for English Translators/Précis-writers.
Work Experience
A minimum of ten years of experience in translation and précis-writing, with at least four years of revision, is required. Eight of these years should preferably have been with the United Nations. Use of relevant computer software, electronic tools and databases is required. Experience with précis-writing and/or report-writing in the Conference Service context is desirable.
Fluency in English, which must be the candidate’s main language, is required. Knowledge of at least two other official languages, as tested by the relevant United Nations competitive examination, is also required. Knowledge of Spanish is desirable.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which will be followed by competency-based interview.
United Nations Considerations
Candidates will be required to meet the requirements of Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter as well as the requirements of the position. The United Nations is committed to the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity for all its human resources, including but not limited to respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to whether they have committed, or are alleged to have committed criminal offences and/or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law. 

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). The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

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