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2023 Competitive examination for language positions: English Interpreters, P-2, P3

Date de publication


Entreprise :

These positions are located in the Department for General Assembly and Conference Management (DGACM) at Headquarters, Geneva, Nairobi, and Vienna. These positions are under the general supervision of the Chief of Interpretation or Language Section / Service as appropriate.

Description du poste :

Within delegated authority, the interpreter will be responsible for the following duties:

• Service up to seven meetings per week (exceptionally eight), usually of no more than three hours duration, of various United Nations bodies.
• English interpreters provide interpretation into English of speeches given in French and Russian or Spanish.
• 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.

Description du profil :

• Professionalism: Ability to demonstrate a high level of concentration and work under continuous stress; knowledge of a broad range of subjects dealt with by the United Nations, i.e. political, social, legal, economic, financial, administrative, scientific and technical subject matter; 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.