5 November 2018
- 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)
The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine is looking for highly qualified, motivated and experienced Ukrainian professionals for the position of Language Assistant with its Office in Lviv. The OSCE is committed to achieving a better balance of women and men within the Organization.
Initial duration of appointment is for 12 months, subject to a subsequent OSCE Permanent Council Decision to extend the mandate of the Mission.
The incumbent will work under the direct supervision of the Deputy Team Leader and provide a full range of translation/interpretation services to the Monitoring Team both in office and during patrol. The incumbent in agreement with the supervisor will also provide a full range of translation/interpretation for other OSCE colleagues visiting the Monitoring Team (MT) Area of Responsibility (AoR). Under the guidance and supervision of the Deputy Team Leader, the Language Assistant performs the following functions:
Consecutive interpretation from Ukrainian/Russian into English language and vice versa during the meetings with local interlocutors (armed formations, local representatives, local NGOs, local population, media) and other patrolling tasks;
Translation of written texts and documents from Ukrainian/Russian into English language and vice versa;
Keeping minutes of the discussions and reporting summaries from meetings and conferences;
Maintaining and updating contact lists of external interlocutors;
As directed, arranging meetings with local interlocutors via verbal, electronic, and written correspondence;
As directed, summarize and translate open source local media;
To be prepared to travel long distances and to stay on occasional overnight patrols in others cities within the Monitoring Teams AoR;
Other duties as assigned.
Ukrainian citizenship or holding permanent resident status in Ukraine;
Completed secondary education supplemented by specific studies in languages with specialization in translation and interpretation techniques;
Minimum 4 years of experience in written translation and oral interpretation with national or International Organizations;
Professional fluency in English, Russian and Ukrainian languages, excellent written and oral communication skills in the mentioned languages;
Computer literate with practical experience in Microsoft Office applications;
Customer service oriented; ability to work in a confidential environment and maintain a high level of discretion;
Demonstrated ability and willingness to work as a member of a team, with people of different cultural and religious backgrounds, different gender, and diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity;
Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, as well as the ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
Cultural sensitivity and judgment.
Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and with limited time frames;
Commitment: Actively contributes to achieving organizational goals
Diversity: Respects others and values their diverse perspectives and contributions
Integrity: Acts in a manner consistent with the Organization’s core values and organizational principles
Accountability: Takes responsibility for own action and delegated work
Communication: Actively works to achieve clear and transparent communication with colleagues and with stakeholders of the Organization
Collaboration: Works effectively with others on common goals and fosters a positive, trust-based working environment
Planning: Works towards the achievement of goals in a structured and measured manner
Analysis and decision-making: Analyses available information, draws well-founded conclusions and takes appropriate decisions
Initiative-taking: Proposes and initiates new ideas, activities and projects
Flexibility: Responds positively and effectively to changing circumstances
Managerial competencies (for positions with managerial responsibilities)
Leadership: Provides a clear sense of direction, builds trust and creates an enabling environment
Strategic thinking: Identifies goals that advance the organizational agenda and develops plans for achieving them
Managing performance: Helps to maximize team performance by providing active feedback and skill development opportunities
Monthly remuneration, subject to social security deductions is 988.00 Euro/month. Social benefits will include participation in the Cigna health insurance scheme and the OSCE Provident Fund. Appointments are normally made at step 1 of the applicable OSCE salary scale.
How To Apply
For more details please visit the OSCE website employment section at http://www.osce.org/employment/. All qualified applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online, using the OSCE online application link.
Please note that applications received after the deadline, submitted in different formats than the OSCE Application Form or in other languages than the English language will not be considered.
The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages the nomination of qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious, ethnic and social backgrounds.
The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment, to offer an appointment at a lower grade or to offer an appointment with a modified job description or for a different duration.
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