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ITU is the leading United Nations agency for information and communication technologies, with the mission to connect the world. To achieve this, ITU manages the radio-frequency spectrum and satellite orbits at the international level, works to improve communication infrastructure in the developing world, and establishes global standards that foster seamless interconnection of a vast range of communication systems. ITU also organizes global Telecom events bringing together the most influential representatives of government and the private sector to exchange ideas and knowledge for the benefit of all.
Date of Issue: 18 June 2019
Vacancy Filled
Applications from women are encouraged
Functions: Translator (Russian) Post Number: CF25/P3/1179
Deadline for Applications (23.59 Geneva CH) : 18 August 2019 Duration of Contract:  2 years with possibility of renewal for 2 additional years  
Type of Appointment: Fixed-term Appointment Duty Station:  Geneva, Switzerland
Grade: P3
The General Secretariat directs all the administrative and financial aspects of the Union's activities, including the implementation of the provisions of the administrative regulations on operational questions, the dissemination of information on telecommunication matters for operational and other purposes, the provision of legal advice to the Bureaux of the Union and the departments of the General Secretariat, logistic support to the Union's activities including conferences, the coordination of the work of the Union with other international organizations, the dissemination of information to the Member States and Sector Members, press, corporate and individual users of telecommunications and the general public. The General Secretariat is also responsible for the organization of world telecommunication exhibitions and forums.
Organization Unit:
The Conferences and Publications Department is responsible for ensuring communication between people involved in ITU activities and for the dissemination of ITU products, through its conference services (conference organization and logistics), language services (translation and interpretation in the six official languages, précis-writing, terminology and reference services) and documentation and publications services (text capture and text processing, electronic document management, publication composition, reproduction and distribution of paper and physical electronic products).
 Duties / Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Head of the Russian Language Section, the incumbent will perform the following duties:
  • Translate into Russian technical, specialized or administrative documents drawn up in English or French and any other language of which the incumbent has an appropriate command.
  • Revise texts and contributions and provide inputs to Russian text.
  • Participate in the work of Editorial Committees or Groups during ITU conferences and meetings.
  • Participate in refining terminology work.
  • Contribute to the development of the Section and enhancement of translation services.
  • Perform other duties as required.
  • Core Competencies: Applying Expertise; Effective Communication; Learning and Knowledge Sharing; Organizational Commitment; Results-Focused, and; Teamwork and Collaboration.
  • Essential Functional Competencies: Client and Service Orientation, and; Planning and Organizing.
  • Essential Technical Competencies: Knowledge of translating systems and tools as well as knowledge of telecommunications terminology.
  • Qualifications required
    Advanced university degree in the field of the post (e.g. translation, modern languages or equivalent with application to telecommunications or other scientific or technical subjects), or in a related field OR education from a reputed college of advanced education with a diploma of equivalent standard to that of an advanced university degree in one of the fields above. For internal candidates, a first university degree in one of the fields above in combination with seven years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree for promotion or rotation purposes
    At least five years of progressively responsible experience in translation, preferably of texts in the field of telecommunications, including at least two at the international level. Ability to translate and revise difficult, complex and urgent documents of scientific or technical nature. Experience at international telecommunication conferences and meetings (e.g. conference interpretation/translation) would be an advantage. A Doctorate in a related field can be considered as a substitute for two years of working experience.
    Mother tongue Russian, with English at advanced level and French at intermediate level. Knowledge of other official languages of the Union (Arabic, Chinese or Spanish) would be an advantage.
    Additional Information:
    Total annual salary consists of a net annual salary (net of taxes and before medical insurance and pension fund deductions) in US dollars and a post adjustment (PA) (cost of living allowance). The PA is variable and subject to change without notice in accordance with the rates as set within the UN Common System for salaries and allowances.

    Annual salary from $ 60,233+ post adjustment $ 39,814

    Other allowances and benefits subject to specific terms of appointment, please refer to http://www.itu.int/en/careers/Pages/Conditions-of-Employment.aspx

    Applicants will be contacted directly if selected for written test. Interviews may be used as a form of screening.

    For further information concerning the Conditions of Employment please click the following link
    Applicants will be contacted only if they are under serious consideration
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